President's Emerging Scholars (PES)

The President's Emerging Scholars (PES) program is a four-year opportunity for select undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds and characteristics. PES students are accomplished, involved, and resilient. Participants receive a number of benefits, including peer mentoring and opportunities for engagement to ensure a positive and successful University of Minnesota experience.

PES Mission:
The President's Emerging Scholars (PES) Program ensures timely graduation of its participants by encouraging and supporting academic, career, and personal wellbeing through scholarships, programming, professional advising, and peer mentoring.

Students Served: 
Undergraduate students recognized by Admissions as accomplished, involved, and resilient
Services Offered: 
  • Professional Advising
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Engagement Opportunities
  • Scholarship Opportunities


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