North Carolina Wesleyan College is delighted to offer The Shelton Leadership Challenge on our campus July 8-July 13, 2018. We are elated to host our 8th Shelton Leadership Challenge and we are looking forward to another successful leadership experience for our youth.The Shelton Challenge seeks youth that are rising 9th to 12th grades students (graduating seniors included) with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Cost to attend the program is $500 for the week. The cost includes meals, room, transportation during the camp, and any activities that will take place during camp. The core curriculum focuses on leadership roles and accountability, team building, leadership styles and situations, social responsibility, integrity as a leader, public speaking, changing behaviors and goal setting. These challenges are designed to appeal to youth who are motivated to learn how to lead others and make a difference for their families, community and nation. The results of this leadership camp have been outstanding. The growth we have seen from the students during this six day residential camp has been amazing each year. The application deadline is May 18, 2018. We will accept application after this date on a rolling basis until the program has been filled. The Shelton Leadership Challenge will offer a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to students who complete the Shelton Leadership Challenge and enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at North Carolina Wesleyan College. The scholarship is renewable for each academic year (fall/spring) if the student maintains an overall GPA of at least a 2.70 (and is enrolled as a full-time student) for a maximum of four academic years. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Martha Proctor at 252.985.5213 or Quinderra Spellman at 252.985.5386 . We look forward to working with our future leaders of America.
The Alpha Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated are seeking young ladies that will be seniors in the 2018-19 school year to participate in the Debutante Program. The Alpha Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc has contributed more then one million dollars in scholarships to young ladies who participate in the Debutante Program. The scholarships and awards are based on the young lady's Potential to Further her education beyond high school, her sponsorship efforts, her program participation, her school and community service, and her specials talents. All young ladies that are interested in the Debutante program should complete the prospective participation form located in the Student Services office by April 10, 2018.
Apply Now! Applications due May 1, 2018
The application to apply to the College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) is open for high school juniors going into their senior year.The College of Textiles holds four one-week sessions of STEP each summer. Participants live on-campus, learn about our degree programs, the admissions process, scholarship opportunities and work on a project related to one of our majors. The program cost is $250 for each participant; limited financial aid is available.
STEP is offered during the following four weeks:
Week 1: June 17 - 22
Week 2: June 24 - 29
Week 3: July 8 - 13
Week 4: July 15 - 20
Each student has the opportunity to rank their level of interest in the subject areas listed below, and will complete a project pertaining to that subject.
To learn more about STEP please visit our website. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Tart - firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications due May 1, 2018
The Initiative’s Youth Leadership Program aims to develop the next generation of North Carolina leaders through an intensive, innovative five-week summer program. Participants will convene in Raleigh on June 14 and 15 to begin the program. Interns will gather again in Raleigh on July 5 – 7 and for the final two days of the program on July 26 and 27. As you make your plans, please note that each participant will be required to have a parent or guardian accompany them for the overnight stays on June 14 and July 26.
The Initiative provides a stipend for each student in exchange for work on a five-week project at a nonprofit in their home community. Interns have completed projects such as coordinating a community health fair, assisting with creating a business plan, creating youth programs for children, building community gardens, developing community outreach campaigns and assisting with the documentation of the organization’s work in the community (via photos, video, testimonials, reports, etc.). Interns gather every two weeks in Raleigh to share experiences and participate in forums designed to hone their leadership skills, including:
Servant leadership principles
Personal branding and marketing
Ethics and personal values
During their time in Raleigh the interns also participate in field trips to the N.C. General Assembly and other key state landmarks to introduce them to potential future career paths and to give them the opportunity to meet with innovative leaders at work. For information, contact Barron or Katrina Damon, (919) 858-6330, email@example.com.
Senator Chad Barefoot
919-715-3036 623 Legislative Office Building Raleigh, NC
North Carolina Senate Page Program
Our office is now accepting applications for the North Carolina Senate Page Program. The Page Program is a fun and interactive way for high school students to learn about the inner workings of state government firsthand by spending a week working at the General Assembly. Pages gain valuable experience working in the Senate Chamber, working in individual Senate offices, and meeting lawmakers and fellow students from all parts of North Carolina. More information about the Senate Page Program can be found here.
Pages are sponsored by their local Senator; if you are interested in applying for Sen. Barefoot’s sponsorship as a Senate page please do the following: 1. Confirm that you live in District 18 and would be able to serve for a week (Monday-Thursday) between May 21th and June 30th. 2. Write a short essay (1-3 pages) explaining what you hope to gain from the experience of being Senate page, and be sure to include any other information that you believe sets you apart as a potential page applicant. 3. Along with your essay please include your name, age, school & grade, home address, and whether you have paged before. 4. Email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 16th, 2018.
Communication Summer Camp July 16-20, 2018
This fully authorized, Pre-College Program of North Carolina State University is designed for rising junior and senior high school students interested in learning about television production and presentational speaking. Department of Communication professors, lecturers, and staff with years of real-world broadcasting experience provide personalized training. This week-long day camp is held in a broadcast-quality television studio on the NC State campus.
