Hosted by The Mosaic Center for Students of Color (MCSC)

Our Mission

Increase the retention of students of color on campus by providing holistic support of their academic achievement, personal growth, identity formation, and cultural development.

What is SESP?

The Summer Enrichment Scholars Program (SESP) is a FREE summer bridge program offered to incoming UVM first-year students of color, first-generation college students, and/or students from limited income backgrounds.

This program is brought to you by The Mosaic Center for Students of Color (MCSC) at The University of Vermont.

 SESP provides the opportunity for students to adjust to their new environment and address the challenges they will potentially face during their transition from high school to college. 

SESP will:

  • Increase your awareness and understanding of the resources available to you at UVM
  • Connect you through deep and engaging conversations with the SESP cohort and current UVM students
  • Develop your leadership skills, academic skills, focus on the importance of mental health and wellbeing, while using an intersectional lense to learn and grow from each other's experiences and paradigms. 

Application live April 1, 2021.

Click Here to  Apply 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Summer Enrichment Scholars Program will be remote for the summer 2021session and all activities will be hosted online. 

Who Can Attend?

This program is intended for incoming first year students who have been accepted to the University of Vermont and who meet the following criteria

  • Students who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color
  • Students who self-identify as first generation
  • Students who come from a limited socio-economic status
  • You must meet one or more of the above eligibility requirements

Interested in Lead Team?

SESP Lead Team

Job positions are available for current UVM students only - [undergrad and graduate students].

Recent graduates are also invited to apply [Dec. and May grads]

  • Earn Valuable Skills 
  • Work Closely With the MCSC Staff,
  • Build and Give Back to your Community
  • GET PAID during the summer
  • Work completely remotely

For more information please contact Valeria Pinzon-Mendez

For the 2021 summer there are 3 full time positions available:

Applications due April 12th

  • Online Presence Coordinator
  • Student Engagement Coordinator
  • Student Development Coordinator

Click here to read the position descriptions and apply

Hiring SESP Workshop Presenters

Applications due April 30th

  • Work a maximum of 10 hours during the month of July
  • Call for proposals- show us what you think it is important for incoming first year students to learn!

Click here to read more about the position and apply

Summer Enrichment Scholars Program

June 30th - July 30th, 2021

  • 90% of SESP students report knowing what is expected for a college course
  • Select & Take a 3-Credit Online College Course
  • Participate in online activities that will introduce you to the UVM community
  • Meet staff, professors, and student leaders via panels and online 'Coffee Hours'
  • Forge connections with incoming first year students

Applications Live Now

Click Here to Apply