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PROJECT SUCCESS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers

Project Success High School

A program for Boston and Cambridge high school students only, currently in grade 11 and 12, particularly under-represented groups and/or disadvantaged students, to participate in paid, mentored, summer research internships at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated institutions.



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Project Success: Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers is a program for BOSTON and CAMBRIDGE high school students only, particularly underrepresented and/or disadvantage students, to participate in paid, mentored, summer research internships at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated institutions. The program is augmented by seminars and workshops given by faculty and administrators, site visits, and career counseling.

These are some features of the Project Success Program:

Summer Internships: Paid "hands-on" research positions for 8 weeks, from June through August.

Educational Opportunities: Summer discussion series; seminars with researchers and physicians; site visits to hospitals and biotechnology firms; computer training; development of writing and speaking skills; academic year seminars and special programs.

Student Support: Assigned mentors and research advisors; information about the college application process; career counseling; networking with students in other summer programs.

PROGRAM GOALS
  • To identify, recruit and nurture talented students from Boston and Cambridge, particularly underrepresented minority and/or disadvantaged students, interested in pursuing biomedical careers.
  • To link students with scientists and physicians. Students will assess their interest in and aptitude for biomedical careers; engage in hands-on research to enhance their technical skills and scientific knowledge; and be encouraged to become critical thinkers.
  • To provide continuing support and resources for students in developing academic and professional career paths.

ELIGIBLE STUDENTS MUST:
  1. Reside in Boston or Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  2. Be a Boston or Cambridge high school student, particularly a student from an underrepresented racial or ethnic background and/or from a disadvantaged background.
  3. Have completed the junior or senior year of high school and be at least 16 years of at the time of application.
  4. Have demonstrated an interest and ability in science, interest in pursuing a biomedical science or health-related career, and commitment to attending college.
  5. Have maintained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least
    B-, and have completed biology, algebra, and chemistry.
  6. Be willing to complete all required formal oral and written reports; attend all Project Success-sponsored seminars; and maintain good attendance and performance on required research projects.
  7. Be committed to participating in selected Harvard Medical School Educational Outreach Programs for a year after completing the program.
  8. Have parental/guardian commitment.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Deadline for Applications: February 7, 2014
Applications will become available by November 18, 2013

Complete the formal application, including:

  • a letter of interest written by the applicant;
  • a written recommendation by a science teacher;
  • three references;
  • one copy of the applicant's most recent school transcript;
  • a signed parental or guardian consent form.

2014 Program Dates:

College Students: June 10 - August 15, 2014
High School Students: June 24 - August 15, 2014

For applications please contact:

Sheila Nutt, Ed.D.
Director of Educational Outreach
Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617-432-4634
Fax: 617-432-3834
E-mail: sheila_nutt@hms.harvard.edu

The Project Success Advisory Committee will meet to review all complete applications received by the deadline date. Selected applicants will be invited to an interview with committee members. Students selected to participate in the program will be notified by telephone and mail.


Read an article in Fox Chase Cancer Center Cancer Conversations about Project Success "Meet a Scientist - Alana O'Reilly" January 29, 2013

Read an article in K-12 Newsletter about Project Success "Project Success: Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers - A Vision of Success" K-12 Newsletter Spring 2005

Read an article in The Harvard University Gazette about Project Success 2005. "Project Success lets local high school students taste science" September 12, 2005

Read an article in Mentations about Project Success 2004. “Vision of Success” Vol. 19 Fall 2004

Read an article in Mentations about Project Success Reunion Dinner 2004. “Project Success Together Again” Vol.17 Winter 2004

Read an article in Mentations about Project Success 2003. “Project Success: Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers— Perspective of an Alumnus" Vol.16 Sept 2003

Read an article in the K-12 Newsletter about a Project Success Alum. “Profile: Meghna Majmudar, Project Success Alumna” Autumn 2002


For more information contact:

Sheila Nutt, Ed.D.
Director of Educational Outreach Programs
Office for Diversity and Community Partnership
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617-432-4634
Fax: 617-432-3834
E-mail: sheila_nutt@hms.harvard.edu

 
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