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2019 STEM Signing Day Application
The 2019 STEM Signing Day application has four categories; Personal Story, Academic/After-School Experience, Career Interest, and a Bonus question. Applicants should take time to review the questions and prepare a well-developed response. Please take advantage of the word count limits.
Email address *
APPLICANT INFORMATION
Applicant First Name *
Your answer
Applicant Last Name *
Your answer
Applicant Address 1 *
Your answer
Applicant Address 2
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City, State *
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Zip *
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Applicant Gender *
Applicant Ethnicity *
Do you identify with any of the following groups? *
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Applicant School *
PERSONAL STORY
Please use this opportunity to share your personal story and anything you want us to know about you.
Please write a short autobiography including information about your family, school experience, community involvement, hobbies, spare time activities, and what you hope to do in the future. (3500 maximum character count/500 words) *
Your answer
State any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance. (1450 maximum character count/200 words) *
Your answer
Are you the first person in your family to attend college? *
ACADEMIC AND AFTER SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
This section will provide you an opportunity to describe both your academic and after school experiences that inspired or impacted your desire to pursue a STEM-related field.
Please provide a brief description of an experience, class, activity or role model that inspired your STEM interest. (1750 maximum character count/250 words) *
Your answer
Were there any academic classes that led to your career interest? What about the class was inspiring? (1450 maximum character count/200 words) *
Your answer
What out of school programs have you participated in that further exposed you to your career interest? What was the impact of the program? (1750 maximum character count/250 words) *
Your answer
CAREER INTEREST
This section will provide you an opportunity to describe your career interests and the STEM-field you intend to pursue.
What is your career interest? Provide a personal experience or activity that influenced your decision. (1750 maximum character count/250 words) *
Your answer
What STEM related field do you intend on pursuing as your college major? Describe how this major will lead you to your career path. (750 maximum character count/100 words) *
Your answer
What do you expect to gain from earning a college degree in a STEM related field? (1150 maximum character count/150 words) *
Your answer
What college have you formally accepted to attend beginning Summer 2019 or Fall 2019? *
Your answer
If you are undecided in your post-secondary decision, please explain. *
Your answer
BONUS QUESTION
Please take the opportunity to share your aspirations and dreams!
How will you make a difference in our world? (1450 maximum character count/200 words) *
Your answer
IDENTIFY YOUR WARD
Please identify the alderman for the ward in which you reside. Need help? Here is a link: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/mayor/iframe/lookup_ward_and_alderman.html
Select the alderman that serves the ward in which you reside. They are listed by Ward number and Alderman name. *
REFERENCE AND ACCEPTANCE LETTER
For your application to be complete you must submit a reference letter and your college/university or program acceptance letter. Email them to: stemsigningday@projectexploration.org
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