SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

CalTech (southern California) offers the Young Engineers and Science Scholars program in the summer. The application is available online; in addition, you will need to submit two recommendation letters, an essay, your high school transcript and your test scores from the PSAT. For more information including a link to their online application, please see: http://www.yess.caltech.edu/index.html

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (upstate New York) offers the PREFACE program. Like the YESS program, they require recommendations, test scores, transcript and an essay. For more information and a copy of the application, please see: http://doso.rpi.edu/update.do?catcenterkey=87

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (central Massachusetts) offers the Strive Program. The requirements are similar to the above programs. Scholarships are available for students who demonstrate they need financial assistance. For more information, please see: http://www.wpi.edu/Admin/Diversity/K12/Strive/program.html

For those of you interested in government, public policy, political science and/or how our government is run, in general, you might consider applying for this opportunity to intern at the White House:

Dear Friends, The application deadline for the Summer 2008 White House Internship is February 26, 2008. If you know students and/or organizations that may be interested in this information please share this with them. We are looking for a well-qualified, diverse group of applicants who would like to intern here for President Bush. A White House Internship is an opportunity for current students and recent graduates to experience everyday life at the White House while working with high- Level officials on a variety of tasks and projects. Strong applicants should exhibit: * Sound academic credentials * A demonstrated interest in public service * Solid written and verbal communication skills * A history of community involvement* Strong character and leadership skills Beyond experiencing the day-to-day operations of the White House, interns participate in a speaker series, tours, community service projects, and various White House events. For more information please visit our website at:www.whitehouse.gov/intern < http://www.whitehouse.gov/intern> . Applications should be submitted to intern_application@whitehouse.gov on or before February 26, 2008 for the Summer 2008 Internship. If you have any questions please contact White House Personnel at 202-456-5979.

Hi sophomores, Carleton College in Minnesota hosts a summer program for students who just completed their sophomore year. This is a week-long program that gives students a sense of what a liberal arts education might be like with a range of courses in different fields. The program is for students of African American descent or students who have an interest in African American culture. Carleton covers all the costs to attend this program! In order to apply, you must be nominated by a teacher, submit a completed application including several essay responses, at least one letter of recommendation and your transcript. For more information and to obtain a copy of the application, please see: http://apps.carleton.edu/summer/clae/

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