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Applications being accepted for Summer Honors

April 5, 2013

Indiana State University is accepting applications from talented high school students interested in taking part in this year's Summer Honors program.

Summer Honors participants get a complete college experience, including staying in a university residence hall. They will work alongside some of the same experienced professors they will later learn from and conduct research with if they choose to attend Indiana State. The 2013 program will run July 21-27 and will offer 16 courses.

New seminars will be offered this year in genome science, law 101, and wind ensemble science and performance. Popular returning seminars will explore aviation fundamentals; digital electronics; drugs, pharmaceuticals and medicinals; elementary education; forensic facial reconstruction; graphic design and photography; music business; interior architecture and design; nursing and social work; the rise of China; the Middle Ages; sports injury prevention and care; and theater.

Summer Honors is open to current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Participants should have at least a "B" average and must be recommended by a high school teacher, counselor or principal. However, students who do not have a "B" average may be accepted on a space-available basis if they have a strong recommendation letter.

Participants can earn one semester hour of credit that may be applied to a degree at Indiana State or transferred to select universities. In addition, those who complete Summer Honors with a B average or higher in their seminar, and graduate from high school with at least a B average, will be eligible to earn a $1,000 scholarship to Indiana State.

Fees for this year's program are $375 for most seminars, which includes tuition, room and board. All participants pay the same rate for Summer Honors regardless of whether they live in Indiana or another state.

Deadline to apply is June 1. Applicants are asked to not send payments with their applications. Fees will be due upon acceptance into the program.

More information, including specifics about the seminars offered, and an application, are online at and may also be obtained by contacting the ISU Office of Admissions at 1-800-GO-TO-ISU (1-800-468-6478) or 812-237-2121.

Photo: - Forensic facial reconstruction is among popular seminars to be offered for talented high school students during Indiana State University's 2013 Summer Honors program, set for July 21-26.

Contact: Brooke Huser, counselor, Office of Admissions, Indiana State University, 812-237-2121 or

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or