April 18, 2014  

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Application Deadline April 30 for Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth

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The University of Southern Mississippi’s Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth will be held July 3-22 on the Hattiesburg campus and hosted by the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies. Application deadline is Saturday, April 30. 

The three-week residential program is a cooperative effort with the Duke University Talent Identification Program that provides a balance of educational, cultural, and recreational experiences. It serves eligible students currently enrolled in grades 7 through 10.

To be eligible, applicants must have earned qualifying SAT or ACT scores as a seventh grader. Required qualifying SAT and ACT scores differ depending on the academic course chosen.

Course selections include precalculus mathematics; human anatomy and physiology; criminal justice; creative writing; polymer science; political science; psychology; forensic science; and debate.

Tuition includes room, board, recreational and cultural activities and limited accident insurance. Students will be housed in campus residence halls. Financial aid is available on a limited basis, based on need.

For additional information about the Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth, write to The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, The University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #8207, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, or call 601.266.5236; or e-mail gifted.studies@usm.edu. Information may also be found online at http://www.usm.edu/gifted.