GROW Summer Workshops
25th Annual GROW Summer Workshop: June 5-7, 2024
The GROW Summer Workshop is a 3-day program scheduled from June 5-7, 2024. This workshop is designed to encourage and inspire middle school students to pursue a future in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and pre-health professions. These workshops further KAWSE's mission of enriching the lives of girls and women in STEM. Students of all genders are welcome to attend.
Early-bird registration and scholarship applications will open in March 2024!
Register online and send a completed consent waiver to firstname.lastname@example.org. Register early to receive our early-bird pricing of $290. Regular registration rates increase to $315 after the early-bird deadline.
Your registration cost includes a 2-night stay in residence halls on the K-State campus; all meals from lunch on Wednesday to lunch on Friday; snacks; camp swag; and all materials needed to participate in activities.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to those who meet one of the three criteria below. Students may apply for a scholarship when registering for the event. A completed registration form and a $30 deposit are required as part of the application packet. Applications will be due in late April 2024. Full and partial scholarships are available; scholarships are not guaranteed.
- Student qualifies for the free and reduced-price lunch program. The GROW and EXCITE programs understand that not all people who qualify participate in the program. GROW and EXCITE are only interested in whether the student qualifies for the program.
- While student does not qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program, she/he/they are just over the threshold to qualify for the program.
- While student does not qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program, she/he/they are experiencing severe financial strain. In the past, people have chosen this option when their house recently burned down, when they are taking care of ill family members, etc.
Who Should Attend?
The GROW Summer Workshop is open to students who will finish grades 5, 6, or 7 in May 2024. Students of all genders are welcome to attend. Our EXCITE Workshop is open to students who will finish grades 8, 9, 10 or 11 in May 2024.
What Will We Do?
K-State faculty, staff and students will host a variety of activities that relate to their fields/professions. KAWSE will also plan events during the evenings and down times that highlight life as a Wildcat. Students will stay overnight in the residence halls and eat at the dining facilities, all while experiencing what it's like to attend K-State and meeting other students who share similar interests.
Housing and Dining
Program participants will be housed in residence hall rooms (double occupancy) at Kansas State University. On the registration form, students can indicate the name of another student with whom they would like to share a room. We will make every effort to meet these requests, but cannot guarantee requests will be fulfilled.
All meals from lunch on Wednesday to lunch on Friday are included in the registration fee. Snacks are provided during the morning and afternoon sessions, as well as in the residence halls in the evening.
Transportation and Parking
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Kansas State University, Manhattan campus. Residence halls are within walking distance of on-campus activities. Transportation will be provided to any activities off campus.
Parking permits are required for all vehicles parked on the K-State campus. They are not required for drop-off/pick-up at the residence hall, however, they will be needed if the driver plans on attending the opening ceremony on Wednesday morning or the closing ceremony on Friday afternoon. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend both ceremonies.
More information about parking on the K-State campus is available at www.k-state.edu/parking.
How do I register?
Register online and send a completed consent waiver to email@example.com. Early-bird pricing and scholarship applications will be available until late April 2024. Full-price registration will close in mid-May 2024.
As the workshop approaches, KAWSE (home of the GROW and EXCITE programs) will email you a confirmation, along with more information and next steps. We recommend adding K-State KAWSE (firstname.lastname@example.org) to your contact list to avoid our emails gong to your spam folder.
If you must cancel your registration, please do so as soon as possible. This will allow any waitlisted participants the chance to participate. A full refund will be made if cancellations are received by KAWSE staff by May 29, 2024 (seven days prior to the event).