High school student conducting experiment

Admission Criteria

The criteria for admissions to the Weston Science Scholars Program for ninth, tenth and eleventh graders are:

  • A serious interest in fields of science and mathematics.
  • Superior skills in the disciplines of science and mathematics as evidenced by recent grades or other indicators.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as evidenced through the evaluation of an essay and a formal interview.
  • Personal qualities: hard-working, responsible, enthusiastic and able to follow directions and work well with others.
  • Willingness to participate in some form of community service approved by the director and co-director. 20 hours required by December 4, 2020 (Friday).
  • This program offers 7.5 high school credits upon completion as a science elective, to be posted on a scholar’s transcript.

Calendar of Events

  • Weston Orientation: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    This is the night the scholars meet and choose their mentors.
  • American Museum of Natural History
    Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • New Jersey Food Bank- Community Service
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020
  • Research Component begins
    Monday, June 22, 2020 (2 pm to 5 pm)
  • Culminates with Scientific Colloquia
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020.