Just for Juniors

  • The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is now accepting applications from high school juniors for the summer 2021 program.

    PGSS is an intensive, five-week summer residential program, which emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory research, for 56 talented high school juniors pursuing careers in science and mathematics.

    The program offers an enrichment experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The goal of the program is to encourage Pennsylvania’s youth to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.

    Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship to the program. Costs are underwritten through matching funds provided by PGSS Campaign, Inc., the school’s alumni, Carnegie Mellon University, parents and corporations.

    Awarded scholarships will cover the costs of housing, meals and all instructional materials.  Families are responsible for transportation to and from the university, personal items and spending money.  Students must commit to living on campus at Carnegie Mellon University throughout the duration of the program.

    Details – Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences


    July 4, 2021 to August 6, 2021


    TBA: either via Zoom or on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

    Who May Apply:

    The program is open to high school juniors at time of application who attend a public, nonpublic, and private school or are homeschooled. 

    Deadline to Apply:

    Completed applications must be emailed per instructions on the website http://sciences.pa-gov-schools.org no later than January 31, 2021.  Applications emailed after this date and time will be disqualified.

    For additional information about the program and to complete an application, visit  http://sciences.pa-gov-schools.org

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