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The brightest and most talented students who will be juniors and seniors in the fall semester (sophomores and juniors at the time of application).
Students who are accepted will receive a full scholarship for program expenses. The only thing students will have to pay for is their transportation to and from the campus and personal items. Everything else ? campus housing, tuition, meals, educational trips, lectures, labs, and recreation activities ? will be provided. The program is funded by the University of Tennessee Martin.
The selection committees, appointed by the vice chancellor for student affairs, in consultation with Young Scholars Academy faculty and staff, will review each student's completed application. The review committee will also select a number of alternates. Students will receive a letter notifying them of acceptance or selection as an alternate.
Yes, if the student meets all criteria.
Yes. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO GUESTS ALLOWED.
Sixty (60) students will be selected for the one week program.
An e-mail address is important so Young Scholars Academy may communicate quickly with applicants.
It is unfortunate that dates conflict; however, students must make a choice.
Yes. By the third or fourth week in April, lists of all students accepted up until that point will be mailed to the Guidance Counselors.
Indicate type of test taken and anticipated date of receipt. Include any available standardized test scores on the Test Data Form.
Cell phones and PDAs may be brought to the Young Scholars Academy but they must be kept in the silent mode and they may not be used during supervised activities and classes. This includes meals.
The recommendations from teachers are very important. For instance, if two applications are otherwise given the same rating, what the teachers have said may result in a higher score. Out-of-class service activities are also important.
Consistent with applicable law, no personal identification information will be released to non-authorized individuals.