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Science Opportunities

The NU Young Scholars Program (YSP)

Northeastern University’s Center for STEM Education will once again be offering a summer research program for advanced level high school students.

The Young Scholars Program (YSP) offers future scientists and engineers a unique opportunity for hands-on experience while still in high school. The program is open to Boston area applicants who will have completed their junior year in high school.

The program seeks to maintain a balance between academic and social components, providing students an opportunity to build relationships with university students and faculty in addition to fellow participants. Our objective is to create and support a STEM community well beyond the six-week summer experience.

The program continues to run with a small commitment fee upon acceptance to the program ($150). The program will run from June 24th through August 1nd.

For additional information regarding the summer program please view our web site
The application is due on March 1, 2019.

Application Instructions:
Please read all instructions before beginning application. Questions or emails regarding YSP please address to YSP Coordinator Emily Chernich

*Note: Once you start the application, you must complete it in one sitting. You cannot save/resume later.
1. Essays
o It helps to answer the questions ahead of time and insert your completed responses in the application
2. Two teacher recommendations, preferred in STEM subject
o You will be required to submit the recommenders’ email addresses when submitting the online application.
§ Please ensure the email is accurate since they will receive an automated email once you submit your application.
o Recommendation forms will be completed online by the teacher.
o Download this form “YSP Recommendation Request Form” to give to your recommender so they are informed about the program and recommendation process.
3. High School Transcript:
o Provide most recent high school transcript
o Preferred format is paper mail:

Center for STEM Education
Attn: Young Scholars Program
153 Snell Engineering
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115

4. Students may be interviewed prior to being selected, if deemed necessary.
5. If selected, the student and one parent/guardian must attend one of the mandatory orientations in June. Failure to attend the orientation even if accepted will result in forfeiture of your slot in the program.
If you have questions or need additional information, email the Center for STEM Education at

Posted on January 29, 2019