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George Washington University Pre-College Program

High school students in the Pre-College Program benefit tremendously from GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts. Our programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars with exploration of area organizations.


Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors


Scholarship Consideration- March 1st

Application- May 15th

Summer Pre-College Program at Adelphi University

Open to students entering either their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year of high school, Adelphi’s Pre-College experience brings together students from all over the world to live, learn and explore all that our University has to offer. Here, students will attend a college-level class each day, live in our new, air-conditioned residence halls, and eat in our fantastic dining hall! Adelphi’s beautiful and safe Garden City campus is just minutes from renowned beaches and parks, and just 23 miles from New York City, the world’s premiere city for art, culture, and entertainment.


Apply as soon as possible if interested:



At the bottom of this page you will find additional lists of programs based on the state, field of study, university, etc. APPLY NOW!!   FOR HELP COME TO THE COLLEGE CENTER.

Programs & Internships



Deadline Program Description
Postponed Due to COVID (Check January 2022 for update)

Earthwatch Ignite 


For Grades: 10th & 11th     

  • Must be between 15-18 years old
  • Must live in the LA County area
  • Students must be able to spend 12 days doing research 

TBD (check towards end of December for update)

January 31, 2023

Camp CHLA- Health Care Career Exploration 



For Grades: 9th, 10th, & 11th

-Students chosen will be sent on a camping trip

-Will have the opportunity to work with medical professionals and overlook medical procedures

-Informed about various healthcare fields

December 12, 2022

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)



For Grades:11th 

-G.P.A. of at least a 3.6 (unweighted)

- Be within top 10%

-Score above national average on the PSAT, SAT, and/or ACT

November 30, 2022 (for early bird discount)


EXPLO Learning through Exploration Summer Program


Chicago Location: Grades 10-12

New York Location: Grades 9-10

-Three week program at a university

-Financialaid is available 







January 12, 2023

Bezos Scholar Program


For Graders: 11th

- Be a US citizen 

- Demonstrate leadership in their school and community

- Have taken and received scores for at least one of the following tests: PSAT, SAT, ACT

- Will receive support and funding to conduct your own "change project" that align with your unique passion with meeting a community need
January 13, 2022 (@5pm)

USC Bovard Scholars



For Grades: 11th

- FREE residential 3-week summer program at USC

- Receive an SAT/ACT course, workshops, and career panels

- Requirements include at least a 4.0 GPA or above, enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry or above, demonstrate financial need, and have taken AP courses.

Dates vary on program

Summer at University of Chicago


For ALL Grades, MUST be at least 14 years old-

There is a COST but PARTIAL financial aid is available. 


-Take courses at a university and interact with top-level professors, collaborate with global students

-Courses include: creative writing workshops, preview STEM courses, explore philosophy, ethics, and free expression


Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific 



Between the ages of 14-16 

  • Must have a G.P.A. of a 2.5 or higher 
  • Submit a letter of recommendation 
  • The program includes ongoing training on the Aquarium, its animals and habitats, and on development of exhibit interpretation skills.

January 13, 2023

Bank of America Student Leaders Program



For grades: 11th and 12th 

- Connect students to employment, skills development and service.

- 7 week PAID summer internship & 1 week  (all expenses paid) in Washington, D.C 

-Need a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, and school administrator.



Deadline Program Description
February 4th, 2023

Children's Hospital

Latino & African-American High School Internship Program, LA-HIP


For Grades: 11

-$1,500 Stipened

-Must have a social security number

SAT Prep Classes

College and Financial Aid Workshops

College Campus Visits

February 1, 2022




For Grades: Rising Seniors (11th graders)

FREE six-week residential summer program at MIT

- Students have the opportunity to experience a demanding academic atmosphere.

-Recommendation deadline:  


Chicano/Latino Youth Conference 


10th and 11th Grade

- attend workshops about universities' admission requirements, career and special interests.

- Free, week-long training and leadership seminar in Washington D.C.

- Four-week internship in Los Angeles with a $2,000 stipend

Feb. 1, 2023

MIT Online Science Technology & Engineering Community


For grade: 11th

-6 month online program

-Must be US citizen or permanent resident

-strong academic record & passion for science & engineering

February 11, 2023 

Research Experience Program


For Grades: 11th & 12th

Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons


  • Be a U.S. Citizen, or legal permanent resident
  • Be 16 years of age or older, or be be in their junior or senior year of high school
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Have personal medical/health insurance coverage throughout the duration of the program 


COSMOS: Math & Science

UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz





For grades: 8th-12th

FULL financial aid available. 


