Penn Summer High School Scholarship

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If you are a Philadelphia resident and attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school, you may be eligible to attend Penn Summer Prep or a Penn Summer Academy free of charge with a Penn Summer Scholarship.

Eligibility

  • Current 9th, 10th or 11th grade student
  • Philadelphia resident
  • Attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school
  • Minimum 3.3 high school GPA
  • Well-written essays
  • Strong letter of recommendation
  • Demonstrated financial need

Application

Submit an online application for Penn Summer Prep or the Penn Summer Academy of your choice. Follow the application instructions and requirements outlined on our Application Information page.

  • When asked if you attend a School District of Philadelphia school, select ‘Yes’ to be considered for the scholarship. A supplemental form will be provided through the application system requesting financial details. Complete and return the form prior to the stated application deadline.
  • To waive the application fee, please e-mail a copy of your high school transcript to hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu (to the attention of Maura Tucker) before submitting your application. Include your full name and the program to which you are applying. We will respond with an application fee waiver code you may use to bypass the fee.
  • Applications are reviewed in mid-May; rolling admission does not apply to scholarship applicants.
  • Selected finalists may be invited to campus for an interview with program faculty and staff to review your qualifications and discuss your interest in the program. Note: interviews are not conducted for all programs.
  • If admitted, students will receive a full commuter tuition scholarship to attend one of the Penn Summer Academies or the Penn Summer Prep program.

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Penn Summer

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326
summer@sas.upenn.edu

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