Undergraduate Mentoring Program for Under-represented Students

previewThe Richards Center at Pennsylvania State University is sponsoring a FREE summer program for undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing doctoral study in history or a dual-title PhD in history and African American Studies.

The program will be June 26-July 1, 2016 and travel, housing, food, and course materials are covered.

Program Benefits:

  • Pre-graduate school advising about graduate admissions, research methods, and more
  • Professional development workshops
  • Simulated doctoral seminar with outstanding faculty
  • A behind-the-scenes look at Penn State’s Graduate History Program
  • Exposure to a community of scholars committed to diversifying the academy

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a rising junior or senior in a degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university during the summer of 2016
  • Applicant must be from a racial or ethnic group that is under-represented in the discipline of history or in the history graduate program at Penn State
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant must have a strong interest in pursuing a PhD in history

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2016.

For more information on the program and to apply, please visit their official website: “Undergraduate Mentoring Program for Under-represented Students at Penn State

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