American International School in Cyprus (AISC) Director Dr Michelle Kleiss said pupils had until Thursday, April 20 to apply for a place.
Spots are open to all 14-17 year-old studying at state or private schools in Cyprus, provide they fulfill certain criteria including academic excellence and an enthusiasm for working with others.
There is a $4,500 (around €3,950) participation fee although Esol Education, AISC’s parent organisation, will be splitting a full scholarship between one of the AISC pupils chosen and a successful candidate from another school.
Wargaming Cyprus is showing its support by funding the travelling expenses of the chaperones accompanying AISC students to Stanford.
Kleiss explained that AISC through its parent organisation, Esol Education, had entered into an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Stanford University, one of the world’s top five universities.
The Cyprus-to-Stanford program includes advanced content and skills development delivered by Stanford affiliates selected for expertise in their fields, with courses ranging from sciences and engineering to writing and humanities and themes and concepts such as creativity, leadership, design-thinking, problem-solving, and communication.
Students who participate in the program will share their interests and abilities with other international students and will be given opportunities to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits.
Weekend field trips will include visits to UC Berkeley, Golden Gate Park, Monterey, and other San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley neighborhoods and landmarks. Students will also learn about the US college admissions process and about resources and...