Summer Program Applications

The Center for Excellence in Youth Education High School Summer Program Application is now available.

Application due date: Friday, April 8, 2016

Summer Program Dates: June 30, through August 12, 2016

All students will receive a logbook, ID, on-loan laboratory coat, and stipend for the summer. As a participant, you cannot miss more than two days of class.

High School Summer Program Course Descriptions:

We offer a range of programs that provide hands-on experiences, either in research laboratories or the hospital. In addition to participating in a science enrichment experience, all students will attend CEYE’s College Readiness Workshop Series as a mandatory program component. The courses are:

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Attend a New York City public high school
  • Meet GPA requirements listed in each course description
  • Identify as an Underrepresented Minority (African American, Latino, Native American, or Alaskan American) or meet state-determined economic criteria below

Economically Disadvantaged Eligibility Requirements

  • Your family can document economic eligibility by providing proof of receipt of one of the following:
    • Reduced or free lunch in school (the preferred option)
    • Family Assistance Program Aid
    • Safety Net Assistance through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance or a county Department of Social Services
    • Family day-care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Assistance, or a county Department of Social Services
    • Student ward of the state or county status
    • Single-parent family status, meeting income requirements below

If you do not qualify on an economic basis through any of the above criteria, you can also qualify by income, according to the New York State Opportunity Programs Income Eligibility Criteria.


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*Add $7,696 for each family member in excess of 7.

Note on Documentation of Economic Eligibility:

CEYE prefers reduced or free lunch documentation as proof of disadvantaged status.

What if I am a student applicant that is not from an underrepresented or disadvantaged background?

Subject to funding and availability, CEYE may consider applicants who are not from an underrepresented or disadvantaged background. Please be advised that these limited slots are extremely competitive and are outside of our primary target population.

Summer Program Application

Application Due: Friday, April 8, 2016

You may apply to more than one program. Rank your preferences in the "program of interest" line. Complete applications should include:

  • A full response to each item line.
  • Consent forms and Medical Clearance Form.
  • A copy of your latest transcript.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a science teacher, math teacher, or other appropriate professional.
  • An essay of 650-800 words that introduces yourself; elaborates on how the program will further your career goals; and shares your passion, dedication, and demonstrated interest in the sciences.

All items are to be submitted together. If a document is not included, please include a note of explanation and the date it can be expected. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Send completed applications and/or attachments to (confirmation receipt will be provided) to or to:

Alyson Davis, LMSW
Center for Excellence in Youth Education
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Pl, Box 1250
New York, NY 10029

For questions or concerns contact or 212-241-7655

The Center for Excellence in Youth Education’s Science and Technology Entry Program and its activities are supported, in whole or in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department.