Every year, the Math and Science Division hosts an on-campus Science Scholars Weekend (SSW) for qualified high school juniors and seniors to compete for scholarships. The next Science Scholars weekend will take place on March 6, 2020. The Math and Science Division invites prospective high school juniors and seniors with a strong interest in majoring in a Math and/or Science discipline and with an ACT composite score of 24* and higher (or an equivalent SAT score). Specific majors might include Biology, Biology-Chemistry (for Pre-Health), Environmental Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Math Education, Physics, Science Education, Computer Science and Network Engineering.
Here's the tentative schedule for this year's Science Scholars Weekend on March 6. Science Scholars will arrive at 9:30 am on Friday morning for registration and are invited to attend a science or math class (10 am or after). Later that afternoon, activities are planned for the Science Scholars which include faculty interviews and group work on a lab experiment followed by presentations to faculty and parents. Additionally, Science Scholars are encouraged to spend the night in the dorms with a SNU science student to become acquainted with our community.
Outstanding participants may win "talent scholarships" as partial tuition awards worth about $2,000 - $10,000 total over four years (or $500 - $2,500 per year). These talent scholarships are in addition to the standard ACT/GPA scholarship you receive through the SNU Scholarship generator. Please note that scholarship recipients must continue to major in one of the disciplines offered by the Math and Science Division to continue receiving their scholarship. Finally, scholarships are limited to a four year time period.
Talent scholarship recipients are asked to contribute back to the Math and Science Division in certain ways to promote our professional community. The opportunities include attending the weekly afternoon research symposia (or giving a research presentation when the time is right!), tutoring in the community, helping put on science shows to local school children, maintaining the recycle bins throughout the Science Building - the list goes on. The most important aspect to the talent scholarship is to recognize that you remain an active and contributing member of the professional math and science community of SNU.
* Note: We also ask for a minimum ACT math score of 21 which indicates college readiness for a baseline math course such as College Algebra. If you have a composite score of 24 or higher but don't meet this math requirement, please contact Dr. Shawna York, Chair of Division of Sciences and Math at firstname.lastname@example.org.