Overview

(MS)2 is a scholarship program that cultivates the STEM abilities of economically disadvantaged minority high school students from targeted cities in the United States. Scholars study for five weeks for three consecutive summers and are exposed to peers and educators with diverse backgrounds and aspirations.

The (MS)2 program was founded in 1977 to address the compelling need to cultivate the mathematical and scientific abilities of economically disadvantaged African American, Latino, and Native American high school students from targeted cities and communities across the United States. In a residential setting on the historic Phillips Academy campus, the three-summer program challenges students intellectually and exposes them to peers and educators with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and aspirations. This competitive and rigorous program is free of charge for all students selected.

Cost and Session Information

The 2017 program runs from June 26 to July 30.

The (MS)² scholars attend Phillips Academy for three consecutive tuition-free summers.

The generosity of the supporting individuals, corporations, and foundations covers the cost (over $18,000 per student). All scholars receive free of charge: full room and meals, textbooks, course materials, health insurance (if the family does not have it), and transportation to and from the program. 

The scholar is responsible only for incidental personal expenditures (e.g., laundry) during for the five weeks each summer. No student should refrain from applying to (MS)2 because of inability to pay for these additional costs.

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