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Promesa Scholars Program

Promesa Scholars Program

 

The Promesa Scholars Program is a Latin@ Focused leadership and retention program developed to assist students in navigating success throughout their education at Ferris State University.

The Promesa Scholars Program (PSP) was created to support the academic advancement and retention of incoming Promesa Summer Success students at Ferris. In 2017, the program was redeveloped and scaled to provide access to resources and opportunities, empowering more students to achieve college completion and career readiness.

Students join the PSP during their first year at Ferris. Promesa Scholars integrate the Ferris Community through peer mentorships. PSP provides academic preparation, leadership and cultural identity development, and limited scholarship opportunities.

Recent Submissions

  • Salinas, Bryan; Perez, David (2018)
    "Where are you from? Where were you born? You speak good English! Can you teach me Spanish?” Has anybody ever asked you one of these questions? If so, did it make you feel like you’re not American, or less intelligent? ...
  • Castilho, Julia (2018)
    When we talk about Brazil, soccer, beautiful ladies, beaches, and Carnival come to mind. For many foreigners it is a place where everyone is welcome, no matter your financial status, religion, sexual orientation, or ...
  • Alvarado, Maria; Flannigan, Taylor; Njoku, Anuli (2018)
    Using a descriptive study design, we examined data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' 2014 Hispanic Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, to explore which factors put Hispanics, ages 18+, at a greater risk ...
  • Gomez-Canchola, Cristian T.; Espinoza, Sandra Ramirez; Rodriguez, Lezley (2018)
    What are the similarities and differences of immigrants with different legal statues in the United States? Throughout our research we used thematic analysis; to examine, pinpoint and identify any similarities and differences ...
  • Sanchez, Amanda; Wakeel, Fatima (2018)
    Mass media is especially important for effective health communication because it facilitates the sharing and transfer of information from one culture to another. Health disparities are differences in health status due to ...
  • Rivera, Daniel (2018)
    Frida Kahlo; artist, feminist and surrealist. Through her challenges of identity, illicit sexual relations and physical implications, she has illustrated her life using post revolutionary ideology and celebration of selfhood ...
  • Sanchez-Rivera, Samantha; McPherson, Liz; Rivera, Anna; Coney, Jordan (2018)
    Researched examined the Roosevelt Park neighborhood in Grand Rapids, MI, to determine two things; one, would a physical or programmatic intervention help the community, and two, if so, what kind of intervention would be ...
  • Ramirez-Diaz, Juan A.; Nino-Vazquez, Rogelio (2018)
    This research presentation will discuss the history of Latin American influence in American music. There is a rich history of sound, style, instrumentation, and cultural influences from across the globe. "Latinos have ...
  • Calzada, Jackie G. (2018)
    Examining the American education system, we find there are very few Hispanic/Latino educators currently in our schools. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2011), the college enrollment rate for ...