The one-week program is designed especially for above-average African-American, Hispanic, and Native American high school students who excel in mathematics, enjoy learning, and like to solve complicated problems.
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 $200 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 $500 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. We also offer a one-time $100 scholarship to a student who finishes the program, when this student passes, for the first time, a professional actuarial examination offered by the Society of Actuaries and/or the Casualty Actuarial Society.
Enrollment is limited to 20-21 students. Completed applications, including a letter of recommendation from the student's mathematics teacher or principal and a grade transcript, must be submitted by the extended deadline of May 7, 2019, 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 30, 2019. Priority will be given to current sophomores and juniors, but all class levels in high school will be considered.
View the 2019 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
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