Apply Now - Deadline 3/15 for ARC/ORNL 2019 Summer STEM Program

Press Release - 01/23/2019

Apply Now - Deadline 3/15 for ARC/ORNL 2019 Summer STEM Program
FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 23, 2019) — Each year, students and teachers from 13 Appalachian Regional Commission states gather in Oak Ridge, Tenn. to learn from some of the world’s top researchers. DLG is accepting applications from students and teachers for the 2019 Summer STEM Program through ARC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The deadline to apply is March 15.

Read on to learn more.




  • High school and middle school students, as well as high school teachers in STEM-related fields, who attend or teach at a public school in a designated Appalachian Regional Commission county are eligible to apply. Click here for a list of ARC counties.

  • Up to 52 high school participants (26 students and 26 teachers) and 26 middle school students will be accepted, dependent on funding.

  • Students receive transportation to attend the programs and full room and board, as well as all expenses related to lab work and field trips. Their housing is supervised by program staff.

  • Teachers receive the same package, plus a $1,000 stipend. They, along with program staff, are housed separately from students at ORAU facilities or a nearby hotel.


    Last year’s student and teacher representatives from Kentucky called the program a “tremendous opportunity.” Check out this story from the 2018 program to learn more about the experience.