Support Summer Scholars

Be a bridge to a more equitable world and a more diverse Chautauqua. Collaborate with us in connecting with underserved college students and helping them be successful. Enrich yourself and Chautauqua by supporting these remarkable young people!


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Donate Your Time ~ Be a Friend or Mentor

Become a Charter Member of our Friends of Summer Scholars group in 2023!

Friends will meet with one or more Summer Scholars while they’re in Chautauqua ~ at our Meet & Greet, on the porch, on a walk around the grounds, etc. Learning about their interests and goals and continuing your connection over time helps these students to concretely increase their social capital. Friends also help us find and connect with Occupational Mentors for the students. Friends can also help us recruit future Summer Scholars from their home region and alma mater.

Occupational Mentors are professionals who can meet with those Scholars who have questions about your occupation. Mentors also can join us for events at Chautauqua with these bright young people.

To become a Friend or Mentor, please contact us at