CLA President's Emerging Scholars Program

Photo of our 2023- 2024 PES peer mentors


Contact us:
CLA - President's Emerging Scholars
2 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455


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What is PES?

President's Emerging Scholars (PES) is an advising community that provides personalized, holistic, and culturally responsive advising that advances academic excellence and campus engagement in PES students.

Who is in the program?

PES hosts high achieving students who are leaders in their community, resilient, diverse and have high GPA's. It's similar to an honors program only PES is rooted more in exploring your own identity and building community on campus.

Benefits of being in CLA-PES :

  • Scholarships - Students who meet all program requirements are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship in their first year and a $1,000 scholarship in their last year.
  • Priority Registration- Register for courses before anyone else on campus.
  • Reserved seats in high-demand courses.
  • Computer lab & Free Printing- 10 free pages a day.
  • Peer mentoring- 3rd & 4th year students who help support 1st & 2nd year undergraduate students.
  • Low-student-to-advisor ratio.
  • First-year learning communities.
  • Educational and professional development workshops.


Office Hours

Our Business Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
***Please allow your advisor or staff 24 to 48 hrs to respond to emails during business hours***

Call 612-624-7729 to schedule an appointment. You can also email