CAMP REGISTRATION: Camp registration enrollment is limited to 14 campers. The official registration period opens MARCH 15, 2018 and will remain open until all seats are filled. A wait list will be created after 14 students have registered. Wait-listed students may be notified through the day of July 6th if a spot becomes available.
CLICK HERE to download our 2018 Camp Flyer with general Camp Information. CLICK HERE to download 2018 Registration Pack (not active until March 15, 2018)
Each summer, the Council holds a week-long, overnight camp for youth, held at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, NC. Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, this camp features energetic and interactive workshops and presentations, outdoor recreation, leadership development, team building activities and small group sessions with an emphasis on how cooperatives operate. Youth who attend are sure to have an exciting, memorable learning experience while making lasting friendships with youth from across the state. Cooperative Leadership Camp is designed to provide an enjoyable learning experience for students, concentrating on:
• The cooperative way of doing business • Developing leadership skills and qualities in our future community leaders • Building a better understanding and appreciation for cooperatives • Recognizing outstanding NC youth possessing leadership qualities
Co-op Leadership Camp is held at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, where campers are able to enjoy recreation and afternoon free time at the lake. Camp starts on Sunday afternoon and concludes Thursday by noon. The schedule for the week includes the organization of a T-shirt cooperative, including an election of a board of directors, and selection of a manager. Participants are also involved in small group sessions focusing on the area of leadership development and competitive team building activities. Speakers include prominent elected leaders and officials, college professors, and representatives of marketing, purchasing and service cooperatives. Other special features include a Talent Show, luau and fun team competitions by the lake.
The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ NC Wesleyan July 8-July 13, 2018
We are elated to host our 8th Shelton Leadership Challenge and we are looking forward to another successful leadership experience for our youth.The Shelton Challenge seeks youth that are rising 9th to 12th grades students (graduating seniors included) with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Cost to attend the program is $500 for the week. The cost includes meals, room, transportation during the camp, and any activities that will take place during camp. . The core curriculum focuses on leadership roles and accountability, team building, leadership styles and situations, social responsibility, integrity as a leader, public speaking, changing behaviors and goal setting. These challenges are designed to appeal to youth who are motivated to learn how to lead others and make a difference for their families, community and nation. The results of this leadership camp have been outstanding. The growth we have seen from the students during this six day residential camp has been amazing each year. The application deadline is May 18, 2018. We will accept application after this date on a rolling basis until the program has been filled.
The Shelton Leadership Challenge will offer a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to students who complete the Shelton Leadership Challenge and enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at North Carolina Wesleyan College. The scholarship is renewable for each academic year (fall/spring) if the student maintains an overall GPA of at least a 2.70 (and is enrolled as a full-time student) for a maximum of four academic years.
The Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit, presented by the North Carolina State University College of Education, is an annual event designed to expose 9th -11th grade high school male students, in particular male students of color, to the diverse role of leaders in a growing global society. Through the summit, participants will learn leadership skills, the variety of academic disciplines in the education field, develop skills to enhance their career and college readiness, and have the opportunity to form connections with other participants. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with college student leaders, university faculty, community leaders, and K-12 teachers and administrators, as well as increase their knowledge about the post-secondary education environment.
Event Details: This year’s theme for the annual B.U.I.L.D. Summit is, “Building Community”. The event will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 within the North Carolina State University College of Education (Poe Hall). Registration will be held from 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. and the event will conclude at 3:30 p.m. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants and the event is free of cost. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the event. Participants attending in groups of 10 or more are encouraged to be accompanied by a chaperoned group, school, or community organization. All participants must submit a registration form and be notified of their registration status prior to attending the event.
Registration Instructions: For students interested in attending the event, please complete both the online registration form and the parent/guardian signature form found at the links below. Please return the parent/guardian signature form to the mailing address, fax number, or e-mail address found at the bottom of the signature form by March 26, 2018.
For those who would like to mail, fax, or e-mail the complete registration form instead, the printable form can be downloaded here: BUILD Summit 2018 Printable Form
Available Spaces: There are 100 spaces available for participants to attend the event which are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. The forms will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Participants will be notified via e-mail of their registration status and given further event details during this time (i.e. event itinerary, campus map, detailed directions, etc.). Participants must be notified of their registration status prior to attending the April 14th event. Questions: For all inquiries, please feel free to contact Regina Gavin Williams, Director of Student Engagement and Diversity Coordinator, via telephone at 919-513-4120 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Event Details: B.U.I.L.D. will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, within the North Carolina State University College of Education (Poe Hall). Registration will be held from in the Poe Hall South Atrium from 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. and the event will conclude at 3:30 p.m. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants and the event is free of cost. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the event.
