Thursday, April 23, 2009

2009 Summer Programs for High School Students


FREE!! MIT announces its MITES Program, (Minority Introduction to
Engineering and Science), a challenging 6 week summer program that
prepares promising rising seniors for careers in engineering and
science. If you are selected, all educational, housing, meals and
activity costs are covered. You must, however, pay for your own
transportation to and from MIT. To apply, go to

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Science & Engineering Apprenticeship
program (summer) - This program places academically talented H.S.
students (at least 16 yrs old, sophomores/ juniors) with interest in
science & math in Dept. of Defense laboratories for an 8-wk period over
the summer. This is an invaluable experience in the world of scientific
research, with hands-on exposure to scientific & engineering practices
not available in the HS environment. It is a paid apprenticeship
($2,000) and the students are assigned a scientist or engineer as their
mentor. To apply online or get more information about the program: . Students must submit
their transcript (minimum GPA 3.0) and teacher recommendation to the
program director for consideration and daily transportation n is the
student's responsibility. Program runs from June 22 - August 14, 2009.

FREE!! Princeton University announces its20Summer Journalism Program
for low-income sophomores or juniors with at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0
scale) who have an interest in journalism. The cost is free including
travel costs to and from Princeton! Apply now! Go to

FREE!! The National Center for Health Marketing's Global Health
Odyssey Museum is pleased to of fer the 2009 CDC Disease Detective Camp
(DDC). DDC is an academic day camp for students who will be high school
juniors and seniors during the 2009-2010 school year. Campers will take
on the roles of disease detectives and learn how CDC safeguards the
nation's health. The camp will be offered twice from June 22-26 and July
13-17. For more info and to apply to go

FREE!! The American Legion sponsors a week-long summer leadership
program called Boys State. This year's program will be held at McDaniel
College in Westminster, Maryland from June 21-27. If you are a junior
interested in a leadership op portunity see your guidance counselor right
away for more information.

The Leadership Center at Morehouse College presents the 2009 Coca-Cola
Pre-College Leadership Program. There are 2 programs, one for male
students completing their sophomore or junior year, and the other for
male students completing their senior year. Applicants must have a
minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). The curriculum focuses on personal and
interpersonal leadership skills. The program runs from June 20 to June
26. The cost is $400.00. To apply, go to
. Application access is listed under "Events
at the Leadership Center."

NASA sponsors the National Space Club Scholars Program, a 6 week summer
internship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.. It is open to
students who will be 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade by
June 2009, have demonstrated high academic success, and have an interest
in space science or engineering as a career. Applicants must be U..S.
citizens. Applications are available in the Career Center or online at
Apply now!

University of Maryland, College Park: Women in Engineering, E2@UMD, July
12-18 or July 19-25; rising juniors and seniors. Go to or call

University of Maryland Young=2 0Scholars Program targets rising juniors
and seniors who have a strong academic record and a desire to excel to
experience college life while earning three academic credits. 14 courses
are offered for three weeks from July 12 - 31, 2009. Visit

CITY YEAR, WASHINGTON DC (Americorps) - Graduating seniors who are not
sure what they want to do after high school should consider applying for
a paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC., a
group of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten months
in the Washington, DC community. Benefits include: living stipend
($200 per week), health care coverage, free metro pass, and $4,725
educational scholarship. For more info:
or email:
or call: 202-776-7780, Amanda
Seligman. Recruitment open houses will be held once a month at their
headquarters:& nbsp; 918 U Street, NW, 2nd floor, Washington, DC 20001.

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