Application for the Minority College Experience and Women in Science and Engineering Programs

To the student:

  • Applicants must be high school juniors during the 2013-2014 school year.

  • The deadline to apply for the Summer 2014 MCE/WISE program is April 28, 2014.

  • Prior to starting the application, please print the counselor recommendation  form.

  • Complete sections 1, 2, and 3 of this form and give the counselor recommendation form to your high school guidance counselor.

  • Only complete applications will be considered for admission.

1. Background Information

I am applying for (check one):

Minority College Experience (MCE)

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

First Name Middle Initial Last


Male Female

Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)


African/Black American

Latino/Hispanic American

Asian & Pacific American

Native American/Alaskan Native

White (not Hispanic)

Other (please specify)

Home Phone

U.S. Citizen yes no

Home Address

City State Zip

Name of High School

Address of High School

City State Zip

I will graduate from high school in (MM/YYYY)

2. Essay

Please write a short essay that describes your interests and goals.  Include any school or community activities in which you participate, and awards you may have received. Please explain how this program will help you to become a better student and to define your career goals.  Also, please indicate any other activities you will be participating in during the MCE/WISE programs.  Include all relevant dates and vacation plans that may coincide with the program.  All absences will be referred to the program director for review and approval.

3.  Interest Survey

I would like to learn more about the following careers (check all that apply):



12.Math-secondary education  

2.Dentistry     13.Biology-secondary education
3.Veterinary Medicine   14.Information Technology
4.Nursing   15.Computer Science
5.Biology   16.Engineering
6.Physics   17.Math
7.Environmental Science   18.Education




9.Forensic Science   20.Accounting  

10.Physical Therapy  



11.Chemistry-secondary education     22.Management


Which of the following topics would you like to learn more about? (check all that apply)

SAT preparation  




Math anxiety  


   Penn State Majors

Career exploration  



Financial aid/scholarship opportunities

Study skills/time management




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