H.O.P.E. Scholars Initiative

In the Fall of 2016 the H.O.P.E (Helping support Optimism & Persistence in Education) Scholars program was created to improve the retention and degree completion rates of first generation minority male students attending Seminole State College. The program provides personal, academic, social, professional, and leadership development to first generation minority males, in an effort to positively impact academic success, increase retention, and develop  successful graduate leaders of tomorrow.

Join the Program

The H.O.P.E. Scholars Program is open to all minority males at Seminole State. To participate you can email Leah R. Caldwell at caldwelll@seminolestate.edu .

Join the Leadership Cohort

Selected students can participate in the H.O.P.E. Scholars leadership cohort. By submitting an application, students may be eligible for a $325 scholarship each fall and spring semester by completing additional requirements. Review the application for additional information and requirements.

Office Staff

Leah R. Caldwell
H.O.P.E. Scholars Coordinator
Email: caldwelll@seminolestate.edu
Phone: 407.708.2690
Office: SC Building Room 260- Campus Life Suite, 2nd Floor

Office Hours: Mon. & Thurs. 1:00-6:00 pm; Tues. & Wed. 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


First Generation Freshmen Program

Sanford/Lake Mary Offices:
SC Building
Campus Life Suite, 2nd Floor