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msp logoThe Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) is an academic enrichment and scholarship program designed to support the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students at UAB. The program has supported scholars for over 20 years and continues to thrive in assisting them to reach their educational and professional goals through knowledge investment and social development. The motto that best embodies this initiative and its focus is “each one, reach one.” As a cohort, all MSP scholars are encouraged to live by the motto of “Each one, reach one” by paying it forward in support and service throughout their communities.


Benefits of MSP include

Peer Mentoring Program

The MSP Peer Mentoring Program assists new scholars in making a successful transition into MSP, UAB, and the Birmingham community. Older MSP students serve as mentors for entering MSP students by sharing their personal college experiences, resources, and strategies to promote success.

Graduate and Professional School Preparation

Throughout the year, scholars are encouraged to participate in a number of strategic enrichment opportunities designed to better prepare them for matriculation to and through college and admission in a graduate or professional school. Each student is given the tools to create their own career roadmap and are held accountable through periodic check-ins to monitor their progress and make adjustments as needed.

Service-Learning Experiences

MSP students are required to participate in a number of community service and volunteer initiatives throughout the year. The purpose is to foster a long-lasting, service-minded dedication to citizenship and social responsibility as a student and future professional.

Awards/Graduation Program

Each spring semester, MSP recognizes the graduates and outstanding scholars during the annual Awards/Graduation Program. The highlight of this event is the naming of the Scholar of the Year.

MSP Alumni Chapter

Upon graduation, scholars are encouraged to join the MSP Alumni Chapter. The chapter was informed in 2004 and is officially recognized by the UAB National Alumni Society.

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