Spelman College Howard Hughes Biomedical Summer Science Program

Only female applicants entering 12th grade in the fall will be considered for this program.

Spelman College, a historically black college for women, is pleased to announce the 2007 Howard Hughes Biomedical Summer Science Program. The program is a five week residential program for high school students interested in pursuing a career in biology, biochemistry, medicine or other life-science related fields. The curriculum is designed to provide students with an integrative science education experience, while developing their laboratory, research and scientific literacy skills. Students will learn about the breadth and variety of biology disciplines by engaging in hands on projects and interacting with scientists in their "native" professional environment. The curriculum also provides students an opportunity to develop interpersonal skills by participating in group projects and scientific presentations.


Applicants must be rising 12th graders enrolled in an accredited high school program*, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have demonstrated an interest in science and mathematics. Official transcripts must accompany applications for applicants to be considered for the program. Attendance and full participation are essential for achievement of program goals. Students may not participate in other summer activities or programs concurrently with the five-week HHMI program.


Confidential recommendation forms from both a mathematics and a science teachers are required. (Applicants will not be considered without both recommendations.)


A stipend for a six-week period, June 17, 2007- July 20, 2007, will be provided. This stipend is subject to federal and state taxes. Room and Board is provided for the five week program.

Application Deadline March 30, 2007 (Applications must be postmarked by the deadline.)

Notification of Acceptance - April 27, 2007

*Students outside the state of Georgia may apply.

Applications must be completed on-line. Recommendation forms must be downloaded and mailed.

To Apply click on this link: Application Instructions and Checklist - (PLEASE READ)

Recommendation Form (pdf) - (You will need to print two copies of this form and mail to the address below in order to complete your application)

Mail recommendations and official transcript to:

Ms. Tokiwa Smith
Program Coordinator
The Spelman College/Howard Hughes Summer Science Program
Spelman College, Department of Biology
P.O. Box 1183
350 Spelman Lane, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399

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