Campus Diversity Programs & Communities

Campus Diversity Programs & Communities2019-08-16T15:00:32-04:00

The LSAMP program is aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs, and increasing the number of students interested in, academically qualified for, and matriculated into programs of graduate study.

Click here to learn more about LSAMP at Centre.

Contact: John Wilson, Stodghill Professor of Mathematics
Telephone: 859.238.5409

Through sustained partnerships with colleges and congregations, the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation seeks to improve the lives of individuals and communities by helping meet the basic needs of nutrition and educational opportunity.

The Bonner Program at Centre College is a network of 60 students on campus (and thousands nationwide) dedicated to alleviating poverty and improving education through active community service and civic engagement.

For more information visit the Scholarships page.

Contact: Jessica Weasner, Director of Community Service and the Bonner Program
Telephone: 859.238.8752

The Posse Foundation is a national organization that partners with the top 10% of the nation’s colleges and universities in order to send cohorts of 10 students to partner schools. Centre College welcomes 10 Posse students from Boston, Massachusetts each year. Posse became an integral part of the Centre community in 2010. Since then, scholars have been vibrant contributors to campus culture; Posse students not only offer their locational diversity, but also their diverse range of interests, talents, insights, and backgrounds.

Posse Plus Retreat is a dynamic weekend away from campus for Posse Scholars and “plusers”, which includes fellow students, faculty, staff, mentors, and coaches from the Boston office. In weekends past, topics have included: “Us vs. Them: Division, Community, and Identity in American Society,” and “Sticks and Stones: Language and Speech in a Diverse Society.” People in attendance learn truths about themselves, their communities, and their society at large.

Posse Story: Tamin Calloway ’16
Posse Story: Sara Morency ’16

Contact: Bob Nesmith, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Telephone: 859.238.5356

The New Horizons Scholarship program recognizes talented students from all backgrounds likely to provide campus leadership in the area of diversity. Up to 40 students from each class are awarded a scholarship in the amount of $24,000. Each scholarship also guarantees priority consideration for need-based aid (in an amount that covers up to the cost of Centre’s comprehensive fee).

Visit the Scholarships page for more information. The New Horizons Application is due February 1.

Contact: Adriana Martin, Assistant Director of Admission and Multicultural Recruitment, Advisor to the Diversity Student Union
Telephone: 859.238.5352

Grissom Scholars are first-generation college students with proven academic achievement, strong character, and exceptional potential for leadership and participation in the life of the College. Preference
 is given to students with substantial financial need who live in the United States.

Available to first-year applicants, the Grissom Scholars Program offers 10 high achieving first-generation college students a full-tuition scholarship and $5,000 in educational enrichment funds.

Contact: Sarah Scott, Director of the Grissom Scholars Program
Phone: 859.238.6086

Learning Communities are small groups of community members who meet regularly for a sustained amount of time to explore a particular topics related to diversity and inclusion. These facilitated discussions can serve to build community, enhance collaboration within and across departments, and encourage reflection about important issues.

Contact: Dr. Andrea Abrams, Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity Initiatives