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Experts suggest that highly engaged students in experiential learning activities such as research and internships are more likely to persist. Also providing students with a professional network of support can help students have a better sense of community, specifically for underrepresented students.

BFSA believes that by providing mentorship and other student support services, there is an opportunity to improve year after year retention rates of Black students, as well as enhance their college experience. Roughly 56% of Black bachelor-seeking students are retained by year three (3).

BFSA is proud to offer its student mentorship program for sophomores!

S2S: Students to Scholars Program

  • Deadline to apply for 2022 – 2023 Program is April 22, 2022
  • Up to 35 scholarships available up to $1000
  • Access to workshops, internships, and support
  • Easy and quick to apply

Frequently Asked Questions

Innovation Challenge Project Report – 3/8/2021

Fall 2020 Program Evaluation

Questions? Please contact the program administrator, Cori Henderson (

Black female student at commencement

Congratuations to our S2S Leaders

S2S program team

The Team

The team consists of (from left to right): Carlous Yates, Chandra Brown, Sherri Jones, Cori Henderson, Lori Wright, Frank Robinson.  Not pictured: Abdou Ndoye and Crystal Summers

nku ROCKS students


Students in the S2S Program will receive $500 in spring if they complete program requirements in fall and an additional $500  the following fall if they complete spring requirements.

Expected outcomes include an established network of support for participants, engagement in experiential learning activities, and an increase in year two to year three  retention for student participants compared to the year two to year three retention rates of students who did not participate.