2020 Program Information

ATTENTION all HSHSP 2020 applicants!

CORONAVIRUS SITUATION (April 2, 2020): In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, university leadership has decided that all face-to-face summer youth programs will be canceled in order to protect the health of all.
Thank you,
Dr. Gail Richmond
Director, High School Honors Science/Mathematics/Engineering Program
Michigan State University

61st Annual Program

June 21 – August 8, 2020

HSHSP 2018 group

There is no better way to strengthen interest in STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) subjects or careers than by working on a project under the mentorship of a university researcher. It is here that students are able to undertake detailed, focused investigation of challenging problems and to participate in many dimensions of the research process—opportunities rarely possible in schools. While these apprenticeships require great commitment, students who undertake them report that they are more enjoyable, more challenging, and more intellectually motivating.

If you are a mature high school junior with a keen interest in science, math or engineering and the ability to work independently and responsibly, you might be interested in the High School Honors Science, Engineering and Mathematics Program (HSHSP), a non-credit enrichment program sponsored by the Department of Teacher Education of Michigan State University. Founded in 1958, the HSHSP is the oldest, continuously running program of its kind in the United States.

Located on a beautiful arboretum campus, Michigan State University is one of the top 50 research institutions in the United States, and is an important center for teaching and research. While in residence at the university, participants spend the majority of their time working on research in one of the sciences, engineering or mathematics.

The participant fee for the 2020 HSHSP will be $3,800. This fee covers room, board, and some instructional costs. Participants must provide their own transportation between home and campus at the beginning and end of the program and money for personal items and non-program-sponsored activities. Scholarships based on financial need are available, and forms can be downloaded from the applying page. Applications and supporting materials should be received no later than March 1st, 2020. Applicants will be informed of their status by May 1. To find out more about this program contact us!

We encourage applications from qualified minorities and disabled individuals
Michigan State University is an Equal Opportunity Institution