Agnes Scott receives $2 million grant to support postgraduate preparation programsLooking across the quad at Agnes Scott College. Photo by Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Scott_College#mediaviewer/File:Agnes_Scott_College_-_Across_the_quad.jpg
Agnes Scott College has received a $2.7 million grant from The Goizueta Foundation to support programs directed toward postgraduate success, according to an Agnes Scott presss release.
The programs, which the release collectively referred to as “Positioning Students for Success through Discovery, Exploration and Connection,” are a part of the college’s signature SUMMIT experience, a broader program that helps students develop skills to take with them after college.
Among the new resources Agnes Scott intends to offer are digital skills boot camps via the college’s Center for Digital and Visual Literacy, increased access to career coaching and on-demand career assistance, guaranteed applied or experiential learning for students across all disciplines, nationally recognized speakers and other events.
According to the release, funding will also support the implementation of the Sophomore Class Atlanta Leadership Experience (SCALE), which is currently piloting and will fully launch in 2022.
SCALE will give students opportunities to explore hands-on experiences in Atlanta-area organizations.
“This real-world experience will come at a critical collegiate juncture—as students prepare to declare their majors,” the release said.
Additionally, this program will “strengthen the professional preparation, confidence, knowledge of career options and career readiness of under-served populations—such as first-generation college students and Pell grant-eligible students—who are more likely to need funding for internships and access to professional communities,” according to the release.