$240,000 over 36 months to provide Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) students with a year-long program that combines a five-week summer residential experience (under the auspices of Skidmore's Pre-College Program in the Liberal and Studio Arts) with a variety of classes and workshops that will be offered during the academic year, and to support the Scholars Program, SEO's college preparatory program. SEO students will take two classes during the program: a writing class and an elective in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, or studio arts. During the academic year, the Skidmore professor who taught the writing class will lead a seminar that echoes course themes. SEO staff will run complementary critical writing sessions that build on seminar themes and discussions. Additionally, staff from Skidmore's Opportunity Programs Office will run a special workshop on admissions, financial aid, and student support services.