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Penn Today and spotlight SP2’s Social Justice Scholars Program

The Penn homepage headline and photo feature SP2's Social Justice Scholars

Authored by: Penn Today

Photography by: Eric Sucar

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Now in its second year, the Social Justice Scholars Program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) welcomed four scholars in 2022, offering a full-tuition scholarship, mentorship from powerful allies, and a welcoming community.

The scholars are positioned to become change agents in higher education at a time when access to elite institutions is being reimagined.

“Particularly in a predominately white institution like Penn, it’s important to understand that investing in diversity through programs like the Social Justice Scholars not only benefits the scholars themselves, but also the institution as a whole,” says Yoosun Park, an associate professor in SP2 and faculty director of the Social Justice Scholars Program.

“We’re aiming to train the next generation of leadership that will create new pathways and challenge the status quo, and it’s amazing to receive the financial support to do so.”


The Social Justice Scholars appear as the top story on the Penn Today homepage