The Trust supported the initiation of the College Arts Scholars Program that focuses on recruiting talented and creative students for undergraduate art programs. The program linked students directly with a faculty mentor and offered a seminar or studio experience to expose students to the broad array of forms, practices, and professional opportunities in the arts. During the summer, the students completed intensive work on the portfolios necessary to continue in their academic or creative careers.
In addition, the grant supported the addition of a summer research component to the student experience for the College Science Scholars. This allowed students to stay locally and engage in research during their first or second summer.