- Eligibility: 3.5 GPA

-July 10-August 6, 2022

- admission based on grades, especially in math & science, teacher recommendations, and personal essays

- Fees: $30 application fee, financial aid available for program costs. 

Feb. 1, 2022

MIT Online Science Technolgy & Engineering Community


For grade: 11th

-6 month online program

-Must be US citizen or permanent resident

-strong academic record & passion for science & engineering



Warner Brothers Reach Honorship Program


For Grades: 12th

To apply, students must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior in Los Angeles County. 
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 upon graduation
  • Plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university
  • Be passionate about a career in the business of entertainment or animation
  • Have effective verbal and written communication skills


California State Summer School Arts


For Grades: ALL

- 4 week summer arts program

-Prog. July 10-August 6, 2021

-Earn CSU course credit 

- Financial aid is available



Princeton University Summer Journalism Program



For grades: 11th

- FREE 7 week  Princeton Univ. program 

-Mid June-Early August 2022 

- Eligibility: 3.5 GPA, family income $60,000 max.

-Interest in journalism

February 27, 2023

Pomona College Summer Scholars Enrichment Program 



For grades: 9th graders only

- 4-week long virtual college preparatory program from June 19-July 15, 2022

-Covers all expenses

- Students take Math/Problem Solving and Analysis and Writing courses

-Recommendation form & transcript deadline: March 4, 2022


Inner Spark- California State Summer School for the Arts   



For Grades: ALL

Scholarships are available. 

-4-week opportunity to work with professional artists, writers, and performers

-Program dates: July 8-August 5, 2022


Dates vary based on program.

JSA Summer Programs 



For ALL Grades- There is a COST but partial scholarships are available. Apply ASAP!!

-Attend Institutes at a university and learn about politics and government, take college level courses on a COLLEGE campus

-summer class application requires two short essays 

- Submit high school transcript

-Letter of recommendation from teacher/counselor
Applications open Dec 15th

Boston University High School Honors Program



For 10th and 11th 

Two letters of recommendation 

Application fee $50 

- Requires SAT/ACT/PSAT



For Grades: 11th

- Two letters of recommendation from teachers

- All standardized tests scores

- Free, six-week introduction to scientific research at MIT

Expanding Horizons



For grades: 10th & 11th 

-Paid Internship

-Neither parent attended a 4-year college

-Eligible to work in the US

-Available & attend all seminar & internship dates

Beat the Odds


For Grades: 9th:

$10,000 for finalists

$1,000 for semifinalists












Summer Math & Science Honors Academy


For Grades: 9th

- Five-week STEM residential program (UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, & USC)

- Granted participation for three summers after their 9th, 10th, and 11th grade years

- Gain networking experience, attend career panels, and take STEM related courses





USC California Youth Think Tank (CYTT)


For Grades: 9th-12th

-Leadership training program

-Trains and inspires students to become future leaders, and empowers them with knowledge and skills needed for success in college and beyond. 


Careers in Health and Mentorship Program (CHAMP) Internship


For Grades: 12th

-Must be 18 or older and currently be a student

-Must complete a CHLA screening test

-Focuses on health economics, business, and patient care support

-Provides young adults with the opportunity to gain health experience through a series of workshops

TBD Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Overview

For grades: 9th, 10th, and 11th 

Apply for financial aid!

- Offers many courses and students have the option to engage on online seminars

March 11, 2021 

Carnegie Mellon


For Grades: 11th and 12th 

-scholarship for selected students 

-programs for music, art, design, architecture, AP, and biology

February 15, 2022 Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program 

For grades: 11th and 12th 

- Must be 18 years old

- Medical mentor ONLINE program

- Work with various medical professionals

- stipend available 

(Must be mailed)

March 15, 2021

Army Educational Outreach Program


For ALL grades: 9th-12th




March 15, 2021

LA Pediatric Society


For Grades: 11th & 12th and/or born before 4/1/03

- Must mail application

- letter of recommendation

- 3 essays, activity section/resume 

- transcripts

- $500 scholarship awarded to participants

March 19th, 2021

Carleton College Summer Programs


-1 week-FREE summer programs in Writing, Science or Liberal Arts

-Must be nominated to apply

March 15, 2021

UC Davis Young Scholars Program (YSP)


