STEM Starter Academy

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The MWCC STEM Starter Academy is a six-week summer program for students who are interested in getting an early start on college before beginning classes in the fall. Students can take up to two college courses at no cost, including the books needed. Additionally, students are paid a $1,000 stipend to offset missed summer work opportunities while they prepare to begin school in the fall.

Who can participate in the STEM Starter Academy?

The STEM Starter Academy is open to high school graduates or qualifying MWCC students who place into college-level English and math courses and are enrolling in one of MWCC’s STEM majors in the fall.

2020 STEM Starter Academy

  • Application Deadline April 1, 2020
  • Orientation Days: Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9, 2020
  • Classes run from July 13 to August 20, 2020
  • Leadership Academy will be two days in mid to late August 2020

If you have questions about the STEM Starter Academy, please contact Linda Velez Scullane, Director of STEM Starter Academy, at 978-630-9857.

Students entering certain STEM majors at MWCC in the fall are eligible to apply for this program. Accepted students will receive a stipend of up to $1,000 and will be enrolled in up to two free college courses (book use included). Students will receive daily academic support, including tutoring and mandated study hours.

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