Grant Opportunity - The Emperor Science Award Program

From MACUL Big Deal Media:

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and PBS LearningMedia have announced The Emperor Science Award Program, an initiative that will encourage disadvantaged high school students to pursue careers in science, with particular emphasis on cancer research, through a year of mentorship with a scientist from a leading research institution or industry. The education initiative is being launched in connection with Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladiesa three-part, six-hour film on the history of cancer that will air on PBS on April 1. Students may apply for awards or may be nominated by teachers. The first 100 awardees (high school students from Title I or similarly “economically disadvantaged” schools) will receive $1,500 grants as well as one-on-one science mentoring over the course of a year or an intensive summer schedule. Students will be connected with science mentors from a host of high-profile medical research centers, universities and industry leaders in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Students will be provided with electronic tablets to enhance their studies and extend the reach of mentors of major research institutions to students in rural and suburban communities. In the coming months, information about The Emperor Science Awards will be posted on www.cancerfilms.org and www.su2c.orgFreeresources to accompany the film are available on PBS LearningMedia’s website.
Deadline: Applications available in August 2015; check PBS LearningMedia’s website in August for application deadline

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