Thank you so much for your interest in the STEM Summer Institute.  Please note that this program is non-residential and intended for residents of middle TN only.

Before you begin this application, you will want to do the following things:

1) Construct your response to the questions: Why do you want to participate in the STEM Summer Institute for Girls? What is about the description of the program that excites you? What parts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics do you already enjoy? What are some examples of how you have worked well in a team in one of your classes?
2) Talk with your parents about whether or not you wish to apply for a scholarship to cover some of the $475 registration fee (rising 9th through 12th) or $250 (rising 7th and 8th).
3) If you do wish to apply for a scholarship, please talk with your parents and prepare a response to the following question: Please describe your family’s financial circumstances and why you believe you should receive a scholarship to this program. Scholarships will range from nearly full to partial. It would be helpful if you included your family size and average annual income. All applications will be kept strictly confidential.
4) If you have not participated in the program before, you will need the name and email address of a teacher who will recommend you for the program.

If you have questions about the application, please contact Dr. Klein-Gardner at