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Are you a Center Scholar?
If you answered yes to these questions and self-identify with a historically underrepresented minority group*, then The Center Scholars Program might be a good fit for you!
What is it?
The Center Scholars Program, developed by CTY and Dr. Andrew Feinberg's Center for Excellence in Genome Science (CEGS), is designed to encourage CTY qualified, historically under-represented minority students to explore careers in scientific research, particularly the field of genomics. This program is comprised of three parts and takes place over three consecutive summers:
What do I get?
Center Scholars participating in the CTY coursework receive scholarships which cover tuition and fees, room and board and travel to and from the CTY. Center Scholars invited to participate in the 6-week paid summer laboratory internship receive a stipend, room and board and travel to and from Baltimore. Internship dates typically coincide with CTY Summer Programs' dates.
In additon, Center Scholars are eligible to attend two seminars offered by CTY's Family Academic Programs. The Pathways to College Series for 9th - 12th graders and the Science & Technology Series: Biotechnology and Bioengineering for 7th-10th graders.
When do I apply?
Students typically apply when they are in 9th grade. They must have completed high school biology with a B or better OR have completed CTY's Fast-paced HS Biology or CTYOnline Biology before they can complete the Genetics summer course. The Center Scholars Program does not accept applicants on a rolling basis. All applications will be considerd after the January 1st deadline.
The Center Scholars Program is funded by the NHGRI in an effort to increase minority presence in the genome sciences at the PhD level (www.genome.gov). Program applications, additional program and financial aid information can be obtained by contacting Vicky Schneider at email@example.com or 410-735-6219.
Further information about the Center for Epigenetics can be found here.
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