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Participants must be academically-talented students who will enter eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, or 12th grade in the Fall of 2016.  Students need not be formally identified as gifted.

How to Apply?

Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 13, 2016. Application forms may be obtained by calling the Dean's Office, College of Science and Technology, at (717) 871-4292, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. They also may be printed from this web page by clicking on the links below for the appropriate parts.

The three-part application form must be completed by

  • The student (Part I [PDF])
  • His/Her guidance counselor (Part II [PDF])
  • And his/her science or mathematics teacher (Part III [PDF]).

As part of the application process, the student will also be required to write a letter expressing interest in the program.

The student is responsible for assuring that the entire application is submitted by the deadline. Students who have previously participated in the program and who wish to be eligible for this year's program must re-apply.

The deadline for application is Friday, May 13, 2016.


A fee of $395 per student will cover instructional costs, lunches, and field trips.  The fee is payable only when the student is accepted into the program.