The Provost Summer Mentorship Program (SMP) is a signature initiative of Penn's Equity and Access Programs and designed to increase college access for under-represented rising 11th grade students.

SMP was developed to inspire and encourage these students to seek enrollment in four-year baccalaureate educational institutions. Our program provides students an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on experience through specially designed curricula in one of the five University of Pennsylvania's professional schools that participate in the program (i.e. - Dental, Medicine, Engineering, Law, and Nursing).

SMP Statistics:

  • Since 2009, 255 SMP alumni (STEMMP included) out of 276 SMP alumni are either currently enrolled at or have graduated from a postsecondary institution.
  • Since 2009, 21 total SMP alumni (STEMMP included) are either currently enrolled at or have graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

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!

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    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!