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If you are a first-generation college student, you may be eligible to participate in the Yates Fellowship Program, a yearlong learning community that will provide support as you begin your journey at IC.

The Yates Fellowship Program begins with a ten day experience prior to the start of the academic year. You will spend the first week getting to know one another online, then spend the next week getting to know each other in-person on campus prior to the start of Welcome Week. During the Yates Summer Bridge Program, students work closely with Illinois College faculty members strengthening skills in reading, writing and mathematics, improving organization and study skills, and gaining a clearer sense of how a liberal arts college prepares students to achieve their life and career goals.

Students will work closely with the Yates leadership team and an academic advisor throughout the entire academic year. There is no cost to participate in this program.

Yates Resources for Prospective Students 

Know a student who would be a great fit for the Yates Program? Tell us here so we can reach out to them!

For more information on the program, please contact:

Olivia Raya
Director of TRIO Student Support Services

217.245.3155 | olivia.raya@ic.edu