Registration will open Monday, February 2, 2015 at 9 am.
Online applications are preferred; however, application materials can be obtained by calling +1-508-831-5286
To be eligible for the program, a girl must be
- entering 7th grade in the fall of 2014,
- at least 11 years old at the start of the program, and
- a resident of Massachusetts or Providence County, Rhode Island.
The criteria used for acceptance will be an essay written by the student and the completed application form. Then, campers will be selected at random from all completed applications, targeting percentages from different racial and ethnic groups that are representative of Worcester County. If an applicant is not drawn in the lottery, that does not reflect the quality of her application or her potential to do well in engineering and science.
Payment and Aid Information
The program tuition of $1295 covers everything: instructional materials, food, housing, field trips and recreational activities. Some participants enjoy having a small amount of money to buy a souvenir in WPI’s bookstore. Tuition will be due in full by June 15, 2014.
Financial assistance is available to families with need. To receive aid, parents or guardians must provide the family’s adjusted gross income as reported to the IRS for 2013. To apply for financial aid, applicants should check off that they wish to be considered for financial aid on the application form and provide IRS data in the space provided. If selected for the program, the applicant will be notified about the amount of the award in the acceptance letter.
Registration and Check In
Registration will be held on Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m.; details will be sent to participants prior to the program. Room assignments will be given upon arrival. A formal welcome for students and parents begins at 3 p.m., and the orientation activities for parents will conclude by 4:30 p.m.