Application Instructions


The St. Jude Science Scholars of Tomorrow program is designed to inspire students with a budding, or well-established, interest in science, engineering or healthcare to look at the broad range of possibilities for academic and career paths. This program is an opportunity to see and hear from scientists who work in the field every day.

The application deadline is October 31, 2017.

Program Description

The St. Jude Science Scholars of Tomorrow program is a symposium-style one day event. We select our student participants through a competitive application process. There is no cost to participate in this program. It will take place on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Participants in our program will get to:

  • Attend scientific talks by renowned St. Jude scientists, including our CEO
  • Tour labs and core facilities and hear about our specialized equipment and methods
  • Interact with a panel of scientists and clinicians from many departments to hear about a range of career options
  • Eat lunch with post-doctoral fellows to hear about academic and training experiences

Some of our activities will be in a large group format and other activities will require breaking out into smaller groups with students from other schools.


Students who attend the St. Jude Science Scholars of Tomorrow symposium must:

  • Be at least 16 years old and attend a high school in Shelby County.
  • Have not attended a previous St. Jude Science Scholars of Tomorrow event.

Preparing to Apply

Before you apply to the St. Jude Science Scholars of Tomorrow program, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Can I arrange with my teachers and parents to miss a full day of school on event day?
  • Do I have a genuine interest in science, math, engineering and/or healthcare?
  • Am I open to seeing a range of both research and clinical areas of St. Jude which may not include specific areas I request to see?
  • Am I genuinely interested in seeing, hearing and participating in real-world applications of the scientific method?
  • Am I willing to use the materials provided to me in advance to prepare to get the most from my one-day experience?

If you answered “No” to any of these questions, then this program might not be the best fit for you. There are other opportunities to get involved at St. Jude. Check out these volunteer opportunities and fundraising opportunities to see if another program at St. Jude might meet your interests.


Before you begin the application, print out the Application Instructions & Worksheet.

This document will give you instructions and a practice template so you can prepare to complete your application in one sitting once you are ready. This is a very important step since you can’t save your application and come back to it later. Please do not proceed to the application form until you have read the instructions and worked through the worksheet.

My school isn’t in the list

If your school isn’t in the list of options to choose from, please choose Arlington High School and send an email to with your name and the name of your high school.

Begin Online Application

Questions? Contact:

Melissa Jones, MA, CCRP
Director, Cancer Center Operations