The Provost Summer Mentorship Program is an innovative four-week experience, aiming to inspire first-generation and minority 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, the five professional schools here at the University. These include the Penn School of Dental Medicine, Penn Nursing, Penn Engineering, Perelman School of Medicine, and Penn Law. Over the course of the program, admitted high school students gain first-hand experience in chosen academic disciplines and the opportunity to explore a variety of career opportunities.

For additonal information pertaining to the application process or to our supplemental program STEMMP, see the links below.


    Participating Schools

    When applying to the University of Pennsylvania's Provost Summer Mentorship Program, high school students have the option of choosing three of the five programs available to explore and experience. Click the link to learn more about our participating schools!



    The STEMMP (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Mentorship Program) is a key part of the Penn Compact in providing the Philadelphia community with innovative programming for high school completion and college attainment. Click the lick to learn more about this supplemental program!


    SMP Spotlight

    SMP and STEMMP alumni are doing amazing things. Click this link to check out the highlights of the year!


    Contact SMP

    Still have further questions? Click this link to contact SMP; you will receive a timely response!