Strategies for Transfer, Excellence, Preparation, and Success
Legacy STEPS is the scholarly cohort program designed to help first-generation and traditionally underrepresented
students enhance their experience at Westminster College. The STEPS program also helps students explore
post-graduation opportunities after transferring from Salt Lake Community College.
Students participating in Legacy STEPS receive social, cultural, financial, and academic support; have faculty
mentors; and meet regularly with their cohort throughout the academic year. The cohort serves as a peer support
network where each student can encourage persistence and success among one another. Participants in Legacy STEPS
also have the opportunity to achieve academic success by developing leadership skills and cultivating community
in a supportive environment.
Benefits of Being a Legacy STEPS Student
- Up to $500 each semester to spend on books for your classes
- Eligibility for scholarships to help with tuition
- Two academic credits that count toward graduation
- Mentoring and advising from staff, professors, or community leaders who care about your success in college
and in life
- Support with academic discussions, writing, and research skills
- Help preparing for graduate school or a career after graduation
- Support from a social network you'll meet before classes start
- Social and community events throughout the school year
- A free summer bridge orientation to Westminster with meals included
- Access to outdoor education and leadership events
Legacy STEPS Summer Bridge Program
The Legacy STEPS summer bridge program is a week-long program where you learn strategies for academic success at
Westminster College. You’ll get to know your future classmates and learn the value of having a group of
friends to turn to for support.
Apply to Legacy STEPS
There are 10 spots available in the Legacy STEPS program for the 2020–21 school year. To be eligible for the
program, you must be a first-generation college student (neither of your parents received a bachelor's degree
from an institution in the United States). Additionally, you must be a traditionally underrepresented student
(African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, Chicanx, Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander), a
student with a disability, and/or a low-income student (with a household income at or below $63,000/year). You
must be able to attend the Legacy STEPS Summer Bridge program August 5–12, 2021.
The application opens on Feb. 15, 2021, for the 2021–22 school year, and will remain open until June 30, 2021, or until spots are filled. The Legacy STEPS application committee will review applications on a rolling basis.