Crossing the Cistern

The School of Sciences and Mathematics Crossing the Cistern (SSM-CTC) is a one-year momentum program targeting the re-engagement of students and improvement of academic standing to achieve academic, professional, and personal success. The program focuses on the inclusion, retention and well-being of students, with emphasis on serving individuals of under-represented populations. In addition to $250 of scholarship support per semester, students accepted to the SSM-CTC program in 2021-2022 will receive academic advising, one-on-one and group professional mentoring by SSM faculty, extracurricular programming and interactive peer communities to help students navigate the academic experience.
  • Program Eligibility:
    • Declaration of an SSM major
    • Rank of a rising sophomore or junior and a minimum of 30 credit hours
    • GPA: 2.0 – 2.5
    • One-year commitment to the program
  • Program Support:
    • $250 of scholarship support in Fall 2021, with another potential $250 of support in Spring 2022 with positive engagement in the program activities.

Read about recent CTC program developments and student success stories here. Underrepresented minority students as defined by the National Science Foundation are African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and Pacific Islanders. Questions? Contact Dr. Brooke Van Horn, vanhornba@cofc.edu for more information.