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Scholarship Information

Pre-College Academy Scholarship Information

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Summer Discovery offer a limited number of program scholarships to qualified students based on need, academic merit, and interest in studying law. A set of scholarships will be specifically awarded to eligible students attending a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school, and a second set of scholarships will be awarded to students attending a high school outside of the Philadelphia metropolitan area (but within the United States).

These scholarships cover all program fees, housing, meals while on campus, access to Penn’s fitness centers and other recreational facilities, and all activities and trips associated with the program. The scholarshipdoes not cover expenses associated with travel to and from the Law School campus in Philadelphia.

*Please note that scholarship applicants do not need to register and pay the fee associated with the Summer Discovery application until after the scholarship recipients are announced in April 2022. After this announcement, all scholarship applicants who are accepted into the program (regardless if they were awarded a scholarship or not) will have the opportunity to register with Summer Discovery.

Online Application Forms and Submission Details

Students wishing to submit a scholarship application should follow the steps below:

  1. Submit a Student Application Form here: Student Application Form
    1. This application form includes essay questions as well as a request to upload your transcript.
  2. Request a teacher/counselor to submit a Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form on your behalf: Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form

Upon receiving the two scholarship application components (Student Application Form and Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form), we will email you to let you know that your application is complete.

Please note that scholarship applicants do not need to register and pay the fee associated with the Summer Discovery application until after scholarship recipients are announced in April 2022. After this announcement, all scholarship applicants who are accepted into the program (regardless if they were awarded a scholarship or not) will have the opportunity to register with Summer Discovery.

We expect to announce scholarship recipients in April 2022.

Submission Deadline: all application materials must be received by Friday, March 18, 2022.

Contact Us

Questions about the scholarships, eligibility, or the application/submission process can be directed to lep@law.upenn.edu.