• Pinkerton Science Scholars

    We are excited to share that with the Pinkerton Foundation's generous support all of our student participants - current and alumni - are officially Pinkerton Science Scholars. We are consistently inspired by our community of scholars! 


    For more information on the Pinkerton Foundation's support, please see this press release: http://www.thepinkertonfoundation.org/news/pinkerton-expands-science-mentoring-for-high-school-scholars

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  • Welcome to the new Consortium site!

    Check out the website's new look. You'll find we have changed not only our look but also our content with updated information about our programs, press, social media and most importantly how to get involved. Enjoy exploring our new and improved website!

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  • Congrats Class of 2016!

    Congrats to all our scholars who are graduating high school this year! As Director of Youth Learning and Research at AMNH, Dr. Preeti Gupta, stated at this year's Student Research Colloquium: "You are all not ordinary students. You have each made significant contributions to the field of science." We know that you each will continue to lead the future of STEM! 

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The Lloyd Sherman Scholars

Overview of Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE)


The Lloyd Sherman Scholars program is a gender-based biomedical science enrichment program that will focus on developing science-based skills, application of skills, and fostering the development of a scientist identity with a cohort of Black and Latino male High School students. This program will be administered by the Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE), which is housed at the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) and will take place at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS),  working with The Eagle Academy Foundation as a school partner.

The Program involves three components, beginning the summer before junior year of high school, concluding at the end of the summer prior to senior year. Specifically, the Program starts with

  1. Rising Junior - a six-week skill- building preparatory course in biotechnology
  2. Junior Year - an academic year-round application and enrichment phase
  3. Rising Senior - a six- week summer lab placement.

The Program curriculum is gender-based, wherein all of the topics and examples used to develop and apply research, laboratory skills and knowledge will utilize a learning style that caters to the education of young males. All students will receive a logbook, ID, on-loan laboratory coat, and stipend for the summer. As a participant, you cannot miss more than two days of class.

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CEYE Program Announcements

  • Save the date: Lloyd Sherman Scholar Orientation Date Confirmed

    The Lloyd Sherman Scholar's Orientation Day in scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 30th!

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  • AMNH Summer Visit!

    Lloyd Sherman Scholars will be visiting the American Museum of Natural History this summer! Stay tuned for the date. Click here (http://www.amnh.org/) to check out the exhibits! 

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  • Applications for 2016 Program Update

    The deadline to apply for the 2016 program has passed. Please check back later for updates on the 2017 application.

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Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Attend a New York City public high school
  • Meet GPA requirements listed in each course description (see more here)
  • Identify as an Underrepresented Minority (African American, Latino, Native American, or Alaskan American) male or meet state-determined economic criteria below

Economically Disadvantaged Eligibility Requirements

  • Your family can document economic eligibility by providing proof of receipt of one of the following:
    • Reduced or free lunch in school (the preferred option)
    • Family Assistance Program Aid
    • Safety Net Assistance through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance or a county Department of Social Services
    • Family day-care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Assistance, or a county Department of Social Services
    • Student ward of the state or county status
    • Single-parent family status, meeting income requirements below

If you do not qualify on an economic basis through any of the above criteria, you can also qualify by income, according to the New York State Opportunity Programs Income Eligibility Criteria. Find more information here.

Note on Documentation of Economic Eligibility:

CEYE prefers reduced or free lunch documentation as proof of disadvantaged status.

What if I am a student applicant that is not from an underrepresented or disadvantaged background?

Subject to funding and availability, CEYE may consider applicants who are not from an underrepresented or disadvantaged background. Please be advised that these limited slots are extremely competitive and are outside of our primary target population.


Complete applications should include:

  • A full response to each item line.
  • Consent forms and Medical Clearance Form.
  • A copy of your latest transcript.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a science teacher, math teacher, or other appropriate professional.
  • An essay of 650-800 words that introduces yourself; elaborates on how the program will further your career goals; and shares your passion, dedication, and demonstrated interest in the sciences.

All items are to be submitted together. If a document is not included, please include a note of explanation and the date it can be expected. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Send completed applications and/or attachments to (confirmation receipt will be provided) to CEYEapplications@mssm.edu or to:

Alyson Davis, LMSW
Center for Excellence in Youth Education
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Pl, Box 1250
New York, NY 10029

More information and a link to the application can be found here.

Additional Information




Program Description -  Lloyd Sherman Scholars Program Description.pdf 


For more information, contact Erin Page at the Center for Excellence in Youth Education at erin.page@mssm.edu.

For general questions or concerns, contact CEYE@mssm.edu or 212-241-7655.