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.

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LEAH Knox Scholar

The LEAH Knox program was a stepping stone to my future career as a neurobiologist, and became one of my most cherished memories. I had a beyond amazing time learning with fellow peers, primarily due to the instructors who came up with work-arounds and virtual labs that flowed fantastically. I was able to work with lab equipment such as micropipettes, and was even able to conduct gel electrophoresis — all while at the home over Zoom!

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
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