Summer Scholar Program

Join a community of STEM high school scholars at Northwestern University! Calling all High School Students! Would you like to take part in a virtual summer experience that allows you to work with other students and scientists to test labs and explore STEM careers? This two week, STEM career-focused program school students the opportunity to engage with STEM, build their STEM identities, and develop their workplace skills. During the program, students will have multiple opportunities to connect with Baxter and Northwestern scientists, go through mock interviews, and test out different labs.


Program Details:

  • Dates: Weekdays from June 20th to July 1st Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Payment: $1,000 Stipend
  • Location: Hybrid (Zoom and Northwestern University Evanston Campus)
  • Provider: The Baxter Center for Science Education at Northwestern University
  • Contact:


Work with the Baxter Center team and field scientists to explore the following topics as they relate to healthcare professions:

  • Application building mini workshops
  • Learning more about healthcare disparities in STEM fields with keynote speakers
  • Testing out hands-on labs
  • Working in teams to assess Patient X in a healthcare equity-based case stud



  • Current High School Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • Chicago Area Schools Students interested in exploring STEM opportunities



  • Application Due Date: April 8th at 11:59pm CST
  • Application Link:


In accordance with our mission, The Baxter Center will prioritize Round Lake High School and Lindblom Math and Science Academy students. Please email any questions to

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