Wharton Welcomes SMASH Scholars

Wharton is the sixth school to deliver the Summer Math and Science Honors program to high school seniors.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia recently announced that it will become the sixth institute to partner with Level Playing Field Institute. Founded in 2001, LPFI delivers the Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) program, a free, three-year, residential college preparatory program for high school students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Students begin the program the summer after their freshman years and continue to attend five-week sessions each summer through their senior years.

The first to be hosted at a business school, the SMASH program at Wharton will enroll students in science, tech, and math classes, as well as in foundational business courses in subjects such as statistics, economics, and marketing, to prepare them to pursue tech entrepreneurship.

The other five LPFI partners include the University of California, Berkeley; the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of California, Davis; Stanford University in California; and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

To learn more about SMASH, visit www.lpfi.org/smash.