2014 Math-Science Computer Camp
Purpose: This program is designed to expose students from underrepresented groups to science, math, and computers in fun and innovative ways. While specially designed for students of color and girls, all students are welcome to participate.
Program Activities: A 5-day program featuring experiences and exercises involving computers, mathematics, and the natural sciences. Students will also engage in recreational and outdoor activities, and may go on field trips.
Eligibility: Students currently in 3rd through the 8th grades. No previous experience with computers or science is required. All eligible students are encouraged to apply.
1) Priority given to members of groups underrepresented in science fields
2) Willingness to learn and cooperate
3) Students in 3rd-8th grades as of September 2013
4) The program will seek ethnic, gender, regional, and social diversity among participants.
5) Timeliness of application
6) Teacher Recommendation
Please note that not all applicants may be accepted because of a limited number of positions.
Program Dates: June 8, 2014 - June 26, 2014: June 8-12 (3rd and 4th grade students); June 15-19 (5th and 6th grade students); June 22-26 (7th and 8th grade students).
Cost: All students applying to this program must pay a $10.00 non-refundable application fee. Tuition fees, ranging from $0 to $300, are calculated using a sliding scale based on family income. Financial assistance is available: For financial aid consideration, a copy of tax return (Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 2013), which shows the adjusted gross income figure, is required for income verification. Total cost per student is $800.00. A separate application to the Summer Enrichment Program may provide additional financial aid: Click Here
Payment and Cancellation Policy: Tuition fees are due with return of acceptance form. Refunds of the tuition fees will be given only if cancellations are made two weeks prior to program date.
Sponsored by: Pre-College Programs at St. Cloud State University with funding provided by Federated Insurance Co., Xcel, and St. Cloud State University.
Application Deadline: Application forms are due by April 11, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Acceptance Notice: Students will be notified of acceptance after May 9, 2014, or shortly after submission of application materials. Acceptance letters will provide additional information on time of arrival and departure, clothing, housing, activities, and fee payment. It is difficult to answer questions about status of applications prior to the selection process. Please await notice. Persons applying online may be able to ascertain their status through the Internet. Applications that are received after April 11, 2014 may be placed on a waiting list.
Students participating in Pipeline camps who rank in or near the top 30% of their high school graduating class who enroll with SCSU upon graduation from high school will be eligible for a minimum $1,000 SCSU scholarship. Participants will also be considered for all SCSU Admissions merit-based scholarships for which they meet the minimum criteria, providing opportunities for additional scholarship funds. In order to be eligible for scholarship benefits, participants must be admitted to SCSU no later than December 15th of their high school senior year. All participants will receive the benefit of an application fee waiver upon application to SCSU and submission of this certificate.
Summer Academic Enrichment Program