The Brown Scholars Program

Part of Courses for Teens

An intensive program for high school girls, focused on the intersection of computer science and science.

This program is an introduction to programming and is intended for students who have had limited access to coding classes/resources. It is tuition-free thanks to a generous grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust.

Program Components

120 Hours of Coursework

  • Coursework is offered in the summer: 5 days per week; participants must be available Monday through Friday from 9:30am - 12:30pm, for six weeks in July and August 

The program this summer will be blended, with 80% of instruction happening online and some Museum visits happening in-person throughout the course of the summer. Students must be available for both online and in-person instruction.

Nine-month internship in computational research within a scientific division at the Museum

  • Interns will work with a team of six Brown Scholars under the mentorship of a post-baccalaureate Helen Fellow.
  • Internships run two afternoons a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:30pm, September-June, and culminate with presentations.

College Prep Bootcamp:

  • Bootcamp starts in February and runs through August.
  • 4 College Bootcamp Sessions (February through May)
  • Summer Essay Writing Workshop (July-August)

If you self-identify as a girl, you are welcome to apply.

Past Participants

BridgeUp: STEM is generously supported by a grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust.

Complimentary test preparation and college admissions support for program participants is generously provided by

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