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Subject: Penn PhD Prep Program for Black Males
University of Pennsylvania PhD Prep Program for Black Males
The University of Pennsylvania is launching an 18-month Academy here
at focused on preparing Black males for admission to Ph.D. programs in
education immediately upon completion of their undergraduate studies.
They will begin the Academy this fall with 10 Black males who are in
their junior year of college. Check it out here:
Each Academy participant will receive a 4-day all-expense paid visit
to Philadelphia this fall; opportunities for meaningful engagement
with the dean, faculty, graduate students, and Black male alumni; free
enrollment in a 3-month Kaplan GRE Prep Course (for which Penn is
paying $1,200 per participant); a current Black male Ph.D. student who
will mentor him through the application process; and an application
fee waiver when he applies for Fall 2011 admission to Penn (valued at
$85). Most importantly, those who are admitted to our Ph.D. Programs
two years from now will be fully funded for their entire 3-4 years of
Please forward this information to Black male undergraduates you know
and encourage them to submit applications by August 21st. The Academy
is only for Black men who are starting their junior year this fall and
planning to graduate in Spring 2011.
Spread the word!