The Oregon Young Scholars Program (OYSP) is in full swing, with 40 Oregon high school students living the college life at the UO!
The program offers rising Oregon high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors a chance to experience college life firsthand. It takes place on the UO campus, where students live in a dorm with a roommate and share meals, classes and projects with their peers, just as they would in college.
Participants in OYSP are chosen from the eighth grade classes of several schools in Portland and Eugene-Springfield that serve students who are most underserved in higher education. The program focuses on providing this opportunity to students of color, students from homes with limited incomes, and students who are the first in their families to be college bound.
Each summer, OYSP brings these rising freshman, together with returning Young Scholars, for the summer on-campus residential experience. These Oregon high school students come to campus to start thinking about and working toward a college education. They attend intensive classes in math and writing and participate in an area of emphasis for specialized study, particularly in the disciplinary areas of STEM and fine arts. During this on-campus experience, students learn how to prepare for, apply to, and pay for college. Scholars also learn important skills in civic engagement, active reflection, and leadership.
Reach for Success is a program for 7th and 8th grade students of color which provides students with a tangible college experience, while fostering campus relationships. The program includes:
Bridge of the Gods Summer Academy (BOGSA) is a joint program of the Office of Equity and Inclusion and Lane Community College. The academy is a free, two week long residency program for Native American high school students designed to encourage students to start thinking about and working toward a college education.
The conference is an opportunity for students to learn and network with fellow students, educators and language minority leaders in the Portland area. In the morning, students will partake in a general assembly and presentation by a keynote speaker. Students will then break into groups for three separate workshops focusing on leadership, our multicultural future, and preparation for college/career. Students will also have opportunities to meet with college and business recruiters.
Located at North Eugene High School, NET has a three-part mission: to provide academic support for NEHS students in need; to offer University of Oregon students an opportunity to give back to their community; and to strengthen the relationship between the University of Oregon and North Eugene High School. Through these objectives, we strive to enrich the learning environment at the University of Oregon and North Eugene High School. Tutors are needed in a wide variety of subjects based on the needs of the high school students. Tutoring shifts are on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 2:45-3:30 pm. Transportation to and from North Eugene High School is provided.
Please contact Barbara Marbury, Pipeline Programs Coordinator, for any questions