February 27th, 2011 - SMASH 2011 Applications Due

smashhomepage 300x161 SMASH 2011 Applications Due February 27

The application period for the Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) 2011 closes on February 27, 2011.

Each year LPFI selects high-potential, low-income high school students of color to participate in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused SMASH Academy.

SMASH Academy is

  • A one to three-year 5-week summer math and science enrichment program;
  • For high achieving, low-income high-school students of color;
  • Focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM);
  • Successful in preparing scholars for college and achievement in higher education;
  • Free of cost.

SMASH scholars spend five weeks each summer at a SMASH site on a college campus (currently at UC Berkeley or Stanford) immersed in rigorous STEM classes.

SMASH scholars also receive year-round academic support including SAT prep, college counseling, financial aid workshops and other activities to ensure continued academic success.

Goals of SMASH

  • Prepare students from underrepresented communities to be competitive in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related studies  at competitive universities.
  • Educate students about graduate school opportunities and encourage them to eventually attend in order to further pursue professional, STEM-related studies or careers.
  • Encourage a sense of social responsibility through promotion of critical thinking, civic awareness and leadership.

Applications and information can be found at www.lpfi.org/smash. For questions or concerns, please email julian@lpfi.org.