Truman Institute Summer Academies -- Kansas City, Missouri
1. The Summer Talent Academy for Professions in Health (STAPH) --
offers talented students interested in health professions an opportunity to explore future
careers in medicine, such as osteopathic medicine, nursing, exercise science, audiology/
speech pathology, athletic training, physical and occupational therapy, and nutrition.
Students learn about health professions through hands-on activities and stimulating
discussios. Students get to use actual health care equipment and facilities.
Students who are currently enrolled in the 10th or 11th grade may be nominated by
the school counselor. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, and at least
a 3.5 GPA in all science classes. The program is limited to only 50 students, and criteria
for selection will be based on: grades, letters of support, essays, and test scores.
STAPH lasts for one week, and the cost is $800, not including transportation to Kansas
City, Missouri. A few scholarships are available for students with financial need, but
academic ability will be a factor, too.
School nominations are due by November 22, 2013, and student applications are due by
January 24, 2014.
Dates of the Summer Institute -- July 6-13, 2014
Go to www.staph.truman.edu for more information.
2. The Zombie Scholars Academy -- a problem-based exploration of science, literature,
A week-long summer academy experience that takes the unprecedented interest young
people have in the fiction of the zombie apocalypse and turns that energy into a vehicle
for learning about some of society's most pressing needs. Students engage in a common
set of coursework exploring society's response to crisis situations.
Students enrolled in the 8th - 11th grades may apply for Zombie Scholars Academy.
Students should be nominated by a school counselor. Application is required after the
nomination, and students will be required to submit transcripts, a letter of
recommendation from a teacher or counselor, and an essay. Enrollment is limited to
50 students and is competitive.
Cost to attend is $800, and this does not include cost of transportation to Kansas City,
Missouri. Some scholarships may be avaible to students with financial need.
Nominations are due by November 22, 2013; student applications are due by
January 24, 2014.
Dates for the Zombie Scholars Academy -- June 22-29, 2014
Go to www.zombie.truman.edu for more information.