100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701
|Program Contact||Ashley Luce|
The Diverse Scholars Program at Framingham State University provides opportunities for transition-aged students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (18-22), to engage in FSU courses, internships, and student life. We believe inclusion and participation by all students is essential for a thriving community of learners. Students in the Diverse Scholars Program gain access to:
- University Coursework: students can audit one general education course aligned with the student’s interest and long-term employment goals.
- Vocation and Employment Support: students participate in job skills training such as resume workshops, interview skills, job informational sessions, and internships related to student’s interests and goals.
- Peer-Mentoring: students are connected with college peers through an on-site mentoring program. Throughout the semester, peer mentors and program participants cover a range of topics related to social and independent living skills.
- Campus Events: students are encouraged to attend any of the several campus events open to FSU community as well as become a member of one of the many student clubs and affinity groups.
- Access to FSU Facilities: students have access to FSU facilities and resources including but not limited to the athletic center, dining hall, library, and game room.
Students can attend this program if they: Are from a partnering school district \ Have not passed the MCAS or Have passed the MCAS but only after multiple attempts.
|Public or private:||Public|
|Type of school:||4-year college or university|
|Is this program a federally funded TPSID program?||No|
|Students in this program:||Are still enrolled in high school|
|Number of students:||13|
|School district or agency partner:||Grafton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Natick, Northborough, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||inquire with program|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||No|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||Varies from student to student|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||100%|
|Program specific fees:||$0.00|
|Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)?||No|
|Students pay for the program in the following ways:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||Typical college courses for audit|
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||About half the time|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||33%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||50%|
|Housing is provided to students:||No|
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||50%|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Clubs and Organizations including:
Students also participate in recreational activities, such as community trips, with their Peer Mentor