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

I loved the experience of meeting the scholars and professors from MIT, as well as the environment and the workplace. Whenever we had lunches with the professors or students from MIT, we also had the opportunity to ask a lot of questions, which was a highlight. The instructors were incredibly knowledgeable and helpful whenever I needed help with anything. I really enjoyed the UV assays although I had to do it a dozen times. I feel like each time we did it, we got better.

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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