2017 Science Leadership Camp Scholarship Process

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In partnership with Science-U, Penn State’s Center for Nanoscale Science has created a scholarship opportunity for motivated high school students from diverse backgrounds to attend Science Leadership Camp.

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Selection Criteria:

  • Sincere interest in learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math (STEM)
  • Demonstration of leadership potential, a positive attitude, and strength of character
  • Entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2017
  • Eligibility for financial assistance

This scholarship program seeks to attract diverse individuals.  Underrepresented, underserved, and female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Instructions for Applicants - click here for a PDF version

Step 1:

With a parent/guardian, go to the Science-U website (www.sciencecamps.psu.edu ) and complete the online registration form for Science Leadership Camp. * Registration opens at 10am, January 18th, 2017.

  • If Science Leadership Camp is full, select “add to wait list”.
  • Indicate your intention to apply for the Science Leadership Scholarship.
  • Payment will not be required, but your parent/guardian will be asked to disclose basic financial information to determine eligibility for the scholarship. 

*Space will be held for the applicant until all scholarships have been awarded.

Step 2:

Write a 1-2 page essay (with your name at the top) that answers the following: 

  • What areas of science interest you the most and why?
  • Why are you motivated to become a leader in science? 
  • How will your attendance at Science Leadership Camp benefit you and your community?

Save your essay as a PDF titled “SL Scholarship Essay by [full name]” and email it to sciencecamps@science.psu.edu (attach PDF) with the subject: “SL Scholarship Essay by [full name of applicant]”.

    Step 3:

    Ask a teacher from a previous or current science, mathematics, or technology class to complete the Teacher Recommendation Form (PDF Format). (Remind them submit before the deadline!)


    • April 15, 2017 - Application deadline (you will receive an email confirmation when your application is complete)
    • May 1, 2017 - Scholarship winners will be notified via email.


    For paper registration forms, questions, or more info, contact the Science-U office at (814) 865-0083 or send an email to sciencecamps@science.psu.edu
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