Attire: The attire for the B.U.I.L.D. Summit is casual (e.g. jeans, sneakers). A t-shirt will be given to all high school participants during on-site check-in the day of the summit.
NC State University and the Society Of Women Engineers (SWE)
We are planning on having a "Shadow Day" for Wake County high school students interested in Engineering. Students, both boys and girls, will be able to experience a day in the life of an NCSU Engineering student. Students will be able to view the various campuses, visit dorm rooms, attend engineering classes, and interact with the student over lunch to learn more about Engineering as a major.
We will be hosting this event on Monday, February 19th from 10am to 3pm,
If you are interested is this event please visit the following link,
Get your students involved with programs that will help them explore their interests and hone their skills this summer at the University of Dayton.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 – June 17-29 Rising high school juniors, seniors and first-year college students will learn more about entrepreneurship, the idea-generation process, elevator pitches and more. Through engaging lectures and class activities, site visits and guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to earn three credit hours and compete for up to $10,000 in UD scholarship dollars in an elevator pitch competition — all while living on campus and experiencing life in Dayton. Learn more at go.udayton.edu/entrepreneurship101.
LEADERSHIP 101 – June 17-29 What makes someone a great leader? Open to rising high school juniors, seniors and first-year college students, this two-week experience will help students gain an understanding of the foundations of leadership, assess their leadership behaviors and preferred leadership style, discover the five practices of exemplary leadership and create a personal leadership development plan. This highly interactive session includes extensive discussion and collaborative exchange of ideas, leadership assessments, class and individual exercises, guest speakers and site visits. Learn more at go.udayton.edu/leadership101. Questions? Call 800-UD PRIDE.
We’re preparing to begin accepting applicants to our VetCAMP 2018, which is scheduled for June 17-23, 2018. This program is offered to rising high school juniors and seniors and rising college freshmen to evaluate their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, provide mentorship and help them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. It’s a great experience and the students have a lot of fun while also learning about the profession.
VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) will house up to 52 high school students on UGA’s campus for seven days. At VetCAMP, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. Click here to view the VetCAMP multimedia story on YouTube that UGA Public Affairs produced.
The seven-day-long on-site summer program will provide opportunities for observation of and participation in various services in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center and the Diagnostic Laboratories, as well as a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium for a behind-the-scenes view of the facilities.
Other activities include information sessions on admission requirements, research opportunities, the curriculum, study abroad opportunities, and other underserved specializations in the field of veterinary medicine.
The application for VetCAMP 2018 will be available on our website (http://vet.uga.edu/academic/vetcamp) beginning December 1. The deadline for all application materials is January 26, 2018.
The cost of attending the program is $900 and covers lodging, meals, instruction and social activities. Financial assistance is available to students with demonstrated need. For more information regarding scholarship opportunities, please inform your students to contact firstname.lastname@example.org once the application period has opened.
Bank of America Summer Internship
WCPSS juniors and seniors can apply for an eight week paid internship this summer and work with a non-profit in Wake County. This will be the third year of offering the Bank of America Summer Internship Program in the Triangle. Last year they did not get as many applications as they would have liked. We are looking for students that are civic and community minded and want to develop strong leadership, service and employability skills. The students that are selected to the Student Leaders Program could be from Wake County, Durham County and or Orange County. Selected students to participate in the Student Leaders Program must commit to working for 8 weeks here in Wake County with a non-profit and working 35 hours per week. During the eighth week, the students will attend an all expense paid trip to a week long "Student Leaders Summit in Washington D.C." During the Student Leaders Summit the students (approximately 200 students from all across the country that are participating in the Bank of American Student Leaders Program) will have an opportunity to connect with like minded students, meet with elected officials in Washington and also network with key individuals from Bank of America. The conference is July 8-13, 2018. Click the link below to get more information and the program and the application. It is an on-line application. The application window is from Oct. 30, 2018 - Feb. 2, 2018. https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/student-leaders.html?cm_mmc=EBZ-EnterpriseBrand-_-vanity-_-EB01VN00BB_studentleaders-_-NA#fbid=NSI993ZVSEh
Congressional Seminar Essay Contest for High School Students
This essay contest is a major project of The NSCDA held under the auspices of the Washington Workshops Foundation, a private nonprofit educational program in American government for high school students. Winners receive full tuition, including seminar materials, university campus housing, and two meals daily, for a week of citizenship education about the national government, plus fun, new friends, and tours of sites in our nation’s capital.∗2018 Essay Topic and Title∗“Why did the authors of the United States Constitution give Presidents the power to issue Executive Orders? How did Congress and the Judicial Branch limit these orders?”
How to ApplyReview Essay Rules and Information to make sure your submission complies with all rules. Email or mail by USPS your essay with the Completed Application to the local/state NSCDA Congressional Essay representative or Patriotic Service Chair as directed. Unsure about who this person is? Please email Dames@DumbartonHouse.org for the correct name and contact information. Please include your name, State and county/parish of your school and contact information.
