At this time, due to the nature of COVID-19 and its impact on college campuses, we are in the process of determining the structure of MSP. The program will move forward, however, it may be fully online with a different time frame/duration than originally planned. All applicants will be notified of the program status.
Applications were due on May 1st, 2020. Applications will be accepted on a space available basis after May 1st with priority given to students who received an invitation to apply.
The Muscat Scholars Program is a program developed for the academic and personal success of first-generation college students at the University of San Francisco.
Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of San Francisco! We are proud of your accomplishments leading to this next journey.
As you know, this next journey of yours will present its own excitement and challenges: a new city, a new way of being a student, making new friends while maintaining existing relationships, and discovering your academic and personal passions on the way toward finding a career.
Moving through these challenges can both be exciting and nerve-wracking for you (and your parents/family too!). We would like to offer you the opportunity to prepare for your journey as a part of a program called the Muscat Scholars Program (MSP). MSP is a supportive community of Scholars and mentors who work together to develop the relationships, skills, and abilities to be successful in the first year and beyond. Put simply, MSP is the best beginning to your USF college career that you could ever ask for: friends, mentors, connections, and a lot of support along the way.
In the next few pages, you’ll learn all that there is to learn about what MSP is and hear from many of our students about the MSP experience. We hope that you will consider applying to our program and take advantage of the many resources that USF has to offer.
MSP is not just the two weeks in August — it’s a year-long program that is comprised of shared classes, retreats, events on and off campus, and reunions. You will have a peer mentor, staff mentor, and many others on campus here to support you!
We look forward to you joining your new MSP family in August. If you have any questions, please feel free to email, tweet or call me!
Congratulations on your graduation from high school and for being accepted to USF. We look forward to seeing you in August!
Charlene P. Lobo Soriano, Ed.D., NCC
Program Director, Muscat Scholars Program;
Associate Dean, Retention and Persistence