First Cohort of Clear Path Scholars Set to Graduate
East Stroudsburg University’s first cohort of Clear Path Scholars graduated at the university’s annual spring commencement ceremony on May 11. The cohort of 13 scholars was celebrated at a cording ceremony on April 28, where the students were given red and gray cords and pins to wear on commencement day.
The Clear Path Scholars program is a National Science Foundation funded program supporting students transferring to ESU from community colleges and majoring in select STEM disciplines. Clear Path provides scholarships and gives these transfer students the support they need to complete their degree.
The goal of Clear Path is to learn how to maximize student success in science disciplines, while supporting the scholars’ degree paths. The research into the impact of the support provided to these students will influence the support mechanisms universities provide to all students.
The students graduating in Clear Path’s first cohort include Magdalena Costanzo, a biotechnology major from Effort, and Rebecca Nagy, a biotechnology major from Lehighton.