First Peoples Advising

2015 Evergreen Multicultural Scholars Program

September 13-19, 2015

As a new Evergreen student, you probably have some questions:

  • What does Evergreen expect from me?
  • How can I get the most out of seminar?
  • What can I expect academically?
  • Will I know anybody?

If these questions sound familiar, The Evergreen Multicultural Scholars Program may be for you. 

We have designed an engaging, two-credit program to fit your needs and give you a greater understanding of the personal and social significance of multicultural scholarship. Take control of your academic experience, build a foundation of cultural awareness that will be critical to your success, and begin working toward Evergreen's Six Expectations before other new students even get to campus!

First offered in 1997, the Evergreen Multicultural Scholars Program introduces incoming students to the Evergreen academic model, provides opportunities to put their learning into practice while exploring vital contemporary issues, and encourages them to build connections with other diversity-minded students, faculty and staff.

The program is open to new first-year students and new transfer students. Students who complete the entire seven-day program, participate in a New Student Orientation Action Day volunteer activity, and meet with their assigned faculty or staff mentor at least twice during Fall quarter, will earn two academic credits. 

Thanks to our on-campus partners, including Residential and Dining Services, we are able to provide all instruction, housing, meals, supplies and transportation associated with the program for a modest fee of $250. In addition, we have several scholarships available, so if you or your family have concerns about the cost of attending the Scholars Program, we will be happy to work with you. 

Please note that although our $250 fee does not cover the cost of tution, the same tuition applies for 10-18 undergraduate credits. Therefore, if you are registered for a 16-credit program, you will not be charged any additional tuition for participating in the Scholars Program. 

Benefits of the Evergreen Multicultural Scholars Program:

  • Participate in an intensive introductory academic program with Evergreen faculty member Chico Herbison.
  • Receive an in-depth view of what our campus has to offer in and out of the classroom. 
  • Get to know faculty and staff who can help you succeed in your academic career.
  • Connect with other new students who are ready to address issues of race, diversity, equity, privilege and allyship.

The application form for the Evergreen Multicultural Scholars Program will be available in early March, and will be due by June 30. All applications will be reviewed and admission to the program finalized by July 31.

"The Scholars Program provided useful opportunities and supplied me with a network of people that I will have throughout my college experience." ~KaLehua KaApana (Sophomore & 2013 Scholars Program participant)

"Being one of the Scholars was a great experience. By coming to campus a week early I was already well acquainted with campus when everyone else got to Evergreen." ~Dylan Macardican (Sophomore & 2013 Scholars Program participant)

"The Scholars Program is the best way to get involved with First Peoples, and First Peoples is like a family as well as a campus resource. Without them no doubt I would not have made it through my first year." ~Katt Hudson (Freshman & 2014 Scholars Program participant)

If you would like additional information, please call us at 360-867-6467 or email firstpeoples@evergreen.edu