High School Male Athlete Grades 9th – 12th
The DDEI Student-Athlete STEM Academy Summer Program is a week-long, virtual learning experience offered online. High school male student-athletes will dive deep into the health science field of study with access to world-class faculty, researchers, industry professionals, and professional athletes and coaches. Get a better view of tomorrow right now. Have one incredible summer!
The DDEI Student-Athletes STEM Academy illuminates UAMS’ value and visibility and shows high school student-athletes the impact a single week can make on their lives.
About the Program
- The UAMS DDEI Student-Athlete STEM Academy offers 9th – 12th-grade male student-athletes the chance to dive deep and explore the health science field of study associated with sports. The academy will use sports, kinesiology, nutrition, and physiology to introduce and reinforce concepts in anatomy and biological systems. The academy will also focus on psycho-social principles to include efficacy, self-identity, resiliency, and leadership. Those selected for the program will enjoy access to world-class faculty, resources, industry professionals, and a one-of-a-kind view from inside a health career field.
- Program Week : June 28th (Mon) to July 2nd (Fri), 2021.
- Stipend of $150 after completion of the program
Program Requirements and Overview
- Participants: Students enrolled in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades
- Availability: 40 seats.
- GPA and Grades: 2.90 GPA is required
- Incentives: Stipend up to $150 (based on overall program performance and attendance). Students must attend all sessions Monday to Friday.
- Application Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021
- Acceptance notification – All applicants should receive information regarding their status (accepted, wait-listed, declined) by the end of May 2021.
To be eligible for participation in this program student-athletes must first meet one (1) or more of the following three (3) criteria:
Be a student involved in school a
Having an educational disadvantage: Defined as a student from an environment, which has inhibited their attainment of knowledge, skills, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school..
Having an economic disadvantage: Based on the parental income and the number and ages of dependents in a household, as established by these federal poverty guidelines (200%). Includes only dependents listed on Federal income tax forms: Low-Income Levels for 2021
Persons in Family…..Income Level
One (1)……………………..$ 25,760
Two (2)……………………..$ 34,840
Three (3)…………………..$ 43,920
Four (4)…………………….$ 53,000
Five (5)……………………..$ 62,080
Six (6)……………………….$ 71,160
Seven (7)…………………..$ 80,240
Eight (8)…………………….$ 89,320
Being a member of an underrepresented minority: African-American, Native American, Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or certain southeast Asian
A completed application includes the following:
- Online application must be submitted. We no longer accept paper applications.
- Recommendations: One (1) recommendation form is required. Recommendation forms must come from a school coach /teacher familiar with the student’s personal characteristics academic, and athletic performance:
- One (1) recommendation form can be from a coach/teacher that can speak to the above criteria.
- Transcript / Report Card: An official transcript must be sent to us from your current high school. Transcripts should be forwarded from the registrar to the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DDEI) at the address below. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide the registrar with an envelope and correct postage if necessary. If your school does not include year-long classes on the transcript until their completion in the spring, the DDEI will require a copy of your report card issued at the end of the fall semester.
- Application fee: non-refundable $25 will be due and payable upon the submission of your application. The best way to pay is to send this amount as a Money order or Cashier Check made payable to UAMS and mail to the address listed at the bottom of this page.
- Registration fee: non-refundable $30 will be required upon acceptance to hold the seat. The best way to pay is to send this amount as a cashier’s check or money order payable to UAMS mail to the address listed at the bottom of this page.
- All fees are non-refundable.
All material must be received or postmarked by, Friday April 9, 2021 at 5:00pm in order for the applicant to be considered.
DDEI Address and Contact Information
Make Cashier Check or Money Order Payable to: UAMS
Memo – Student Athlete STEM Academy /SASA
Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Attn: Nicholas Pettus
4301 W. Markham, Slot 625
Little Rock, AR 72205