Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP)

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What is MAP?

The Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is a six-week summer immersion for underrepresented minority high school students which provides rising sophomores, juniors and seniors their first taste of college life and hands-on science research experience with MSU faculty mentors.

The goal of MAP is to inspire young people to pursue college degrees and increase the number of Native American and other underrepresented high school students entering the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

MAP is fun and action packed – no two days are ever the same! In addition to science field trips, MAP students participate in diverse research projects, which may range from cancer studies and biofilm engineering, to climatology, veterinary research, and many other topics.

Program Benefits Include

  • MAP students apprentice in world class research labs and earn $1,620 for the summer.
  • Housing and all meals are provided.
  • Full-time teachers, residential advisers, and a program coordinator provide round-the-clock supervision and support.
  • Weekend field trips include visits to Yellowstone National Park, hiking, cultural events, and exploring the beauty of southwest Montana.
  • More than 80% of MAP students graduate from high school and enter college.


MAP 2015 | June 7 - July 17

Applications for participants, residential advisers, and teachers will be available January 2015. Click on the relevant link on the navigation bar at left.



MAP is made possible with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. (