73% of high school seniors are underprepared for college writing. A disproportionate number of these students are linguistically diverse. Only 17% of underprepared writers will earn a Bacclaureate degree.
The “Write to College” project uses the summer bridge concept as a platform for research that offers study participants reciprocity in the form of academic assistance and financial aid advising. The project will target UNLV-bound students from low-performing public high schools in the Clark County School District (CCSD). Ten high-achieving students from low-income family backgrounds will be recruited to participate in a 10-day pilot incarnation of the “Write to College” bridge. Students who successfully complete the program receive a modest scholarship.