Dr. Seymour Bryson Future Scholars Program

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The Dr. Seymour Bryson Future Scholars program will serve newly admitted students in the Exploratory Student Advisement program (Summer 2021 and/or Fall 2021). Students accepted to the Future Scholars summer program will take classes during the last 4 weeks of the summer semester (July 6th to July 30th).

Students are given a chance to:

  1. Get an early start to their college career
  2. Register for summer and fall classes early
  3. Summer residence on the SIU campus (with dining options)
  4. Take up to 8 hours of university core curriculum courses 5 days a week (8 credit hours in 4 weeks!)
  5. Attend mandatory study table for tutoring and academic coaching services
  6. Have access to campus resources
  7. Attend workshops provided by campus partners

The Southern Illinois University Foundation is sponsoring the program. For more information regarding the SIU Foundation, visit their website at https://siuf.org/.

For more information regarding the Future Scholars program, email the ESA Director, Jeff McGoy, at jmcgoy@siu.edu.


To learn more about the criteria for the Dr. Seymour Bryson Future Scholars Program, click here. For deadlines and important dates, click here.


The interest form for this summer is now closed. Thank you.


To provide a reference for a student to our program, please click here.