The program has four major components: a) the  Student Academy; b) a College-Parent Education Series; c) a Student Research and/or Project Initiative; and d) a closing Science Fest and 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 Goals

Important 2019-2020 Program Dates:

  • Program Orientation and initial student and parent workshops: Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Additional student workshop dates: October 12, 2019; November 9, 2019; February 22, 2020; March 21, 2020; April 18, 2020; and May 9, 2020
  • Closing Science Fest: Saturday May 16, 2020.
  • Additional Parent Workshop dates: November 9, 2019; and March 21, 2020. Parents are encouraged to join students during the closing Science Fest.

The program includes the opportunity for students to directly work with and interact with the Program Coordinator and/or a faculty member to either experience the excitement and challenges of solving a problem or question in any area of interest or work in a group project to address a specific issue related to science or to the health professions.

The Academy Series is designed to cover course content as presented in the class syllabus. It includes formal lectures and presentations and may include a workshop that will teach students how to conduct a research project; and/or guide students on how to solve a problem based on a group exercise.

Student projects will be highlighted on the Future Health Sciences Student website (

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.

College-Parent Workshops

How to Apply

Student Research - Project Initiative

The goals and objectives of this program are to:

  •  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.

NEW 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:

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

RETURNING STUDENTSdo not need to re-apply and/or submit the documentation described above. Returning students must notify the Program Coordinator their intent to return to the program, by e-mailing their commitment to attend to