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  • Collegiate Scholars Program | The University of Chicago
    Women s Board Dear Friends I am proud to announce that the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program has officially launched our 2014 2015 Legacy Campaign Recently we began to systematically explore the trajectories of CSP students and alumni the data we gathered from the Program s first decade reveal a multitude of remarkable successes on the part of our scholars Their stories will be showcased in this campaign to support the mission and growth of the Collegiate Scholars Program Such is the notion behind legacy a recurring motif throughout the stories and now the explicit theme of the giving campaign We typically associate legacy with that which we pass on to those who follow us For us creating a legacy unique to Collegiate Scholars entails bestowing the same support and resources to incoming scholars that were enjoyed by previous classes and further broadening that support base Today we have more than 100 current scholars from 39 Chicago public schools reflecting the diverse fabric of our city and country Our students are not only academically strong but also interested in examining tough questions thinking critically about big ideas and finding their voices to speak out on contentious issues As a result we have created a strong college going culture filled with lively debate respectful dissention and lots of laughter For me one of the most compelling moments each year transpires at the Collegiate Scholars Program graduation ceremony Watching each of our seniors cross the stage I see not only their collective success but also the power of their individual stories From the young woman whose internship at the medical center inspired her to pursue a career in medicine to the father a Polish immigrant with barely an eighth grade education watching his firstborn prepare to attend an Ivy League university

    Original URL path: http://collegiatescholars.uchicago.edu/ (2015-06-21)
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  • Lucy's Legacy | Collegiate Scholars Program | The University of Chicago
    merely a fragment solicits a spiraling comment dialogue among peers In person Lucy speaks eloquently about the need to foster a culture of educational advocacy among Chicago Public Schools students To that end she has envisioned the blueprints for an initiative she hopes to organize in the future a Northside Southside Exchange program to expose students from across the school system to disparate educational and socioeconomic environments in neighborhoods far from their own I ve learned so much about myself and my city through this program This idea along with the dedication to social justice and education sprung in part from Lucy s experience tutoring a sixth grade student named Jacques in the Collegiate Scholars Program As a sophomore she tested into a course called Super Math a challenging class for Collegiate Scholars developed by the late Paul Sally Jr whereby scholars tutor students from nearby neighborhood schools The program partners with schools that are often under threat of closure and seeks the students struggling the most with coursework and at risk of dropping out entirely Though they progressed quickly Lucy recalls the difficulties Jacques faced when attempting word problems and realized that this was because he struggled to read She then decided to integrate math and English in her lessons with him As for her experience as a student under Paul Sally Jr Lucy mused here was this distinguished genius teaching me math who knew my name recognized my voice and invited me to come up to board frequently He was my hero Lucy already identifies as a proud maroon and plans to attend the University of Chicago After all it was in these halls and classrooms where she recounts being reckoned with seriously by her professors and where she was personally invited back by Dr Samantha Fenno to attend a humanities seminar for undergraduates at the college It was here during her first summer in the Collegiate Scholars Program that she came to identify as an academic in her own right It was where she s met her most trusted confidantes It was here during her first summer of coursework in CSP that Lucy first grew addicted to Plato connecting the tenets of classical political philosophy to interpret contentious political issues in the present She can still recall these vibrant discussions from her first summer We don t discuss current controversial events in high school But in CSP we re allowed to grapple with those topics Our conversations about the Trayvon Martin case were life changing Lucy s grandfather immigrated to Chicago as a Cuban refugee and much of her father s family lives just south of the U S Mexican border in Valle Hermoso and Reynosa While her upbringing is very different from that of other students at Von Steuben High School Lucy is deeply invested in her rich Hispanic ancestry She remains tightly connected to her cousins though it is too risky to visit them due to intermittent cartel violence en route to the municipalities where