For Grades: 10th and 11th

- $25 Application Fee

- 2-week residential scientific research program with professors

- experience culture of living on campus

- June 3- August 3

March 1, 2021 (to be considered for financial aid)

Smith Summer Science/ Engineering Program



For Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

- Only for female applicants

- Work with faculty to do hands-on research in the life and physical science and in engineering

- Application fee $50

Financial Aid Deadline: TBD

Ranging from January-March 2021 (App open now)

Stanford University Mathematics Camp


For Grades 10th and 11th

-4 week residential program at Stanford

-Training in the field of mathematics

-various STEM programs with deadlines ranging from January-March

March 19th, 2021 5PM PDT

Santa Clara University Summer Engineering Seminar (SES)



For Grades: 10th and 11th

- Women, first-generation college students and other underrepresented groups in the field of engineering are highly encouraged to apply

- A letter of recommendation completed by a high school math, science, computing or technology teacher

- The program is designed to acquaint participants with the engineering profession, the academic expectations of college, and the nature of life at a university

Early App: February 17, 2021

General: March 19, 2021

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program (SIP)



For Grades: 10th and 11th

- Girls

- Learn Computer science

- Gain exposure to tech jobs

- Join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls nationwide

March 19, 2021

Annenberg Youth Academy


For Grades: 9th, 10th, and 11th

-One Letter of Recommendation

-Two Essays 

-Strengthens students’ skills in writing, critical thought, public speech and debate, multimedia production, interviewing and ethnography 

March 24, 2021

Questbridge Prep Scholars




For Grades: 11th 

- Must be in top 5-10% of graduating class

- Must be taking challenging courses. High SAT or PSAT scores. Come from a low income family.

Application Opened, check for 2021 deadline 

CDC Disease Detective Camp




-Current 10th and 11th graders

FREE! Academic day to camp to learn about CDC safeguards and nation health 



March 27, 2022

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience



For Grades: 10th 

- One week all expenses paid program thats introduces strengths in the liberal arts

- Eligibility: Students of African American descent or have interest in African American culture

March 28, 2021

The Intern Project


- Juniors and seniors

-Paid internship (available to work at least 4 week/15 hrs a week)

At least 16 years old in good academic standing

-Undocumented students are also eligible

March 31st, 2021

Naval Academy Summer Session 


For Grades: 9th and 10th



Relaunch 2022

Young Ambassadors Program


For Grades: 12th

-Free, week-long training and leadership seminar in Washington D.C.

-Four-week internship in Los Angeles with a $2,000 stipend

-Application opens Winter 2020

March 31, 2021

Naval Academy Summer Stem Program 


For Grades: 9th-11th




Deadline Program Description
April 1, 2022 Washington University High School Summer Scholars Program

For grades: 10th and 11th

- enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates 

- live on campus in a residence halls

- participate in specialized seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of social events.

April 1, 2021

(Application opens Early February)




For Grades: 9th-11th

-40-50 Full or partial scholarships available based on merit and need.

Apply for a scholarship by 5 PM on April 1, 2022 at


-Many available programs!!

-For a detailed description of the programs open up the file on the right hand side.


April 1, 2021

UCLA PreCollege Summer Institute


For Grades: Varies Per Course

- Complete the financial aid application on the website to be eligible for FREE

-Virtual summer program

-Offers rigorous college courses and hands on learning experience

-all courses will be listed on an official UCLA transcript

April 5th

Virtual Internship|Energymag


For grades: 10th, 11th, 12th

- Virtual summer program 2022

- need 3.5 GPA min

- focusus on scientific and bussiness research

April 9, 2021

5:00 P.M. PST

Youth Leadership Institution



For grades: 11th 

- Four day residential conference for 150 Latino juniors.

- Full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

DACA Students are Eligible 

April 15, 2022

@5:00 P.M.

Engineering Posibilities in College Program 



For Grades: 6th-12th 

- Summer 2022 Program will be residential. 

-Learn about engineering and experience hands-on labs.

For grades: ALL

2022 Program Dates

Session 1   June 13-17           Rising 6th-12th Grade   (Virtual Program ONLY)

Session 2   June 19-24           Rising 9th-12th Grade     (Residential)

Session 3   June 26-July 1      Rising 9th-12th Grade   (Residential)

Session 4   July 5-8                Rising 6th-8th Grade     (Residential)

Session 5   July 10-15            Rising 9th-12th Grade    (Residential)

Session 6   July  17-22           Rising 9th-12th Grade    (Residential)

Virtual Program: $550

High School Residential: $1,850 

-For more information about the daily agenda, topics that will be covered, and the application process- visit their website!

