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.

Two students looking at plate in lab

LEAH Knox Scholar

I thought we were going to be babied and taught like we were at school — about lab procedures and anything else we were going to learn this summer. But they really pushed us to work on our own strengths and learn about more advanced things than we would at school.

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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