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2022-2023 Special Programs



NASA’s High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) application is now open! HAS is an authentic learning experience for Texas high school juniors to engage with NASA’s mission to become the next generation of Artemis explorers.  Students learn different STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) related fields of study they might want to pursue in college. Following a series of online lessons, all students who pass the online experience are invited to attend five-day summer Moonshot virtual experience. Selected students plan a team-based Artemis themed mission to Moon and Mars with the guidance from NASA scientists and engineers. Both the online and summer portions are free to students. Students from top teams from each Moonshot week will be invited to a 2-day residential experience at Johnson.


Online application window for students is August 29, 2022 through October 20, 2022




Bandera Electric Cooperative will award an all-expense paid trip (total value $3,300.00 per recipient) to Washington D.C. June 11-19, 2023 for four high school students.  Contest winners will join other students from across Texas. This will be an unforgettable look inside U.S. History.

* The winner must be able to participate in the Youth Tour trip to Washington D.C. June 11-29, 2023.

* The winner must be able to fly in an airplane and ride in a car or bus for up to 12 hours a day (with breaks).

* Applicants must have completed sophomore, junior or senior year of high school by June 2023.

* Parents or legal guardians must be members of Bandera Electric Cooperative or receive BEC service at their residence.

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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) chapter at Texas A&M University invites all high school juniors and seniors interested in learning about the Texas A&M College of Engineering to register for the 47th Annual SWE High School Conference, Percy Jackson and the Battle of Aggieland!

The SWE High School Conference will be held Friday, January 27th through Saturday, January 28th, 2023, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. During the conference, students will participate in innovative STEM design challenges, classroom and lab tours, and a college fair with the various departments of the College of Engineering. In addition, students will learn about the Texas A&M admissions process and Aggie traditions.

To attend this conference, there is a required registration fee of $50 for students and $30 for parents and teachers. Registration payment for the Texas A&M University SWE High School Conference will become available starting September 28th, 2022 at 8:00 AM CST on the SWE TAMU website: Registration will close December 7th, 2022. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after December 14th, 2022.


Calling all high school students interested in engineering at Texas A&M University!
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Texas A&M is hosting our first SWE NEXT event this year. If you are a high school student interested in engineering at Texas A&M, join SWE on Thursday, October 27th from 7 pm - 8 pm (Central Time) for our Engineering at Texas A&M Panel Webinar. This event will be hosted through Zoom and the link will be sent after filling out the RSVP form (URL below). Students from all high school grade levels are welcome to attend and do not have to be in the college application process.
During the event, we will give a short presentation on a variety of topics ranging from what classes a freshman engineering student may take to college life at A&M. After, we will have a Q&A session with a panel of current engineering students from different majors.
If you are interested in joining us Thursday, October 27th from 7 pm - 8 pm (Central Time), please fill out the RSVP form at the following link:



What is it? 

The AIM HIGH Flight Academy is a three-week program designed to teach and inspire future aviators. You’ll receive one-on-one training from U.S. Air Force Pilots and gain valuable experience in the classroom and in the sky.

Applications open in October Open to ages 16-18



BEZOS Scholar Program


The program is open to juniors at Center Point High School along with a school staff member they nominate as their educator, who participates alongside them throughout the program. Successful applicants have a strong commitment to their education and demonstrate maturity, curiosity, perseverance and leadership. Applications open on October 26, 2022 and close on January 12, 2023. Learn more about the process, timeline and the commitment required for the program.Those selected receive:   

  • All-expenses-paid trip to Aspen, Colorado  

  • 40+ hours of leadership skill-building  

  • Unlimited coaching hours from the Bezos Scholars staff team  

  • FREE college advising  

  • $1,000 in funding to launch a community change project  

  • Access to incredible networks and resources that fuel their leadership and support their projects, while in the program and beyond, as alumni. Once a Scholar, always a Scholar! 



Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation High School Summer Program
in Biomedical Sciences


The School of Health Professions at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center would like to announce that applications open Thursday, Dec. 1 for the 63rd Annual Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation High School Summer Program in Biomedical Sciences June 6 – Aug. 11, 2023. Applications available Dec. 1, 2022 – Jan. 20, 2023Students graduating during the first week of the program are eligible to apply and if selected will join on June 12 for 9 weeks.




2023 FRS Youth Tour

NEW! Eligible students ages 15-17 may qualify for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC this coming Summer!