Scholars attend over 40 public, private, and charter high schools in the St. Louis region. Take a look at each of our talented cohorts below!

Cohort 1   Cohort 2    Cohort 3      Cohort 4    Cohort 5



Leah Merrifield

Director, College Prep Program

Courtney E. Brewster

Associate Director, College Prep Program

Alana Flowers

Administrative Coordinator, College Prep Program

Graduate Fellows

Trenton Ellis

Shamen Radcliffe

Dy’Nelle Todman

Juan Manuel Ramirez-Velazquez

Sierra Watson

Bios of current graduate fellows and undergraduate program assistants.


  • Graduate Fellows play a vital role in developing and enriching the overall College Prep community and are responsible for carrying out a variety of academic, social, and enrichment programming in addition to the supervision of cohorts. There are opportunities for program planning and student outreach during the academic year as well. Read more about the position here.

Applications for Summer Academy 2019 are now being accepted. 

  • Undergraduate Program Assistants create opportunities for scholars to learn about themselves and are responsible for facilitating the general safety and wellbeing of the College Prep community by attending classes, sessions, meals, and off-campus events with students. Program Assistants also develop a variety of leadership, communication, and program development skills throughout the Summer Academy. Read more about the position here.

Applications for Summer Academy 2019 will open December 2018. 


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Support for the 2018 College Prep Program provided by AT&T.