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2019 Governor's STEM Scholars 

The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program is accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year. The program, a public-private partnership for students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), is open to New Jersey students from grade 10 to the Ph.D. level. If accepted, student scholars receive a comprehensive introduction to the state’s STEM industry through a series of conferences, field trips, internship opportunities, and a research project. The program seeks to attract a diverse group of 75 high school and post-secondary students who are passionate about STEM and who are representative of all of New Jersey. The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program is an initiative of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the Governor’s Office, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the Secretary of Higher Education.

The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program provides students with firsthand learning about STEM professions and allows them to engage in meaningful dialogue with representatives of New Jersey’s vast STEM industry, including research and development leaders, academic professionals, and state policymakers. The program offers scholars the ability to make mentoring connections that can last into their professional careers.

In addition to attending four themed conferences on Saturdays throughout the school year, scholars will visit actual research & development facilities to meet STEM professionals.

Students who are accepted into the Governor’s STEM Scholars program will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build connections and discover what the state has to offer across all sectors of the STEM field – academia, industry, and government.

Additional information about the program and the application process is available on the Governor’s STEM Scholars website: www.govstemscholars.com

The application deadline is 5/25/18. If you intend to apply:

  • Request a letter of recommendation from a teacher/counselor (in person) by 5/7/18 and provide them with a copy of your resume
  • Email your counselor by 5/14/18 to request your transcript be sent

Note: Recommendations and transcripts should be emailed to david@govstemscholars.com

Previous BTHS STEM Scholars:

  • 2014-15: Mike Abelar, Anekha Goyal, Victoria Momyer, Meghana Singh, and Gillian Teitelbaum
  • 2015-16: Sara Camilli, Saavan Chintalacheruvu, John Larkins, Tiffany Paul, Jenna Weingarten, Marisa Wu and Burton Ye.
  • 2016-17: Nicholas Fotopoulos and Calvin Wang
  • 2017-18: Sanjana Akula, Gurshan Gill, Thriaksh Rajan, Ester Teper and Joseph Vecchio
  • 2018-19: ??

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2016 PSAT Scores

On Monday December 12, students who provided their email address on their PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet will receive an email reminder from the College Board explaining where and how to view their scores.

Students can set up a free College Board account at any time. If a student doesn't see their scores when they log in, email your School Counselor for an access code.

You're also encouraged to create a Khan Academy account at satpractice.org and link it to your College Board account to get free, personalized practice for the SAT.

Paper score reports and test booklets will be returned to students in January.

Resources For Understanding PSAT Results:

  • "You've taken the New PSAT - Now What?" - On December 13th at 7pm, Catalyst's Founder & CEO Jared Friedland will be hosting a free webinar for high school students. He will share insights on the PSAT & SAT, help you understand your PSAT results, discuss the National Merit Scholarship Competition, and more. Families can sign up for this free webinar by clicking here!

2016 PSAT Information

College Board Presentation: Prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT



10/19/16,  7:30 am - 10:30 am

PSAT at a Glance:

  • Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) 
  • The test measures reading, writing and language, and math skills developed over many years, both in and out of school. 
  • Scores are not reported to colleges; do not impact admissions 
  • Primary purpose is preparation for SAT 
  • For juniors only - scores determine eligibility for National Merit Scholarships
  • Score reports available in January 
  • Personalized SAT® practice through Khan Academy® 
  • No penalty for guessing or blank responses also known as “rights-only scoring” 
  • Scoring Scale: 160 – 760 for each test section; 320 – 1520 for the total score

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