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Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) at Berkeley or Stanford

Local Region:

East Bay

Location:

Level Playing Field Institute
543 Howard Street, Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Phone:

(415) 946-3073

Email:

James@lpfi.org

Contact Name:

James Sarria

Website:

Click here to visit official website

Subjects:
Biology   Chemistry   Physics   Computer Science   Engineering   Math
Type:
Lecture / Seminar
Grades:
9-12
enrolled in 9th grade.
Fees / Stipend:
$0 stipend
Dates:
Jun 17 - Jul 22, 2017 ... check back for next year's date
5 weeks
Description:
The Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) is a free of cost, STEM-intensive college preparatory program for underrepresented high school students of color. SMASH boasts a rigorous 5-week, 3-year summer, fully residential STEM enrichment program which provides access to STEM coursework and access to mentors, role models, and support networks of students of color. Each summer, SMASH scholars spend five weeks on a college campus immersed in STEM and live among other high-potential, underrepresented (African American, Latino/a, Native American, Southeast Asian or Pacific Islander, low-income, first-in-family to attend college) high school students.

In addition to their summer courses, SMASH scholars remain engaged during the school year through monthly STEM workshops and academic programming. This includes SAT prep, college counseling, financial aid workshops, and other activities to ensure continued academic success.

The program not only reinforces the students’ STEM academic identities, but also focuses on developing their critical thinking, civic awareness, leadership and sense of social responsibility. (Text is taken or adapted from the official program webpage)
Application:
Method:
Online/Website
Deadline:
Mar 1, 2017, 11:59 AM
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# of Spots:
25
Target Group:
Applicants must be in the ninth (9th) grade at time of application, reside and attend a public or scholarship student at a private high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Must also self-identify as African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, under-represented Asian and/or Pacific Islander or mixed race/multiracial with one parent from the above ethnicities. Eligible students should come from a low income or resource-constrained family. We especially encourage applications from students who would be the first members of their families to attend college.
Citizenship
Required:
Residency
Required:
Other
Requirements:
Reside in California in one of the following counties: SMASH Berkeley or SMASH Stanford: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, or Solano
# of Recommendations:
2
Other Materials:
Other application materials include 2 essays and a short answer section, parent questionnaire, recommendations from a math and science teacher, transcripts, and CST/STAR test scores. Registration form: http://www.lpfi.org/smash
Last updated Nov 18, 2016, 3:06 PM. Please check the official website link for the most accurate and current information to applying!