Hope College REACH Summer Science Program 2012

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Hope College

REACH Summer Science Program

2012 STUDENT APPLICATION

June 11 – July 20, 2012

Due Date

Applications should be received by March 5, 2012 . The target date for award notification is Friday,

April 13, 2012.

Application Process

Complete the attached application informational form.

Write a 1-2 page statement explaining why you’d like to be considered for the REACH program and how it would help you move toward your future goals. As part of your statement please explicitly address the following topics. a) b) c) d)

What do you want to do after you complete high school?

What do you hope to learn from this summer research experience?

Review the Project Descriptions Page on the REACH website and briefly describe the type(s) of research project that appeals to you and why.

Describe an experience you’ve had that included people from diverse ethnic or racial backgrounds

(i.e., school projects, summer camps, work experience).

While not required, you might include a description of any work, class, or personal experiences (jobs, reading interests, course work, class projects, etc.) that have prepared you to do research.

Supply your most recent high school transcript.

Please e-mail, fax, or mail your application, statement and transcript to the address below. If mailing, please do not staple any of the documents.

Request a letter of recommendation from one of your science or math teachers. The letter should specifically address: a) your potential for scientific research, and b) personality traits or social skills that suit you to successfully work closely with others. The letter may be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to:

REACH Applications

Hope College

Office of the Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences

Holland, MI 49422

616-395-7075

616- 395-7923 Fax [email protected]

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