Program Goals

The program has four major components: a) the Future Health Sciences Student Academy; b) a College-Parent Education Series; c) a Student Research Initiative; and d) a closing Science Fest, which will include a full day summer camp experience and closing student symposium. The program is open to high school students from 9th-12 grade and students who successfully complete all program components, will be awarded three (3) college credits from Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences.


All Student Academy and College-Parent Education series activities will take place at Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon.

Program Components and Presentations

During the program, the College will offer three (3) workshops designed to help parents understand and navigate a variety of aspects regarding college life of their children. The College-Parent Education Series will take place at the College, concurrently with the student Academy.

How to apply

The goals and objectives of this program are to:

  •  Offer a series of educational modules that will instill in student participants an appreciation for basic science, health professions and research.
  • Promote a true pipeline of diverse students interested in pursuing careers in science and health.

Student Research Initiative

College-Parent Workshops

The program includes a one-on-one mentorship program, where all participating students work and interact with an assigned mentor and experience the excitement and challenges of solving a problem or question in any area of interest. The Academy series will include a workshop that will teach students how to identify and develop a research/investigation question; how to conduct a simple study; how to collect information (data) and how to present the findings. Students and their mentors will meet virtually (online) and all student projects will be highlighted on the Future Health Sciences Student website (http://futurehealthsciencesstudent.org).

All interested students must complete and submit the following application documentation:

  • Completed student application form.
  • A one (1) page letter from the student indicating why he/she is interested in participating in the program.
  • Letter from parent(s) and/or legal guardian indicating approval to participate in the program; commitment to provide transportation to and from the College for all sessions;and commitment to attend at least two (2) parental involvement sessions.
  • Letter of recommendation from teacher, school counselor, or community/volunteer organization.


 The Student Application Form can be downloaded here: http://www.futurehealthsciencesstudent.org/contact-us.html.


All completed application documentation should be mailed to:
Pathway to Health and Science Education Program
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences
624 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO, 64111


Alternatively, all completed application documentation can be sent via e-mail as an attachment to pathwayprogram@saintlukescollege.edu.