The one-week program is designed especially for academically talented Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American high school students who excel in mathematics, enjoy learning, and like to solve business problems using data.
Midwest High School Scholars Analytics Academy 2020 schedule
The Midwest High School Scholars Analytics Academy for Underrepresented Groups provides, at no cost, on-campus room and board, field trips, and career information materials for students selected to attend the program.
Each student also receives a $100 stipend to cover transportation and incidental expenses. Special scholarship opportunities available in Illinois State University’s Actuarial Program and Risk Management and Insurance Program. Alumni of this program are eligible for a one-time $1000 scholarship upon enrollment in actuarial science or insurance at Illinois State University, or a one-time $300 scholarship to study another quantitative analytics field (e.g. statistics) at Illinois State. A one-time $100 scholarship is available for alumni of the program who enroll in a recognized program of study of actuarial science or risk management and insurance in another college of their choice.
Enrollment is limited to 14 students. Completed applications, including a letter of recommendation from the student's mathematics teacher or principal and a grade transcript, must be submitted by April 1, 2020, to be considered for a scholarship to the program. Preference will be given to students who excel in mathematics, enjoy being intellectually challenged, and receive a lot of satisfaction out of applying their analytical skills to solve problems. All applicants will be notified of their status by May 1, 2020. Priority will be given to current sophomores and juniors, but all class levels in high school will be considered.
View the 2020 schedule for an example of how the week is structured.
Questions about the program? Contact Susan Mitchell at (309) 438-7797 or by e-mail: Susan Mitchell
Illinois State University
Actuarial Science Program – MHSSAA
Attn: Susan Mitchell
Campus Box 4520
Normal, IL 61790-4520
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