Ventures Scholars Member Institution Enrichment Programs

College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA

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, 2006).

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)

Application Deadline:
May 8, 2006

Program Dates:
June 25, 2005 - July 22, 2006

Dr. Vernon Hurte, Coordinator of STAR Program
The College of William and Mary
Phone: 757-221-2300


*last updated 12/6/2005



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