Finger Lakes Wired will award 30 scholarships to children in grades 6-9 to attend Rochester Institute of Technology’s annual Kids On Campus summer program, a cutting-edge, technology-based summer camp.
“The importance of science, technology and math skills cannot be understated,” says Matthew Hurlbutt, managing director of Finger Lakes Wired. “Our intent in funding this project is to target underrepresented populations and expand recruitment efforts of middle and early high school students, young women and minorities. We want to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and math for youth who would not otherwise be exposed to the outstanding potential in these fields.”
RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is also making five need-based scholarships available.
Kids On Campus offers students hands-on learning opportunities with computers, math, science and other technology. Different workshops are available for 5-6 graders, 7-9 graders and 8-10 graders, and all of them offer exciting, kid-friendly activities—including the opportunity to create their own video game, Web site or graphic design images.
Scholarship applications must be received by June 8. All applicants must live and attend school in the nine-county Finger Lakes area. Please contact program director Susan Kurtz at (585) 475-5987 or visit kidsoncampus.rit.edu for more information.