The program seeks to create a network of support for 100 first-year students. This network is bolstered by strong undergraduate student collaborations; social events; faculty, and peer mentorship, and a focus on sustaining interest and motivation to pursue a STEM major.
At the core of the STARS I Program are the upper-level peer mentors, who foster tight-knit groups amongst the students in order to promote a richer first year experience. In addition to regular peer mentor group meetings and one-on-one advising, the program offers a series of panel discussions, informational sessions, professional development, and networking opportunities, led by upper-level students, graduate students and or faculty.
Applications are open to incoming first-years, late summer, before the start of the fall semester.
If you are accepted into the STARS I Program, you must participate in at least 75% of the workshops and activities offered each semester. Failure to do so will result in your dismissal from the program.
Application Information and Important Dates
STARS I application opens 6/15/21 in the Yale Student Grants & Fellowships database, Yale Student Grants and Fellowships - Landing Page (communityforce.com). You must apply through this portal.
The deadline is 3:00pm ET on Friday, August 6, 2021
For application questions please contact Donalee Slater at firstname.lastname@example.org
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