Summer Scholars Academy

2017 Summer Scholars

2017 Normandale Summer Scholars

Your decision to enroll at Normandale was a major first step in your college journey.  Now you can make your transition to college a bit easier.

With support from Beverly and Richard Fink, the Summer Scholars Academy was established to help students like you find success in college so you can achieve a more prosperous life.  This program is designed to be a free* alternative to developmental education courses, providing you with similar skills and knowledge and an opportunity to build a network of support on campus, saving you time and money.

Contact Marissa Machado, our campus coordinator, to learn more. We are very excited to work with you!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Incoming new students (first year or transfer) who have been accepted to Normandale or returning students to the college
  • Accuplacer course assignment and scores in the following ranges:

    Reading 960 - 60-77              
    Writing 900
 - 65-85              
    Math 630 or 990     

Why You Should Participate

The Summer Scholars Academy is designed to help you be successful in college-level courses in the fall and to ease your transition to college. The Summer Scholars Academy will help ease the transition to college life by providing you opportunity to build your confidence as a scholar while networking with fellow students and Normandale staff and faculty. 

Enhance Your Skills and Knowledge

Program courses are focused on building knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and/or math. You will also gain success strategies such as time management, study skills, technology skills, and financial literacy. With individualized support from Normandale faculty and staff this program will help you become a stronger student and focus on the road ahead, saving you time and money.

Meet Your Fellow Students

The Summer Scholars Academy is ideal for getting to know peers who can support you during the program and beyond. The program enrolls a small cohort of students, providing ample opportunity for you to get to know other college students as you work, learn, think, and have fun together.

Plan for Your Future

In addition to preparing you for the near future of starting college in the fall, the Summer Scholars Academy is a chance to think and dream even bigger. Normandale staff can assist you in considering your academic and career goals and help map out the best path to achieving them

Explore What Normandale has to Offer

Normandale has a variety of resources that are at your disposal and will help you succeed in college and beyond. Through the Summer Scholars Academy, you will learn about support services on our campus such as the tutoring center, academic advising, counseling, career planning, and campus events

Get a Return on Your Investment

In addition to your time and commitment to the program, the Summer Scholars Academy requires a $75 application fee. However, choosing to invest in yourself pays. In fact, you will receive support for transportation costs and you will even earn a $150 stipend upon successfully completing all requirements of the Summer Scholars Academy and enrolling in fall semester courses.

*Individuals who wish to participate in the Summer Scholars Academy but are facing financial hardship should contact Marissa Machado at for information to explore possible assistance options.