NOTICE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Summer Fellows Program will continue to be conducted virtually, with an enhanced curriculum of lecture and discussion sessions, followed by small group research projects culminating in a virtual project presentation.


All student applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. Current enrollment in a Los Angeles County or Orange County high school.
  2. Current enrollment as a high school senior graduating in 2021, or a high school junior graduating in 2022.
  3. Demonstrated outstanding general academic achievement with particular focus on science coursework.
  4. Ability to participate in all program activities during the eight-week period (June 14, 2021 through August 6, 2021, generally from 8 AM to 5 PM). College tours/orientations and vacations should be scheduled so as to avoid any conflicts. 
Please contact the Education Office at if you anticipate a conflict with any of the dates or program requirements as listed above.


The following materials must be submitted by Friday, March 15, 2021:
  1. 2021 Summer Fellowship Program Student Online Application Form.
  2. Official high school transcript.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers, preferably science teachers.

Applications, transcripts, and letters of recommendation can be:
  1. Submitted online.
  2. Sent via email to
  3. Sent via mail to:
    The Lundquist Institute
    Office of Education
    1124 W. Carson St.
    Bldg. J-2
    Torrance, CA 90502-2064
All material must be received by the due date to be considered.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Personal Information

Some research projects involve the use of radiation. You must be 18 years old to work on these projects.
Contact Information

School Information

High School Science Courses

High School Math Courses

Academic Information

Scholastic Honors Received

Areas of Scientific/Medical Research

Briefly describe your answers for each question below in 200 words or less.

Letters of Recommendation
You are required to submit two to three letters of recommendation. Please submit the names of the high school teachers providing a letter of recommendation, which must be sent to:

The Lundquist Institute
Office of Education
1124 W. Carson St.
Bldg. J-2
Torrance, CA 90502-2064

Or by email to

All letters must be submitted on high school letterhead. Emailed letters must originate from the recommender's email address.

Please attach:
  • Official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation (2 required, maximum 3)
Onsite Training
The 2021 Summer Program is a virtual training program. However, should circumstances change such that the Institute is able to admit a small subset of students for on campus training, please indicate your interest in being considered.

Questions? Please email