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Jump Scholars Program

JUMP into College!

2021 Scholars

The Jump Scholars Program allows incoming freshman students the opportunity to get a JUMP start on their college experience by participating in a three week, success camp experience. The Jump scholars program allows students to register in one of three different intersession classes. The program is designed to allow incoming first year students time and support during through their transition to college life.

Students live in their freshman residence hall, enroll in one academic course, and participate in weekly success presentations and community building programs. The academic success workshops are held throughout the program to teach students strong academic success skills and allow students to adjust to campus life before the start of the fall semester.

Questions about your housing arrangements should be directed to Housing and Residence Life.

Our 2022 Jump Scholars have been solidified at this time and we will not be accepting any additional applications.

Still have questions or want to know more? Please watch a recording of our informational session here!

Course offerings for the summer 2023 Jump Scholars program will be announced shortly.

Learn about the Powell Scholarship for Jump Scholars! 


Our 2022 Jump Ambassadors

Jump Ambassador

Alijah Thomas

Alijah is a sophomore Psychology major. He wanted to be an ambassador so he could become a stronger leader and help future Jump Scholars set and achieve their goals.

His favorite part of being in the JUMP program was having a first-hand experience to being a college student before the start of the full fall semester.

He will be working with our Psychology Group.

Jump Ambassador

Ashlynn Steiner

Ashlynn is a sophomore Child and Family Sciences major. She wanted to be an ambassador because she wanted to help encourage and support new Jump Scholars.

Her favorite part of being in the Jump program was getting to know how many campus resources were available and how to use them. She also enjoyed being able to become familiar and comfortable with campus before the semester started.

She will be working with our College Algebra Group.

Jump Ambassador

De'Asia Gaylor

De'Asia is a senior Psychology major. They wanted to be an ambassador so they can provide the incoming scholars the same experiences, opportunities, and guidance that they received in the program.

Their favorite thing about mentoring first-year students is serving as a safe space for asking questions and seeking help. They enjoy helping students open their minds to new possibilities and encourages them to make the most of their experiences.

They will be working with our Sociology Group.

Jump Ambassador

Iyanna Amos

Iyanna is a sophomore Psychology major. She wanted to be an ambassador so she could create a welcoming environment for the incoming scholars.

Her favorite part of being a JUMP scholar was meeting new people and making new campus connections.

She will be working with our Sociology Group.

Jump Ambassador

Jakeem Greer

Jakeem is a sophomore Biological Sciences (Biomedical) major. He wanted to be an ambassador to serve as a resource to the incoming scholars and to help them learn how to get the most out of their Jump experience. 

His favorite part of being a JUMP scholar was knowing that he had a purpose and a place to belong on campus.

He will be working with our College Algebra Group.


Sommer Buckner

Sommer is a sophomore Psychology major. She wanted to be an ambassador to help incoming Jump Scholars find the same joy she found connecting with other scholars. 

Her favorite thing about being a Jump Scholar was meeting her best friend, meeting new people, and touring the campus. because of the program, she did not feel alone coming to college.

She will be working with our Psychology Group.

 FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Participants may be expected to wear a mask or facial covering that covers their mouth and nose while on campus. Guidelines may be in place that require social distancing and/or limited attendance.  Additional information will be provided and updated as Covid-19 guidelines change.

Fall 2022 tuition and housing are covered during the August 2021 intersession period for Jump Scholars. Additional costs for the program will include an intersession meal plan ($250), a $60 intersession course fee, textbook costs and personal expenses. Some of the charges can be charged to the student account and paid along with the fall 2022 balance.

The program is included in the full 2022-2023 academic year so scholarships will go toward covering semester costs!

If you have dual enrollment for each of the classes offered, the Jump program might not be the best fit.  Participants are required to select one of the Jump course sections offered during the intersession period. Should you wish to take one class over, that is something you will need to communicate with your academic advisor.

Jump scholars will move into their fall housing assignments prior to the program starting!

The Jump scholars program will start approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the fall semester.  Specific dates for move in and class starting will be announced as they are solidified.
The intersession period is a three-week academic session before the beginning of the full term each semester. These classes are included in a student's total enrollment for the semester. For example,  a student who is enrolled in 18 semester hours in the fall could take a three credit hour intersession course before the fall. As a result, they only have 15 hours of classes during the 16 week semester.
Yes. Our Jump Scholars are required to live in on-campus housing for the 2022-23 academic year.

Yes! Jump Scholars are able to reside in any first year residence hall on campus, and may select their preferred roommate even if they are not a Jump Scholar as well.

*If your preferred roommate is not a Jump Scholar, they will need to move in on the official move in date assigned by Housing and Residence Life.*




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