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Academic STARS

The Center for Black Culture and Research’s Summer Academic Program

STARS Student Drummers

From June 26th to July 30th, 2017 West Virginia University is offering a program for newly enrolled African American freshman designed to enrich their college experience. Entitled Academic STARS (Students Achieving and Reaching for Success) the program is designed to help students build a solid academic foundation, develop self awareness, and enhance their leadership potential.

Along with offering one credit bearing course, the experience includes three workshops as well as a variety of social and cultural activities. Students are also required to participate in a “Rites of Passage Program” which builds on the knowledge that they will obtain in their required classes.

The program will continue in the Fall, and students will have additional requirements such as attending related cultural programs, and being present for mandatory study tables. For this effort, they will receive a fall book scholarship which they may use in the WVU Bookstore.

This program is fully funded, and students only need additional money for their personal need


To Be Eligible for the STARS Program


Stars Application

You can also call us at the WVU Center for Black Culture and Research, (304) 293-7029, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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