St. Mary’s is committed to providing an excellent liberal arts education to talented, high achieving students regardless of their race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, or socio economic background.
The DeSousa-Brent Scholars program actively recruits students from groups underrepresented in higher education. These students are given a unique opportunity to be welcomed into a supportive community of gifted individuals. The program provides each scholar supplementary and preparatory courses, regular motivational events, and individual mentoring to cultivate their academic and leadership potential.
The program’s success is evident through the achievement of these students as they continually score internships and employment in competitive industries. Regardless of the scholar’s long-term goals, they will always strive to promote an understanding of diversity and inclusion throughout their time at St. Mary’s and in the future.