For release: March 15, 2013 For press information, contact Dr. John Robinson, (615) 963-5762 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Funded by a special grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents, Tennessee State University will offer a residential summer session July 7- July 20, 2013 to let high school students explore the various STEM fields – the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics and other academic programs at TSU and to help them envision attending college to study those subjects. The Math Academy is open to students who will be high school sophomores and juniors in the fall of 2013. Students from underrepresented groups especially are encouraged to apply.
Chosen from Metro Nashville Public Schools and surrounding areas, the students will live on campus in Tennessee State University residence halls during the two-week session. This is a free program and housing, meals, and all activities will be paid for by the grant.
To be selected, students must have successfully completed Algebra I, completed the 9th grade before June 2013 and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. A letter of recommendation is required from a teacher or staff member at an applicant’s high school, and a second letter of recommendation is required from either a school administrator teacher, counselor or community leader. A statement is also required from the high school indicating that no disciplinary action has been taken against the student during the past academic year. Students who have attended previously are not eligible to apply to program.
Space is limited in this competitive program.
The application deadline is
May 31, 2013
(Late applications will not be considered).
A printable application is available online at
For more information, call or contact Dr. John Robinson at (615) 963-5762; email@example.com or Mrs. Dollie Hodges at (615) 963-5750; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. John Robinson, Director
Summer Math Academy
Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Voice: (615) 963-5762
Fax: (615) 963-5747