Email Dames@DumbartonHouse.org if you have any questions. *Please Note: Grandchildren and children of Dames are not eligible for the contest but can still participate. Please contact Libby Siskron at email@example.com for more information.
Youth voice is important to our community! Please contact us to share opportunities for youth regarding leadership academies, youth councils, and advisory boards.
The Raleigh Youth Council meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Laurel Hills Community Center. Please call 919-996-2142 for more information or click here. Learn about the Cary Youth Council here.
The Family Resource Center of Raleigh has a Youth Leadership Council. The (YLC) was created in order to support teens and their decision to make healthy lifestyle choices. YLC is comprised of middle and high school students who meet monthly to learn skills that prepare them for leadership. Additionally, students obtain training necessary to become peer health educators, peer mentors, and community volunteers. To request an application, call: (919) 834-9300.
The Lightner Y Achievers is dedicated to helping Triangle youth develop as leaders through opportunities in education, leadership, philanthropy, community service and civic engagement. The Poe Health Teen Advisory Councilis an engaged group of young people who are serious about advocating for good health in their community and can inform Poe programming and community policy makers. The Council is comprised of a diverse group of teen health peer educators, advocates and representatives. Youth and adult leaders keep abreast of current health issues and emerging trends in Wake County. Teens, university students and adults share best practices and learn current information about pressing teen health issues from professionals.Call 919.231.4006 ext. 309 for more information. The Zebulon Youth Council will address issues relating to youth and will decide on projects they wish to work on! A group for the youth, led by the youth (ages 13-17). For more information contact Theresa Barbour at 919-823-0432 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Wake Forest Youth Advisory BoardThe Wake Forest Youth Advisory Board meets on the third Saturday of each month at 9 am in the Ground Floor Meeting Room at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The year for the YAB coincides with the school year – August through May. Membership is open to high school aged youth. Click the link above for details and an application. Submit information for inclusion in Youth Thrive’s electronic newsletter.
Do you dream of starting a business? Perhaps you already have! Seton Hall University offers high school students a contest to teach the basics of entrepreneurship and idea generation. It's a fun way to put your entrepreneurial know-how to the test and win cash prizes and scholarships.
Step 1: Submit your Idea Submit an original business idea that, in 350 words or less, describes an innovative product or service that you would like create. Or, you can tell us about a business you've already launched! Be sure to answer the following questions:
What problem does your product or service solve?
How do you propose making money?
Who are your customers and why will they buy your product or service?
Who is your competition and how are you going to be better than the competition?
Deadline: Wednesday October 18, 2017 at midnight. Eligibility: All high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The College of Textiles holds four one-week long sessions of STEP each summer. Participants live in a NC State residence hall; participate in presentations on degree programs, applying to NC State, the College of Textiles Centennial Scholarship application process; and work on a project related to one of our majors; as well as take part in fun activities on and around campus. This program is for rising high school seniors only. Click here to apply.
Polymer Camp is a two-day workshop that is held at the end of July in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science by the faculty, staff and students. It is designed for high-school students that are interested in physical sciences and engineering, and attending NC State. Attendees will engage in hands-on laboratories and interactive sessions, learn about degree programs in TECS, learn about scholarships in the College of Textiles, learn about the admissions process for NC State, and screen print their own NC State t-shirt. This program is open to all high school students but preference is given to rising juniors and seniors. Learn more
What is HOBY?Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY programs provide students selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. HOBY also provides adults with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering. Over 4,000 committed HOBY volunteers plan and execute the programs each year, serving both at the local HOBY affiliate level and on HOBY’s Board of Trustees. Due to the selfless efforts of volunteers and the contributions of generous donors, nearly 10,000 students participate in HOBY programs annually. Today, over 450,000 proud alumni make HOBY stronger than ever. HOBY alumni are leaders in their schools and communities, throughout the United States and the world, making a difference for others through service. Want to see the impact of HOBY firsthand? Get involved as a student, school, parent, alumna/us, volunteer or supporter.
Leadership Seminars (LS)
Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country join one of HOBY’s 70 State Leadership Seminars to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. What is the State Leadership Seminar (LS)? HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar, empowers high school sophomores to develop their leadership talents to become the leaders of their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society. Learn more from our Sophomore Registration Kit. Or Click Here for a one-page flyer. What do students do at the State Leadership Seminar? The 3-4 day seminar weekend is filled with interactive activities and workshops that allow students to discover their personal leadership strengths. After understanding leadership from three different perspectives, students then learn to cultivate their skills to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. Who can join the State Leadership Seminar? The LS is only for sophomores, so don’t miss out! Students should visit their sophomore counselors if they are interested in participating. Where and when is the State Leadership Seminar? Leadership Seminars take place between May and June of each year. Please visit the Seminar Dates and Locations page of our website for more information. What is the registration fee? The registration fee varies across the country. School Administrators/Counselors can obtain this information by logging in to our online registration system with their HOBY school ID and password. How do students register for the State Leadership Seminar? Students should visit their sophomore counselors if they are interested in participating in HOBY. Only School Administrators/Counselors can select and register students to represent their high school. After the student selections are made, School Administrators/Counselors login to the online registration system with their HOBY school ID and password to officially register students online. Students Click Here to learn more. School Administrators Click Here to learn more. To find your seminar registration fee, please login into our Online Registration System with your HOBY School ID and Password or send an email to email@example.com with your student’s high school name, city, and state. In addition, please make sure "Registration Fee" is in the subject line.
