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Pioneer Scholars Opportunities

The Pioneer Scholars program aims to help make first-generation students more aware of the resources and support available on campus, but also to offer engaging and exciting events .

The Pioneer Scholars Program sponsors many fantastic activities and events every Tuesday during free period (11:00AM).  By participating in the Pioneer Program you will meet new people and benefit from the guidance of a peer mentor. Below are some of the great opportunities you can enjoy as a pioneer scholar:

  • Exclusive information on registering for classes, how to study in college, how to get involved on campus, how to prepare for finals, stress relief techniques, and career exploration.
  • Constant support & motivation to make the transition from high school to college successful.
  • Interaction with faculty and staff on campus.
  • Connect with other first generation students at Bellarmine.
  • Guidance and advice from peer mentors that are available and willing to meet anytime throughout the year.
  • Volunteer opportunities to help give back to Louisville organizations and the community.
  • Opportunity to gain leadership experience and help others by applying to be a Pioneer peer mentor.
  • Welcome gift for attending the first Pioneer event of the year.
  • A free T-shirt & Sweatshirt with the exclusive Pioneer Scholars logo.
  • Periodic free lunches served to you and your group.
  • Free chance to win bookstore give-aways for members that are present at each Tuesday event.
  • Free tickets to campus events (Ball on the Belle).
  • Students who actively participate throughout the entire academic year will receive a $100.00 BU Bookstore voucher.
  • Active Pioneer Scholars will also receive a special first generation cord to wear at Bellarmine graduation.

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