A complete application consists of:
*IMPORTANT NOTE: On the question asking about your degree, please enter the following on the indicated questions*
*If you are homeschooled: For any question asking for your school name, please enter "Homeschool" or the name of your homeschool organization or coop.
If you have questions, send an email to ARC-HS@orau.org. Please include "Student" as part of the subject.
The ARC Appalachian STEM Academy Bridge Program is a two-week, fully funded, hands-on learning experience for those students who previously completed the ARC/ORAU Middle School Summer Science Academy and in 9th or 10th grade but are not yet old enough to apply for the Appalachian STEM Academy high school program. The Appalachian Bridge Academy STEM Program is hosted by Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and builds upon the knowledge the participants gained in the Science Academy. All participants work with a master teacher, assistant teacher, and other experts to conduct guided group science, math, and computer science technology research projects. The program culminates in a final group presentation where participants showcase their work.
I certify that I am a U.S. citizen, will be a current 9th grader or 10th grader in the 2023-2024 school year, am under the age of 16 on July 10, 2023, am willing to follow all program and safety instructions, am able to participate in all program activities for the full program period of July 8-July 21, 2023, currently attend a public, private, charter, or homeschool, or reside, in a designated Appalachian county, and plan to enroll in a public, private, charter, or homeschool, or reside, in a designated Appalachian county for the 2023-2024 school year.