||Ventures Scholars Member Institution Enrichment Programs
College of William
STAR (Science Training and Research Program)
This is a 4 week residential pre-collegiate summer enrichment
program for rising 11th grade students from disadvantaged
backgrounds. The program is designed to introduce participants
to the world of science, research, and technology.
For more information visit their Web page at
To apply for participation in the STAR Program, students
must submit a written application form, a current grade
report, and a copy of the most recent high school transcript.
Both must be postmarked by May 8, 2006 to be considered.
See your high school science teacher for an application,
or call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at W&M,
757-221-2300. Applications can also be downloaded from
the STAR Program’s Web page (after January 4,
Students must support their application with at least
two recommendations. One recommendation must be from
a teacher or counselor. Additional recommendations can
be from others qualified to judge the student's potential
for success in the STAR program -- other teachers, coaches,
social workers, or other community members who know
the student well.
STAR is open to all students from disadvantaged backgrounds
who will have successfully completed the 10th grade
(sophomore year of high school) by June, 2006. For the
purpose of STAR "disadvantaged" means students
from lower socio-economic backgrounds, students with
parents whose formal education includes little or no
college-level work, and students from high schools with
modest resources in math and science.
Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of at least
a "B" in high school to be eligible for participation
(current transcript required), have completed at least
two courses in science, and two in math (1 year of algebra
and 1 year or geometry OR 2 years of algebra).
None (all expenses paid)
May 8, 2006
June 25, 2005 - July 22, 2006
Dr. Vernon Hurte, Coordinator of STAR Program
The College of William and Mary
*last updated 12/6/2005