Hispanic Center of Excellence Summer Youth Scholars Program (SYSP)

Hispanic Center of Excellence Summer Youth Scholars Program (SYSP) is a six-week academic enrichment program that begins in June and ends in August. This program is for students who have completed the 10th or 11th grade and are interested in science. During this six week period, students are exposed to SAT preparation, anatomy & physiology instruction, participation in a research presentation, visits to colleges and exposure to the practice of medicine. Career counseling and skills development are also provided for program participants to ensure academic success.

2017 Program Date and Duration

The SYSP Program is a six-week program that begins July 3, 2017 and ends August 11, 2017. The program is held daily from 9:00am until 3:30pm at New Jersey Medical School. Times may vary based on activities. The student must commit themselves to being here for those hours for the entire six-week program. No exceptions, for any reason will be made. Any student who appears to have difficulty adhering to the time commitment will be asked to leave the program.

Eligibility

Applicants should be completing the 10th or 11th grade in June 2016. Graduating seniors are not eligible. Applicants should have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and must have taken at least one course in the sciences. A student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. All student participants will be required to release their PSAT/SAT scores to the Office of Special Programs.

How to Apply

Click here. The deadline to apply is May 5, 2017.

Application Guidelines:

1.      Online application (click link above)
2.       Personal Statement
3.       Immunization record
4.       Attendance record
5.       Two letters of recommendation; one must be from a science teacher (none will be accepted by student/parent)
6.      Official Transcripts from High School

All documents must be received by the deadline, and sent to:
Mrs. Mercedes Padilla-Register
By email: Mercedes.p.register@rutgers.edu  or fax: 973-972-3768
Or by mail: 185 South Orange Ave, B624  Newark, NJ 07103

 

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