    Original URL path: https://collegiatescholars.uchicago.edu/page/lucys-legacy (2015-06-21)
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  • Korey's Legacy | Collegiate Scholars Program | The University of Chicago
    thing you observe about young Mr Foster is his propensity to seek and extend a sense of connectivity to his peers University of Chicago faculty and CSP staff Simply put once you meet him you don t forget him His ambitious presence is felt in every room matched by the balance he strikes between being humorous but simultaneously mature and reserved Korey was president of his freshmen class ranked 2 in his previous cohort at South Shore Prep attended the Illinois Math Science Academy received a scholarship for acting and currently features as a discussant on CAN TV s Teens Exploring Science with a Live Audience or TESLA Of the 200 students enrolled in the TESLA program Korey was one of eight chosen to work in front of the cameras to share findings in STEM with a wider public audience Much of the program is designed to foster more interaction and learning between teens and elementary school students too Korey pursued this opportunity alongside a Chemistry course he took at the University of Chicago to gain exposure to the field and so better excel in the coursework he s doing now When it comes to Chemistry or Physics Korey noted that the first time through can be overwhelming at a certain point many students give up mentally and stop engaging the material altogether CSP encourages its students to grapple with STEM coursework over the summer with the hopes that more students especially those from backgrounds currently underrepresented in those fields will seek careers in STEM Korey is also an avid swimmer pursuing the sport even as he struggled with asthma throughout childhood As a 6 year old he first picked up swimming at the YMCA where he volunteered to teach even younger kids how to swim Later his parents made huge sacrifices to move from the south suburbs to the city where Korey could distinguish himself first at South Shore College Prep and now at Jones College Prep They currently live in Bronzeville a neighborhood where the median family income is 15 500 Through CSP Korey said he s come to make sense of his growing connection to the wider city wherein he understands civic engagement to be not a buzzword or volunteer experience that can be tapped onto a resume or application but an orientation toward one s broader community and all of its parts beyond any one neighborhood block After recounting the difficulties of transitioning to a rigorous curriculum at Jones I asked Korey to evaluate his experience across the various learning and institutional environments he s been exposed to Without hesitation Korey noted that the gap in access to mentoring and counseling between each high school affected his transition between and across each school He also said that the gap is a big obstacle for Chicago Public Schools students who otherwise slip through the cracks But the Collegiate Scholars Program fills that gap CSP is about support And every student needs one or multiple people to go

    Original URL path: https://collegiatescholars.uchicago.edu/page/korey-foster (2015-06-21)
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  • Join Our Legacy Campaign | Collegiate Scholars Program | The University of Chicago
    an education is at its core a relational activity Each student s unique educational pathway involves legacy or the resources and encouragement we bequeath share and transmit to our students Such is the theme of the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program s 2014 2015 Legacy Campaign This year we re asking for your support and the support of our entire network of families alumni faculty friends and partners within and beyond the city of Chicago to invest in our scholars Recently we began to systematically explore the trajectories of CSP students and alumni The data we gathered from the Program s first decade reveal a multitude of remarkable successes on the part of our scholars Their stories the diverse feats our gifted growing CSP family will be showcased to support the continued success of our program For us creating a legacy unique to Collegiate Scholars entails bestowing the same support and resources to incoming scholars that were enjoyed by previous classes and to further broaden that support base Your gift to the Collegiate Scholars Propram will contribute to new legacies much like the legacies we are sharing on our website featuring current and former Collegiate Scholars The campaign s

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  • Join Our Legacy Campaign | Collegiate Scholars Program | The University of Chicago
    an education is at its core a relational activity Each student s unique educational pathway involves legacy or the resources and encouragement we bequeath share and transmit to our students Such is the theme of the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program s 2014 2015 Legacy Campaign This year we re asking for your support and the support of our entire network of families alumni faculty friends and partners within and beyond the city of Chicago to invest in our scholars Recently we began to systematically explore the trajectories of CSP students and alumni The data we gathered from the Program s first decade reveal a multitude of remarkable successes on the part of our scholars Their stories the diverse feats our gifted growing CSP family will be showcased to support the continued success of our program For us creating a legacy unique to Collegiate Scholars entails bestowing the same support and resources to incoming scholars that were enjoyed by previous classes and to further broaden that support base Your gift to the Collegiate Scholars Propram will contribute to new legacies much like the legacies we are sharing on our website featuring current and former Collegiate Scholars The campaign s

