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Cancer Research Mentorship

The Emperor Science Award program is committed to helping all students that have a passion for science join the next generation of cancer researchers. Through this award program, 100 winning students from across the country will be paired with a university-level mentoring scientist to collaborate on a cancer research project. Students in grades 10-11, from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Whether a research project is conducted virtually, or in a lab, students will be able to connect with their mentors to develop valuable research, organization and communication skills! 100 students will be awarded the mentorship opportunity, plus they will receive a Google Chromebook and $1500 for research expenses. Complete the Emperor Science Award application and submit a 750-word essay by November 1, 2017.

LA Zoo Student Volunteer Program
The student volunteer class is open to 9th or 10th grade students. Students participate in a 12-week course, Sunday meetings from 9:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. to learn about conservation and ecology issues, biomes, and abbreviated taxonomy of the plants and animals at the Zoo. Upon successful completion of the class, students are eligible to apply to become a part of the Student Volunteer Program and participate in and help with the Zoo’s special events, education stations, and assist with ZooWorld Patch Program, Animals & You Teen Talks, World of Birds Show, and Muriel’s Ranch, as well as much more!  The next information meeting will be held on November 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Apply online at http://www.lazoo.org/support/volunteer/student/ DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1


Ignite LA Earthwatch Scholarship

The Ignite LA Student Science Awards is an innovative program that aims to stimulate curiosity and interest in science and technology through participation in a fully-funded, scientific research expedition on an Earthwatch expedition in the continental US this summer. The scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors who will be 16 years of age in June 2018. Submit your completed application by the December 1st deadline. Keep in mind the application requires two recommendations: one from a science teacher and another from either another teacher (any subject) or an adult mentor.

Become a Teen Volunteer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital

The application deadline is February 1st.  To apply go to www.cedars-sinai.edu/teenvolunteers   Any grade may apply.

Apply for The Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH)

This FREE, STEM-intensive, college preparatory program for underrepresented high school students of color. SMASH boasts a rigorous 5-week, 3-year summer STEM enrichment program which provides access to rigorous coursework and access to mentors, role models, and support networks of students of color.  The programs will take place at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford, UCLA, Morehouse, the Wharton School of Business, and Wayne State University.  Visit http://www.lpfi.org/smash/  for the application.  Deadline is March 1st.  Current 9th grader students may apply.

Girls in Science Earthwatch Scholarship

Earthwatch will award talented young women with a fully-funded opportunity to spend a week performing field research on a U.S.-based project during the summer. Girls in Science seeks candidates who are interested in science and are interested in supporting and learning from female scientists in the field while collecting critical research data. Apply now.  Deadline is February 25, 2018.  The application requires one
recommendation: from a teacher, coach or an adult mentor.

Sea Grant Summer Science Camp

Spend a week on Catalina Island learning about marine science, microbes and ecology at the USC Wrigley Marine Institute.  You’ll work with researchers, snorkel, kayak.  Apply by March 25th for this FREE program. For more information including a packet visit https://dornsife.usc.edu/uscseagrant/summer-science-programs/  Current 9-11 graders may apply.

Paid Summer Internship for Juniors!

The LA Fund is accepting applications for paid summer internships which vary depending on the applicants’ interests. To find out more, visit https://www.lafund.org/tip-hub  

Apply to COSMOS

This Math and Science summer program is open to juniors.  If you’re accepted you’ll spend a month studying math or science at UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego or UC Irvie.  The application deadline is February 19th and the program dates are July 10-Aug. 6th.  The tuition for COSMOS is $3,400 but if you qualify for free/reduced lunch there are scholarships that will cover the entire tuition cost!!  See Mrs. Fender or sophomore, Raymond Fedrick, for more information. UC Davis https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/

Stanford Institute for Medicine Summer Institute

The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences. 

Students must be:

·         juniors or seniors as of the fall of 2017 and must be in the graduating class of 2018 or 2019. 

·         16 years old or older by the start of the program (June 11, 2018). 

·         U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a green card in order to apply.

The application will be available on December 15, 2017.  Deadline to submit is February 24, 2018.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is a 7-week computer science course that embeds classrooms in technology companies and universities. Students learn the fundamentals of computer science - from robotics to how to build a webpage - while gaining exposure to the tech industry and mentorship from women working in technology. Available for current 10th and 11th graders. Apply Now for the 2016 Summer Immersion Program! Applications are due March 1 at 11:59pm PST.

Stanford EXPLORE: A Lecture Series on Biomedical Research For High School Students

The Stanford Explore Lecture Series is an exploratory series covering the basic fundamentals and current research areas represented by the various research areas of the Stanford School of Medicine (Immunology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Medicine, Regenerative and Stem Cell Medicine, Cancer Biology, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics and Genetics). The lectures will be taught by Stanford Faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  Students will also have opportunities to experience several hands-on demonstrations and simulation labs at Stanford. The online registration will open on MARCH 1, 2018.

The North North Hollywood Highly GIfted Magnet has an extensive list of Summer Programs 

Visit their Recommended Summer Programs page.