Who can apply?Accelerator and Early Accelerator courses are for exceptional rising 7th through 12th graders. Any student who meets the requirements for a particular course may apply for that course. Applicants do not have to be residents of North Carolina — students from all over the globe are encouraged to apply. Applications must be completed by the prospective participant. Applicants should be thoughtful in their responses. The application will take between 30 – 60 minutes to complete. Please be sure to provide correct email addresses for both the participant and the parent contact. Applicants are asked to rank the courses for which they are applying and about their interest and experience with the course topic on the application.
When will I learn if I'm accepted?Students will be notified about their acceptance two to three weeks after submitting their application. Students in the NCSSM Online program are eligible for tuition awards. They should fill out the online application and will be notified of their acceptance in two to three weeks. Any NCSSM Online student who is accepted will receive an award. How much does the program cost?Tuition for Early Accelerator is $1,495, with a $1,320 day-only option. Tuition for Accelerator is $1,925, with a $1,750 day-only option. Tuition for overnight students includes room and board for the on-campus portion of the course (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks), as well as shuttle transportation from the airport, bus, or train station if needed. Tuition does not include transportation to and from Durham, North Carolina. Once a participant has been accepted into the program, a non-refundable deposit of $250 is due within seven days of acceptance to reserve the student’s spot. Those who register and pay in full by February 15, 2017, will receive a $100 discount. Final payment of tuition is due April 1st, 2017. Tuition is due within two weeks of acceptance for anyone who applies and is accepted after April 1st, 2017. Discounts are also available for students who register for two or more weeks over the same summer and for siblings who are both accepted and register for courses.
What if I am a current NCSSM Online Student?Students in the Online Program at NCSSM ae eligible for tuition awards. Those who submit their application by March 1, 2017, will be notified of their acceptance by March 15, 2017. After March 15th, Onine students are still eligible to apply and will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis. The award covers full tuition, room, and board. Is there financial aid available?We will have more aid available for the summer of 2017. We recommend signing up for our mailing list to remain aware of our financial aid opportunities. You can subscribe here.
When is the deadline to apply?Applications are accepted until courses begin. We will accept students until each course is full and, after that, add accepted applicants to a waitlist. What if I have to cancel?Cancellations prior to 60 days before the start of the online portion of the course will receive a full tuition refund, minus the $250 deposit. Cancellations between 60 and 15 days before the start of the online portion of the course will receive 50% of the tuition refunded less the deposit. Cancellations within 15 days before the start of the online portion of the course will not receive a refund. In the case that the minimum requirements for running the program are not met, we reserve the right to cancel a course at any time, and will provide registered participants a full refund, including the deposit amount.
Key DatesNovember 1 5 Early registration for Accelerator alumni begins December 1 General registration begins February 15, 2017 Last day to receive $100 discount for paying in full
April 1, 2017 Tuition is due. for anyone who applies and is accepted after April 1, 2017, tuition is due within two weeks of acceptance.Early Accelerator Dates & Courses (rising 7 - 9):June 11 - 16; Digital Design | Life, the Cosmos, and Everything | Math Problem Solving | Robotics | Young Builders.
June 18 - 23; Digital Design | Engineering Explorations | Epidemiology | Young Builders
July 9 - 14; Ecological Research | Engineering for Young Women | Investigative Science | Math Problem SolvingAccelerator Dates & Courses (rising 10 - 12): June 12 - 23 online; June 25 - 30 on campus; Advanced Cloning Lab | Epigenetics | Science Communicators | Math for Decision Making
July 3 - 14 online; July 16 - 21 on campus; Advanced Cloning Lab | Cryptography | Epigentics | Mechatronics | Neuroscience
July 10 - 21 online; July 23 - 28 on campus; Cryptography | Food Science | Neuroscience | Rocketry
Summer Programs for High School Students Make your summer count - attend a summer program!
These summer immersion programs for high school students facilitate cross-cultural understanding.
