MythOlympics Training Camp
What is the MythOlympics Training Camp?
The MythOlympics Training Camp is a competitive scholarship-based program open to high-achieving students transitioning to their freshman, sophomore, or junior years in high school. Entrance to the MythOlympics Training Camp is based on academic achievement, social responsibility, and personal interest and qualities indicated in the student’s application and essay.
Up to 40 students from across the North Country will be selected as MythOlympians in training, and will receive a scholarship that covers the full costs of the camp, including room, board, and all associated activities (not including transportation to and from Clarkson University).
For the summer of 2013, the camp will be held on July 18, 19, and 20. MythOlympians in training will be engaged with demonstrations, team-based activities, and myth-busting challenges similar to the “MythBusters” television show. Each myth challenge during the summer camp will be judged by Clarkson faculty and industry experts as students hone their myth-busting skills.
Clarkson professors, academically-talented students from Clarkson University, and professional engineers and scientists will lead the camp activities. All students that successfully complete the training camp will be awarded with $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for up to four years) to Clarkson University, should they choose to attend Clarkson University in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics-related discipline. The top-ranking students at the MythOlympics training camp will be awarded additional scholarships to Clarkson University.
The training camp is open to high-achieving students from schools in New York State’s North Country region on a competitive basis. Students must minimally have an 85 or greater overall academic average to apply, and can be rising freshman, sophomore, or junior standing for the summer of 2013. Applications are encouraged from each North Country School district as we will attempt to diversify the pool of participants across schools.
Students graduating from the MythOlympics Training Camp will also be encouraged to participate in the MythOlympic Games, although participation in the MythOlympics Games is not required for participation in the MythOlympics Training Camp.