Pre-Scholars Summer Institute (PSSI)

Pre-Scholars Summer Institute

Students selected for the Pre-Scholars Summer Institute participate in a four week, six credit extensive program from July to start of freshmen orientation. PSSI is focused on academic, community and interpersonal skill development in a highly structured and highly supportive environment. Students learn to embrace a positive attitude towards their education and gain the skills necessary for success in higher education.

During the academic year, students are expected to excel in a rigorous academic experience that is supported with strong advisement, personal counseling, and a vibrant living / learning community. The values of the Millersville Scholars Program are centered on scholarship, achievement, and community.

Selection Process

The advice I would give to future PSSI students would be to keep your eyes on the prize; hard work pays off eventually and keep that instilled in your heart. Also never give up and remember your purpose of being at school. Your purpose should involve becoming a better person, growth, and receiving your B.S. degree. Remember, “The people that work the hardest actually care, people who care, actually work the hardest.”

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Advice I would give future PSSI students is that they shouldn't take PSSI for granted. It is because of this program that we have an opportunity to come to college and be successful in life. Although PSSI can be overwhelming or stressful as some may say, they should appreciate the opportunity and make the best out of the experience.

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