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04-29-2005

Clarkson University Offers “Young Scholars” A Summer Experience

The Young Scholars Program (YSP), a unique summer experience for talented high school students, will once again be offered by Clarkson University. This year, the week-long program for rising juniors and seniors will be held on Clarkson University's campus from July 10 through July 16, 2005. The program is administered by The Clarkson School, the University’s early entrance program for talented high school students who have completed the eleventh grade and are ready to begin their college studies.

Now entering its fourth year in its current format, YSP is a selective program with a unique approach. Consistent with Clarkson's overall mission of interdisciplinary education, students are given a problem to examine and solve from three different perspectives. Faculty members from the business, engineering and liberal arts departments require that students work together, conducting research toward a final project idea, and presentation to community leaders. This innovative program sparks intellectual development and requires students to exercise strong communication skills and cooperative problem solving. The week also includes a day trip to a nearby summer camp which provides students with the opportunity to participate in an adventure program consisting of low and high ropes courses.

The cost of the program is $795, including room, board, field trips, and activity fees. Need-based scholarships for the program are available and all participating students who are accepted to Clarkson University will receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year) towards tuition if they attend Clarkson full time for their undergraduate education. Recent participants have hailed primarily from New York, but also from states such as Massachusetts, California, Maine, Vermont and Pennsylvania.

The registration deadline for Young Scholars is Friday, May 20, 2005. Interested students can contact their guidance counselor or contact Shaili Singh at ssingh@clarkson.edu or 315-268-4425 for more information.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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