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Potsdam High School- School Code 334-610

MythOlympics Boot Camp
Clarkson University is pleased to offer local high school students a free summer camp. The camp is underwritten by the Alcoa Foundation.

MythOlympics Boot Camp is a three day overnight experience for rising freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who have an 85+ average.

The camp is a great opportunity for your bright students to interact with other talented students from across the region. Plus those who attend are eligible for   scholarship money should they choose to attend Clarkson for their undergraduate education. Please see your Guidance Counselor if you are interested.

Young Scholars Program

The Clarkson School, a division of Clarkson University for talented high school students, will once again offer the Young Scholars Program during the summer of 2016. The week-long program will be held on Clarkson University's campus starting Sunday, July 10th through Saturday, July 16th, 2016. In general, The Young Scholars Program provides a unique summer experience for students. Consistent with Clarkson's overall focus on interdisciplinary education, students are given a problem to examine and solve from three different perspectives. The three main disciplines involved this year are computer science, the health sciences and psychology.   

Student​s will interact with faculty/staff from various disciplines to learn more about majors, careers as well as what it’s like to be a college student.  This
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year’s project will be "Looking for Trouble: Technological Surveillance and Mental Health in High Schools".

Working individually and in small groups, students conduct research and make a final presentation to campus and community leaders. Students’ families are also encouraged to attend the final presentation.  This innovative program sparks intellectual development and requires students to exercise strong communication skills, and cooperative problem solving.

Tuition, Scholarship and Fees

The cost of the program is $875 which includes room, board, and activity fees.  A $35 dollar non-refundable application fee must be included with the application.  If selected for the program, the fee will be applied to the student’s tuition. 

Students wishing to commute need to indicate this on their application form. The cost will be $675 (which includes lunch every day) for commuting students.

A scholarship for the Young Scholars Program may be provided to students who can prove economic hardship as defined by the federal government’s 2015 low income guidelines.   To be considered for a scholarship, please write a short essay explaining why you need financial assistance along with a copy of the parent(s) W2 statement(s). Cost of transportation to and from Clarkson University will still be assumed by students and their families.

Application Deadlines

Priority consideration

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wa​s given to completed applications postmarked by April 1, 2016 and selections are made on a rolling basis after the​regular deadline of May 15, 2016.  Enrollment is capped at 40 students.  We seek motivated and talented rising sophomore, junior, senior and graduating high school students to participate in our summer program. 

The application and program information is found at http://www.clarkson.edu/youngscholars​ and on the attached.​

NOTE: Students who successfully complete the program and meet the admission requirements, will receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year) towards tuition if they attend The Clarkson School or Clarkson University full time for their undergraduate education.  Please note that $1,000 per year is the maximum scholarship amount a student can receive for attending Clarkson University summer programs, no matter how many programs he or she attends.

​If you have any further questions, please contact me via email or by phone at (315) 268-4330.  Thank you


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