We are pleased to announce that Sam Dorfman has been chosen for this summer's prestigious New Jersey Scholars Program.
Each year, 39 Scholars are selected from an applicant pool of nearly 450 candidates nominated by their schools, garnering an acceptance rate of approximately 8.7%.
The selection process is rigorous, with applicants writing essays, submitting a paper from a class, and two letters of recommendation, before the final interview step for the finalists.
Sam will have the honor of participating in a tuition-free five-week summer program with other NJ rising seniors, where he and his fellow scholars will (according to the NJScholarsprogram.com website): "participate in lectures and small-group seminars where they actively engage with the disciplines...pursue research at world class libraries and museums...write essays and work closely with a faculty member to produce a 10-15 page interdisciplinary research paper. They are also stretched as they hone their creative talents in art, music, writing, drama and public speaking by contributing to an Arts Festival that is thematically related to the Program topic. The Scholars do not receive grades and the faculty evaluates their work in an interactive fashion. As a result, the Scholars discover the love of learning for its own sake and gain confidence in their intellectual abilities".
This year's theme is Into the Borderlands: Living and Learning Where Worlds Collide. Sam will also be working with professors from all over the world, as the faculty over the years has hailed from Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Pratt Institute, Princeton, RIT, The Sorbonne (Paris), The University of Bristol (UK), The University of Cape Town, The University of Jordan, and more. We are so proud of him!
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