Scholars Program Feedback
Ventures Scholars Program provided an end-of-year survey
to undergraduate Ventures Scholars. Ventures Scholars
provided the following information:
Scholars Program Biweekly E-Newsletter
Undergraduate Ventures Scholars receive a biweekly e-newsletter
that provides them with information about upcoming events
and activities, graduate/ professional school, math
and science careers, scholarship information and much
more! Here's what some of the undergraduate Ventures
Scholars have to say about the biweekly e-newsletters:
- The newsletter haws been very helpful not only to
myself, but my parents as well. It kept informed on
important information need in my college planning.
- Yes, the newsletter has been very helpful providing
useful information financial aid and scholarships
and on careers in math and science.
- Programs that are being started for young minority
children. I am really passionate about this and I
hope to get programs started locally here in KY and
then go nation wide.
- The e-newsletter has been quite helpful in providing
me with sources of advice for issues I face as an
undergraduate minority going into a health profession.
I would like to see more variety and student input
on the topics in the newsletter.
- The newsletter has been extremely helpful. I have
been able to research many fields in medicine that
I can go into with a biology degree. I am thankful
to know all of my options outside of medical school.
The study tips and internship listings have been helpful
- The newsletters have been very helpful. Most of
the newsletters that contained scholarship(s) information
helped out the most. For the ones that pertained to
me, I applied for. And for the ones that didn't apply
to me I forwarded to some of my friends in hopes that
they might apply for it. At the moment I can\'t think
of anything else the newsletters should include but
I'll be sure to let you all know if I think of something.
Thanks for all of your help.
- It's been helpful because it gives you advice on
what to do in order to be successful!
- I really like the e-newsletter because it allows
me to access articles that are of interest to me.
It was also very useful in researching different research
programs for the summer.
- I am very pleased at how I am always updated with
information about different careers in science fields.
It is helpful to know how many opportunities there
are out there. Through the newsletter I can easily
find links to articles or other sites regarding information
that I find interesting. The E-Newsletter also kept
me in line as to the different phases I should be
in during high school. It was a helpful timeline by
which I managed my scholarship applications, college
research, and college applications.
- Yes, I suppose that the newsletter has been hopeful
in informing me about potential programs to maybe
look into applying to in the future, if my average
ever gets better. Summer programs and also a few graduate
programs in medicine and the allied health professions.
I was also looking into possible summer scientific
research opportunities. Also, articles on study skills
tips and so on.
- Yes. I have been able to keep up to date with the
- The newsletters offer lots of information about
careers, some I may not have considered like the nursing
field. These letters keep students up to date on the
- The e-newsletter is somewhat helpful. It provides
tips and answers to questions that most college students
sometimes don't know the answer to.
- "The newsletter actually rings a lot of ideas and
opportunities that are not available at USF currently.
Thus the information has been very helpful.
- The e-newsletter is extremely helpful for me! I
enjoy all of the information, opportunities, and advice
that are offered -- a lot of these things, I wouldn't
have thought of myself.
- You informing me about things that are going on
and topics that are close to the field that I am pursuing
- I can easily find information that helps me in my
thinking about future college choices and careers.
Thank you for doing an excellent job.
- Because I have learned about career paths for my
major and summer programs I can participate in.
- I think the newsletter is good to have. It provides
a lot of information about possible career choices
for science majors. One of the last newsletters had
two articles from minority graduate students. This
was very helpful in that it told me the ends and outs
of graduate school and ways to be successful. There
should definitely be more articles like these. Though
I was able to request websites to help me with the
graduate process, there should be more information
on the planning early for graduate school process
in the newsletter.
- I have found the biweekly e-newsletter helpful.
For example, this February I applied to the Public
Health Summer Fellows Program at the Morehouse School
of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, after finding out
about the program through one of the biweekly e-newsletters.
Although I was not accepted into this summer\'s program,
I am looking forward to applying to this program next
- I've enjoyed the articles linked too on time management.
