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Barnard College Summer Programs (10-11 graders)

Contact me for Application Fee waiver (Free or Reduced lunch program required) Financial Aid Available)

Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting.  With six distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple!

More Information: https://barnard.edu/summer

Scholarship Application: https://barnard.edu/summer/tuitionfeescholarship/scholarship

Deadline: April 1st, 2017.

Brown University Pre College Program (9-11 graders)

Fee waivers for the application fee (free or reduce lunch required) and financial aid available

Talented students from around the world choose Brown University Pre-College Programs to prepare for success, and experience the challenge of college-level academics.

Dean Scholarship – Available for the following programs
Pre-Baccalaureate Program
Leadership Institute 

Download the Summer 2017 Dean’s Scholarship Application 
Be sure to designate which program you are applying for.

Deadline: March 15th, 2017 IMPORTANT: Funds may run out before the deadline (March 15th), so we'd encourage you to have students apply as soon as possible.  Aid levels vary, ranging from a small portion of tuition to most of tuition, based on family income.

Summer at Carleton (Sophomores and Juniors)

NO APPLICATION FEE - Need and Merit Based Financial Aid AVAILABLE


Summer Computer Science Institute July 16 to August 4, 2017

Summer Humanistic Institute July 23 to August 11, 2017

Summer Language and Global Issues Institute July 9- 28, 2017

Summer Quantitative Reasoning Institute July 16 to August 4, 2017

Summer Science Institute July 16 to August 4, 2017

Summer Writing Program July 9- 28, 2017

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience July 8-15, 2017

Carleton Ultimate Summer Program Dates TBA


Scholarship Application Information: https://apps.carleton.edu/summer/scholarship/


Scholarship Application Fact sheet: https://apps.carleton.edu/summer/assets/2017_Scholarship_Information_Page.pdf

More Information: https://apps.carleton.edu/summer/programs/

FAQs: https://apps.carleton.edu/summer/questions/

Deadline: February 13, 2017

Carnegie Mellon -  Summer Academy for Math and Science (Juniors)


Dates: July 1 – August 11, 2017

Ranked as the #1 College for studying Computer Science, along with MIT and Stanford (http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/…/compute…) Carnegie Mellon is offering a FREE Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science. This program will take place at the Carnegie Mellon campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

More Information: https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/diversity-sams

FAQs: https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/diversity-sams-faq

Application: https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/applying-to-summer-programs-for-diversity

Deadline March 3rd, 2017


Columbia University Summer Program 3- weeks summer immersion (freshmen, sophomores and juniors)

Application Fee is waived for students that apply before February 1st, 2017- Financial Aid AVAILABLE- Merit Scholarship available – Both applications for financial help will be available early February –

Dates: Session 1:  June 25- July 15, 2017     /      Session 2  July 17 – August 5, 2017

The Financial Aid application will be available in February. It is the first time this program offers financial aid; submit your application NOW (it is free!!) and wait for the financial aid application to be open!

More information: http://sps.columbia.edu/highschool/3-week

Application: https://columbianyc.force.com/hsp/TX_SiteLogin?startURL=%2Fhsp%2FTargetX_Portal__PB

Deadline: February 1st, 2017 (you must meet this deadline to avoid the application fee, after that you apply for Financial Aid. “. The Summer program advisor from Columbia wrote in an email to me:” Students who are admitted to the program by early February will have the best chance of receiving aid. A small number of merit-based funding opportunities will also be available”)

Catalysis Academy at Cornell University

NO APPLICATION FEE - Financial Aid and scholarships AVAILABLE

Dates: July 16-22, 2017

Cornell Engineering encourages high school students to break rules to take intellectual risks. An exciting world of discovery is waiting for you. This summer come to Cornell University and find out for yourself at the CATALYST Academy! Find out more about the program!

Important: I wrote to them asking about financial aid and they answered: Since many of your students are on free/reduced lunch, I recommend that if they apply to either Academy, they also apply for financial assistance because they still may need assistance for travel. The maximum scholarship is $1,375; all students must pay at least a $75 deposit to confirm their space in the program.”

Remember that if you applied for the program’s financial aid, you can also apply for the uMater scholarship, even if the program does not grant you help.

More information: https://sites.coecis.cornell.edu/catalystacademy/

Application: https://sites.coecis.cornell.edu/catalystacademy/application/

Financial Assistant Application:  https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dg4n2WX5W1wMpz7

Deadline March 15, 2017

Curie Academy at Cornell University (Girls only. Sophomores and Juniors)


Dates: July 16-22, 2017


·       A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

·       Be a high school rising junior or senior

·       Young women interested in learning about engineering

Important: I wrote to them asking about financial aid and they answered: Since many of your students are on free/reduced lunch, I recommend that if they apply to either Academy, they also apply for financial assistance because they still may need assistance for travel. The maximum scholarship is $1,375; all students must pay at least a $75 deposit to confirm their space in the program.”

Remember that if you applied for the program’s financial aid, you can also apply for the uMater scholarship, even if the program does not grant you help.


