AIMS serves approximately 126 students from Western Kentucky, Northwestern Tennessee and Eastern Missouri. These students participate in a six-week residential program on the campus of Murray State University, at no cost to the participant, other than transportation to the campus. Students are divided into research teams led by a professor and/or graduate student. Students are enrolled in classes during the day and participate in nightly activities. Parents and guests are invited to an end-of-the-summer banquet/symposium. At the end of the summer program, students and staff take a week long trip to a major U.S. city.
Summer Program Follow-Up
Participants who have successfully completed the summer program will be contacted periodically by phone calls, visits, e-mails, and monthly newsletters to monitor their progress in school. They will also be invited to participate in Financial Aid, ACT, College Admissions, Scholarships and Math/Science research competitions on the campus of Murray State University.
The Bridge component is for participants who have successfully completed at least one summer AIMS program year prior to entering the 12th grade. During the summer program bridge students enroll in six hours of college level courses at Murray State University. Fees are covered by AIMS. At the end of the summer the top two students may be awarded a $500 scholarship to attend Murray State University.
High Schools Serviced by MSU AIMS
Fulton City High School - Fulton, Ky.
Fulton County High School - Hickman, Ky.
Hickman County High School - Clinton, Ky.
Union City High School - Union City, Ky.
Lake County High School - Tiptonville, Tenn.
Paducah Tilghman High School - Paducah, Ky.
Lone Oak High School - Paducah, Ky.
New Madrid County High School - New Madrid, Mo.
Big Sandy High School - Big Sandy, Tenn.
Important note: If you are currently enrolled in AIMS but do not see your school listed, please know that all currently enrolled AIMS students will be "grandfathered in" and will still be eligible to participate in the program.
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