The Richard Steele Scholarship Fund gives high school students from northernmost Maine the opportunity to attend the Exploration Senior Program on the campus of Yale University and also offers individual college counseling from an industry professional upon their return home.
As one of Exploration’s inaugural artists-in-residence, Mali spends two full days at the Intermediate Program, co-teaching classes, leading activities with students, running a poetry slam main event, and working with faculty in professional development sessions.
Your online gift to Exploration helps provide summer scholarships for talented and qualified students who would not otherwise be able to afford the Program. Click here to learn more about the Exploration Scholarship Fund and how you can make a gift today.
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Know a student who could benefit from a summer of Exploration? Send a viewbook + DVD to a grandchild, niece, nephew, or neighbor who's looking for a new summer adventure. And the Explo experience extends beyond students too: email a link to our faculty hiring website to someone you think would make a nurturing and enthusiastic mentor.
Leah Hager Cohen, a member of the EXPLO faculty from 1986 to 1994, continues to achieve great success and recognition as a writer. Her most recent work, The Grief of Others, has been receiving press and praise across the country.
The first group of Dick Steele Scholarship Fund recipients fared very well in the college process this year—through their own hard work, and with the support of Exploration in navigating the landscape of college admissions