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S.C.O.P.E. - Summer College Opportunity Program in Education

*Please Note: Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, S.C.O.P.E. will run in a modified virtual format for summer 2021*

Application for Virtual S.C.O.P.E. 2021 is now available!


Virtual 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 course work and the field of education as a career opportunity.

The Virtual Summer 2021 program will run online from July 6th through July 22nd on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (9:00am-2:00pm) each week. Virtual S.C.O.P.E. is an intensive academic experience during which students will take a Research and Writing class, a College and Career Prep class and will be complemented with designated times for academic support Students will also have the opportunity to be introduced to various opportunities available in the field of education.

The Office of Education and Social Equity 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 2020-2021 academic year, and matriculating in the 11th grade for 2021-2022
  • Be enrolled in a college-prep curriculum
  • Be interested in education careers (teaching, counseling, rehabilitation, special education, vocational education, educational administration, education policy etc.)
  • Have a high school cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Preference is given to first-generation and economically disadvantaged candidates.

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

Application and additional documentation due March 8, 2021


March 8, 2021 - Complete S.C.O.P.E. Application Due

April 2021 - Finalists selected
End of April 2021 - Participants chosen and informed via letter/email

For Counselors, Teachers, and School Administrators:

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