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Scholarship Application for Emerging Innovators Research Program

Summer Research Program for rising Grades 9 to 12 students

4 weeks - Mon to Fri - 9 AM to 3 PM. We can provide laptop or bring your own laptop

Location: Children’s Innovation Center, 39155 Cedar Blvd, Newark, CA – 94560 | ph. (510) 894 1497

Description: Emerging Innovators is an after-school research program that focuses on equipping High School students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop and design Human-Centric Solutions and write their conceptual scientific solutions in the form of a university level Research Article. Students demonstrate their skills in "Whole System Design Thinking" and through their solutions and research article are able to express the breadth and depth of their knowledge.

** Human-Centric Solutions is an approach to product/solution development that puts people first and focusses on user needs, desires and abilities at the center of the development process.

** Whole Systems Design Thinking is an approach that aims to integrate social, economic and environmental factors, interrelationships, and phenomena into a comprehensive design solution

Cost: $1950 for 4 weeks summer program

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To be considered for scholarship, please email with the following details to info@ChildrensInnovationCenter.org

Email Subject line: Student Full Name - Application for Scholarship – Emerging Innovator Research Program


  • GPA must be 3.4 and above. Must submit a copy of recent (Middle / High School) transcript
  • Must commit to attend the full program. Withdrawal penalty is to payback the full scholarship amount
  • Must be able to bring your own lunch

Application Fields Required:

  1. Student Full Name
  2. Current Grade and High School Name
  3. Student Cell Phone and Email
  4. Parent/Guardian Full Name
  5. Parent/Guardian Cell Phone and Email
  6. Parent/Guardian Job Title
  7. Parent/Guardian Employer Name
  8. Home address
  9. School Teacher Reference Required: Teacher Name, contact phone, and email. We will need to call/email the teacher directly to obtain teacher’s recommendation. We do not need a letter from the teacher.
  10. Are you in the School Lunch Program? Yes/No
  11. Total household Income: Less than $100K? Yes/No
  12. Must provide proof of family income -  submit either copy of the tax form or recent pay stubs.
  13. Write a short essay (maximum 400 Words) on your career or academic aspirations and how do you think this research program would benefit you?