About Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars 2024

This academically focused, scholarship-supported and by-invitation-only program is designed for first-year VCU students enrolling for fall 2024. 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 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

All Summer Scholars will be included in at least one of the cohorts listed here. Cohorts are designed to provide you with a personalized experience and offer exciting opportunities.

Summer Scholars affinity groups

Summer Scholars have the opportunity to join one or both of these affinity groups. Affinity groups are designed to provide students with community, networking opportunities, a sense of belonging, and more. These groups are also open to friends, allies, and supporters.