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Legacy Scholars Program Requirements

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Legacy Scholars offers a certificate with an academic focus on personal, community, academic, and professional development. Courses in this program are designed to promote the social and academic integration of first generation and traditionally underrepresented students on the Westminster campus. Participants in this program receive a book award of up to $500 per semester, for four years. The program provides students with academic support, scholarship enrichment, faculty mentorship, and scholastic and professional preparation. The Legacy Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Student Diversity and Inclusion Center, the Dumke Center for Civic Engagement, and the School of Arts and Sciences.

Legacy Scholars Courses

Legacy Goals

  • To gain an understanding of the strengths of personal and interpersonal cultural communication.
  • To engage in conversations of diversity and inclusion.
  • To promote the academic integration of first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students on Westminster campus.
  • Promote strong academic development.
  • Facilitate social integration of first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students on Westminster campus.
  • Bridge family and community integration.
  • Help students achieve prestigious outcomes post-graduation.
  • Promote financial literacy and forecast planning.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain good academic standing to be eligible for the $500 book award scholarship each semester. In addition to the college-wide graduation requirements, Legacy Scholars must:

  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA.
  • Attend the Summer Bridge Legacy Program prior to their Freshman year of school.
  • Complete a Legacy cohort course every fall semester for 4 years, for a total of 4 courses.
  • Maintain an 80% attendance to all mandatory Legacy events each semester.
  • 124 total hours
  • 30 upper division hours
  • WCore or Honors requirements

Legacy Scholars

Requirement Description Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses    
LGCY 100 Legacy I 0-2  
LGCY 200 Legacy II 0-2  
LGCY 300 Legacy III 0-2  
LGCY 400 Legacy IV 0-2  
Total Units for the Legacy Certificate  0-6