Academic and Summer Advantage

Participants in Academic Advantage and Summer Advantage will experience an educational journey, focusing on Career Exploration, Success Coaching, and Academic Coursework. 

The programs are designed to assist underrepresented students, where they may graduate in four years and envision a path for the future by building a support network of peers and professional staff.  Students who are eligible to participate in these programs will receive notification via email when applications are open.

University College and Academic Diversity Outreach staff are very proud of the students who have participated in these programs, as well as the results we have been able to achieve. 

Over 500 students served in just four years
94% of students return the next semester
83% of participating juniors and seniors graduated
  • Javon Testimonial

    Javon Testimonial

    "Summer Advantage gave me the opportunity to get ahead on credits and take classes for free which was extremely helpful!"

    -Javon, Psychology major

  • Emanuel Testimonial

    Emanuel Testimonial

    "Summer Advantage has prepared me for the upcoming semesters, graduation and definitely well after."


  • Maya Woodard Testimonial

    Maya Woodard Testimonial

    "Meeting one of the KSU Board of Trustees during Summer Advantage and being able to hear her story inspired me to continue on my path to becoming a doctor."



We would not be able to offer these transformational experiences and programming without the help of campus and community partners and especially without the help of donors. When you support students through your donations, you help them make graduation happen. You assist in creating transformational experiences for those who may be the first in their family to attend college, ultimately allowing them to make changes for themselves.