Scholarships available!


April 15, 2022

Project STRIDE


For Grades: 11th

-Ten week summer clinical research program 

-Must have 3.0 GPA or better

-Requirements are on the website 

-Provide in-depth health science immersion experience 

April 15, 2022 (opens December 13, 2021) BARNARD University- New York -SUMMER PROGRAMS

Grades: Programs for 10th and 11th graders

Multiple 2-week Institute Programs Available

- Application fee waiver available

TBD Berkeley Summer Experience

For Grades: 11th

-  Virtual Program

-Attend a school in California

- Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher

- Become familiar with the college campus and gain help with the UC Application 








May 1, 2022

@11:59 pm 

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP High School Summer Programs)


For Grades: 10th and 11th

- One week intensive leadership training conference

Program participants attend powerful workshops and seminars that will enhance leadership skills, academic preparedness, self-esteem, cultural awareness, and provide an understanding of state and local government

May 15th, 2021

World Heritage-ASSE Program 



- one school year or semester

- Living in another country while attending high school 

Application deadlines vary:  From May 16-June 7th , 2022

Cornell University Summer College- Many programs.



For Grades: 10th, 11th, & 12th 

On-Campus only 
  • Three-week Session 1 (May 31–July 17, 2022): Register by May 16, 2022
  • Three-week Session 2 (June 21–July 8, 2022): Register by June 7, 2022
  • Three-week Session 3 (July 11–29, 2022): Register by June 27, 2022
  • Six-week Session (June 21–August 2, 2022): Register by June 7, 2022

-Choose a program of your interest

-Financial Aid Available

  • For all on-campus summer classes: Apply by April 1, 2022

- three and six-week pre-college programs

Cancelled for 2022

Chicano Latino Youth Conference



- 3 day intensive conference 

- helps students navigate A-G courses necessary for college admission, study for SAT/ACT exams, review college application, requirements/deadlines, and access financial aid.

Open in Spring  Auburn University Summer Marching and Symphonic Band Camp

For All Grades

- offers a limited number of scholarships to aid in funding camp tuition

  • requirements needed to apply 
  • Due date for scholarship applications is Friday, May 14 2022

*read descriptions of different band campus for program dates and recommendations 


Early Bird Decision is TBD

Georgetown Summer Program

Grade: 11th

-application fee $ 50

- 1-3 week academy

- Program $ 3,400 

Various academies

Be a Summer Hoya — Virtual summer program. Learn from distinguished faculty and prominent Washington area guest speakers.





December 17, 2021, 11:59pm PST

Design Immersion Days



All students must submit

 -DID Application

- Virtual 4- weeks

-$25 non-refundable application fee (Paid online or submitted by mail with a check or money order made out to "SCI-Arc")

- Tuition: $1,250 0 -Virtual

-Scholarship application due June 7, 2021
Other expenses: accommodations not included



A&F Business Consultants

Grades: 10th, 11th, & 12th

- Participate in hands-on multidisciplinary research

- Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

- $1000 stipend

June 11, 2021


New York University- High School Academy Career Edge Program


Grades: 9th, 10th, & 11th

-Virtual program- $ 1,495

- Application fee $ 50

- Allows students to explore career options, through group options, guest lectures, and field trips 



Deadline Program Description

Postponed for 2021

Aquarium of the Pacific 



Between the ages of 14-16 

  • Must have a G.P.A. of a 2.5 or higher 
  • Submit a letter of recommendation 
  • The program includes ongoing training on the Aquarium, its animals and habitats, and on development of exhibit interpretation skills.


Program Description
Ringling College of Art and Design

PreCollege is immersive, rigorous, and FUN. All students are enrolled in a full-time program of immersions in the majors as well as courses in art and design fundamentals. Expect to experiment, take risks, push yourself and make mistakes. You will strengthen your ability to think critically and creatively. 

Requirements: Students must include a 250-word minimum statement on the application. Tell us about yourself, your interest and growth as an artist, and why you want to come to PreCollege. Submit the application form along with payment of the $50 Application Fee. Also need a Teacher Recommendation

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