Summer Scholars Program
Due to the grant expiring this program will no longer be offered.
Let us help you accelerate your education. Students accepted as SPECTRA Summer Scholars will start their Truman experience early by taking at least two majors-level STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) courses during the summer before the start of their freshman year. The SPECTRA program will:
- provide SPECTRA Summer Scholars with on-campus room and board during the summer session (a $1,500 value),
- pay the cost of tuition for up to nine credits of science and math courses (a $2,000 value),
- provide tips for academic success at the college level and provide free access to advanced academic trainers,
- pay a $1,000 stipend to SPECTRA Summer Scholars who successfully complete the program, and
- organize summer activities that will promote the social, academic, and professional growth of SPECTRA Summer Scholars.
In addition, SPECTRA Summer Scholars will get priority access to the STEP Office’s support programs while at Truman, provided they continue to enroll and be successful in major-level STEM courses.
This program is designed for the student whose record demonstrates considerable commitment to earning a STEM degree and who would benefit from a jumpstart on his or her college education.
2015 Program Dates
Move In and SPECTRA Orientation: May 30-31, 2015
Freshman Orientation: Monday, June 1, 2015
Classes Begin: Afternoon of Monday, June 1, 2015
Classes End: Friday, July 24, 2015
Move Out: July 24, 2015