S.C.O.P.E. Application

Application for the SCOPE program

The application process for S.C.O.P.E. 2018 is now open!

You may download and view this form using the following:

Application deadline:
February 2, 2018

S.C.O.P.E. Information

The Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (S.C.O.P.E.) is a program under the College of Education at The Pennsylvania State University. The program provides current high school sophomores from diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to experience college life while participating in college course work.

The Summer 2018 program will run from June 24th through July 20th, at the University Park campus, located in State College, Pennsylvania. S.C.O.P.E. is an intensive academic experience that will require students to participate in various college preparatory courses over a four-week period. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives of the College of Education to introduce them to various opportunities available in the field of education.

Penn State University, via the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity and the Office of Multicultural Programs in the College of Education, will pay for living (room and board) and academic expenses (tuition and books).

To be eligible for S.C.O.P.E., a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be from a background traditionally underrepresented in the field of education
  • Be a high school sophomore (10th grade) during the 2017-2018 academic year, and matriculating in the 11th grade for 2018-2019
  • Be enrolled in a college-prep curriculum
  • Be interested in education careers (teaching, counseling, rehabilitation, special education, vocational education, educational administration, etc.)
  • Have a high school grade-point average of 3.00 or better
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligible students must be nominated by a school or organization representative and complete the enclosed application.

You may keep the cover page for your records. Please return the six (6) pages of the application and additional documentation by February 2, 2018.

Important Dates to Remember:

February 2, 2018 - Complete S.C.O.P.E. Application Due

March - April 2018 - Finalists selected
May 2018 - Participants chosen and informed via letter.