S.C.O.P.E. Application

Application for the SCOPE program

The application process for S.C.O.P.E. 2020 is now open!

You may download and view this form using the following:

Application deadline:
January 13, 2020

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 2020 program will run from June 21st through July 17th, 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.

The Office of Multicultural Programs in the College of Education with kind contributions of donors will cover program expenses.

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 2019-2020 academic year, and matriculating in the 11th grade for 2020-2021
  • 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 January 13, 2020.

Important Dates to Remember:

January 13, 2020 - Complete S.C.O.P.E. Application Due

February 2020 - Finalists selected
March 2020 - Participants chosen and informed via letter.