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  • Faculty | Collegiate Scholars Program | The University of Chicago
    to Humanities 2003 10 William Smith PhD Candidate in Philosophy Courses Self Society and the Pursuit of the Good 2007 American Democracy 2008 Neta Stahl Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Comparative Literature Course Literary Perspectives on the Bible 2007 David Thompson Associate Dean for Planning and Programs Division of the Humanities Course Introduction to Poetry 2006 07 Deva Woodley Course Critically Engaged Reader 2007 Social Sciences H Waverly Deutsch Clinical Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Chicago Booth Course Elements of Entrepreneurship 2006 09 Janette Gayle Lecturer Department of History Course Imperialism and Slavery 2009 Tanji Gillian PhD Candidate Course Hip Hop and Politics 2005 Melissa Harris Lacewell former Assistant Professor Department of Political Science Courses American Government 2003 Black Women s Political Activism 2004 Darryl Heller Lecturer Department of History Course Moving the Masses 2009 Jonathan Rosa PhD Candidate in Anthropology Course Got Culture 2007 Unpacking the Election 2008 Allen Sanderson Senior Lecturer Department of Economics Courses Economics 2003 Economics Today 2004 05 A Taste of Economics 2008 09 Mathematics Julienne Au Teacher at Whitney Young and Young Scholars Program Courses Math Test Prep 2007 08 Core Math 2009 Hannah Bennett Lecturer Department of Mathematics Course Math Core 2008 Robert Fefferman Max Mason Distinguished Service Professor Department of Mathematics and the College Dean Division of the Physical Sciences Course Topics in Algebra 2003 Advanced Calculus 2004 Asaf Hadari Lecturer Department of Mathematics Courses Mathematics Core 2009 Math Test Prep 2010 Nick Longo Lecturer Department of Mathematics Course Mathematics Core 2005 07 Paul Sally Professor Department of Mathematics Courses Geometry 2003 Number Theory and Computer Science 2004 Math Core 2007 Enrichment and Diversity in Mathematics 2008 09 Lab Sciences Iglika Pavlova Lecturer Biological Sciences Collegiate Division Courses Energy For the Future An Integrated Physics Chemistry Biology Course 2007 Biology Evolution and Intelligent

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  • Fast Facts | Collegiate Scholars Program | The University of Chicago
    of Chicago Women s Board The University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program UCCSP was founded in 2003 as a three year program that aims to prepare talented Chicago Public Schools students in grades 10 12 for admission and success at the nation s top colleges and universities UCCSP is shaped around a core curriculum of humanities social science math and science courses during the summer months taught by University of Chicago faculty and PhD candidates and enrichment activities geared toward college readiness cultural awareness and civic engagement during the academic year Learning at the College Level The program s course work and enrichment activities are designed to help students learn to communicate clearly and effectively improve mathematical reasoning and develop an effective approach to textual analysis The program focuses on three areas advanced academics top tier college prep and creative collaborations We offer courses taught by University of Chicago faculty in such areas as We also offer research opportunities in University of Chicago labs including The Institute for Genomics Systems Biology Psychology Collegiate Scholars come from 45 Chicago Public Schools They are 74 of our current cohort are under represented minority students URMs Prospective Students Applications received from over 85 Chicago Public High Schools Students begin program during summer after freshman year Students participate in the program until they graduate high school Current Students 106 current scholars 39 Chicago public schools represented 28 neighborhood schools 20 charter schools 52 selective enrollment schools 42 male 58 female 45 African American 31 Latino a 10 Asian American 10 White 3 Other 69 receive free or reduced lunch 43 will be first generation college students Average weighted GPA of graduating seniors is 4 48 Alumni They attend more than 100 different colleges and universities across the country 100 attend four year colleges 69

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  • For Prospective Scholars | Collegiate Scholars Program | The University of Chicago
    Collegiate Scholars Program UCCSP may be for you Visit our How to Apply page to learn more about how to become part of this challenging fun and rewarding three year enrichment program designed to prepare talented students for academic success at the best colleges and universities APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED The UCCSP application for the class of 2018 current high school freshman and is due February 24 2015 at 11 59 PM CST Scholars that submit their application in by February 15 2015 will have early decision and priority interview scheduling should they make it to the finalist round All materials must be submitted by this time for the application to be considered APPLY HERE The Program Your First Summer Once accepted into the program you start the summer after ninth grade You ll select from a series of classes in literature writing mathematics and science taught by University of Chicago faculty You ll return for the two subsequent summers in high school to build on this course work During the Academic Year During the academic year you will participate in weekend and evening activities which include civic engagement lectures arts and cultural activities career events and college readiness workshops You will also have the opportunity to prepare for the ACT and SAT Your parents will also have the opportunity to attend workshops in the college search and application process and financial aid Your Senior Year During the summer before your senior year in addition to other courses offered by the program you ll take College Countdown which will help you identify colleges that will be a good fit for you and help you prepare each aspect of your college application What We Look For in Applicants We look for a diverse group of high school freshmen to join our program

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