Welcome to PGSS

Offering opportunities rarely available
at even the best high schools

An annual program that fosters scientific thinking, scholarly collaboration, and interpersonal connections in our society while encouraging women and minority students to consider scientific careers. Find out more information about the PGSS program.


  • Admittance based on merit, at least one qualified student from each IU accepted
  • Students from under-represented minority communities encouraged to apply
  • Program expenses fully funded for all accepted students
  • Students live and study on the beautiful campus of Carnegie Mellon University
PGSS 2024 Application

Application Deadline – January 31
Review of Applications – February and March
Accepted Applicants will be notified by April 15
Dates of PGSS 2024 – Move-in June 23/Move out July 27

our objective


Empower highly talented Pennsylvania high-school students to pursue lifelong STEM endeavors inspired by a rigorous academic summer program that nurtures scientific thinking, scholarly collaboration, and interpersonal connections.

our commitment to education


PGSS Campaign, Inc. serves as a key financial supporter and advisor to the PGSS Program. As the premier STEM education experience for Pennsylvania’s brightest high school students, the Program provides college-level courses, hands-on laboratory experiments, and ...

PGSS Fun Facts


Go to College


Pursue Careers in STEM


Earn Post-Graduate Degrees


Earn Highest Degrees (PhD, MD, etc)