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

The LEAH Knox program was one of the best experiences I ever had with a program set up for students. I was able to meet  people around my age who had similar interests as me and work with them throughout the summer. LEAH Knox has definitely anchored my future career choice and I’m thankful that it helped me do so. With all the knowledge and techniques learned throughout the program, I was also able to succeed in my science classes in school. I hope this program will continue on for many years to come.

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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