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REAP is a summer STEM program that places talented high school students, from groups historically underserved in STEM, in research apprenticeships at area colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work under the direct supervision of a mentor on a hands-on research project. REAP apprentices are exposed to the real world of research, they gain valuable mentorship, and they learn about education and career opportunities in STEM. REAP apprenticeships are 5-8 weeks in length (minimum of 200 hours) and apprentices receive a stipend.

Location list coming soon!

You'll Get To...

  • receive a $1,500 stipend for minimum of 200 hours
  • work personally with a scientist or engineer doing real life research
  • have the opportunity to do research at a university or college – an environment not available in local high schools
  • gain self confidence in their abilities and exposure to STEM careers
  • have opportunity to present your research to your peers


Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
High school students must meet 2 of the following requirements:

  • Rural, frontier, or other targeted outreach schools
  • Student is female in certain STEM fields, e.g., physical science, computer science, mathematics, or engineering)
  • Student is a minority historically under-represented in STEM (Alaskan Native, Native American, Black or African American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander)
  • Student qualifies for free or reduced lunch
  • English as a Second Language for the student
  • Student is first-generation college student

More Information

This program is for commuting students only. Students are required to travel to and from the program site daily. In addition, the program does not supply an allowance for housing, meals or travel reimbursement.

Important Dates

December 16
Locations announced; Applications open

February 29
Applications close

March 1 - April 30
Applications reviewed

May 1
Notification of selection and non-selection to applicants

May 1 - May 31
Welcome letters to students, mentors and lab coordinators

June - August

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program email us or call 585-475-2566. We'd love to hear from you!

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