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SHINE is designed for high school students (rising sophomores through seniors) who already have a strong track record of independence and STEM engagement (unweighted GPA > 3.4). SHINE is nothing like summer school, as students are active participants on a professor's research team with one mentor dedicated to them for 20 hours per week. Additionally, students form the SHINE cohort, meeting weekly to have fun and build key skills.

SHINE applications are due by March 26, 2021, for early admittance at the early bird fee of $5,100. March 26 is also the deadline for scholarship applications, based on both financial need and academic merit. The due date for regular admittance is April 23, 2021, for the fee of $5,250. To submit application or program fees, please visit our payments page.

Use this Checklist or download here to prepare your materials before you begin the online application.  

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Published on December 21st, 2016

Last updated on March 26th, 2021