College Prep scholars urged to shine their light

College Prep scholars urged to shine their light

All 25 members of the inaugural cohort of the College Prep Program at Washington University have been accepted into college, and the group has received more than $4 million in scholarship offers. Lerone A. Martin, assistant professor, told the scholars: “Do not hide your light to make other people comfortable.”
Inaugural College Prep scholars to spend final summer on campus

Inaugural College Prep scholars to spend final summer on campus

The inaugural cohort of Washington University’s College Prep Program will spend its final summer on campus learning from a leading scientist and lifelong musician: Provost Holden Thorp. Thorp has created a college-credit course that explores teamwork in science and music. Now in its third year, the College Prep Program is a multiyear, immersive program for talented, low-income high school students.
Washington People: Leah Merrifield​

Washington People: Leah Merrifield​

​Leah Merrifield, assistant vice chancellor for community engagement at Washington University in St. Louis, has worked at Olin Business School, in the Office of the Chancellor and in the Office of Government and Community Relations – twice. Her titles have been different, but in her 20 years at the university, her overarching goal has remained the same: to help Washington University be a more diverse and inclusive place.

College Prep Scholars return to campus to cheer Bears football

High school students in the Washington University College Prep program reunited at Francis Field recently to cheer the Bears football team. The students, all high-achieving sophomores, spent two weeks living and learning on campus this summer and will return the next two two summers for three-week sessions.