Are you a high school junior or senior at McKinley Tech, Oxon Hill, Washington Latin, Thurgood Marshall, Frederick Douglass or in a CTE/NAF program?
Are you passionate about biomedical science and STEM and know you want to dedicate your future studies and/or career to helping patients?
The application process is now open for summer 2023.

Application deadline extended to February 17, 2023!

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a rising junior in a DCPS/DCPCS or PGCPS high school
  • Satisfy the criteria for URM disadvantaged background or disabled person as defined by the NIH PAR-15-184
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

Application Components:

  1. Completed form (at link below)
  2. 1 to 2 page personal statement that details your interest in science/STEM/neuroscience and/or biomedical careers
  3. Your transcript
  4. 2 recommendation letters, one from your science teacher or STEM counselor, and one from a guidance counselor or another teacher
    • You can attach both of these letters to application (in PDF of .doc form), send your teacher the link below, or send the attachments directly to Rachel Smilow, Program Manager at and Julia Miller, Program Lead at

After applications close, a review committee will use a rubric to assess each of the parts of the application. In March, a smaller group of selected students (usually around 10-15) will be invited to participate in Interview Day. From there, final selections will be made, usually by the beginning of May.

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