How to Apply
Student Nomination Packets are sent to every public, private and parochial school district in the state. Applications may be picked up in the school guidance office in late September or downloaded from our website. Before reaching the statewide competition, each student must first submit his or her application through his or her school and participate in the school and/or district level competitions. Only those students nominated by their district (or unaffiliated private school) may compete in the statewide selection process. The number of nominees each district may submit to the statewide process is based on the district-wide junior class enrollment. Approximately 1,900 applications are received at the state level each year, with over 1,000 students selected to attend.
For a list of important dates in the 2012-2013 selection process, please click here.