The MIT THINK Scholars Program is an educational outreach initiative that promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by supporting and funding projects developed by high school students. The program is run by a team of undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and sponsored by technology companies and educational organizations as part of MIT TechX. The program is open to all high school students residing in the United States. Students apply to the program by submitting a proposal for any novel science, technology, or engineering idea.
For the 2020 competition, we will review applications in two rounds: an initial proposal review and video interview for selected semifinalists. Up to six finalists will then be chosen to receive an all-expenses paid trip to MIT, as well as mentorship and funding to implement their project proposals. Finalists will be designated as MIT THINK Scholars upon successful completion of their projects.
1) All expenses paid trip to MIT that includes:
A) Presentation of research proposals
B) Meeting with MIT professors in the student's area of interest
C) Personalized tours of MIT research laboratories
D) Attending MIT's spring tech symposium
E) Opportunity to attend MIT classes and experience MIT student life
2) Budget of $1000 to implement project
3) Weekly mentorship meetings with MIT student mentors
1) You must be a full-time high school student (i.e. attending a public, private, or home school) at the time of your application
2) You must be a US resident during the 2019-2020 academic year
A) US citizenship is not required; US citizens living outside the country are not eligible
3) One submission per applicant
4) One or two students per project