2017 Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute & Summer Science Academy

Applications Available for Appalachian Students!

Each year the Governor’s Office of Appalachia and the Appalachian Regional Commission send two middle school and two high school students as well as two high school teachers to the Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute and Summer Science Academy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The free program provides Ohio Appalachian students the opportunity to work in teams with scientists from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and use their science and math skills on real-world projects.

The 2017 sessions will take place from July 8 to July 21, 2017 for high school students and teachers; and from July 16 to July 21, 2017 for middle school students.  Both sessions will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Students will be chaperoned 24 hours a day during the program and it will cover all major expenses, including meals, lodging and transportation. High school teachers in the program will receive a stipend for their participation.

Who’s Eligible

Middle and high school students and high school teachers from a public school in one of Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties are eligible. To be eligible:

  • High school students must be 16 years of age by July 8, 2017.
  • Middle school students must be between 12 and 14 years old on July 16, 2017.
  • High school teachers (grades 9-12) must plan to teach in the math, science and technology disciplines for the 2017-2018 school year.


How to Apply

To apply for the program, students and teachers must complete the required application and return it via mail or delivery to the Governor’s Office of Appalachia on or before March 10, 2017. Applications received or postmarked after this date or submitted electronically will not be considered for the program.

Applications should be mailed or delivered to the attention of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia at:

Ohio Development Services Agency

Governor’s Office of Appalachia

c/o Oak Ridge Summer Institute

77 South High Street, 26th Floor

Columbus, Ohio, 43215

Applications available here: https://www.arc.gov/program_areas/ARCOakRidge2017SummerPrograms.asp

For more information about the program, contact:

Megan Nagy
Governor’s office of Appalachia
(614) 644-6611

Please make sure you are available to attend the summer institute during the designated dates before submitting your application. For an application to be considered it must be complete and meet the mandatory requirements along with the requirements in the “other considerations” criteria.

Do not mail or fax your completed applications to the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington D.C.