Apply for Pitzer College Diversity Weekend Program

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Pitzer Diversity Program 2014 (photo credit:  Pitzer Facebook page)

Pitzer Diversity Program 2014 (photo credit: Pitzer Facebook page)

Pitzer College in Claremont, CA will host their Diversity Weekend on Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31, 2015. This program is designed specifically for high school seniors from underrepresented racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds from across the United States.

Pitzer College Diversity Program is an all-inclusive, all-expense-paid program for which round-trip transportation (air, train, bus, gas/mileage reimbursement) will be covered. Attendees will be hosted by current students in the residence halls and will dine on campus throughout the three-day weekend. Applications will be available at the end of July and due no later than September 18, 2015.

Students will need a copy of their unofficial high school transcript through junior year; they will be asked to upload a copy to their application. Students will also be asked to write one essay, so it may be beneficial to write the essay before opening the application. Here is their prompt:

At Pitzer, five core values distinguish our approach to education: social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement and environmental sustainability. As agents of change, our students utilize these values to create solutions to our world’s challenges. Please answer only ONE of the following prompts in 650 words or less.

  • Incorporating one or more of our core values, how would you contribute to solving a local or global issue of importance to you?

  • Reflecting on your involvement throughout high school or within the community, how have you engaged with one or more of Pitzer’s core values?

Pitzer is one of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. The campuses share numerous programs and facilities. The colleges include: Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pomona, Scripps, Claremont Graudate University and Keck Graduate Institute.

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