High School

Our Maine Research Internships for Teachers and Students (MERITS) Program provides summer (seven weeks) research opportunities to Maine high school juniors in host institutions across the state.  Students who are interested in STEM fields and would like to experience “real-time” applications of STEM in a research-focused work world conducting research and technology development should apply.

Students must be U.S citizens to apply to this program.

Download MERITS Program Announcement 2014 and an 2014 MERITS Student application form final.

2014 MERITS Teacher Recommendation Form

NOTE:  The 2014 MERITS program is now closed.  We are no longer accepting applications for 2014 summer internships.



Past MERITS Classes



Class of 2013


Class of 2012



Class of 2011



Class of 2010



Class of 2009



Class of 2008