Some of the most critical things I've found that I
needed to learn of this first year that I looked into
was the time management, study tips, and it would
be nice to have motivational quotes. The quote you
feature with every newsletter is a nice though. I\'m
currently subscribed to two different quote sources
for my e-mail and it\'s awesome to have them every
- It could just be me, but I enjoy helpful phrases
that point me in the right direction. Also, a featured
scholarship section in the newsletter would be nice.
And I also enjoyed the newsletter when it was in e-mail
format, consider having e-mail and web page format.
E.g. you can click the link in the e-mail to read
the newsletter on the web page or you can read it
in the e-mail. Last, it might be beneficial in a situation
of information overload for those receivers of the
newsletter who are busy to have it instead of biweekly,
monthly. Just a though, see if others feel the same
before even thinking of changing. Have a great day!
- It's been helpful in letting me know where opportunities
for scholarships, internships and conferences are.
And the tips they provide are somewhat helpful.
- "Yes, especially the study aids and advertised opportunities.
Info that I would like to see in the newsletter is
advice or comment from actual people in either in
science and med careers now, or in grad or med school.
That would be an interesting perspective.
- Yes it has been helpful. When I receive information
that relates to me and my concentration then it gives
me some pointers and extra information. I even sent
one to my brother who is interested in dental schools.
- I love the information about careers that is on
the web site.
Emails to Undergraduate Ventures Scholars
Member professional associations are invited to send
targeted emails about programs, resources and opportunities.
The Ventures Scholars Program also sends biweekly updates
to remind Ventures Scholars about events and activities.
- The targeted emails have been very helpful to me
in providing information about specific opportunities
I may be eligible to take part in.
- I am helped by the emails and updates because they
are prompt and keep me actively aware and participating
in Ventures Scholars activities.
- Weekly updates that include timelines as to what
I should be doing each year of undergraduate study
are very helpful especially when they are based on
a certain graduate study.
- They are very helpful. I like the bi-weekly thing.
Since my workload has been heavy, I don\'t get on
the computer much. The bi-weekly thing helped out
because the times I did get on the computer I didn't
have to worry about having 400 e-mails; but most importantly
I notified of things at a good time.
- I love having updates right at my fingertips. It
seems that the emails always have an interesting subject.
- The emails are useful when they contain my interests
and career goals.
- I found some very useful and interesting information
on the role of a physician assistant in one targeted
email. Any email information that I find about veterinary
medicine I like to forward to one of my nieces, who
will be entering high school in the fall and is interested
in potentially pursuing that career.
- I like the biweekly updates just as much as the
newsletter. They keep you tuned in to the things that
are happening on a consistent basis
- The e-mails are helpful. It gives me an idea at
what I can do after graduation.
- The targeted emails work well too. I received one
about undergraduate research during the summer. Even
though I did not receive this opportunity it has me
thinking about going to graduate school and doing
Scholars E-Buddy Program
Undergraduate Ventures Scholars are provided with an
opportunity to e-communicate with high school and undergraduate
Ventures Scholars. Here's what undergraduate Ventures
Scholars have to say about the E-Buddy Program:
- I enjoy this program thoroughly. I think it's a
great idea to match peers with peers. I also enjoyed
communicating with high school scholars and letting
them know about my experiences when I first started
coming to college. I think it\'s a great idea because
sometimes these are first-generation college students
and have no one to go to for advice (school counselors
don\'t usually know everything there is to know) and
so communicating with someone around your same age
is very helpful.
- It would be great to have an E-Buddy program between
undergraduate scholars and first-year graduate or
medical students at various universities, similar
to the undergraduate-high school program.
- I used the E-Buddy e-mail system to ask a undergrad
Venture about a college I was interested in.
- Yes, this program seems to still be in its "infancy",
but has a tremendous potential.
