Who is Eligible?

North County San Diego students in grades 5-8. Here at San Diego LabRats we understand that access to science can be unattainable for some our future’s brightest scientists. For that reason we strive for the participation of students across all socioeconomic backgrounds. We understand that things happen in life, but we don’t believe not learning science should be one of them!

Selection Criteria:

  • Sincere interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math (STEM)
  • Demonstration of a positive attitude and strength of character
  • Needs based Scholarships and Merit based Scholarships are available
    • Needs based will cover 50%-100% of session cost
    • Merit based will cover 25-50% of session cost


1. With a parent/guardian, complete the form below.

2. Write a 1-2 page essay (12pt font, with your name at the top right) that answers the following:

  • What areas of science interest you the most and why? On a scale of 1-10 what is your level of interest in science?
  • Why are you motivated to become a leader in science?
  • What problems do you want to work on to make this world a better place?

3. If you receive a scholarship award, a coupon code will be sent to you for enrollment in the camp or session of your choice.

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf.