Thank you so much for your interest in the STEM Summer Institute for Girls.  Please note that this program is non-residential and intended for residents of middle TN only.  Students from other areas may only apply if they intend to provide their own housing.

Before you begin this application, you will want to prepare for the following questions because you will have to complete the application in one sitting:
1) Construct your response to these questions (you will then be able to paste your response into the application once you start it): 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) 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.
1) Determine whether you wish to apply for a scholarship to cover some of the $700 registration fee (rising 9th through 12th) or $350 (rising 7th and 8th).
2) If you do wish to apply for a scholarship, please prepare a response to the following question: Be ready to 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 include your family size and average annual income. All applications will be kept strictly confidential.

If you have questions about the application, please contact Mrs. Becky Smith, Coordinator of STEM at Harpeth Hall, at