PARENTDEAF-HH: Gallaudet Young Scholars Program

Key Words: Deaf education Announcements, activities and projects

Subj: About "Young Scholars" scholarships
Date: 97-06-20 17:50:30 EDT

Gallaudet Young Scholars Program Offers Scholarships!

The Young Scholars Program (YSP) at Gallaudet University has just received additional scholarship funds to assist 14-19 year-old deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students to attend its challenging and exciting summer institutes. Up to $1,000 of support is now available to individual students! Tuition, room and board for YSP will therfore cost students only $800 for the four-week program.

Located in our nation's capital, YSP offers students stimulating classroom and cultural experiences in a nurturing university campus environment. Students may select from two courses of study:

CREATIVE WRITING: Students explore a variety of writing genres including poetry, short story, essay, and playwriting. Class work also exposes students to different writing exercises and strategies that lead to successful writing. Students use the diverse Washington area as an experiential laboratory.

PERFORMING ARTS: A gifted faculty of professional actors and dancers challenge YSP students to develop their acting, dance, and creative sign language skills. Each year YSP selects a cultural focus for its course of study. This summer, in cooperation with the Mexican Cultural Institute, Embassy of Mexico, students will attend a variety of enriching workshop and field trip experiences to learn about the rich Mexican culture. Joining the YSP faculty will be outstanding dancer and choreographer, Gema Sandoval, who is the founder and director of Danza Florico in Los Angeles, California. Students who successfully complete this year's YSP may apply for YSP's international touring program. Next summer, the group is scheduled for a three-week tour of india. In the summer of 1999, the touring company hopes to travel to Mexico and possibly to South Africa.

SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM: In addition to YSP, Gallaudet University also offers the Summer Science Program (SSP) for 14-17 year-old deaf and hard of hearing students. Students work with university professors on individual and team research projects. SSP is partially funded by the National Science Foundation. The program fee for the four-week program is $750. Partial scholarships are available.

APPLY NOW for this unique summer experience by sending a letter of interest and two teacher recommendations TODAY!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Edgar Palmer, 202-651-5550 voice/TTY, 202-651-5065 FAX, or send e-mail to:
(contributed by Edgar B. Palmer)

Uplaoded by: BJ Lawrence/ Kent State University/ Deafed major