The Scholars Program

The Scholars Program, under the Office of Inclusive Excellence (formerly the Office of Diversity and Inclusion), is a program designed to support the successful transition, engagement, and persistence for historically underrepresented communities, such as Asian/Pacific Islander, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Multiracial students; students within the LGBTQ+ community; and/or students who are first in their families to attend college.

Here are some ways being a part of The Scholars Program can help you:

  • Academic and Career Advising - The Scholar Program provides students with intensive academic and career counseling services to better assist with choosing classes and setting career goals
  • Funding Opportunities to Attend State and National Professional Conferences - Students will have the opportunity to attend conferences that will give students exposure to a variety of academic, research and career-related workshops
  • Educational Workshops - Students will have the opportunity to participate in an array of activities to further cultivate their interest in their career fields.
  • Assist in Graduate/Professional School Application Process - Participants of The Scholar Program benefit from one- on-one graduate/professional counseling through the application process
  • Internship and Research Opportunities - The Scholar Program provides an opportunity for students to gain career and research experience in their chosen field of study.

That’s not all— We also provide individualized help in the form of one-on-one scheduled meetings with a dedicated Office of Inclusive Excellence staff advisor. First year students will also receive a Peer Mentor to assist them with their transition to Bradley University.

A limited number of spots are available for first year students. For more information contact Jhoanna Vega-Rocha, Associate Director via email at or by phone at (309) 677-2648.