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 five-week summer bridge program that supports the holistic success of our incoming 1st year UVM students that identify with one or more of the following:

  • Student of Color
  • First-Generation college student
  • Limited socio-economic background

All students with an interest in SESP may apply. This program is brought to you by the Mosaic Center for Students of Color (MCSC) and 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. 

The SESP application is live. Click here to apply now.

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].

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

For more information please contact Diana Franco

For the 2023 summer there are five full time positions available: 

Student Professional Development Co-Coordinator (1) & Student Engagement Co-Coordinator (1)

  • Must be an rising senior/graduating December 2023 or a graduate-level student
  • Application due March 1, 2023 by 11:59pm

Find out more about the Co-Coordinator positions & apply

Peer Advisors (3)

  • Must be a rising sophomore or junior
  • Application due March 8, 2023 by 11:59pm

Learn more about Peer Advisor position & apply

Summer Enrichment Scholars Program

June 29th - July 29th, 2023

  • 90% of SESP students report knowing what is expected for a college course
  • Select & Take a 3-Credit College Course
  • Participate in activities that will introduce you to the UVM community
  • Meet staff, professors, and student leaders
  • Forge connections with incoming first year students
  • Explore Vermont, get paid work experience on campus, and learn more about the community by giving back!

SESP applications are live. Click here to apply now