Neurology High School Scholars Program

The Neurology High School Scholars Program is resuming in 2023! The program will run from July 10, 2023 through Aug 10, 2023. Orientation will be on July 7, 2023. Attendance is mandatory.

The Redcap application will be live on Jan 31, 2023, on this website. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through February 17, 2023. Applications will not be received beyond this date. There is a potential for the application portal to be closed if there is a large response. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible!

The application requires two (2) letters of recommendation, one (1) of which must be from a science teacher or mentor. Letters of recommendation should be on letterhead and signed. (Certified e-signatures are acceptable). Please be prepared with the name and preferred email address for your teacher/mentor when completing the application. They will receive a separate invite to attach their confidential letter as part of the application process.

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact the program manager, Ashley Rees-Jones, at or the Administrative Director for Neuroscience Research, Samantha Ferrante, at

About the Program

The Neurology High School Scholars Program offers the opportunity for four high school students to complete a five-week paid internship ($1,000 stipend). The internship involves working closely with a neurologist or neuroscientist on a basic science or clinical research project, shadowing physicians in clinic, and  attending a weekly educational session with the cohort. Work hours will be determined between the student and mentor based on project needs. At the end of the five weeks, students will be expected to prepare a poster presentation outlining their project results and present the poster at a conference.

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