About Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars 2023

This academically focused, scholarship-supported and by-invitation-only program is designed for first-year VCU students enrolling for fall 2023. Students accepted to VCU will receive invitations to apply beginning in late February.

In addition to receiving our ongoing support toward personal, social and academic success, participants in Summer Scholars will jump-start their college experience by having the opportunity to:

  • Take two summer classes and earn six to seven credits.
  • Live in a VCU residence hall.
  • Go whitewater rafting on the James River.
  • Visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Take walking tours of the area surrounding VCU's Monroe Park Campus.
  • Participate in community engagement opportunities.
  • And more!

Summer Scholars cohorts