Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy 2024
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The Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA), is a unique scholarship program for children of Honeywell employees, using interactive technology, science-oriented workshops and team exercises to teach them leadership skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Developed in partnership with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), this program is designed to encourage high school students from around the world to pursue STEM-related careers. HLCA provides innovative activities that develop students’ leadership skills through technology and science-oriented workshops, lectures, and team exercises. Activities are delivered in fun and exciting ways that bring STEM studies to life.

This 1 week-long, overnight program runs twice. The first session will be from Sunday, October 20th, 2024 to Friday, October 25th, 2024 and the second session will be from Sunday, October 27th, 2024 to Friday, November 1st, 2024. The program will be held at the USSRC in Huntsville, Alabama, and is open to all students, ages 16-18, of current full-time Honeywell employees around the world.

Criteria to be eligible to apply for HLCA:

1. Submit an application prior to deadline of 11:59p.m. CST on Monday, April 29th, 2024.
2. A parent/guardian of the applicant must be a full-time employee of Honeywell at the time of session (October 20th - November 1st, 2024).
3. The applicant must be 16 to 18 years old at the time of session (October 20th - November 1st, 2024).
4. The applicant must print and fill out the School Verification Form* and Honeywell Media Release form. All forms must be submitted WITH the application.

*Homeschooled students are not required to submit the School Verification Form. Instead, they must submit an official transcript or record of grades with their application. 

Please note that if a visa is needed to participate in HLCA, it is recommended to schedule an appointment as soon as possible for countries where the wait times are long (such as India and UAE). You will need to apply for a Visitor Visa (visa category B-2) which is used for tourism. Even though students are participating in an educational program, it does not meet the requirements for a study/academic/student visa. For visa appointment scheduling, you must go to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate or check online. Any fees or costs associated with obtaining a visa are the responsibility of the associated student or parent.

**If your child is selected for the program and they are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made after September 6th, 2024, will result in additional charges to Honeywell. Exempt circumstances include extreme family emergency, visa issues, or illness, to which proper supporting documentation must be provided.

Please review the file at the beginning of the application, prior to applying. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Are all applicants selected into the program? A: Due to the number of spots for the program, there will be an evaluation process, and we cannot guarantee that every applicant will be selected for 2024. 

Q: How are the applications evaluated? A: The selection process is dependent on many factors. The essays within the application are one of the most important factors in the selection process. Students are required to write the essays themselves and they are graded based on effort. Grades/GPA in academics, as well as any extracurricular activities are also considered.  While we would love to accept everyone into the program, there are limited spots which makes the evaluation process very competitive.

Q: Is there a word count for the essays? A: While there is no word requirement, it is highly recommended that each essay include an introduction, middle and summary paragraph. It is also recommended to have at least 2 examples listed out in your essay responses.

Q: Can I make changes to my application after submission? A: No, edits to the application are not permitted after submission.