Emerging Scholars Institute

Emerging Scholars Institute (Mentoring Program)

The Emerging Scholars Institute (E.S.I.) is designed to address the needs of our multicultural student population by paying attention specifically to their transitional experience from high school to college and provide students the help they need to gain and master the proper academic and leadership skills required for their chosen field as well as reflect the characteristics of a Murray State University graduate.

The first phase of the E.S.I. program is Connected which is peer mentoring program for incoming freshmen at the beginning of the fall semester. ESI Team leaders  assist you in your transition from high school to college.  

For second and third year students, the Emerging Scholars Institute “On-Track” provides a structured retention focused phase that emphasizes self-help which focuses on academic success and community service.

And the final component of the E.S.I. program – Find the Leader in You (FLY) program assists third and fourth year students with the appropriate preparation for finding internships, job placement, graduate school or professional school selection. Top students are selected and matched up with an Alumni Mentor in their chosen academic field. 

Minimum Program Requirement:  
ACT 20 and above
Minimum High School GPA 3.0
Completion of ESI Orientation and Program Contract
Participate in Retention Workshops
Study Hours Program
Community Service
Other OMA retention and leadership activities as assigned
Contact us at:
Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership & Inclusive Excellence
Marvin D. Mills Multicultural Center
110 Curris Center 
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 809-6836