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 Chautauqua Connector

Friends and Connectors 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 other Connectors for the students. Friends can also help us recruit future Summer Scholars from their home region and alma mater.

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

To become a Friend or Connector, please contact us at