Please review the following details to learn more about the eligibility requirements for our local and national summer programs. All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered, regardless of race or ethnicity.
Local Middle and High School Students
Students are eligible to apply for our local program, SEED Academy, if they fulfill the following criteria at the time of the application:
- Attend public school in Boston, Cambridge, or Lawrence, Massachusetts
- Reside in Boston, Cambridge, or Lawrence, Massachusetts
- Enrolled in seventh, eighth, ninth or tenth grade
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Our application for Spring 2019 is now open to students in the eligible grade levels. Apply by November 9, 2018 at seedapp.mit.edu.
High School Juniors
- Classified as an 11th grader in any school setting, including public, private and homeschool.
- U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
We strongly encourage students from the following backgrounds to apply:
- Underrepresented in science and engineering, defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American
- Underserved, defined as coming from low socioeconomic means, which may be indicated by qualification for free/reduced lunch
- Potentially the first family member to attend college
- Absence of science and engineering degrees in family
- Coming from a high school with low admittance rates to top-tier colleges, especially rural or predominantly minority high schools
The Summer 2019 application for our national summer programs will open in November 2018 at summerapp.mit.edu. The application will be due in February 2019, and decisions will be released in mid-April to all students who submitted their applications.
Students who are not eligible to apply to one of our programs should refer to our resources page, in addition to the MIT Outreach Directory, for other science and engineering enrichment opportunities. We are unable to make exceptions to our eligibility requirements.