Penn Knowledge is Power Program (PennKIPP)

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Supporting KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Students at Penn

PennKIPP is an innovative partnership for Penn undergraduates who are alumni of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) charter schools nationwide. Our diverse community of scholars may also identify as first-generation and or low-income. Since the partnership began in 2013, 82 students have participated in PennKIPP. Over 46 students have graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and 12 are enrolled in graduate or professional school programs.

About PennKIPP

PennKIPP scholars are extraordinary Penn undergraduates who have completed their high school work at a Kipp secondary school. Kipp scholars are supported to completed research and internship experiences such as the Fulbright Fellowship Program, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, and Penn in Washington Program. They also are encouraged to studied abroad in countries including Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, France, Japan, Jordan, London, and Uganda.

Through campus partnerships, PennKIPP students have access to a variety of comprehensive program resources including:

  • PennCAP Pre-Freshman Program (PFP)
  • Academic advising, support, and coaching
  • A textbook and technology lending library
  • Academic, cultural, wellness, and professional development programming
  • Student advocacy, leadership training, and student ambassador program
  • Supplemental co-curricular funding (as available)