Program Components and Presentations

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 accessed here:

All completed application documentation must be submitted electronically after the application form has been completed.

Alternatively, all completed application documentation can be sent via e-mail as an attachment to


Do 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

Program Goals

The program has four major components: a) the  Student Academy (academic sessions); b) a College-Parent Education Series; c) a Student Interdisciplinary project; and d) a 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 Rockhurst University.

All Student Academy and College-Parent Education series activities will take place at Rockhurst University from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

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 the course topic.

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 guide students for a successful completion of an interdisciplinary project.

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

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 STEAM fields.

The 2021-2022 program is titled:

Kansas City, here We Stand: An Exploration of Black Artistic Resistance

College-Parent Workshops

How to Apply

During the program, the College will offer two to three virtual 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 virtually, on predetermined dates.

Student Interdisciplinary Project