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Summer Scholars Academy

Through Summer Scholars Academy, you will:

  • Develop learning strategies and study skills in math, reading, and writing that may save you time and money.
  • Meet fellow students who can support you during Summer Scholars Academy and beyond.
  • Get personalized attention and assistance in setting goals and mapping a path to achieve them.
  • Explore the services and resources available to you on campus as a COLLEGE student.
  • Get support to help defray transportation costs.
  • Earn a $150 stipend upon successful completion of the program.

Contact Information

Amanda Barklind
College Center

Program Details

Dates: July 6 - July 26, 2017


Program Activities Include:

Summer Scholars Academy at Inver Hills

The Summer Scholars Academy is designed to help you be successful in college-level courses in the fall and to ease your transition to college. Whether you are an entering college freshman who recently graduated from high school or a student returning to school after time away, this program is designed to be a free* alternative to developmental education courses, saving you time and money. Summer Scholars Academy will help ease the transition to college life by providing you the opportunity to build your confidence as a scholar while networking with fellow students and staff and faculty.


Enhance Your Skills and Knowledge

Program courses are focused on building knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and/or math. You will also gain success strategies such as time management, study skills, technology skills, and financial literacy. With individualized support from Inver Hills faculty and staff this program will not only help you become a stronger student, but can help you focus on the road ahead, potentially saving you time and money.

Meet Fellow Students

The Summer Scholars Academy is ideal for getting to know peers who can support you during the program and beyond. The program enrolls a small cohort of students, providing ample opportunity for you to get to know other college students as you work, learn, think, and have fun together.

Plan for Your Future

In addition to preparing you for the near future of starting college in the fall, the Summer Scholars Academy is a chance to think and dream even bigger. Inver Hills Staff can assist you in considering your academic and career goals and help map out the best path to achieving them.

Explore What Inver Hills Has to Offer

Inver Hills is bursting with resources that are at your disposal and can help you succeed in college and beyond. Through Summer Scholars Academy, you have an opportunity to learn about resources and services for students such as tutoring, Counseling and Advising , the Math Center and the Writing Center, campus events, and more.

Get a Return On Your Investment

In addition to your time and commitment to the program, the Summer Scholars Academy requires a $75 application fee.* However, choosing to invest in yourself pays. If you meet all the program requirements, you will receive support for transportation costs. You may also earn a $150 scholarship toward your fall semester tuition upon successful completion of the Summer Scholars Academy when you register for fall courses at any college or university that is part of Minnesota State.

Are you interested in attending the Summer Scholars Academy?

Please fill out the form and someone will contact you within one business day.

I'm Interested in Attending

*Individuals who wish to participate in the Summer Scholars Academy but are facing financial hardship should contact Amanda Barklind at 651-450-3863 or for information to explore possible assistance options.

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