High school students who are interested in cancer research may apply for the Emperor Science Award program, an initiative designed to empower high school students to become the next generation of cancer researchers.

PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer will choose 100 students each year for at least three years to work alongside an esteemed university-level research scientist on a multi-week cancer research project. Award recipients also will receive a Google Chrome Notebook and a $1,500 stipend.

The award program, inspired by Ken Burns’ documentary, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” is open to students in grades 10-11 who have a strong scientific interest, especially in cancer research and care.

The application deadline is March 17. Click here for more information.