Students are able to spend several weeks within an exciting new country choosing from Italy, Spain, France or, even a Western Civilization Travel Program that allows students to travel throughout different countries. The immersion programs allow students to undergo intensive language immersion, travel to historic sites and focus on linguistic and cultural immersion. The pre-college programs have a greater emphasis on academics (culture, history, art, literature, etc) and take place on college campuses. Learn more about the Abbey Road Overseas Programs. Academic Connections at the University of California – San Diego
This three week program helps prepare high-achieving high-school students for success by allowing them to experience college-level academics. Students are able to immerse themselves in study of a particular academic subject taught by graduate students and/or renowned faculty researchers within the field of study. The program is specific to college-bound high school students, so students must be in high school, grades 9-12, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above. Learn more about Academic Connections at the University of California – San Diego. American Collegiate Adventures
American Collegiate Adventures offers programs in both the United States and abroad. The programs range anywhere from one to five weeks, all of which are details on their web site (linked below). Their 4-week program, for example, takes place over the summer in Wisconsin and details the college admissions process. Learn more about American Collegiate Adventures. Bentley University Summer Athletic Camps
Bentley University’s Summer Athletic Camps have earned the reputation as being one of New England’s the best teaching camps for athletics. The college offers summer athletic camps for high school students within the sports of basketball, volleyball, field hockey and more. Providing both a fun and interactive setting, along with state-of-the-art facilities, Bentley’s camps offer students an opportunity to learn games strategies and skills from quality players and top coaches. Learn more about Bentley University Summer Athletic Camps. California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)
California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) is a four-week summer residential program that gives high school students who have demonstrated skills within STEM subjects (science, technology, mathematics and engineering) opportunities to explore beyond their usual high school curriculum. Students are able to work on advanced topics with renowned faculty members, scientists and researchers as well as experience state-of-the-art lab environments and facilities. Participants will also have the opportunity to take university-level courses and gain an awareness of both educational and career options within the STEM fields. The students attending the program live in campus housing with other program participants. Full and partial scholarships are available. Learn more about California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science. Carnegie Mellon University – Summer Programs for Diversity
Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College programs allow students to explore college life both in the classroom and outside to see what’s going on outside of campus. Students are able to mingle with people from all over the world and participate in exciting summer activities that include architecture, art, design, drama, music and even advanced placement and early admission. The best part? There are no tuition housing or dining fees for students who are selected to attend the Summer Programs for Diversity! Learn more about the Carnegie Mellon University – Summer Programs for Diversity. Carnegie Mellon University – Summer Academy for Math + Science (SAMS)
The SAMS programs if for high school students entering their junior or seniors year of high school who are interested in math-based disciplines, such as engineering or science. The hands-on six-week program takes place at Carnegie Mellon University and focuses on technical areas of study, building on both academic and personal skills which are required for admission to top colleges and universities. Learn more about the Carnegie Mellon University – Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science (SAMS). Columbia College of Chicago – High School Summer Institute
Columbia College of Chicago’s High School Summer Institute offers college level courses to students who have completed their sophomore, junior or senior years of high school but have not yet attended college and are interested in the fields of art and communications. The courses do transfer as electives to Columbia College of Chicago and to some other colleges or universities, depending on the discretion of the particular school. Students even have the option of living on campus. If you would like to apply for housing, options are limited, so early application is encouraged. There is an extra cost for housing, which includes a meal plan. Program participants are able to choose from a variety of courses, all of which take place in July. Learn more about Columbia College of Chicago – High School Summer Institute. Concordia Language Villages
Concordia Language Villages is a language and culture education program. Their mission is to prepare young people for responsible citizenship in the global community. The villages have adopted an innovative approach using immersion techniques to teach language. Participants may choose from 15 world language programs: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Programs are offered for every age and level of ability as well. Learn more about Concordia Language Villages. Cornell Summer College
Cornell Summer College offers both three- and six- week pre-college programs for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Program participants are able to earn anywhere from three to six college credits, work with world renowned Cornell faculty, attend college fairs, receive one-on-one admissions counseling and experience college life first hand. Students are also able to experience living within a residence hall and a roommate, meeting other students from more than 40 countries and enjoy summer activities. Learn more about Cornell Summer College. Duke University’s TIP Academy for Summer Studies
Duke University’s TIP Academy for Summer Studies provides students with an academic and social experience so that they are able to experience both challenging coursework and build lasting friendships with other academically gifted students. The program is available to the top five percent of students within a grade level and all courses were developed with gifted students in mind. Only students within grades 8-10 are eligible for the academy. The summer studies take place at various sites including Rice University, University of Georgia, Wake Forest University and Duke University. Learn more about Duke University’s TIP Academy for Summer Studies.
Experience Christendom Summer Program (ECSP)
The Experience Experience Christendom Summer Program (ECSP), is a program which attracts students from all across the country and various foreign countries. Students attend the Front Royal, VA, campus for a week (Sunday through Saturday) and take part in academic, social, recreational, and spiritual activities, led by current students as counselors. They come away with a new appreciation for the Catholic faith and culture, and are exposed to the transformative power of a truly Catholic liberal arts education. Each year, high school students spend a week on campus and, by the end of the week as “one of the best weeks of their lives,” and have ranked the program on average 4.75 out of 5 on a survey. Not just of the summer, but ever. The program consists of an average of 45-50 students in each session and runs six of these one-week sessions. The cost of the program is just $500 (all inclusive – other than travel), and generous financial aid is given to students who request it/qualify. The program is for students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall. According to the website, summer 2016 will mark the 18th year of this wildly popular program, which boasts over 1,900 alumni since 1999. Registration for the 2016 Experience Christendom Summer Programs is now open. Note: the past three years have had waiting lists, so if you’re interested, don’t delay in signing up! Learn more about the Experience Christendom Summer Program.
