campus partner(s)

Skidmore College and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity






College-Community Connections: Partnerships

award date


project director

Michelle Paquett; Millie Hau

Grant Summary

$300,000 over 36 months to support a partnership between Skidmore and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO). At the core of the model is a 5-week summer residential credit-bearing college experience in a supportive and academically rigorous environment, which works to enhance the college readiness of talented but underserved high-school students from New York City. Ten SEO students enroll in one college writing seminar as well as a second course in the humanities, social sciences, studio arts, or natural sciences. In addition to course work, students learn about academic advising and college admissions, and are presented with opportunities to attend cultural events on campus, including lectures, readings, films, concerts, art exhibits.