STARS STEM Summer Program Application
This application is for participation in the STARS (Science, Technology, and Research Scholars) program at Cold Spring Harbor DNA Learning Center. For application problems/questions please contact Jason Williams (
Application Information and Requirements
In order to qualify for the program a student must meet all of the following criteria:

- Must be currently enrolled in a US high school (Grades 9 - 12) and will complete the 9th grade by June 30th, 2020

- Must belong to one of the demographic categories of underrepresented students as defined by the National Science Foundation (African Americans, American Indians including Native Alaskans, Hispanics and Native Pacific Islanders)

- Be able to provide transportation to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for each of the camp dates (Monday-Friday August 10-21, 2020)

STARS is a selective program - in addition to need, students will need to submit the following:

1. A complete application with Parent/Guardian Signature
2. An application essay by the student
3. A letter of recommendation from the student’s Science/Math/Technology teacher
4. (Optional) a report card or transcript (grades from at least Fall 2019 classes)
5. Completed Parent/Guardian Certification form, signed by Parent/Guardian and a teacher or principal. MUST BE MAILED to
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,
DNA Learning Center
ATTN: STARS Program, Jason Williams
1 Bungtown Rd.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Please download the Parent/Guardian Certification form (English: OR Spanish: )
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