President's Emerging Scholars
President's Emerging Scholars (PES) is an educational opportunity program that supports high-achieving, historically underserved students in their pursuit of a bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Participants are selected based on holistic review conducted by the Office of Admissions, and PES students demonstrate achievement in a number of ways, including strong academics, extracurricular excellence, and significant community engagement.
Our Scholars are accomplished, involved, and resilient. PES students are also diverse: Many are the first in their family to attend college, Pell Grant recipients, indigenous students, and students of color.
Contact Steve Cisneros, director for the President's Emerging Scholars Program.