The Harris Foundation Seeks Universities to Host the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp Program

  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
proposal@theharrisfoundation.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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