Yes, you remain a member of the program throughout your entire college experience at SVSU and beyond as long as you remain in good standing with the program. This means maintaining a 3.0 GPA, attending mandatory advising meetings (as requested), and enrolled as a full time student (total of 24 credits during fall/winter semesters).
No, you do not have to live on campus to be a part of the program. However, if you choose to live on campus, it is highly recommended you select to live on the Global Foundation Scholars floor to enhance the close-knit community the program offers. You will be living with like-minded individuals and students you already have met from the mandatory summer retreat.
Yes! We understand it is still early in the season for selecting which college you will attend next year. Please feel free to fill out an application for the Global Foundation Scholars program even if you are uncertain of your attendance. If you are accepted into the program, but decide to attend another school, please email Cody Alberts at email@example.com as soon as possible.
No, the $1,200 scholarship is specifically set aside to be designated towards a Study Abroad trip. If you are uncertain about studying abroad or have questions, please check out the Study Abroad page on SVSU's website here: https://www.svsu.edu/studyabroad/
The two required courses for the program include CT 100 (Transition Semester) in the fall semester and a degree applicable General Education course in the winter semester. Both courses will be degree applicable with information relevant to the Global Foundation Scholars. This shared coursework experience allows the Scholars an opportunity to build comradery as a cohort and enjoy a class together throughout their entire first year at SVSU.
The program requires you meet with your assigned Academic Advisor during your first semester at SVSU. This initial meeting will be one-on-one where the Advisor will help the Scholar plan out their degree at SVSU and answer any questions they may have. Beyond the initial meeting, Scholars are welcome to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor whenever they need assistance.