95% of FSS Alumni go on to complete a 4-year college degree
53% of FSS Alumni earn a graduate, medical, dental, or professional degree
86% of FSS Alumni work in a science related field
Equity in STEM Education
Forsyth Student Scholars opens doors to careers in STEM for underserved high school students. Created in 1993, the summer internship program allows students to work side-by-side in the laboratory with world-renowned scientists engaged in cutting-edge research.
Dr. Megan Pugach-Gordon, Director, Forsyth Institute Student Scholars Summer Internship Program
Improving Equity in STEM
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are underrepresented in STEM careers that impact their communities. While Latinx, Black, and Indigenous people make up 18.9%, 13.6%, and 2% of the population respectively they only make up 5.9%, 3.8%, and 0.2% of the dentistry workforce. We hope to change those discrepancies like these by opening a door to the sciences to high school students who might not get the opportunity otherwise.
High School Summer Internship
The Student Scholars program is an eight-week internship for Massachusetts high school students. Forsyth’s world-class scientists serve as mentors to the students throughout the summer. Interns learn basic laboratory techniques by participating in mentors’ research projects in a productive and enriching scientific environment. At the end of the program, students present the findings from their own research project.
The Application period for Summer 2024 will open in January 2024.
Give the Gift of a Career in STEM
Forsyth Student Scholars offers life-changing, accessible, paid internships to high school students because of generous philanthropic contributions by the community. Help us to continue to address disparities in STEM careers by supporting our work. You can open the door to new dreams for a high school student.
- Mentoring by world-renowned scientists on the Forsyth Faculty
- Hands-on independent research projects in cutting-edge research facility
- Weekly presentations to fellow students and mentors, and college-level lectures by Forsyth Scientists in expertise areas, including oral health research, immunology, and microbiology
- Final scientific poster presentation to the Boston-area scientific community
- Paid internship
- Current sophomore or junior high school student enrolled in a Massachusetts school within the Boston metro area
- Fully available weekdays over 8 weeks from June 26 – August 18, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Curiosity about STEM and strong motivation to perform scientific research
Forsyth values youth from all backgrounds. We believe in and are committed to expanding diversity within our industry. To that end, youth from historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preferential consideration.