Monday, May 11, 2009


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 is the student's

Program runs from June 22 - August 14, 2009.

FREE! Princeton University announces its Summer 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 offer 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

FREE!! The American Legion sponsors a weeklong 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 opportunity,
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 Scholars 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 2 - 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: 918 U Street, NW, 2nd floor, Washington,
DC 20001.

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