Resource Type: Education Program


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Exelon/Comed STEM Academy »


The CHANCE S.T.E.M. Academy is a partnership with Exelon-ComEd, and is an interactive project designed to introduce high school students to college-level engineering coursework.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Kendall Parker

Eligibility Criteria: High School Student
Program Duration: School Year


UIC CHANCE Saturday College Prep »


The CHANCE Saturday College is a comprehensive 10-week instructional program designed for high school students interested in attending UIC and will prepare them for the transition to college and the placement exam.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: College Course Prep

Contact Name: Kendall Parker

Eligibility Criteria: High School Student
Program Duration: 10 Weeks


UIC CHANCE Summer Youth STEM camp »


The CHANCE for CHANGE Summer Youth S.T.E.M. Camp was designed to identify and recruit academically talented students interested in the STEM disciplines in order to prepare them for academic instruction and networking opportunities for possible entry into S.T.E.M. related careers.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Kendall Parker

Eligibility Criteria: High School Student
Program Duration: 6 Weeks Summer Program


UIC HCOE Medicinal Scholars »


The Medicina Scholars program is designed to introduce undergraduate Latino scholars to the medical profession. The three-year curriculum gives Latino undergraduate a strong basis to succeed and become competitive applicants for admissions to medical school.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Juan Mosqueda

Eligibility Criteria: Undergraduate Latino Student
Program Duration: 3 Years
Students Funded: 30 Students Selected
Application Due Date: Thursday, July 18, 2024


UIC Latino Health Science Enrichment Program (LAHSEP) »


The Latino Health Science Enrichment Program(LaHSEP) is a 6-week summer academic enrichment program open to High School students and incoming UIC freshman from the Chicagoland and neighboring suburbs. The overall goal of this program is to offer Latino students a holistic approach to their educational development through a three track process that develops and prepares participants in specific areas (ACT, Research, or transition to UIC).

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Juan Mosqueda

Eligibility Criteria: Latino High School Student
Program Duration: Summer, 6 weeks


UIC Medicina Academy Apprentice Program (MAAP) »


The Medicina Academy Apprentice Program is a highly engaging 4-year pre-medical apprentice program that works in partnership with Chicago area high schools to provide pathways for Latino students to prepare for professions in the medical field.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Juan Mosqueda

Program Duration: 4 Years
Application Due Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2024


Youth Health Sciences Service Corps »


The Youth Health Service Corps recruit and train a corp of high school and grammer school volunteers prepared to respond to emergencies in conjunction with city, state and federal agencies.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago - Cancer Center
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Yazmin San Miguel

Eligibility Criteria: Chicago High School and Grammar School Student
Program Duration: School Year