Deadline for Application Submission:
May 24, 2017

Program Eligibility:

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a currently enrolled high school student 

  • Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence 

  • Attend the program in its entirety

Application Guidelines:

This is a highly competitive academic program. We expect to receive hundreds of applications, but space is limited to a small cohort of Fellows in order to make sure we can give individual attention and feedback. Please enroll early to maximize your chances of admission as we will accept applicants on a rolling basis. In assessing applications, we consider the following:

Academic Performance:  

  • Overall GPA

  • Grades earned in particularly relevant courses (math, biology, chemistry, computer programming, and psychology)

  • Standardized Test Scores (including TOEFL for international applicants)


We also consider the student's overall passion for learning about the brain, as well as personal traits, such as work ethic, leadership skills, problem solving abilities, and creativity.

  • Statement of Purpose:  This statement should contain a 300 word (or less) description of the student's past accomplishments and future goals, and a 250 word statement describing what specific knowledge and skills the student hopes to attain from this summer institute.

  • Contact Information of Two Recommenders: Recommenders (ideally teacher/counselor) should be able to personally attest to the applicant's intelligence, motivation, and diligence.

Tuition Cost: 

Six week program includes:

  • Comprehensive, research-grade neurocognitive assessment
  • Interactive lectures and discussion sessions
  • Dedicated lab hours for skills practice
  • State-of-the-art technology demos
  • Campus lab tours
  • Final individual presentation on emergent technology
  • Certificate of completion
  • Lunch and a snack each day