Project SEARCH Academy 2014

The Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of Wake Forest University School of Medicine is sponsoring Project SEARCH Academy 2014.  This summer program is a six day enrichment program for rising 8th  grade students designed to recruit, educate, prepare and enhance the academic qualifications of middle school students for careers in the health professions.  Project SEARCH is sponsored by NW AHEC of Wake Forest School of Medicine.  Students will spend one week on the campus of Wake Forest University and will have daily exposure to the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  Some of the activities will include health career presentations, tours, and observations.  A completion of a 20-hour Mentorship in the students' home community will also be required.  Students should have an interest in a health science career. Project SEARCH 2014 will be held June 23-28, 2014.

Tuition for Project SEARCH is $400 and is used to offset the cost of housing accommodations, meals and transportation during the week.  Students are responsible for their own transportation expenses to Winston-Salem and during their mentorship.

Minimum Qualifications:

1)  Students must be registered, current 7th grader and rising 8th grader with good conduct and good attendance record.

2)  Students must have a 2.5 grade point average or better during their 7th grade year.

Application Process:

1)  Students MUST complete the Project SEARCH application, including a one page essay of 100 words, not to exceed 200, words describing their interest in a health professions career and stating their reason for wanting to participate in Project SEARCH

2)  Students must submit an official copy of their transcript along with a copy of their most recent report card.

3)  Student is required to submit the name, address and telephone number of a health professional in their community who may serve as a Mentor.

Applications are available in the School Counseling Office and must be completed and turned in by March 3, 2014.