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Summer Mentorship Program

July 12 – August 6, 2021| Live Virtual Program

Providing Philadelphia High School Students the Opportunity
to Experience Law School


The University of Pennsylvania’s Provost Summer Mentorship Program is a four-week experience, aiming to inspire first-generation and under-represented students in Philadelphia to view higher education as an achievable and worthwhile goal. Students selected for the program are provided the opportunity to partner with, and learn from five professional schools, including the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Over the course of the program at the Law School, admitted high school students experience what law school is like, learn what it means to be a lawyer, and gain a better understanding of the law and its role in modern society.

In addition to the curriculum in the school to which they are assigned, the students are offered test prep, financial literacy, life skills, college application process assistance/information and other services that help them to hone their skills and strengthen their self-confidence.

The 2021 program will take place as a live, virtual program weekdays, July 12th through August 6th, and is open to rising 11th grade students attending a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school.

The 2021 Virtual Provost’s Summer Mentorship Program application will be available on our website March 5, 2021. For more information about this opportunity, eligibility, or to complete the application, please visit the University of Pennsylvania’s Provost Summer Mentorship Program website.