- I LOVE THIS PROGRAM! Although I wasn't able to fully
participate, I believe that I answered some questions
to the best of my ability and helped out some incoming
Freshmen. (Obvious I helped others and didn't really
seek assistance from other Ventures Scholars)
- When I was a high school student the e-buddies program
helped me choose which university I wanted to attend.
- I was able to correspond with a couple of high school
scholars who had questions about undergraduate school
and majors. I would like to think that I have been
helpful to those students. The buddy program can be
a very useful resource for those students who take
advantage of it
- This is a great program. Through the program I talk
to 3 high school students and help them answer questions
about college. I really liked this program.
- I think the program is great it just needs some
additional retooling. I chatted with a few high school
and other undergraduate Venture Scholars. I think
that it might help if there was a formal buddy system
used or some other interaction/program for the Venture
Scholars to network with one another.
Undergraduate Ventures Scholars can visit the VSP Web
site and access information about member institutions,
math and science careers, scholarships and more! Here's
what some of the undergraduate said about the VSP Web
- The website is irreplaceable. There is nothing else
like it for helping students who lack strong secondary
school guidance counselors (the majority of us).
- I was glad to be able to see the people that are
coming to my school next year.
- I find the links to additional information about
careers, internships, and specific information about
my field very informative and helpful.
- Thank you so much for this program. I appreciate
all your work put into this program. Although I have
only used a portion of the vast resources available
on your website, I always know where I may turn to
for helpful and practical information. I especially
enjoy the website links to further information.
- The website is very user friendly, and welcoming.
The things on the homepage are very self-explanatory,
so when surfing, you almost never run into a problem
figuring out which link to click to go where you want
- The website has been only been visited about 5 times
by myself. It contains helpful information for many
people who have heard about Ventures for the first
time and are interested in joining.
Undergraduate Ventures Scholars have provided additional
comments about the Ventures Scholars Program:
- I find the Ventures Scholars Program to be very
helpful and an integral part of my current success.
- It has helped me to receive valuable tools as to
how to look to people who have been where I am now,
and to help others to do the same as I prepare to
become a physician.
- The Ventures Scholars Program has helped me by giving
me advice towards college and to keep on thinking
- It has helped me in becoming secure with nursing
as my career choice.
- The program has been beneficial in contacting schools
of interest and contacting other venture students.
The program has also been beneficial in looking up
- The Ventures Scholars Program has helped me just
by allowing me to be a member. It serves as a guide
for those students are learning about the scholarship
and college process on their own. It has helped me,
as a first generation college student, throughout
the last few years by giving me a view into that mystery
surrounding the transition from high school to college
and I hope it continues to be there for me throughout
- The Ventures Scholars Program has helped me by recognizing
me when I was just a sophomore in high school (I believe)
as a worthy individual who happens to be a minority
student of color interested in one day pursuing a
career in either the sciences or in health and medicine.
I was doing a lot of scientific research early on,
while still in high school, but I found my transition
to college no easy task, and nobody has exactly jumped
up to provide an English major with lower-than-average
science grades with scientific research opportunities.
- Thank you so much for everything. I have found the
Ventures Scholars Program a great asset in my educational
career and in my search for what career to enter after
receiving a college degree. Words cannot express my
gratitude for this wonderful program. I am going to
miss this program after completing my undergraduate
degree. I wish there was an additional portion of
the Ventures Scholars Program for students transitioning
from a baccalaureate degree institution into a graduate
degree institution, at least for the first year while
earning a graduate degree.
- I've enjoyed some of the quotes you've featured
in the past on the e-mail newsletters. Overall, the
time management and study help is appreciated for
students such as myself this freshman year. Time can
be a tough thing to manage with so many things that
can be done. Thanks for the Ventures Scholars Program!
- It has helped me to not miss opportunities that
I would have otherwise not known about. (e.g. summer
internships and scholarships). With the internships,
I hope that as the years progress, there be a wider
range and variety of the types of internships that
- It was useful in high school and now it is useful
in college. I am very grateful to be a member.