Summer Science Scholars Academy

The Summer Science Scholars Academy (S³A) is a fee-based three-week program designed for high-achieving secondary school students and/or those in gifted-and-talented programs. This is a non-residential summer experience. 

The curriculum focuses on exploring the human body through a series of lectures, organ laboratories and clinical experiences.  This program does not offer high school or college credit.

Core Courses Seminars
Anatomy Science & Health Careers
Physiology Clinical Skills
Research Methods in Health Public Health
Patient-Centered Medicine Research in Biomedical Sciences


The program is held at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School located at 675 Hoes Lane West in Piscataway.  At times, clinical activities may be scheduled at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.



  • students entering grade 12 or June 2017 graduates
  • minimum grade point average of 3.5 (out of a 4.0 scale)
  • New Jersey resident


2017 Program Dates: June 26th - July 14th (Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 4PM)

Application Requirements

Students wishing to apply for the Summer Science Scholars Academy must submit the following:

  • online application
  • essay
  • official high school transcript
  • letter of recommendation from a high school math/science teacher or guidance counsellor

Application Deadline: March 1st

Click here to apply to S3A


* Please note that the online application must be completed by this date. Supporting documents must be either postmarked, faxed or e-mailed by the deadline. We accept late submissions but we cannot guarantee that such applications will be reviewed.


Kindly mail, fax or e-mail your transcript and letter of recommendation to:

Office of Special Academic Programs
675 Hoes Lane West, Room TC-113
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 235-3972 [fax]

Notification of acceptance status will be emailed after April 15th.


Tuition: $2,500 per student†

Commuter Parking available:  Free

Housing is not available.

†Scholarships are not available at this time.

Physical address of program: 


675 Hoes Lane West
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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