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Summer Mentorship Program

Program Details

The University of Pennsylvania’s Provost Summer Mentorship Program is a four-week experience that aims to inspire first-generation and underrepresented students in Philadelphia to view higher education as an achievable and worthwhile goal. Students selected for the program are provided the opportunity to partner with, and learn from, five professional schools, including the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Over the course of the program at the Law School, admitted high school students experience what law school is like, what it means to be a lawyer, and what role the law plays in modern society.

In addition to their educational curriculum, students are offered test prep, financial literacy courses, life skills, college application process assistance/information and other services that help them to hone their skills and strengthen their self-confidence.

This summer, the program will begin the first Monday in July after the holiday and continue for four weeks. It is open to rising 10th and 11th grade students attending high school in Philadelphia (and surrounding counties). Each participant receives a monetary stipend upon successful completion of the program, lunch daily on all programming dates, and a SEPTA TransPass for travel to and from the program.

How to Participate

For opportunity, eligibility, or to complete the application, please visit the University of Pennsylvania’s Provost Summer Mentorship Program website.