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Applications Now Being Accepted for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is now accepting applications from talented high school juniors for the summer 2024 program. PGSS is an intensive, five-week summer residential program that emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory research for high school juniors pursuing careers in science and mathematics.  With the support of Governor Josh Shapiro, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Carnegie Mellon University and its alumni, the program offers an enrichment experience in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The goal of the program is to encourage Pennsylvania’s youth to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship to the program. Costs are underwritten through matching funds provided by PGSS Campaign, Inc., the school’s alumni, Carnegie Mellon University, parents, and corporations.  Awarded scholarships will cover the costs of housing, meals, and all instructional materials. Families are responsible for transportation to and from the university, personal items, and spending money. Students must commit to living on campus at Carnegie Mellon University throughout the duration of the program. 

Details – Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences 
When:  June 23, 2024 - July 27, 2024
Where: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 
Who May Apply: The program is open to high school juniors at time of application 
Deadline to Apply: Completed applications must be emailed per instructions on the website no later than January 31, 2024.  Applications emailed after this date and time will be disqualified. 

Announcing the Elmer Hafer Youth Camp sponsored by the American Legion, State Police and National Guard.  This summer camp takes place at Messiah University June 9-15 and aims to five students firsthand experience in many areas of law enforcement and the military.  Students between the ages of 15 and 17 who are physically fit, in good health and have a good academic record are encouraged to apply.  To learn more about the camp you can view this flyer.


Keystone Boys State (KBS) was established in 1937 by the PA American Legion to provide the students selected the opportunity to gain leadership skills through an intensive week-long summer program.  The focus of KBS is its hands-on simulation of municipal, county and state government.  This year the camp will be held at Messiah University June 16-22.  To learn more, view this brochure and meet with your school counselor.

The Junior Auxiliary Program at Butler Memorial Hospital provides students who are interested in the medical field with an environment and opportunity to learn, help others, build friendships, and give back.  You will have exposure to various departments, roles and functions in the
healthcare setting.  Applications are being accepted now for the Junior Auxiliary Program at Butler Memorial Hospital. Additional information about the program is available on the applicationApplications due March 31, 2024.



The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) offers webinars monthly about multiple items related to the financial aid process for pursuing post-secondary education.  Register here

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