LEAH Knox Scholars Program
High School Students

LEAH Knox Scholars Program

A two-year program with hands-on lab experience and mentorship for low-income high school students of color providing a foundation for science education in college and beyond.

Students in lab

LEAH Knox Scholar

My favorite experiment was anything that had to do with running gels! LEAH Knox Scholars was a great experience that I will never forget. I’m even more determined to become a researcher after this program.

Who Should Apply

  • Rising high school juniors
  • Attending Boston, Cambridge, or Everett public schools
  • At least 16 years old by July 2020
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Program Details

The two-year program includes:

  • Training in biology lab skills through a 5-week lab experience at MIT (rising juniors)
  • STEM teaching and mentorship for elementary school students
  • Summer research internships throughout Boston’s world-class research labs (rising seniors)
  • College admissions counseling
  • Please note: the July 6-August 7, 2020 program will take place remotely
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