Science, Language Arts and Mathematics (SLAM) Workshops

SLAM Workshop I (for students who will have completed 9th grade by June 2020).  July 7-24, 2020
SLAM Workshop II (for students who will have completed 10th grade by June 2020).  June 1-26, 2020
SLAM Workshop III (for students who will have completed 11th grade by June 2020). June 1-26, 2020

Goals of the SLAM Workshops:

  • Enhance participants’ language arts, mathematics and science skills
  • Improve participants’ reading and test taking skills
  • Teach students about the Jackson Heart Study
  • Educate students about health issues that affect African Americans
  • Provide information about career opportunities in the health sciences

Structure of the workshops:

  • All workshop sessions include classes in reading enhancement.
  • Classes are taught by experienced teachers.
  • Classes are held Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Selection criteria:

  • Overall Grade Point Average
  • Courses taken
  • Standardized test scores
  • Recommendation letters
  • Quality of essay submitted with application

Information for SLAM 2019 Participants

If you participated in SLAM I or SLAM II during the summer of 2019, you do not need to complete an application. You will receive an email from the JHS UTEC office informing you of your SLAM 2020 participation status.


Application Information for New Applicants

·        The online application can be accessed here: 2020 SLAM Application. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS THAT ARE NOT SUBMITTED ONLINE.

·        Once you begin the application, you will not be able to save your responses and return to complete the application later. You must complete the application all at once.

  • Applicants, please be aware that recommendation forms will not be released to your recommenders until you have submitted your application. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to submit your application well before the deadline to ensure that your recommenders have adequate time to complete and submit their recommendation forms before March 27. Please check the email addresses you provide for accuracy.
  • You will be able to upload your academic transcript and/or most recent report card within the online application. Further instructions are provided on the application. If you do not upload your academic transcript and/or most recent report card within this online application, you are responsible for submitting these documents by either email or mail before the deadline.
  • THE APPLICATION AND RECOMMENDATION FORMS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER MARCH 27, 2020 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2020. SLAM applications without accompanying recommendation letters and transcripts or report cards will not be considered.
  • If you have any questions about the application procedure, please email the JHS UTEC office at or call us at 601-977-7754.


Application Checklist

□ Application: All applicants must complete the online application.

□ Academic Record: Ninth (9th) grade applicants must submit the most recent report card.  Tenth (10th) and eleventh (11th) grade applicants must submit a high school transcript and most recent report card are required.  If an applicant does not upload his or her academic record within the online application, he or she is responsible for submitting these documents to the JHS UTEC office by email, mail, or fax before March 27, 2020. 

□ Two (2) Letters of Recommendation: All applicants must have two letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. One of these two letters must be submitted by a math or science instructor.


ALL application materials must be submitted by Friday, March 27, 2020  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2020. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible before the application deadline.  To complete the application, click here: 2020 SLAM Application.

Contact Information:

Tougaloo College
Jackson Heart Study Undergraduate Training and Education Center (JHS UTEC)
500 W. County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174
Fax: 601.977.4488