Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute at Princeton University
Students entering the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh grades in the fall of 2017 are eligible to participate.

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It is a pleasure to invite applicants to participate in the 2017 W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute at Princeton University. The Institute will be held on the campus of Princeton University from June 24 2017 to July 29, 2017. Founded in the summer of 1988, the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute provides scholarship and leadership training for high-achieving youth. Each year for more than 28 years, the overall average SAT score for our W.E.B. DuBois Scholars has been significantly higher than national norms. Approximately 99 percent of the participants attend college and graduate. An overwhelming majority of them attend highly selective colleges and universities.

While in residence, participants receive between four and five weeks of rigorous instruction in university-level courses taught by university professors, post-doctoral fellows, and doctoral candidates from top research universities and institutions throughout the country. The Institute aims to sharpen students’ research and quantitative analysis skills, as well as writing, verbal, and critical reading skills through a diversity of high-level academic courses. Students entering the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh grades in the fall of 2017 are eligible to participate. Please note that scholarship amounts are decided and awarded on a rolling basis upon receipt of application and supporting materials. Early and prompt submission of materials is highly recommended. For scholarship consideration, the application and supplementary materials submission deadline is Friday, February 10, 2017. Following this deadline, online applications and supplementary materials are due no later than Friday February 24, 2017.

The W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute provides leadership, scholarship, community service, and entrepreneur training along with exposure to science and technology for high-achieving youth attending middle and secondary schools. It was founded with an aim to develop a cadre of brilliant leaders/activist scholars with a commitment to contributing their talents for the betterment of others by solving major problems facing our society. The scholars of the Institute are encouraged to be leaders/activist that define personal success in terms of the impact of their talents on the well-being of others, especially members of underserved communities.

Each summer at Princeton University, we convene a body of talented middle and high school students from around the country, and in some cases throughout the world. While all students take courses that enhance their aforementioned skills, the Institute offers a unique system of Academies, allowing each individual to pursue a specific course of study- from Engineering to Social Science-during the summer. Not only does the Institute prepare students academically and socially for college, but it also provides them tools to navigate bureaucracies  in institutions of higher learning and have a positive impact upon the challenging political, social, and economic landscape of the times.  

To download applications and get information about requirements, cost, scholarships, curriculum, residential living, and deadlines click on the link  

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