The Harris Foundation Seeks Universities to Host the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp Program Residential universities and colleges nationwide eligible to receive grants for 2014 camps *Universities encouraged to apply to host a two-week educational camp for underserved middle-school students during the summer of 2014 *Selected universities will receive grants from the ExxonMobil Foundation that cover a majority of program expenses *Program aims to enhance science, technology, engineering and math proficiency while fostering leadership skills and motivating students to pursue higher education *Proposals must be submitted via email to The Harris Foundation by Nov. 22, 2013 Business Wire HOUSTON -- November 14, 2013 The Harris Foundation is seeking proposals from residential colleges and universities interested in hosting an ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp in 2014. The educational program consists of two-week camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities. The camps are offered to underrepresented students (grades sixth – eighth) and are designed to enhance students’ proficiency in STEM subjects through hands-on learning. “The Harris Foundation, in partnership with the ExxonMobil Foundation, is proud to offer this important STEM camp program for the ninth consecutive year,” said Dr. Bernard Harris Jr., president, The Harris Foundation. “Since its inception, the program has helped more than 8,700 students enhance their STEM skills. We welcome returning as well as new universities to apply for the 2014 program and join us in furthering our impact.” Camps will be held at 20 campuses nationwide during the months of June, July and August. Area educators and university faculty administer the camp and design curriculum in accordance with program guidelines. Interested applicants must submit a proposal to The Harris Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The proposal must include the following components: *Cover page identifying camp dates, theme, contact information for key university personnel and total amount of funding needed to host the camp; *Project narrative detailing the state and local need for the program; how the university will select instructors and counselors; the student recruitment plan and areas where recruitment will be focused; *Signed and dated letter of commitment from the president or dean of the department that will administer the camp; and *Proposed program budget and accompanying justification. A full list of proposal requirements is available on The Harris Foundation’s website. Since 2006, the ExxonMobil Foundation has supported the program through employee involvement and funding, providing up to $80,000 in grants to host universities. About The Harris Foundation Founded in 1998, The Harris Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas, whose overall mission is to invest in community-based initiatives to support education, health and wealth. The foundation supports programs that empower individuals, in particular minorities and economically and/or socially disadvantaged, to recognize their potential and pursue their dreams. The Education Mission of The Harris Foundation is to enable youth to develop and achieve their full potential through the support of social, recreational, and educational programs. The Harris Foundation believes that students can be prepared now for the careers of the future through a structured education program and the use of positive role models.More than 15,000 students annually participate and benefit from THF programs. www.theharrisfoundation.org About the ExxonMobil Foundation The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The foundation and the corporation engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels. In 2012, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided $256 million in contributions worldwide, of which $116 million was dedicated to education. www.exxonmobil.com/community. Contact: for The Harris Foundation Merritt Talbott, 214-373-1601
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The Harris Foundation Seeks Universities to Host the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp Program
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