An informational open house for the Minority College Experience (MCE), and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), two summer college-prep programs hosted by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will be held on Thursday, April 3.
High school juniors and their parents are invited to attend the information session, which begins at 7 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium of the Reed Union Building.
MCE and WISE give high school juniors the opportunity to take a free course for college credit plus participate in field trips, workshops, mentoring programs and other learning experiences. Students who complete either program with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher will be assured admission to Penn State Behrend the following year.
In addition to free tuition, MCE and WISE students also are given textbooks, parking permits or bus passes, and a lunch stipend.
MCE is open to male and female students of color, and to any student from an economically disadvantaged background. WISE seeks female students of all backgrounds who want to explore career opportunities in the math, science, engineering and health professions.