The American International School in Cyprus (AISC) is offering students the opportunity to travel to Stanford this summer, but the deadline for applications is fast approaching.
Exceptional students aged 14 to 17 will be allowed to attend Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes, a prestigious, two-week residential summer programme at Stanford University, one of the top five universities in the world, AISC announced on Tuesday.
The programme is based in the Stanford campus in California and will run from August 16 to 28. Included are university level courses and labs and workshops across a range of subjects as well as weekend field trips. The offer is available to AISC students; and in addition there are also limited spaces available for external students, based on merit.
The fee of $4,500 (€3,946) covers housing, meals, local transportation, course materials and instructor fees and field trips but not flights, visa costs, spending money and medical insurance.
One full scholarship for two successful applicants is available, $4,500 divided into two halves: one half ($2,250) will go to an AISC student, and the other half to a successful non-AISC student applicant.
Those interested in attending should electronically submit an application to [email protected]. The deadline is April 15 for AISC students and
April 20 for pupils from other schools. The application has to contain a letter by the student addressed to the AISC, outlining why they would like to attend and how they will positively and constructively contribute to the summer programme. Two of the student’s best academic work samples need to be included, two open teacher recommendation letters, and academic records.
AISC will conduct the selection process and review the applications. A 30-minute interview with AISC’s senior leadership team will be scheduled later on.
“We are looking forward to representing Cyprus with the best and brightest young minds,” AISC director Michelle Kleiss said, “AISC students are reputed to be the best among their peers. We have also reached out to public and private schools across the island for their best and brightest.”