Summer Institute for Burgeoning Scholars


Office of State Grants Summer Institute

Burgeoning HEOP scholars are required to participate and attend a four-week session as mandated by the State Education Department (July 1 - August 1, 2015).  Scholars are also required to attend Ithaca College Orientation June 29 - July 1, 2015.  SI participants are not allowed to leave the program from Wednesday, July 1, 2015 thru Saturday, August 1, 2015.

The REQUIRED institute is four to five weeks and provides a valuable and exciting preview of intensive and rigorous coursework at Ithaca College.  Incoming first-year students collaborate with each other as they adjust to the demands, creativity, and expectations of higher education at Ithaca College.

The Summer Institute offers five courses which focus on social development, mathematical and writing skills, a seminar structured course on "Exploring Psychology in Everyday Life," and a course on academic success strategies.  Besides an interdisciplinary academic experience, the Summer Institute provides career, cultural, social, and leadership development, along with recreational activities on the campus, in the Ithaca community, and regionally within New York State.

 As participants emerge from successfully completing the Summer Institute, they will have achieved student empowerment, self-efficacy, and confidence to grow as Ithaca College scholars. See photos.


 Things to bring for SI 2015 in PDF and Word

Calendar of Events (2014 version)

Participant Guide (2014 version)