More information: https://sites.coecis.cornell.edu/curieacademy/

Application: https://sites.coecis.cornell.edu/curieacademy/application/

Financial Aid application: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dg4n2WX5W1wMpz7

Deadline: March 15, 017

Davidson College – North Carolina - July Experience (Sophomores and Juniors)


Dates:: July 2nd- 22, 2017 

Participants take two liberal arts courses taught by full-time Davidson faculty, live in residence halls, and participate in sessions about the college admission process.

Tuition: $4,000, Room and board (all meals, self-serve laundry and weekly linen service), Textbooks, Scheduled activity costs/fees

Deposits & Refunds: A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due within two weeks of notification of acceptance. The balance of the fee is due, postmarked by Friday, May 26, 2017.

Financial aid:  A limited amount of aid is available and is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and need. Financial Aid Application (PDF).

More Information: https://www.davidson.edu/offices/july-experience

Application: https://admission.davidson.edu/register/?id=3064c552-27aa-4c4e-80a1-26e61620cbe7

Deadline March 31, 2017

Drexel University – Camp Business (Sophomores and Juniors)


Dates: July 8-14, 2017

Camp Business, sponsored by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, is an enriching summer program designed to give rising high school juniors and seniors an intensive introduction to both collegiate and corporate business education — and it shows them that business can be both fun and exciting!

More information: http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/academics/undergraduate/resources/admissions/pre-college-programs/camp-business

Application: http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/academics/undergraduate/resources/admissions/pre-college-programs/camp-business/application-process


Financial Aid: Answering my question about that they wrote: “The Camp Business Summer Program does not have a specific scholarship offered through a high school partnership, however we do offer all students the option of applying for a need-based scholarship. All scholarship applications are reviewed at once, at the end of May, once all applications have been received. Then students will be informed of the decision. The application can be found here:  http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/academics/undergraduate/resources/admissions/pre-college-programs/camp-business/application-process/scholarship

Deadline: May 26, 2017

EMORY PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM: (Sophomores and Juniors)


The Emory Pre-College program gives college-bound high school students an exciting glimpse of academic & residential life at a top-ranked national university.  Both credit & non-credit courses available in Science, Pre-Professional (Law & Medicine), Arts & Humanities and the Social Sciences. A limited amount of financial aid is available.  To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and complete the separate financial aid application online by the deadline (MARCH 1ST!!!!)   Applicants must be 16 years of age and be rising juniors or seniors (i.e. current, sophomores or juniors) and be committed to engaging in college-level work during the summer.  Apply online: at www.college.emory.edu/pre-college

Financial aid available. No application fee.

Deadline March 1st ,2017

Florida State University Young Scholars Program. (Juniors)


Dates: June 12 – July 23, 2017

The Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a six-week residential science and mathematics summer program for Florida high school students with significant potential for careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program was developed in 1983 and is currently administered by the Office of Science Teaching Activities in the College of Arts and Sciences at More Information: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/ysp/ysp_new.php

Appication:  http://www.bio.fsu.edu/ysp/application.php

Deadline February 15, 2017


NO APPLICATION FEE. No tuition. Small fee for food 

Four sessions to choose from: June 11 - June 17 /June 25 - July 1/ July 9 - July 15/ July 23 - July 29

The Leadership Academy at Mercy College is geared towards students who have a passion for business and demonstrated leadership and public speaking skills.

The week long Academy is held at their Westchester campus on the Hudson River and students visit the Manhattan campus near Times Square. Students learn leadership lessons from leaders at top global companies, match a personality assessment to potential careers, and participate in team-building activities.

In addition, students visit Fortune 500 companies. Past visits have included Microsoft/LinkedIn, Disney/ESPN, PWC, and MTV, among others.

There is no charge for tuition and students stay in the dorm for free. Students simply need to provide their own transportation to and from campus, as well as a check in the amount of $250 for food.
More Information:  

Application: https://form.jotform.com/asic22/leadership-academy-application-2017

MITES at MIT (Juniors)


Six-week residential summer program during which students have the opportunity to experience a demanding academic atmosphere and to begin building the self-confidence necessary for success at America’s top universities. This program also stresses the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering.

High school juniors who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States

Six weeks

Travel NOT included

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Deadline: February 1, 2017 http://summerapp.mit.edu/

Hampshire College – Young Feminist Collaborative (Juniors and Seniors)


Dates: July 17-28, 2017

The Young Feminist Collaborative pre-college program is a collaboration between the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program (CLPP) based at Hampshire College and the Soapbox Feminist Camp. It mixes historical and political contexts of activism with exposure to real world careers in social justice and the non-profit sector. The Young Feminist Collaborative is an immersion into feminist thinking and action designed for those who have an interest in movement building, gender justice, and creating community.

More Information: https://www.hampshire.edu/summer-programs/young-feminist-collaborative

Application: https://summerapp.hampshire.edu/index.cgi?&SP_m=SPRDET&SP_s=141

Deadline: April 14, 2017

Princeton Summer Journalism Program (High School Students)


August 5-15, 2017

This program welcomes about 40 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton’s campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism.

