The Business Scholars Program is a mentoring program for first-generation college students pursuing careers in business. Established by the College of Business in 2002, the program is designed to help students make a smooth transition from high school to college and on to graduation. It is open to College of Business full-time freshmen, sophomores and transfer students. Currently, there are 100 students enrolled in the program.
The program is divided into three components. Students receive personalized academic support and advising, participate in seminars on business and life skills development and develop their leadership potential through mentoring and community service activities. Scholars also receive assistance with securing scholarships, internships and career placement opportunities.
BSP students attend regular meetings throughout the year. Some meetings explore academic enrichment. Others feature guests who speak on business and professional development and leadership topics. Still others focus on creating a strong sense of community among BSP participants.