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Broad Summer Scholars Program

The application for the Summer 2022 Broad Summer Scholars Program will open in mid-November.

2021 Scholars

Adryanne

Afua

Afua

Aleisha

Aleisha

Alejandra

Alejandra

Alex

Alex

Breetika

Breetika

Derek

Derek

Hanna

Hanna

Ilora

Ilora

Jonathan

Jonathan

 

Kachi

Kachi

Karol

Karol

Kelin

Kelin

 

Melica

Melica

Neha

Neha

Sneha

Sneha

Soleei

Soleei

Stephanie

Stephanie

The Broad Summer Scholars Program (BSSP) invites highly motivated high school students with a strong interest in science to spend six weeks at the Broad Institute. We match students with Broad scientists to conduct original, cutting-edge research projects in areas such as: cancer biology, psychiatric disease, chemical biology, computational biology, infectious disease, and more. In addition to original research, students will get to explore scientific careers; attend interesting scientific talks; present their research to the Broad community in a scientific poster session; attend a college fair; participate in fun social events; and meet other students who share similar interests.


ADDITIONAL PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • No cost to apply or attend
  • $3,420 stipend
  • 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


ELIGIBILITY

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 MA within commuting distance to the Broad
  • Have earned a B or better in science and math classes
  • Demonstrate excitement for science!​ No previous research experience is required.
  • Be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the program's start date, in accordance with Broad Institute policy. The Broad will allow limited exemptions to this requirement, including for medical or religious reasons.
  • Be available for the entire 6-week duration of the program. Students cannot be enrolled in other courses or programs, or commit to other employment, during program hours.

We especially encourage applications from students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Underrepresented in the sciences—these groups include Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinxs, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, as well as individuals with disabilities.
  2. Underserved, as indicated by qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
  3. Could be the first person in their family to attend college.
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion through extracurricular and/or community activities that address social, educational, or economic disparities in the United States. 


IMPORTANT DATES

Application deadline: January 21, 2022
Acceptance notifications: Late March
Program dates: June 27-August 5, 2022

 

 
For more information about the Broad Summer Scholars Program, please visit our FAQ page or email bssp@broadinstitute.org.