FLi Sci Scholars


Program Overview

The FLi Sci Scholars Program is a research fellowship experience targeting high school students that amplifies their curiosity and interest in pursuing a career in science.

Aligned with our core values, the purpose of the FLi Sci Scholars Program is not to identify and recruit students with early markers of academic success based on grades or test scores — though we do hope you apply! — but instead to inspire students to continue their pursuit of a scientific career in college and beyond. For that purpose, FLi Sci Scholars will engage in curriculum that emcompasses the following elements:


FLi Sci Scholars will develop skills that are integral to acquiring and thriving in science research. Scholars will also learn tips related to college and graduate school admissions (e.g., PhDs or MDs) to develop early plans to succeed when it comes to applying for these programs.


FLi Sci Scholars will have the opportunity to do a mini-research project and present to their cohort. Scholars will also engage in regular journal club to critically examine empirical literature and even participate in workshops hosted by science professionals both in academia and industry.


FLi Sci Scholars will participate in discussions and activities that aim to combat invisible barriers to accessing science (e.g., imposter syndrome). In addition to building relations with other students in their cohort, FLi Sci Scholars will also have the opportunity to engage and meet with current scientists.


Students applying for the FLi Sci Scholars Program must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a current high school student (9th - 12th grade)

  • Must be either the first generation in your family to attend college OR be low-income

  • Must have at least a 2.0 GPA

  • Must attend a high school with little to no opportunities to participate in other research fellowship

  • Must not currently be working as a research assistant


FLi Sci seeks to identify and evaluate applications based on the following factors:

  • Current interest in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)

  • Embodies some or all of our core values

  • Need to participate in a research fellowship based on either the quality of their high school program or by geographical location

Curriculum Map at a Glance

A special thanks to our previous funders for providing a generous grant to pilot the program!