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Scholarly Science Opportunities
Do you really dig science and want some more Science Opportunities? Information on Summer internships, or Science scholarships?

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Local (Georgia) Programs that Pay YOU
Biomedical Summer Science Program at Spelman College
Partnering with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, this six-week residential program offers talented Georgia high school students an opportunity to cultivate interest in the biomedical sciences by exploring current biomedical issues while enhancing skills in critical thinking, technology, communication and math.
Applicants must be 12th-graders enrolled in a Georgia high school, have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and have demonstrated an interest in science and math. Stipends are awarded to students accepted to the program, based on participation. Room and board are provided; travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant. Students may not participate in other summer activities or programs concurrently with the program, which runs from mid-June to late July
Other Spellman Summer Programs

BIO@TECH Summer Programs for high school students
BIO@TECH, an intensive three-week investigative biology experience for high school students with strong interests in the biological sciences.

Break Through Atlanta ( housed at The Lovett School)
Breakthrough Atlanta is looking for motivated students who want to participate in a six-year, tuition-free academic enrichment program. The program has three parts: the School Year Program, a six-week Summer Program and a High School College Prep Program. They prepare students to enroll in and succeed in academically rigorous college preparatory high school programs that will fully prepare them to succeed in college.  Breakthrough is a rigorous program that requires dedication and hard work. It is required that all  of the BTA students show up every day and work hard! Be sure that you are willing to commit yourself fully to the program before applying.

CDC Disease Detective Camp
The CDC Disease Detective Camp is an academic public health day camp held at CDC's headquarters in Atlanta, GA.

Medical College of Georgia Programs
Student Educational Enrichment Program (SEEP)
Pre-College Summer Program
College Summer Program
Seven-week Program for Pre-college and College Students

Reach for Excellence ( housed at Marist )
  Applications are typically available in November of each year. Students who are recommended by a counselor or teacher will automatically receive an application in the mail. However, all families are welcome to inquire about admissions by contacting the 6 th grade counselor or by clicking on the “Recommend a child” link on the Home page of the Reach for Excellence website. Applications will be sent to candidates by standard mail.
The Reach application requires substantial preparation. The application deadline is typically in mid-February.
Components of the application include:
Student and Parent/Guardian Essays
Recommendations from the student’s current Language Arts and Math teachers
A copy of the most recent school transcript
A copy of the recent standardized reading and math scores
Qualified applicants will be interviewed along with their parents/ guardians by the Reach for Excellence Selection Committee.
Written notification of the committee’s decision is mailed to each applicant in the spring.

The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP)
The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP), sponsored by George Washington University and the Department of Defense, is an eight week summer program for high school students. SEAP is designed so that students can apprentice in fields of their choice with experienced scientists and engineers. This opportunity provides students with valuable experience needed to make informed career decisions. Students apprentice with their mentors on mutually agreed upon projects. At Army Research facilities, the students apprentice in a professional research laboratory setting and learn how their research can benefit the Army as well as the civilian community. Because of the setting, students are treated as research assistants rather than just teenagers. First year participants are awarded an educational stipend of $2000.
For more information please e-mail to:Swati.Ramadorai@US.ARMY.MIL, or call Swati Ramadorai at (301)-319-9259

StarLab at Clark Atlanta
The StarLab Summer Program is a free six-week program designed to encourage under-represented minorities to consider pursuing careers in the public health sciences. Annually the program targets between 40-50 junior high and high school students enrolled in metro-Atlanta area schools.  The program is conducted in collaboration with the National Organization for the Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, the Minority Health Professions Foundation, and scientists from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.
For more information, visit

Student Educational Enrichment Program in the Health Sciences for Pre-College Students (SEEP)
for rising high school seniors and graduating seniors.

The NASA Science Engineering Mathematics and Aerospace Academy, or SEMAA, is a national innovative project designed to increase participation and retention of historically underrepresented K-12 youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The goals of the NASA SEMAA project are to inspire a more diverse population of students to pursue careers in STEM; engage students, teachers and parents by incorporating emerging technologies into the project; and provide a challenging curriculum that meets state math, science and technology standards. SEMAA proactively addresses these goals by delivering a "hands-on, minds-on" curriculum, a state-of-the-art Aerospace Education Laboratory, and an innovative Family Café.

Summer Opportunities
Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education

Ben Carson Science Academy-
Morehouse School of Medicine
• FEE- $550 includes hot lunches, field trips, activities, and speakers
• Applications can be mailed—go to
• Visit the website for more information and eligibility requirements

CARE Summer Computer Camp
Spelman College
• This is for rising 9th grade students
• Contact Charles Hardnett - 404 270-5880 or
• FEE- $100 includes meals
• Apply online at html 

Expanding Educational Horizons, Summer Search 2008

(Looking for something fun and educational for your child to do this summer? The "Summer Search: Expanding Educational Horizons" catalog has all the answers. It lists information on more than 100 courses, camps, academic and arts programs and university and college opportunities and programs. Opportunities abound in a variety of areas: fine and performing arts, science and engineering, sports and recreation, leadership, writing and space exploration and more. Program costs vary)

Links to Summer Programs across the Nation:

Project Nobility-
Spelman College
• Focus will be on math, science, and language arts
• Cultural enrichment classes include, golf, swimming, dance, sports, drama, and robotics
• Contact Anthony Otey 404.392.5214 or e-mail for a mailed application
• FEE- $40 per week includes breakfast, lunch, and field trips

100+ Summer Enrichment Programs
You'll find over 100-plus science, mathematics, and engineering enrichment programs across the US for our high school students to consider

Summer 2008 Academic Programs at US Colleges, Universities & Laboratories (most are residential)

The Success Network Summer Programs

Mentoring & Enrichment Seminar in Engineering Training (MESET)
Summer residential program for rising seniors in Houston

The National Bar Association Crump Law Camp
• For students entering 9th- 11th grades
• Students will be introduced to law school and learn skills required to be an effective lawyer
• The camp is held at Howard University in Washington
• Visit for application and tuition rates (based on income)

Microsoft DigiGirlz Summer Camp
• For girls who are currently in grades 9-12
• The camps will beheld in Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Fargo, ND; Irvine, CA; Las Colinas, TX; Redmond, WA; Stony Brook, NY; Washington, DC
Apply online

LInks to National Competitions

DeKalb Online Scholarshiop Guide

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