- 1. What is the cost of the program?
Tuition for the 3-week residential program, including all accommodation, meals, and the field trip to Washington DC is $6,000. Extensive financial assistance is available and admission is need-blind.
- 2. What type of financial assistance is available?
Admission to the program is always need-blind. Financial aid will be available in the form of grants to cover the costs associated with the program. We may even be able to assist with transportation to and from Princeton as needed.
Grant funding is awarded based only on financial need, rather than academic merit (unlike scholarships), and is not expected to be paid back (unlike loans).
- 3. Who is the program for?
The program is for rising 11th grade students from underrepresented racial groups (Black, Hispanic/Latino/Latina, and Native American) who have a strong interest/ability in math and sciences and who have demonstrated leadership potential. Girls are particularly encouraged to apply.
- 4. Is it open to current 11th graders or rising 11th graders?
Due to limited space, we will only consider students who are currently in 10th grade and will be rising 11th graders this summer. However, all interested parties should join our mailing list to receive announcements since this requirement may change in future installments of the program. Other AI4ALL programs have other admission criteria.
- 5. Will housing be provided?
Yes. Students will stay in one of Princeton University's undergraduate dormitories for the full 3 weeks of the program.
- 6. Is it open to non-US based students?
Yes, we will accept students based outside the US. However, neither AI4ALL or Princeton University are able to provide assistance with procuring the proper visas for any non-US student to participate in the program. Non-US based students need to work with their own government and the US Department of State, as well as any other necessary authority, to procure any visas or other necessary documentation to attend the program on their own.
- 7. Are students expected to have prior knowledge of AI, computers or programming?
No. We only assess students based on their abilities/interest in math and science and leadership potential.
- 8. Are students expected to bring their own computers?
No. All necessary equipment will be provided at the camp.
- 9. What are the goals of the program?
The program aims to expose students in underrepresented populations to the field of Artificial Intelligence by covering a variety of AI topics, discuss cutting-edge research and explore the social impact of AI.
- 10. What type of activities will be included in the program?
Students will attend daily lectures held by Princeton AI faculty, will gain exposure to hands on introductions to the AI lab and attend social events and mentoring sessions.
- 11. When and where will the program take place?
The program will take place on the Princeton University campus from July 12th - August 1st, 2020.
- 12. I have not taken any standardized tests. Can I still apply?
Yes. We do not require standardized tests.
- 13. Where can I read about previous participants' experiences?
Check out this blog to read about participants' experiences in AI4ALL programs across North America.