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Diversity Resources For
Future Undergraduate Students
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We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Eberly College of Science! We offer a variety of programs and resources to support your transition to campus.


Pre-First Year Science and Engineering (PreF)

PreF is a six-week academic summer bridge program offered prior to the start of the first year and introduces students to college calculus, physics, and chemistry courses as well as a study skills course (with technical emphasis). This program helps prepare its participants for college coursework and teaches essential time management skills needed to handle the challenges of first-year course work.

PreF is administered through the College of Engineering but Science students are encouraged to apply.

Learn More About PreF



First-Year in Science and Engineering (FISE) Special Living Option

FISE offers a residential experience for first-year students seeking to live in a diverse and inclusive STEM-focused living and learning community.

Learn More About FISE

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Fellowships and Scholarships

Bunton-Waller Undergraduate Fellows Program

Named in honor of Mildred S. Bunton and Calvin H. Waller, the first-recorded African American alumna and alumnus of Penn State, the Bunton-Waller Fellowship is a merit-based award given to students who bring diverse perspectives, identities, and interests to Penn State. The Bunton-Waller Fellows program attracts students from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds who demonstrate strong academic and professional potential. The scholarship offers full in-state tuition as well as room and board to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania residents, and it offers full out-of-state tuition to non-resident students. In addition to the merit-based awards, all Bunton-Waller Fellows are part of the Penn State Educational Equity Scholars Program community, and participate in a living-learning program in their first year.

To be considered for the Bunton-Waller Fellowship or other scholarships within the Eberly College of Science, high school seniors should complete the Science Scholarship application by March 1st, 2020. You must submit your application to Penn State before you are eligible to apply for scholarships.


Millennium Scholars Program

The Penn State Millennium Scholars Program is designed for high-achieving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students who will become leaders in their chosen fields and are committed to increasing the diversity of professionals in STEM-related disciplines. Millennium Scholars are students with both the passion and the ability to advance the frontiers of knowledge and change the world.

Learn About and Apply to the Millennium Scholars Program


Additional Resources

Interested in learning more about Eberly? Feel free to contact us to start scheduling your visit. 

We are committed to providing a supportive and engaging environment for our students both inside and outside the classroom. In preparation for your arrival to campus, we encourage you to explore our resources for current students.

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