Welcome Prospective Scholars!
There are currently 50 Renaissance Scholars attending Cal Poly Pomona. Coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, students in the RS program have discovered a positive community of learning and friendship that they may have believed was an impossibility before.
The one thing they now know, is that nothing is impossible!
From discovering new talents, new interests and new relationships, Renaissance Scholars students not only know they can succeed in college--they know they can succeed in life.
By participating in school events, academic study, and forging new friendships with faculty, staff, and other students, Renaissance Scholars have found that they are no different from any other student--they are judged on their dedication and motivation, because that's what really counts.
In addition, Renaissance Scholars are supported by caring and understanding advisors, who treat them with respect and encouragement. School isn't always easy--for anyone--and Renaissance Scholars have found a safe, welcoming community in which to share both their current struggles and achievements, as well as past histories.
"I had never been given the chance to connect the dots of my existence, to see the shape and the course of my life, to observe for myself how everything had hapend had its resaon, its lesson. To talk was liberation from the prison of silence, from the burden of my own secrets."
— Antwone Fisher, Finding Fish