'12 Former Governor's Schools Applications Now Available (11/30/2011)
The University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA) and the Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship (PSGE) at Lehigh University, former Governor’s School programs, are accepting applications for the 2012 summer programs. Current high school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. Application due date is February 15, 2012, but all are encouraged to apply early. Limited partial scholarships are available for students of need.
The applications and course overviews for the Global Entrepreneurship (PSGE) program and the Health Career Scholars Academy are above.
Applications and further information on the Global Entrepreneurship program can be found at
http://www.iacocca-lehigh.org/govschool/overview1.html For specific questions, please contact Trisha Alexy, Director, at email@example.com.
For applications and further information on the Health Career Scholars Academy, visit the website at http://www.hcsa.pitt.edu. For more specific information, please contact Karen Narkevic, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both programs continue to successfully meet the need for high-achieving students in the state of Pennsylvania, despite the state’s budget cuts. The enrichment programs are second to none in providing the experience and skill set needed for students who will be applying to college and are looking for the edge towards their future careers. Both programs have maintained the same curriculum and selectivity as the former Governor’s Schools.
The goal of the UPHCSA is to introduce students to the world of health care, including issues of primary care, prevention, public health, human growth and development, and areas of practice. Students will participate in hands-on learning, core courses, concentration courses, small discussion groups, simulations, team projects, presentations and multiple site visits. In addition, two job shadowing experiences offer attendees the opportunity to observe local health care professionals interacting with patients, delivering care, and performing their daily duties. The living-learning experience will prepare students to be empathetic and culturally competent in their careers, understand what course of action is necessary for them to reach their goals, and incorporate what they learn into a medical profession.
The purpose of the PSGE program is to expose students to the topics of entrepreneurship, global networking, team building, project management, leadership and working in a culturally diverse environment. All students will attend core courses, elective courses and entrepreneurial exchanges with leaders from business, industry, government, education and the non-profit community. Entrepreneurial excursions to local sites of interest including field trips to New York City and Harrisburg will be a part of the weekly schedule. Working in teams according to skill and interest areas, students are assigned to a real-world company where they will spend one day a week working on a project and problem-solving for that organization. Students prepare a formal marketing or business plan and presentation for the company executives.