The Freshmen Connect Summer Enrichment Program


2020 Summer Connect Academy Enrichment Program, May 26 - June 30

The Freshmen Connect Summer Enrichment Program is an intense five-week summer experience for underrepresented minority students at Alabama State University.

Trainees will engage in various activities related to maternal and child health. Program activities will focus on strengthening a wide range of skills important to the four themes: Leadership, Academic Skills Acquisition, Career Development and Exploration, and Cultural Competency. Additionally, summer trainees will have the opportunity to receive college credit. - 


Trainees will receive a stipend, to include all books and related materials needed for the program. This enrichment program provides a stipend and room and board for those participants who do not reside in Montgomery, AL or surrounding areas. Parking and additional meals will be the responsibility of each trainee.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be currently enrolled at Alabama State University
  • Member of an under-represented minority group
  • Strong interest in careers focused on women and/or children
  • Minimum of 2.5 Cumulative GPA
  • Evidence of Community Involvement
  • Must have a completed application (including essay)
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a faculty member or adviser)
  • Must provide an unofficial copy of your transcript.

*We will not accept applications and recommendations until after December 15, 2019.

Mailing Address

If mailing your application packet or to send recommendation letters and transcripts, please submit to the following address:

MCH Pipeline Summer Academy
ATTN: Mrs. Catrina Waters
Alabama State University
College of Health Sciences
John L. Buskey Building - Suite 301B
P.O. Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271

Accepted students will be notified on or before April 16.