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THINK 2017: Applications Open!

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THINK 2017: Applications Open!

We are excited to announce that we have released our 2017 application! For more information about the program and to begin your application, please see our website:

What is THINK?

The THINK Scholars Program is an educational outreach initiative that promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by supporting and funding projects developed by high school students. The program is run by a team of undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and sponsored by technology companies and educational organizations.

How does it work?

To apply, students submit a proposal (up to 10 pages) describing a technical project that they would like to receive funding for and work on. We then select the top proposals according to a set of criteria. Students may work individually or in a team of two.

Winners will receive:

  • $1000 to build their project
  • Scholarship money($500 for Grand Prize Winner, $300 for Second Place, $200 for Third Place)
  • All expenses paid trip to MIT to attend XFair
  • Personalized tours of MIT laboratories
  • Opportunities to discuss your project idea with MIT professors
  • Project mentorship from MIT students
Application Deadline January 1, 2017
Award Decisions Announced Mid-Jan 2017
Finalists Trip to MIT Feb 2017
Completion of Projects and Final Report May 31, 2017
If you have any questions, feel free to email our team at think@mit.eduWe look forward to reading your applications.


Kavish Gandhi
Director, THINK
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