Summer Honors dates, classes announced

February 14, 2012

Indiana State University has announced the schedule for this year's Summer Honors program for talented high school students.

The 2012 program will take place July 22-28 and offer 15 courses from which to choose. They include some of Indiana State's most popular and widely recognized programs in anthropology, aviation, communication, education, electronics, history, interior design, music, theater and political science.

Summer Honors participants will get a complete college experience and will stay in a university residence hall. They will work alongside some of the same experienced professors they will later learn from and conduct research with if they chose to later attend Indiana State. Activities will range from flying an aircraft to teaching young children, exploring biological research methods and using forensics to create a clay model of a human head.

Summer Honors is open to current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Participants should have at least a "B" average and are recommended by a high school teacher, counselor or principal. However, students who do not have a "B" average may be accepted on a space-available basis if they have a strong recommendation letter.

Participants can earn one semester hour of credit that may be applied to a degree at Indiana State or transferred to select universities. In addition, those who complete Summer Honors with a B average or higher in their seminar, and graduate from high school with at least a B average, will be eligible to earn a $1,000 scholarship to Indiana State.

Fees for this year's program are $375 for most seminars, which includes tuition, room and board. All participants pay the same rate for Summer Honors regardless of whether they live in Indiana or another state.

Deadline to apply is June 1. Applicants are asked to not send payments with their applications. Fees will be due upon acceptance into the program.

More information, including specifics about the seminars offered, and an application, are online at www.indstate.edu/experience or contact the ISU Office of Admissions at 1-800-GO-TO-ISU (1-800-468-6478) or 812-237-2121.

Photo: http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/Events/2010-Summer-Honors-aviation/DSC6939/949595111_44XvF-L.jpg - High school students taking part in the aviation class during Indiana State University's Summer Honors program in 2010 enjoyed this view from the cockpit of a light plane. Aviation is one of 15 courses being offered during Summer Honors 2012 (ISU/file photo)

Media contact: Brooke Huser, counselor, Office of Admissions, Indiana State University, 812-237-2121 or brooke.huser@indstate.edu

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or dave.taylor@indstate.edu