New Haven Public School Students Prepare for Careers in Science and Medicine with Yale's SCHOLAR Program

On July 7, 70 students from New Haven’s Hill Regional Career High School will begin to study science and medicine on the Yale University campus as part of Yale’s outreach program for public school students in the city.

The Yale University Science Collaborative Hands-On Learning and Research program – known as SCHOLAR, now in its sixth year – is a free, three-week residential program for New Haven public school students in grades 10 through 12. The participants study in Yale laboratories and libraries. Sophomores take courses in genetics and developmental cell biology, juniors study chemistry, and seniors work on their college applications in the morning and polish their laboratory skills in the afternoon.

The program is part of Yale’s comprehensive, year-round academic partnership with Hill Regional Career High School. Students begin SCHOLAR the summer after their freshman year and return each summer for continued study until they graduate. These students are among more than 500 New Haven youth that participate yearly in free Yale academic and athletic summer programs on campus.

SCHOLAR was founded by faculty from the Yale School of Medicine, Yale College and Hill Regional Career High School. It is staffed by University and school professionals, and Yale College students serve as teaching assistants and resident advisors.

To arrange for interviews with students enrolled in the SCHOLAR program, please contact Claudia Merson at 432-4098.

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