Eligibility: Low-income high school juniors living in the continental US with at least a 3.5 GPA and an interest in journalism

More Information: https://fs4.formsite.com/pusjp/form1/secure_index.html

Application: https://fs4.formsite.com/pusjp/form1/secure_index.html

Deadline February 24, 2017

Rensselaer PREFACE Program (Sophomores and Juniors)


Two-week residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and juniors, who will enter 11th or 12th grade in the fall of the coming year and who have expressed a strong, early interest in pursuing a career in the engineering and technological professions. It is for serious high school students from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields.

Information: http://doso.rpi.edu/update.do?catcenterkey=87

Application: http://doso.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=658

Deadline: March 24, 2017

TASP: (Sophomores and Juniors)


A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week humanities and social sciences educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. NO APPLICATION FEE AND $500 stipend available Cornell University and University of Michigan.

Deadline January 24, 2017

More Information and application at: http://www.tellurideassociation.org/our-programs/high-school-students/summer-program-juniors-tasp/

University of Chicago Summer Scholars Program  (Juniors)


The Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars program brings talented rising high school seniors to the University of Chicago campus to get an early taste of an exceptional college experience. Outstanding students who share the Neubauers' commitment to the Hispanic and Latino communities are invited to apply.

Students selected will receive a full scholarship to participate in one of two Summer Session courses: Collegiate Writing: Awakening into Consciousness and Contagion: Infectious Agents and Emerging Diseases (see course details tab below). Even if you don't plan to study English or Biology in college, being a Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholar is a great way to get an early look at college-level classes and get a feel for life on campus--and to have a ton of fun in the process. You'll spend the morning gaining hands-on experience from teachers who are experts in their fields and the evening exploring Chicago with your classmates.

DEADLINE: March 15th, 2017


University of Florida

NO APPLICATION FEE - Need Based Financial Aid AVAILABLE for some of the programs


Explorations in Biomedical Research – for current 10th and 11th graders

Program Dates: July 16 – 28

Cost: $1000 for commuters (includes parking permit and lunch); $2000 for residential (includes housing and meals)

Forms:   Link to online application     EBR Teacher Endorsement     


Florida Youth Institute – for current 10th and 11th graders

Program Dates: July 9 – 14 OR July 16-21

Cost: $350

Forms: Link to online application       FYI Teacher Endorsement      FYI Essay Instructions


Humanities and the Sunshine State – for current 10th and 11th graders

Program Dates: June 11 – 17

Cost: $350

Forms: Link to online application       Humanities Teacher Endorsement


Research in Environmental Toxicology – for current 10th and 11th graders

Program Dates: July 16 – 28

Cost: $1000 for commuters (includes parking permit and lunch); $2000 for residential (includes housing and meals)

Forms: Link to online application     RET Teacher Endorsement 


Science Quest – for current 9th graders

Program Dates: Session 1 – Biological Sciences – June 25-30

Session 2 – Physical Sciences – July 9-14

Cost: $850

FormsLink to online application      Science Quest Teacher Endorsement     


Student Science Training Program – for current 11th graders

Program Dates: June 11 – July 29

Cost: $4500

FormsSSTP Application     SSTP Teacher Endorsement     SSTP Financial Aid Form     SSTP Academic Record Form


Visit the website for more information


University of Miami Summer Scholars Program (sophomores and juniors)

Dates: July 1 – 21, 2017

Reduce application fee for students with free or reduce lunch (from $75 to $25) Please see me to submit the request. Scholarship Available

For the full eligibility requirements and application process please visit our The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program provides an exciting opportunity for current high school sophomores and juniors to explore their academic passions and experience what it’s like to be a college student. This unique academic program allows students to earn college credit, interact with world class professors, make lasting friendships, and grow as independent thinkers.

More Information: http://miami.edu/dcie/index.php/ssp

Application: http://miami.edu/dcie/index.php/ssp/apply/

Scholarship (Covers everything):http://www.miami.edu/dcie/index.php/ssp/scholarship/

Deadline: March 1, 2017


UPenn Engineering Summer Academy

Application Fee waivers available upon request (for students with free or reduced lunch, the student must contact the program directly via email 
to request it -esap@seas.upenn.edu-
) Financial aid available

July 2 to 22, 2017

The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level.  The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Work with leading faculty while earning college credit, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world.

More Information: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/about/

FAQs: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/faqs/


Deadline: February 24th, 2017

Yale Young Global Scholars (ages 15-17)

Fee waivers for the application fee and financial aid available


Participants in the Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students can expect an amazing summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners.

The application fee for 2017 is $55, and can be payable online after the application was submitted.

YYGS will waive the application fee if it would constitute a significant financial burden for the student’s family. The application fee waiver form must be submitted with the scholarship portion of your application


For more information, visit: http://globalscholars.yale.edu/

Women’s Technology Program (WTP) @ MIT (Girls Only. Juniors)


The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade .

Website: http://wtp.mit.edu/

Deadline: January 15, 2017

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