Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP)

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What is MAP?

The Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is a six-week, science and engineering summer camp for Montana Native American and other underrepresented minority high school students from Montana. MAP provides rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduating 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 $1,000 for the summer.
  • Housing and all meals are provided.
  • Students practice and improve their skills in math and college level writing.
  • Full-time 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.
  • Nearly 100% of MAP students graduate from high school and the majority of MAP students enter a four-year college/university immediately upon high school graduation.  


MAP 2016 | June 19 - July 29

Applications for MAP student participants are now available! Click here for the MAP application. 

MAP Application deadline is March 14th, 2016.