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A New Faculty Path

October 2nd, 2019

Princeton is leading a partnership with other New Jersey colleges designed to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to enter the academic “pipeline” and seek Ph.D.s, with a goal of ultimately increasing faculty diversity.

The Presidential Scholars Program (PSP) — a collaboration between Princeton, the three campuses of Rutgers University, and The College of New Jersey — will begin seeking applicants this fall who are first-generation and low-income students and students of color. Also targeted are female students in academic disciplines in which they have been historically underrepresented, such as classics, mathematics, and philosophy.

The program is expected to enroll 15 participants when it is launched next summer, with three students who have completed their first year of college from each of the partner locations. 

PSP will support students with intensive mentoring, financial assistance, undergraduate research projects, and training opportunities in areas ranging from navigating college life to academic and teaching skills, according to Afia Ofori-Mensa, the program’s director. 

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