Neurology High School Scholars Project

The Division of Child Neurology’s annual Neurology High School Scholars Program (NHSSP) kicks off on July 8, 2019!

This year, the program received just over 300 incredible, wonderfully expressed applications and essays. We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 competition:

  1. Annie McDonald, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
  2. Yug Yadava, Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science
  3. Morgan Hicks, Highland High School

Congratulations also to our Stem Scholar Program winners (sponsored by The Franklin Institute): Kaisha Garvin-Darby and Makayla Kegler, as well as our returning scholars: Amber Eatmon and Priya Devanarayan!

About the NHSSP

The NHSSP begins as an essay contest from January through March and is open to local high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (16+ years of age). Winning high school students from Philadelphia and surrounding counties are selected to participate in a basic science or clinical research project under the close guidance of a mentor in Neurology/Neuroscience.

Each applicant is asked to submit an application including essay questions inquiring about the student's interest in Child Neurology, as well as two (2) letters of reference/recommendation. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

The paid program in Child Neurology begins in July and runs for five weeks. Each Neurology High School Scholar will be paid a $1,000 stipend and receive invaluable experiences that will last a lifetime.

For questions about the program, please contact Ashley Rees-Jones,