The application for the Broad Summer Scholars Program is now open.
In the event that an applicant's last day of school conflicts with the program start date, we will work with students to ensure they can still participate in the program.
The Broad Summer Scholars Program (BSSP) invites highly motivated high school students with a strong interest in science to spend six weeks at the
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM BENEFITS
- No cost to apply or attend
- Partial reimbursement for transportation costs
- Access to an on-staff tutor to review scientific concepts related to student projects
- Trainings focused on creating scientific posters and best practices for presenting
- Exposure to both computational and experimental techniques
- Social and team-building activities
- $12/hr compensation available for students who demonstrate financial need
To be eligible to apply to BSSP, applicants must:
- Be a rising senior in high school (i.e. students can apply their junior year)
- Attend a high school in the greater Boston area
- Have earned a B or better in science and math classes
- Demonstrate excitement for science! No previous research experience is required.
We especially encourage applications from students who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Underrepresented in the sciences—these groups include American Indians or Alaska Natives, blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, as well as individuals with disabilities.
- Underserved, as indicated by qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
- Could be the first person in their family to attend college.
- Demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity through extracurricular and/or community activities. By diversity we mean efforts to reduce social, educational, or economic disparities in the United States.
Application deadline: January 24, 2020
Acceptance notifications: Late March
Program dates: June 18-July 31, 2020
Students who apply to BSSP will also have the option to have their application be considered for an April vacation week program called Broadie for a Week.