• 2022 NJ Governor's School and Simons Summer Institute Nominations

    For current Juniors:

    As of 11/15/21, Simons Summer Institute and NJ Governor's School have not yet posted the due dates or applications for the summer of 2022.  However, the application process is lengthy.  In an effort to give the nominees time to get their applications together as soon as more information is released, we will begin the process of identifying interested students and determining nominees.

    Please complete the form below if you wish to be considered for nomination:

    Nomination form

    Only students who complete this nomination form will be considered.  Please note that according the programs "admission to the program is very competitive. Following a competitive process at each high school in which dozens of students may express interest in attending the program, the programs generally receive between 300 and 400 applications from these nominees. Of the nominees who are the best and brightest students at their respective schools, fewer than 25% generally receive offers of admission. In previous years, 20% of applicants were admitted."

    The form is due December 10, 2021.

    Program information:

    NJ Governor's School: There are two Governor's School programs sponsored by NJ universities. The Sciences program takes place at Drew University and the Engineering and Technology program takes place at Rutgers University. Both programs are 3-week, residential programs that take place in the summer. Juniors must be nominated through their high school. The selection process takes place at EBHS in December, and the Governor's School informs students on their acceptance status at the beginning of April.

    Simons Summer Research Program - Established in 1984 as an outreach program for local high school students, the Simons Summer Research program now attracts applicants from all across the country to the Stony Brook campus: Simons Fellows are matched with Stony Brook faculty mentors, join a research group or team, and assume responsibility for a project. The Simons Fellows conclude their apprenticeship by producing a written research abstract and a research poster.  In addition to learning valuable techniques and experiencing life at a major research university, Simons Fellows attend weekly faculty research talks and participate in special workshops, tours and events. At the closing poster symposium, students are presented with a $1,000 stipend award.  Participants may elect to live on campus with other student researchers or to commute. The Simons Summer Research Program is supported by the Simons Foundation. 

    • The school is permitted to nominate 2 students