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Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery (SEED) Academy

The SEED Academy application for Spring 2020 is closed! 

Student applications are due: NOW DUE November 21, 2019
Teacher recommendations are due: December 3, 2019

Program Details
Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery (SEED) Academy is an academic enrichment and career exploration program for public middle and high school students from Boston, Cambridge, and Lawrence, Massachusetts who have a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering. To learn more about the SEED Program, please visit our homepage at
It's Free!
All educational, admissions, and food costs are generously covered by our funders; t
he only monetary cost is for travel to and from MIT.
(Please note, bus transportation is provided for Lawrence students )
Program Dates
During the Spring 2020 semester, SEED Academy will meet on eight Saturdays. All SEED Academy days begin at 10:00 AM and end at 3:30 PM unless otherwise noted. The dates for Spring 2020 have not yet been released. 
Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for SEED Academy, applicants must be:
  • Boston, Cambridge, or Lawrence public school students
  • Boston, Cambridge, or Lawrence residents
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a valid green card
  • Currently enrolled in 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th grade

Selection Criteria
Students selected for SEED Academy generally have the following qualities:
  • Passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (This can be demonstrated through extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation)
  • Strong academic record (There is no minimum GPA to apply. Students are expected to have at least a B in all classes in school throughout their time in SEED Academy)
We strongly encourage students from the following backgrounds to apply:
  • Underrepresented in science and engineering (Defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American)
  • Underserved (Defined as coming from low socioeconomic means, which may be indicated by qualification for free/reduced price lunch)
  • Potentially the first family member to attend college.
Jump start your future in science and engineering at MIT!
For more information about SEED Academy, please visit