University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Full scholarships remain available for X-treme Science, CSI camps

Full need-based scholarships remain for students aged5 to 18 to attend two science-based camps at Pitt-Bradford in June. 

            Pitt-Bradford has a limited number of full scholarships for qualifying North Central Pennsylvania children to attend either X-treme Science Camp or its Crime Solving 101 Summer EnrichmentClass

            The scholarships are made possible by a $3,171 grant from the North Central Workforce Investment Board Youth Council to promote learning about science, technology, engineering and math by students between the ages of 5 and 18. Of that, $2,250 in funding is still available, according to Ray Geary, executive director of Pitt-Bradford’s Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development.

            Children who are eligible live in low-income households, including those households with an income below 235 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Level, which comes to an annual income of $55,343 for a family of four.

            Other considerations are whether a student has dropped out or is at risk of dropping out of school, is in foster care, is homeless, is the child of incarcerated parents or has a disability.

Crime Solving 101 is for youths 13-18 and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 17-20. Students will use hands-on methods and strategies to conduct a criminal investigation. Concepts introduced will include understanding the criminal justice system, probable cause and case law; obtaining and writing search and arrest warrants; learning interviewing skills; taking forensic photographs and more. Those teens participating will take advantage of Pitt-Bradford’s Crime Scene Investigation House and will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain insight into what it’s like to be a real detective under the guidance of an expert in the field of policing and criminal investigations.

            X-treme Science Camp is for children who have finished first through sixth grade and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 24-27 on Pitt-Bradford’s campus. Children willparticipate in hands-on labs and activities dealing with different areas of science. Campers will learn about plants, birds, stream life, water quality, chemistry, physical science and more.

            Scholarship applications and registration forms are available from the Pitt-Bradford Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development on the second floor of the Seneca Building. For more information, call (814)362-5078 or email contined@pitt.edu.

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