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Our Mutual Commitment To Each Other
If you are selected as a Participant,
this is what WE WANT FROM YOU:
- provide all necessary information to complete the application forms and process,
- attend Orientation in the spring,
- take the pre-tests and post-tests,
- remain for the entire six-week summer program,
- meet with a mentor and cooperate with the mentoring relationship,
- select and complete an academic year project, and submit a Final Report to UBMS,
- provide your schedule of classes and 2nd semester grade card each year while in high school,
- provide final transcript as evidence of high school graduation, and
- provide evidence of college enrollments each year through graduation from college.
If you complete the summer program,
YOU WILL RECEIVE:
- the benefits of participating,
- round-trip mileage for Orientation, and round-trip mileage to and from the summer session,
- pre-testing to establish baseline data and post-testing to show improvement,
- room and board for 6 weeks on the Northwest Missouri State University campus,
- all supplies and materials needed for classes (including 3-ring binder, paper, spirals, pens, pencils, protractor, graphing calculator), and a T-shirt,
- instruction in, and access to, the computer system and network at Northwest,
- intensive classroom and laboratory instruction in math and science topics not usually offered at every high school,
- extensive counseling (both individual and group) regarding study skills, social and interpersonal skills, and career awareness,
- tutoring for the classes taken, if needed,
- instruction in the English skills needed to learn how to write a science research paper,
- educational and entertaining weekend trips related to math and science,
- a stipend each week of the summer program for active participation,
- a stipend each semester of the academic year for satisfactory completion of the mentor meetings and the academic project,
- monthly newsletter which includes topics of interest from the world of math and science,
- possibility of returning for subsequent year,
- possibility of acceptance into the Bridge program, and
- yearly follow-up while in high school and through college.