Jim Holland Research Initiative in STEM Education (RISE)

Jim Holland Research Initiative in STEM Education (RISE)

What: For summer 2021, the Jim Holland Research Initiative in STEM Education (RISE)—the third-year component to the Holland SEP and SSRP—will be a one-week online research camp designed to provide STEM career and college training for rising high school seniors (students currently in grade 11). RISE scholars will learn about a variety of research topics and participate in virtual activities led by leading scientists at Indiana University. 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 $400 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: Sunday, June 20, to Friday, June 25, 2021.

Application deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021. Students are notified toward the end of April of their acceptance into the program.

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.

Application instructions and forms

Cost: All ACCEPTED applicants will be charged a $75, NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee due at time of acceptance into the program.

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, 2021.