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

Not only did we have the opportunity to work in MIT’s labs with their equipment and conduct intense experiments, but we also got to work with MIT professors and instructors. My peers and professors were very willing to help and concerned with helping each other, and it was also beneficial to be surrounded by people who loved science. My favorite experiment was the sporulation assay, because I was able to develop the procedure on my own and see great results.

Who Should Apply

  • Rising high school juniors
  • Attending Boston, Cambridge, or Everett public schools
  • At least 16 years old by July 2018
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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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