HENDERSON – Sankofa, Nevada State College’s newest student program designed to support the retention and recruitment of Black students, announced it’s accepting applications for its Summer Bridge Program.
The program, held in the summer before the school year begins, provides high school juniors and seniors as well as incoming Nevada State freshmen an opportunity to learn skills that will help them academically succeed during their first year at Nevada State College.
Accepted applicants will receive a $250 stipend for participation and a $2,500 scholarship should they decide to attend Nevada State.
Nevada State College, which experienced a 90 percent increase among African American student enrollment last year, is excited to launch its inaugural Sankofa Summer Bridge. The program is designed to support:
Academic success strategies
Opportunities to explore Black Las Vegas history
Rooted in social justice and community advocacy, Sankofa offers students the opportunity to engage in mentorship, receive academic support and participate in social activities offered by Black faculty and staff, community leaders and other Nevada State College members. In addition, the program partners with local Black organizations such as Collegiate 100, NAACP as well as local fraternities and sororities who provide leadership and academic success tips for Black students.
Nevada State College also offers another Summer Bridge Program through Nepantla, a student support program for first generation college students.
For more information about Sankofa, visit https://nsc.edu/sankofa/, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-992-2520.
ABOUT NEVADA STATE COLLEGE
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges and, as such, is Nevada’s only state college. Nevada State College is one of the fastest-growing colleges in the country and the fastest-growing in Nevada. It currently has more than 7,000 students and more than 800 full- and part-time employees. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.
Maddie Skains, MassMedia