Yale's SCHOLAR Program To Hold Closing Ceremony

The Yale University Science Collaborative Hands-On Learning and Research program – known as SCHOLAR – will hold a closing ceremony followed by a reception at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 25 at Davies Auditorium, 15 Prospect Street.

The program began on July 7, when 60 students from New Haven’s Hill Regional Career High School began studies in science and medicine on the Yale University campus as part of Yale’s outreach program for public school students in the city.

Concluding its sixth season this year, SCHOLAR is a free, three-week residential program for New Haven public school students in grades 10 through 12. The participants studied in Yale laboratories and libraries. Sophomores took courses in genetics and developmental cell biology, juniors studied chemistry, and seniors worked on their college applications in the morning and polished 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 during the closing ceremony, please contact Claudia Merson at 432-4098.

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