What: The Jim Holland Research Initiative in STEM Education (RISE)—the third-year component to the Holland SEP and SSRP—is a two-week residential research camp designed to provide STEM career and college training for rising high school seniors (students currently in grade 11). RISE scholars attend research-intensive lectures and participate in hands-on activities delivered by university faculty members. You will receive insight into the scientific process, research ethics and goals, leading research questions, and standard methodologies in the faculty members' respective fields.
You will also attend workshops on college planning—covering academic preparation for credit-bearing coursework in STEM, college admission procedures, financial advising, access to existing scholarship programs, and more. Learn how to network within the STEM fields.
RISE scholars will be awarded a $600 stipend upon successful completion of the program.
Who: Underrepresented high school students in the 11th grade (entering 12th grade in the fall) who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 (non-weighted), are taking/have taken science and math courses, and are interested in a science career.
When: June 16-June 28, 2024
Where: Indiana University at Bloomington. Participants will be housed in a dormitory on the beautiful Bloomington campus.
Application deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024. Applications for the 2024 programs will be accepted beginning in January 2024. Please check back then.
How to apply: A complete application includes student application, parent/guardian acknowledgment, verified courses/grades from counselor, recommendation from science teacher, and recommendation from math teacher.
Cost: All ACCEPTED applicants will be charged a $75, NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee.
Notification: Applicants will be notified of acceptance during the week of April 22-26, 2024. Alternates will be notified by May 13, 2024.
Registration: You must have received notification of acceptance into the Jim Holland Research Initiative in STEM Education Program (RISE) in order to register. Registration fees are due by May 31, 2024.