I was recently involved in the review process of the Summer Academy applications for my institution. We accept around 50 scholars each summer for 10-12 week programs which consist of both high school and undergraduate students. This is the first time I have been involved with this process and it was humbling, heart-breaking and infuriating. We ask 6 different questions and then we use 3 of those answers to rank the applicants. We need to whittle the number of hopefuls from around 1300 to a more manageable 100 which we then forward to interested faculty.