Monday, December 17, 2012

Apply Now: Free STEM Opportunities for Outstanding High School Sophomores

Apply Now: Free STEM Opportunities for Outstanding High School Sophomores

The application for outstanding Chicago-area high school students interested in joining the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Boeing Scholars Academy is now available online.

Current high school sophomores should apply by Thursday, February 14, 2013, to participate in our FREE, two-year academic enrichment program, which offers

  • four weeks of intensive, project-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programming at IIT each summer
  • workshops, field trips, and career exploration events during the school year
  • guidance and support in developing leadership projects (junior year only)

college advising and application assistance (senior year only)

Please join us in our outreach by sharing this information and our brochure with high school sophomores in your school and community. Interested students are strongly encouraged to:
  • Learn more about who we are and what we do.
  • Get a taste of our program by attending "Creating the Future: Majors and Careers in Technology Innovation," a free public event we are hosting for Chicago-area high school students and teachers, taking place at IIT on Tuesday, January 8, 6-8 pm. This event is funded by a kCura Geek Grant.
  • Register to attend our Information Session for Prospective Applicants, taking place at IIT on Thursday, January 10, 6-8pm.
  • Apply online.
First-generation college students, women, and students from populations underrepresented in STEM fields are especially encouraged to apply.

Teachers, Counselors, and Organizational Leaders: To invite a representative of the program to come speak to your students, contact Tanya Cabrera, IIT’s Associate Director for Minority Outreach, at, 312.567.6943 (office), or 312.919.9411(cell).

With all other inquiries, contact Marya Spont, Program Director of the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy, at or 312.567.5193.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Marya Spont
Program Director
IIT Boeing Scholars Academy
Connie Ma
Program Coordinator
IIT Boeing Scholars Academy
Founded in 2011, this program is generously supported by a grant from The Boeing Company.
P.S. Any student who knows they will be unable to actively participate in the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy’s two-year program is encouraged to visit to learn about summer-only programs offered at IIT. Students who are not the right grade level for our program may be interested in applying to programs offered by our partner organizations, the University of Chicago's Collegiate Scholars Program (Chicago Public Schools freshmen) and Chicago Scholars (juniors at any Chicago high school).

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