Summer Program Applications

The Center for Excellence in Youth Education 2022 High School Summer Program Application is currently open! 

For the summer of 2022, we will be offering three (3) engaging programs for current NYC students:
  1. Introduction to Bioinformatics (virtual)
  2. Medical and Scientific Exploration (virtual)
  3. Internship Placement Program (in-person)
Please see links for the Application Instructions and the Online Application Form.

Application Deadline: March 27, 2022

Summer Program Dates: July 5 - August 12, 2022

Online Application Submission Details

The application must be completed via the online form. Once your application is submitted you will be notified via the email address you provided at the beginning of the application. You will not be permitted to have more than one application; however, you are able the use the information found in the confirmation email to edit your application as necessary until the due date of March 27, 2022. Please note, that parental consent is also required for the online application.

Prior to submitting the application, you will have an opportunity to upload the following required supporting documentation (1, 2, and 3). If you are not considered URM (underrepresented in medicine), you will be required to submit proof of economic eligibility (4) based on the specified criteria.

  1. Short-answer response to the prompt
  2. Critical Analysis of an assigned scientific article and a podcast
  3. Current High School Transcript
  4. Documentation showing proof of the student’s economic eligibility (if applicable)

Please see the Application Instructions for more information regarding supporting documentation.

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Attend a New York City public or charter high school
  • Identify as an Underrepresented Minority (African American, Latino, Native American, or Alaskan American) OR meet state-determined economic criteria below
  • Any additional requirements stated in individual course descriptions

Economically Disadvantaged Eligibility Requirements

Your family can document economic eligibility by providing proof of receipt of one of the following:

  • 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 $8,399 for each family member in excess of 8.


Note on Eligibility:

A copy of the parent's or legal guardian's 1040 tax return form can be utilized as proof of disadvantaged status. For a full list of acceptable documents, please refer to page 4 of the Application Instructions.

  • 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.
  • What if I am an undocumented or DACA student?
    • Students are eligible to apply regardless of immigration status.
  • What if I do not attend a NYC public school? Can I still apply?
    • Generally, students attending NYC Public or Charter Schools are our primary target area. As a point of context, each year we are contracted by the State and Federal Government to support a specific number of students with specific eligibility criteria, which includes attending a NYC Public or Charter School. That being said, we sometimes make exceptions, particularly cases where students who attend a private or Catholic school receive a significant financial aid package (documentation is required). Please note that this consideration is always subject to funding and availability.

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) please see page 5 of this document. For any additional questions or concerns please email

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.