What is Ubuntu Scholars?
Ubuntu Scholars is a student success and mentorship program designed to EQUIP, ENGAGE, and EMPOWER historically underserved students that identify as male at Massasoit (primarily males of color) in an effort to ensure a healthy transition to and through the college experience. Through continuous exposure, these scholars leave prepared for successful transfer to a four-year institution and/or entry to a career pathway.
Ubuntu Scholars is a program offering from the Ida Cerezo O’Donnell Unity Center, providing the following services:
- Personalized Success Plan Development
- Financial Aid & Student Account Literacy
- Peer & Group Mentoring
- Academic, Career & Transfer Advising
- Leadership Development
- Student Success Workshops
- Community Building Events & Activities
- A Series of Guest Speakers
- Open Forums for Reflective Dialogue
The term Ubuntu (uu-BOON-tuu) is of Southern African origin; a Zulu philosophy often translated as the essence of being human, or humanity toward others. It is the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. The Ubuntu ideology of interconnectedness and community is the cornerstone of this program.