Carter Scholars Black Excellence

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What Is It?

The Carter Scholars Black Excellence Academy is a bi-monthly commitment dedicated to Black empowerment education and building up the support network of the Black/African American community to achieve academic and personal success on Chico State's campus. This is a program in partnership with faculty, staff and community members who identify within the Black/African American community and want to invest in the success and retention of the community by creating supportive spaces for students to navigate academics and life barriers that come in the way of individual goals. 

Who Is It For?

Currently enrolled Chico State students who identify within the Black/African American community. All intersectional identitieswithin the Black community are welcome, including bi-racial, multiracial, LGBTQ+, all experiences are invited to apply. 

What Will I Do?

During the Spring semester you will be attending bi-monthly meeting with the Carter Scholars Leadership Cohort, which will alternative between Freedom Schools Brother/Sister Circle meetings. Topics that will be discussed include: Educational Inequality, Intersectionality, Black Social Capital & Mental Health. 

What will Freedom Schools look like?

Communal African Dinner - Activities - Guest Speakers Reflecting Black Excellence in Professional Field - Topic Discussion -  Connection

What will Brother/Sister Circles look like?

Communal Dinner - Connection & Family as a Brother or Sister Circle - Topic Discussion & Resource Distribution -  Study Time & Academic Support

What is the Time Commitment?

((Roughly)) Every other Sunday from 5PM-8PM

Specifically: March 4th, March 11th, March 18th, March 25th, April 8, April 22, May 6th 

Applicants are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend the Black/African American Summit on Saturday,  February 17th- Sunday, February 18th as it sets up a strong foundation for the Academy. (Apply on Wildcat Sync under events by Feb. 9th, Sponsorships Available).

What Will I Get Out of Joining?

Support. Community EMPOWERMENTFamily. Personal Growth. Transformational Experience. CULTURAL DINNERS. Academic accountability.  Mentor. Culturally- Relevant Education

Application Process:

If you are interested in applying to the program, please complete the application below by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20. Upon completing the application, you will need to come into MLIB 172 to set up a conversational interview during February 21 - February 27.  


Carter Scholars Leadership Team is a commitment. Participants within the program are expected to attend ALL Bi-monthly meeting, Sundays at 5pm-8pm

For more information: (530) 898-4101 |
Register via Wildcat Sync