This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
by Jeseamy Muentes
Applications are now being accepted for the Penn Summer Scholars Program, a three-week intensive program for “academically exceptional” Philadelphia public and charter high school students.
The tuition-free program, which runs July 7-25, will give students an opportunity to attend classes, discussions, and lectures at the University of Pennsylvania from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program offers academies in five different areas of study: biomedical research, experimental physics, chemistry research, art, and social justice research.
Students will be given the chance to conduct guided research projects throughout the program and complete a capstone project, covering everything they’ve learned in their respective academies.
Selected students will also receive lunch stipends and a PennCard, giving them full access to campus libraries, computer labs, research facilities, and other resources granted to Penn undergraduates.
The application deadline is June 1. The academies have different application requirements, but all require a hard-copy application, two short essays, an official high school transcript, and a copy of test scores from the ACT, SAT or PSAT.
Jeseamy Muentes is a Notebook intern.