An application to intern at the NIH over the summer (another spoiler: I didn't get it).read more
Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.1
Cumulative GPA (unweighted) 3.7
Geometry Honors - A+
Earth/Environmental Science - A-
English I - A
Health/P.E. - A-
Spanish I - A
World History - A
Computer Science - A
Pre-Calculus Honors - A
Biology Honors - A-
Algebra II (Online) - B+
Civics & Economics Honors - B+
English II Honors - B
Spanish II - A-
11th Grade (Grades in progress)
AP Calculus AB - A
Physics Honors - A+
AP Psychology - A
Spanish III Honors - B
English III Honors - A-
August 1998 ---June 2008 Montessori Community School
August 2008---Present Woods Charter School
Summer 2010 (Computer Applications in Physics) Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics
HONORS AND AWARDS
First Place Science Expo Project
Student of the Year for Science and Mathematics (2009)
Honorable mention in state poetry contest
4.0 or higher GPA while participating in dedicated sports team (varsity soccer)
MCS student representative for exchange student program
Mid-state soccer tournament champion
Astronomy Club Member
President and founder of Current Events club
Relay for Life participant & organizer for 4 years
Elected Student Council Representative
Appointed Student Council Communications Officer
Technical Advisor of Yearbook Committee
Triangle United Soccer for 10 years
Varsity Soccer for 3 years
Piano lessons for 5 years
UNC Farm Camp counselor
I’m a high school junior at Woods Charter School with an ardent interest in Science and Mathematics. I’m applying for a summer research internship so that I may apply my knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science to solve problems in and to explore Neuroscience and Genetics, although I’m very open to other applications of Mathematics and Physics. At Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics I learned how to work collaboratively for a scientific goal, how to perform rigorous scientific experimentation, and how to conduct myself in a lab. I’ve previously used my knowledge of Calculus and Physics to independently model physical systems and networks using computer programming. I believe this experience, combined with my compulsory research of topics I’m interested in, will allow me to greatly contribute to your research.
I’m planning to major in engineering and would benefit greatly from more experience.
I am a high school junior at Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill, NC. I am passionately interested in many topics within Science and Mathematics. I am applying to the NIH Summer Internship Program to gain practical real-life experience working in a world-renowned scientific facility and so that I may apply my knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science to help solve problems in areas of Neuroscience and Genetics.
Last summer, at Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics at UNC-Wilmington, I learned how to work collaboratively on a scientific project, how to perform rigorous scientific experimentation, and how to conduct myself in a lab. Additionally, I have used my knowledge of Calculus and Physics to independently model physical systems and networks using computer programming. I believe this experience, combined with my enthusiastic research of topics I am interested in, will allow me to greatly contribute to one of your projects.
If I am accepted into your program, I will bring my energy, enthusiasm, and intellect, and you will be providing this budding young scientist with an invaluable summer experience.
Thank you for your consideration.