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FMU Program for Young Scholars accepting applications

FLORENCE, S.C. –Francis Marion University will hold its annual Program for Young Scholars (PYS) July 7-27.

PYS, in its sixth year, is a summer residential program for academically talented youths between the ages of 12 and 16. The application deadline is June 7.

The cost of the program is $1,600 and financial assistance is available. The three-week Program for Young Scholars gives academically gifted students an opportunity for intensive study, new experiences and recreational activities in a college setting. 

Students are enrolled in a single intensive, fast-paced class that proceeds at their ability levels. Classes are five to six hours per day, Monday through Friday, and three hours on Saturday.

Each class requires regular attendance at a one-hour study hall in the evenings. The typical class has eight to 12 students. Many of the classes will cover the equivalent of a college semester or high school year of work in three weeks.

PYS instructors include members of the FMU and Guilford College faculties, teachers from the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, and outstanding teachers from the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.

Courses may be applied to a high school student’s curriculum, if approved by the student’s home school. Classes offered are biology, computer science, expository writing, introduction to film, online design, mathematics and Spanish.

For an application or program information, contact program director Jon Tuttle at 843-661-1521or or visit the program’s website at .

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Last Published: April 6, 2004 9:18 AM
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