Harvard’s Pre-College Program & Secondary School Program (SSP)
If you’re wondering what college is like, Harvard offers college programs just for high school students who are curious. Harvard’s high school programs allow you to take real courses along with college students and actually earn college credit. You’ll be able to learn about subjects they don’t teach within your high school curriculum, study with Harvard faculty, have use of Harvard labs and other state-of-the-art libraries and equipment. While you’re there, you’ll meet other students from around the work, attend college prep events and participate in fun and exciting activities. The program is open to high school students who meet the application and admission criteria (see the web site for details; linked below). Financial aid is available for qualifying students.
Learn more about Harvard’s High School Programs. University of Florida – Humanities and the Sunshine StateHumanities and Sunshine State: (Re)Discovering Florida’s Waters is described as “a one-week residential academic program [in June] for rising high school juniors and seniors that explores what the humanities teach us about the cultural, social, and economic significance of water in Florida life. Motivated students interested in learning beyond their traditional high school classroom are encouraged to apply. All high school academic concentrations and career interests are welcome.” Support for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional funding from the Rothman Endowment of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. Check the below website for program details, including application materials and costs. Need-based scholarships are available. Learn more about Humanities and the Sunshine State: High School Summer Seminar . Indiana University – High School Journalism Institute (HSJI)
Indiana University’s High School Journalism Institute (HSJI) was designed for high school students who would like to explore the field of journalism as an academic or career interest. Students are able to participate in a series of five-day workshops (not for credit) that examine subjects involving the journalism field. Participants will examine the role of the media, analyze their own and other student publications, and develop the skills needed to produce quality publications. Workshop participants will learn, develop and grow new skills or sharpen their existing talents. Additionally, some will even begin to prepare their own schools’ publications and media projects for the coming school year. Learn more about Indiana University – High School Journalism Institute.
Miami University of Ohio – Summer Scholars Program
Miami of Ohio’s Summer Scholars Program is an intense two-week program providing an early college experience for academically gifted rising high school juniors and seniors. Students who participate in the program can expect to become immersed within an academic setting focused around a specific topic of interest, learning alongside the college’s leading faculty and experts. Additionally, participants will be provided with a complete collegiate experience through living in a residence hall, eating within a dining hall and enjoying access to all campus facilities. Workshops on college processes such as the college admissions process, financial aid, test prep, college essay writing and applying for scholarships are also available. Learn more about the Miami University of Ohio – Summer Scholars Program. Mathcamp
Mathcamp is an intensive five-week summer program in which students are able to explore various principles of mathematics. Students are able to learn about undergraduate and graduate-level topics while bonding with a diverse group of people who share the common love of mathematics.
The program offers courses, problem-solving sessions and lectures by leading mathematicians. The program is open to students ages 13 to 18. A qualifying quiz is required of all applicants. Mathcamp is free to students with qualifying family incomes. Financial aid is also available. Learn more about Mathcamp. National Youth Science Camp (NYSC)
The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is an intense month-long camp for young scientists the summer after high school graduation. Students must demonstrate academic proficiency in either mathematics or the sciences as well as other documented leadership skills. Located within a rustic setting, students from around the country are challenged in lectures, hands-on studies and are able to participate in an outdoor adventure program. Because special events are planned to surprise participants each day, the camp does not publish detailed program calendars. Learn more about the National Youth Science Camp.
