Participation Criteria



In order to participate in the AIMS program you must meet the minimum criteria:


  • Resident of Western Kentucky, Northwestern Tennessee, or Eastern Missouri  (View target area)
  • Applicant must be enrolled in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade and have completed Algebra I and one year of high school science 
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a Math/Science GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Commit to two four-week components for the summer program (first four weeks are off-site; second are on the MSU campus)
  • Desire to pursue a math or science career in the future
  • Meet U.S. Department of Education guidelines for taxable income and/or be a potential first generation college student
  • Release and consent forms for academic and medical information
  • Statement of academic and career interests
  • Recommendations indicating high potential for post-secondary success from each of the following:
    • School Counselor
    • Math Teacher
    • Science Teacher