Millennium Scholars are high-achieving STEM students aiming to be leaders in their field with a commitment to increasing diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines. Millennium Scholars receive scholarship, academic, and advising support and are expected to work hard and study in a collaborative environment, conduct research with a faculty mentor, and maintain an excellent academic record. Designed to set students up for success on their path to earning a doctorate, the program uses a cohort-based approach that encourages each student to assist one another in pursuit of their academic and career goals. Millennium Scholars are selected through a rigorous application and interview process, through which they highlight their commitment to increasing diversity in STEM fields in their careers.
Meet our Millennium Scholars
The program began in 2013 at Penn State, and EMS joined in 2016. The first two EMS Millennium Scholars, Brian Swab and Ana De La Fuente Duran, say the program has already opened doors for them.
Support EMS Millennium Scholars
Supporting diversity in our college is one of the main goals in our strategic plan and the Millennium Scholars program is one of our giving priorities. Raising money to support the Millennium Scholars Programs was the focus of the University's 2016 Giving Tuesday initiative. The college aims to raise $10,000, which will help fund one Millennium Scholar in the 2017-18 academic year.
If you would like to help support the MIllennium Scholars Program in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.