New York Film Academy’s Summer Film and Acting Camps
These immersion workshops range from four-week programs to full-year programs. Programs are designed to introduce students of all ages to the creative and technical demands of telling stories with moving images. Students have the opportunity to write, direct, shoot, edit and, even, star within short films, depending upon the student’s interest. Award-winning instructors, abundant equipment and small classes provide students with the individual attention and support necessary to complete their own work. Learn more about the New York Film Academy’s Summer Film and Acting Camps. Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Program (RISD)
The six-week RISD summer Pre-College Program introduces high school students to the focused curriculum of a college of art and design experience. Program participants follow college-level studio curriculum are immersed in experiencing the elements of a complete RISD education in one of the school’s 21 majors. Students live in residence halls, attend social activities and study a particular subject in the fine or visual arts. Participants must be high school students between the ages of 16-18 years old. Learn more about the Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Program. Smith College Precollege Summer Programs
Smith College Precollege Summer programs offer intellectually stimulating and unique opportunities for high school girls and international students who wish to pursue their academic interests in the classroom and beyond. Annually the programs offer around 200 young women the freedom to explore challenging and intriguing subjects to strengthen their college applications and increase exposure to undergraduate experiences. Each summer, Smith welcomes young women from many nationalities and diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds that together form an extraordinary intellectual community. The learning environment is hands-on, collaborative, exploratory, challenging and rich in role models. Professors who are excellent scholars offer personal attention in the classroom while encouraging students’ interests and passions, helping them to develop their academic skills. Programs include Science and Engineering; Young Women’s Writing Workshop; Discovering Women’s History; Field Studies for Sustainable Futures and a College Admission Workshop. Smith College is a place where young women are taken seriously and inspired to excel—as scholars, scientists and leaders. Learn more about the Smith College Precollege Summer Programs. Summer Study Programs
The Summer Study Programs at Penn State University, The Colorado State University, Fordham University NYC, American University DC, and The Sorbonne in Paris combine academically challenging courses with the fun and excitement of campus and study abroad life. High school students can choose from a variety of programs, ranging from 2 to 5 weeks. Learn more about the Summer Study Programs. Summer Science Program (SSP)
For over fifty years, the Summer Science Program in Ojai, California, has enlightened selected high school students in advanced college-level topics in astronomy, physics, calculus and programming. In turn, students are able to develop both intellectually and socially while being challenged academically. The program takes place on two campuses: at the New Mexico Institute of Technology in Socorro and University of Colorado, Boulder, with 36 participants per campus. Learn more about the Summer Science Program (SSP) . Telluride Association Summer Programs (TASP)
TASP is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors. Students participate in seminars led by college and university members and participate in educational and social activities outside the classroom. Telluride Association seeks students from all kinds of educational backgrounds who share a passion for learning – students who attend want both a personal and intellectual challenge. The programs offer no grades or college credit. Telluride Association Summer Programs are completely free; every student awarded a place in a TASP attends the program on a full housing, dining and tuition scholarship. Learn more about the Telluride Association Summer Programs (TASP).
Tufts Summer Study for High School Students
Tufts attracts top high school students who wish pursuing academic excellence while gaining a head start on their college career. Tufts summer study programs offer benefits like small affordable tuition, small course sizes, financial assistance, college credit options and more. The programs offered to high school students include: Tufts Summer Writing Program, Foundation of Law & Ethics, Health Science Honors, Biomedics Inquiry through Sequencing (BIOSEQ) and College Courses for Seniors. Learn more about the Tufts Summer Study for High School Students.
University of Chicago – The Young Scholars Summer Program (YSP)
The University of Chicago’s Department of Mathematics offers an enrichment program, entitled the Young Scholars Program, which focuses on the subject of mathematics. The Summer Program is a free four-week day camp; mainly for Chicago Public School students (select suburban and private school students are admitted) from 7th to 12th grade. Students attend daily seminars given by University professors and solve mathematics problems based on these seminars. Topics include number theory, theory of field extensions, geometry and probability. Students also learn computer skills. Tuition is free for those accepted. Learn more about the University of Chicago – The Young Scholars Program.
University of Dallas High School Summer Programs
The University of Dallas’ programs use European travel to stimulate careful reading, writing and thinking about life’s most serious questions. The programs offer college credit and are held on our main campus in Irving, TX and sister campus in Rome, Italy. They’re designed to show students the great and lasting pleasures that accompany a good educational experience. Courses are led by experienced university faculty and staff. Learn more about the University of Dallas Summer Study in Europe.
University of New Hampshire Upward Bound Summer Program
University of New Hampshire Upward Bound Summer Program was created to help eligible students achieve their goal of higher education through a free, federally funded, college preparatory program. During their six-week summer residential program, students live on the campus of the University of New Hampshire and take academic courses, participate in enriching activities, receive tutoring as well as attend career workshops, college visits and help through navigating the college application process and financial aid system. Learn more about the University of New Hampshire Upward Bound Summer Program. University of Pennsylvania Programs for High School Students
Penn’s summer programs combine rigorous classroom and lab work with a wide range of social activities, trips and tours. Opportunities are available for those wishing to live on campus or commute. Penn’s summer programs for high school students provide a college-level experience that eases the transition from high school to college. Learn more about University of Pennsylvania Programs for High School Students.
Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences Summer Research Academy
Tulane University’s accepts 11th and 12th graders to participate in a summer research academy which is focused on environmental health issues in the region of Southeast Louisiana. Additionally, upon successful completion of the program, the students receive a $4,000 award. Students are mainly recruited from local areas including: Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and Jefferson parish public/charter/magnet high schools. The program is funded as a result of the BP medical settlement, GRHOP. Learn more about Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences Summer Research Academy.
The American Red Cross is looking for community-minded high school and college students who are interested in a leadership and scholarship opportunity. Leaders Save Lives is a great program for students who are leaders at their schools, students who are looking for scholarships and students who want to build their resumes. Here's what students can gain from the Leaders Save Lives program: