Awesome Free College Experience for Salem High School Students!

Salem High School students have an awesome opportunity this July to visit a college campus, earn college credit and get expert advice on finding a great job after college.

The best part? It’s free.

Our foundation will pay for SHS students, including incoming freshmen, to attend the Rowan University STEAM Academy this summer, a unique program offering a tremendous advantage in the college application process for those students who participate.

There are three different programs tracks - one for students who’ve just completed eighth grade and are becoming high school freshmen, and two different programs for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Here are some of the different benefits they offer:

  • Three transferable college credits for sophomores, juniors and seniors.
  • Special workshops offering career advice.
  • Standardized test preparation.
  • Leadership training.
  • Opportunity to experience campus life.
  • Field trips to fun and different locations in South Jersey and Pennsylvania. Past trips have included Franklin Institute, Edelman Fossil Park and Hershey Park.

All students need to do is apply before April 7, 2017. Rowan reviews applications and determines who is accepted, and we will automatically cover the tuition cost for any SHS accepted by Rowan.

This is the third year we have offered to pay students’ tuition for the three-week program, which ranges from $900 to $4,400 depending on which aspect of the program students choose to participate in. We’ve paid tuition for 20 Salem students to attend since the program began in 2015.

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, all of which lead to fast-growing and highly rewarding jobs. Programs like Rowan’s aim to introduce students to these fields of study so they can make smart decisions about what to do with their lives.

“Being able to attend the Academy I feel like I have a head start on what I want to do with my life and how I need to do it,” Salem student Star Jackson told Rowan magazine after attending in 2015.

Click here to learn more and start the application process! 


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