Emerging Scholars Summer Mentoring Program

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Type: 
Summer Program
Date: 
June 23, 2019 to June 28, 2019
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, Slavery

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 23-June 28, 2019), 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. All expenses including travel, housing, meals, 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.

Program Benefits

  • 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 U.S. citizen
  • Applicant must be a rising junior or senior in a degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university during the summer of 2019
  • 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

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
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