Department of Mathematics
West Chester University
Office: Room 101
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-2440
Fax (610) 738-0578
Email: Department Chair
ASAP! The Actuarial Science Academy Program of West Chester University
In an effort to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in the mathematical sciences, West Chester University proudly announces this new program for rising high school seniors with an interest in mathematics!
What is ASAP!?
ASAP! will host rising high school seniors who have been recognized by their high school mathematics or science teachers as having a strong aptitude for mathematics for a three-day immersion into the life of an actuary and college student during the summer followed by a one-day shadow experience at the university in the fall. It is aimed to educate participating scholars about the Actuarial Science career and show that being good at math is cool and rewarding. Along the way, the scholars will be introduced to many of the services WCU and its Mathematics Department provides; sessions with Admissions and Financial Aid will also be provided.
What are the benefits?
After the three-day program Summer Academy and the Fall Shadow Experience, scholars will be able to:
What are the financial benefits?
With grants from several sources, West Chester University is able to run the Summer Academy and the Fall Shadow Expereince at no-cost for students selected to attend the program. Moreover, each student that enrolls in WCU's Actuarial Science program the following year will recieve a stipend to cover the cost of study materials for future actuarial exam. An incentive of at least $100.
Sunday - Tuesday, July 13 - 15, 2014 and Friday, November 14, 2014
Enrollment is limited to 20 scholars. The online application will be available on Febraury 28, 2014 here.
Deadline for applications is April 1. However, applications will continue to be accepted until all 20 positions are filled. Transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a Mathematics or Science teacher (past or present) must be sent to Lisa Marano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative Schedule of Events
Download our tentative schedule of events here.
For more information, contact the program director
Lisa Marano, Ph.D.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA 19383