Student Camp Scholarships

The 3rd pillar of the Catalyzing Inclusive STEM Experience All Year Round (CISTEME365) project is to provide scholarships to high school students from participating IDEA Team schools and STEM Clubs to attend existing STEM summer camps at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Summer Camp options for CISTEME365 STEM Club student scholarships

Summer 2020 camp options include (https://go.illinois.edu/summer_camps):

  • “What It Takes” Virtual Camp: Session I: June 21 – July 2, 2020 (Rising 10th-12th grade)
  • “What It Takes” Virtual Camp:Session II: July 5 – 16, 2020 (Rising 10th-12th grade)
  • CyberPatriot Cyber Security camp (Virtual): July 20-24, 2020 (Rising 7th-9th grade)

Scholarship Requirements

This scholarship is available to any applicant who meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • The applicant regularly attended a CISTEME365 participating STEM club.
  • The student is enrolled in a CISTEME365 school and is a member of a group that is under-represented in the field of their chosen camp, such as women or gender non-binary individuals; students with a disability; students from underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities.
  • The student is enrolled in a CISTEME365 school and would be the first among their immediate family members to earn a degree from a 4yr college or university.
  • The student is enrolled in a CISTEME365 school can demonstrate financial need based on household income and the number of members in the household.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for attendance at the applicable summer camps in the year same year they are applying for the  scholarship.

Summer 2020 Camp Scholarship Application (PDF). (For reference only)

Scholarship Application

Applications for Summer 2020 are now closed.