The 2021 camp will be a residential camp as long as we can conduct it safely. If we are not able to have it in person we will move it online.
This is a special program for high ability, high potential 9th, 10th and 11th grade students who are seriously interested in a future in technology, science, mathematics or engineering.
The three-week residential program will focus on scientific research for students from historically underrepresented groups and expose them to career options in technology. They will meet positive role models in these fields. Sessions will encourage professional mentor/mentee relationships. Students of color and female students are encouraged to apply.
Students currently in 9th, 10th and 11th grade. No previous experience with computers or science is required. All eligible students are encouraged to apply.
The cost of this camp is $3,000.00. This covers all expenses related to tuition, academic fees, books and campus room and board. However, normal out-of-pocket living expenses for notebooks, calculators, snacks, laundry, recreation and other incidentals should be anticipated. All students applying to this program must pay a $10.00 non-refundable application fee. Limited financial aid to cover these living expenses is available to students in need.
For those who qualify, the camp fee may be based on a sliding scale fee using the parent's income. A copy of tax return (Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 2019 or 2020), which shows the adjusted gross income figure, must be submitted for income verification along with the application. Students from Minnesota may qualify for a scholarship from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. We would need the same information as listed above. However, if the applicant qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch, they can submit this documentation verifying eligibility in lieu of the tax return.
Camp payments are due with the return of the acceptance packet. Refunds of payments will be given only if cancellations are made two weeks prior to program date.
Pre-College Programs at St. Cloud State University with funding provided by St. Cloud State University.