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Summer Enrichment Program

The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is for current Illinois Wesleyan students of color and international students. The program focuses on three major areas: academic, professional and personal growth. As participants of the program, students have a paid internship, learn from formal training workshops and work on a summer-long project servicing the Bloomington-Normal community. These activities are designed to enhance the students' team building and leadership skills. Consequently, those who successfully complete the program will be awarded a scholarship ($1,000).

SEP 2024 will be on hiatus for the Summer of 2024. 

SEP 2024 will be on hiatus for this summer, and the program will come back during the summer of 2025

Students wishing to apply to be a part of the SEP cohort must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior (current first-year to junior class standing)
  • Cannot have previously participated in SEP
  • Commit to fully participating in all 6 weeks  
  • Commit to working at an internship for 24 to 32 hours per week
  • Attend weekly on-campus meetings on Wednesdays throughout June and July to engage in discussions, workshops and activities related to cultural, career and leadership development
  • Complete the online application
  • Submit the names and email addresses of two IWU faculty or staff references (references will be contacted to complete a reference form)
  • If selected for the program, attend the SEP meet and greets in March and April
  • Be in good standing with the University and commit to respecting fellow cohort members and ODI staff.

Raylene Gomez Hernandez - Assistant Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Department - Office Of Diversity & Inclusion