Where Are They Now?
The Bates Summer Scholars Program was established in 2007; to date, two classes of Summer Scholars have graduated. One scholar in this group transferred to another college, but all others have graduated from Bates, giving the program a 95.5% graduation rate. Very impressive!
So what are the grads doing now?
Graduate School: Summer Scholars have enrolled in such programs as:
School of Dentistry, University of Connecticut
Education Graduate Program, Johns Hopkins University
Master’s Program in Health Advocacy, Sarah Lawrence College
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics/Science and Innovation
Neurophilosophy Graduate Program, Georgia State University
Masters Program in Nursing, University of Southern Maine
Masters of Public Health Program, Dartmouth College
Employment: Many Summer Scholars are out there in the world making a difference at such positions as:
Researcher, Massachusetts General Hospital
Legal eDiscovery Specialist, Key Discovery
Associate, Symmetrical Capital Venture Capital
Associate, Youth Partners Program for Autistic Children, Massachusetts General Hospital
Microbiologist/Food Scientist, Katahdin Analytical Services
Science Teacher, Teach for America
Counselor, Upward Bound, Rhode Island College
Admissions Associate, The Calhoun School
The Summer Scholars make great Batesies. While at Bates, Summer Scholars are engaged and active members of the community who make a significant contribution to the life of the college.
Summer Scholars are active in:
Student government (class president)
Dana Scholars (the highest honor bestowed on students after their first year)
Chase Hall Committee (concert programming)
Sabado Gigante (huge performance of Latinos Unidos club)
Sankofa (huge Africana performance at MLK Day)
Bates Modern Dance Company
Sangai Asia club
Women of Color club
Amandla! (African American club)
Bates Emergency Medical Services
A cappella singing
Admission tour guides
Junior Advisors and Residential Coordinators (residence life leaders)
Research presenters, Mount David Summit
Summer research in biology, chemistry, English, and neuroscience, on and off campus
Community service, and community-engaged research
Club Med (medical studies student club)
Liberal Arts- Engineering Dual Degree Program
And three Scholars have served as residence fellows and teaching assistants in the Bates Summer Scholars Program!