The Richards Center Emerging Scholars Summer Mentoring Program exposes students to doctoral study in the discipline of history. During a one-week summer residential program (June 25-June 30, 2017), Pennsylvania State University faculty and staff demystify the graduate school admissions process and educate participants about the academic profession. Students will participate in a simulated doctoral seminar and attend workshops on a variety of topics, including writing, digital research, and graduate student life. Travel, housing, and course materials are provided by the university. Penn State’s Richards Center, the Department of History, and the Department of African American Studies sponsor the program in a collaborative effort to attract and enroll students from underrepresented populations.
- 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
- 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 be a rising junior or senior in a degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university during the summer of 2017
- Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Applicant must have a strong interest in pursuing a PhD in history
How to Apply
Submit a letter of application stating your academic/career goals and research interests, an unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation to the RichardsCenter@psu.edu.
Complete the on-line application.
Review of materials will begin February 15, 2017, and continue until the positions have been filled.
George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, The Pennsylvania State University, 108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA 16802