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Diversity Resources For

Future and Incoming Undergraduate Students

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.

Opportunities for Incoming Students


Representation in Science at Eberly for Undergraduate Prehealth Students (RiSE UP) is a six-week academic summer program to help incoming first-year students prepare for their science major and immerse them into the healthcare field. The program also includes structured social and cultural events that encourage students to build relationships with each other and relate in-class activities to out-of-class experiences.

Learn More About RiSE UP


SUCCE2SS Summer Series

SUCCE2SS (Summer Undergraduate College Connections for Early Engagement of Science Students) is a virtual series of workshops to help incoming first year underrepresented and first-generation students prepare for their science-based major. The intent of the series is to acclimate students to the Eberly College of Science and to help them build their professional and social network.


What are college science labs really like?  

July 11, 4 p.m. 

If you’re not familiar with labs, we want you to get a head start. We’re hoping this workshop will help you feel more prepared – and succeed in – college science labs.  

Register here.

Eberly Unplugged: Student Panel with Q/A 

July 15, 4 p.m.

This workshop is your opportunity to have an open and honest conversation with first-generation and underrepresented students within Eberly. Ask almost anything (within reason). Questions can be submitted during registration or can be asked live during the workshop.   

Register here.

I want to be a doctor/dentist/optometrist, etc, now what?  

August 8, 4 p.m.

Are you interested in a career in healthcare? This workshop is designed to get you connected with the PreHealth Group Advising Team to help you with your journey and familiarize you with the basic requirements of preparing to apply and applying to a health professional school. A panel of recent graduates and current students will also take part in this workshop to share their stories of how they prepared (or are preparing) for their next step!  

Register here.


First-Year in Science and Engineering (FISE) Living Learning Community 

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


Undergraduate Scholarships

Bunton-Waller Undergraduate Scholarship Program

*This scholarship is only offered to incoming first year students.*

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 Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a merit-based award given to students who bring diverse perspectives, identities, and interests to Penn State. The Bunton-Waller program attracts students who contribute to the diversity of the student body and demonstrate strong academic and professional potential. In addition to the merit-based awards, Bunton-Waller recipients are part of the Penn State Educational Equity Scholars Program community, and participate in a living and learning community in their first year.

To be considered for scholarships within the Eberly College of Science including Bunton-Waller, high school seniors should complete the Science Scholarship application. The deadline to submit your Science Scholarship Application to be considered for scholarships for Fall 2023 has closed. You must submit your application to Penn State before you are eligible to apply for scholarships within Eberly.


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


Science Dean's Scholarship Program

Science Dean's Scholarship Program (SDS) for math and science students is for Penn State 2+2 students, who are changing campus to University Park.

The Science Dean's Scholarship program provides Eberly College of Science students with a scholarship and program activities that are designed to support, welcome, and address the needs of math and science students who change from one of Penn State's nineteen campuses to University Park in their junior year.

Learn more about the Science Dean's Scholarship 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 undergraduate students.

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