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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

http://summer.gwu.edu/apply-precollege

Deadline: 

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: http://precollege.adelphi.edu/

PROGRAMS & INTERNSHIPS

IMPORTANT NOTE:

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

 

All of these program are FREE or provide financial assistance!! APPLY EARLY!!

 

DEADLINE IN: DECEMBER 2019

Deadline Program Description
December 4th, 2019

Earthwatch Ignite 

http://www.earthwatch.org/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 
December 6, 2019

Camp CHLA- Health Care Career Exploration 

 

Link

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 11th, 2019

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)

 

http://ledascholars.org/our-program/leda-scholars-program/recruitment-admissions/leda-scholars-program-admission-criteria/

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

December 29,  2019 (Early Bird Discount)

EXPLO Learning through Exploration Summer Program

https://www.explo.org/summer-programs/pre-college/chicago/

Chicago Location: Grades 10-12

New York Location: Grades 9-10

-Three week program at a university

-Financialaid is available 

 

Application will be available

Mid December 2019

LA Pediatric Society

www.lapedsoc.org

 

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

 

DEADLINE IN: JANUARY 2020

Deadline

Program

Description

January 2020

Rolling Basis- Apply ASAP

JSA Summer Programs 

https://www.jsa.org/summer/

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

     
January 15, 2020 Research Science Institute

For Grades: 11th

- Two letters of recommendation from teachers

- All standardized tests scores

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

January 17th, 2020 at 5:00 PM

USC Bovard Scholars

 

Link

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.

January 20th, 2020 BARNARD University- New York -SUMMER PROGRAMS

Grades: Programs for 10th and 11th graders

Multiple 2-week Institute Programs Available

- Application fee waiver deadline Jan 20

January 22, 2020

Summer at University of Chicago

https://summer.uchicago.edu/high-school-students

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

January 24th, 2020 

Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific 

 

Link

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 31st , 2020

Bezos Scholar Program

http://www.bezosscholars.org/idea

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 31st, 2020

Expanding Horizons

 

Link

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

January 31st, 2020

Bank of America Student Leaders Program

 

Link

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 IN: FEBRUARY 2020

Deadline Program Description
February 1st, 2020

Children's Hospital

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

-https://www.chla.org/research/samuels-family-latino-and-african-american-high-school-internship-program-la-hip

For Grades: 11

-$1,500 Stipened

SAT Prep Classes

College and Financial Aid Workshops

College Campus Visits

February 1, 2020

MITES

 

Link

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: February 15, 2019 

February 3rd, 2020

Chicano/Latino Youth Conference 

https://www.clylp.org/los-angeles

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

February 7th, 2020

Cosmos UC San Diego 

Link

 

For GradesALL-

FULL financial aid available. 

- 4 week summer residential program for students who are interested in careers in science

- GPA 3.5 or above

- STEM program 

February 7, 2020

COSMOS: Math & Science

Link

 

 

For grades: 8th-12th

FULL financial aid available. 

- Eligibility: 3.5 GPA

- Program dates: July 5th-August 1st, 2020

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

February 12, 2020

California State Summer School Arts

https://www.csssa.ca.gov/

For Grades: ALL

- 4 week summer arts program

-Earn CSU course credit 

- Financial aid is available

February 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST

 

STEP-UP

 

Link

 

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 

MUST Be Registered by February 15th, 2020

- Application Due March 1, 2020

UCLA SMASH Program

https://www.ceed.ucla.edu/smash-page/

For Grades: 9th 

- Free residential program where students participate in a five-week, intensive, computer science, math and science academy.

-SMASH is geared toward high achieving and economically disadvantaged high school students underrepresented in STEM fields.

February 17th, 2020

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

 

Link

For grades: 11th

- FREE 10-day residential program at Princeton University 

- Eligibility: 3.5 GPA, family income $45,000 max.

February 20th, 2020

Southeast Youth Workforce Development and Civic Engagement Program

-See Mrs. Corona For Application 

For Grades: 11th and 12th 

-Requires two letters of recommendation 

- Must be a resident in one of the following cities: Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park (including Walnut Park), Maywood, South Gate, or Vernon. 

-Essays are required.

February 17, 2020  Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program 

For grades: 11th and 12th 

- Must be 18 years old

- Medical mentor program

- Work with various medical professionals

- stipend available 

(Must be mailed)

February 21, 2020

Cal Poly Pomona Summer Scholars Enrichment Program 

http://www.pomona.edu/administration/draper-center/pays/apply

 

For grades: 9th graders only

- 4-week long college preparatory program, (Sunday, June 16 - Friday, July 12, 2019)

-Covers all expenses

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

-Recommendation form deadline: March 1, 2019

February 24, 2020

by 5 p.m.

Warner Brothers Reach Honorship Program

Link

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
February 26, 2020

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Overview

For grades: 9th, 10th, and 11th (varies on each one)

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

   February           28th,     2020

Inner Spark- California State Summer School for the Arts   

http://www.summerschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/36

 

For Grades: ALL

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

- Scholarships are available. 

February 28, 2020

George Washington University Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program

 

For grades 10th, 11th, and 12th

- Work personally with scientists and engineers

-8 week residential program on science and math

-Must be a U.S. citizen

TBD for 2020

Beat the Odds

https://www.childrensdefense.org/programs/Beattheodds/

For Grades 10th:

$10,000 for finalists

$1,000 for semifinalists

 

February 28, 2020

Summer Math & Science Honors Academy

https://www.smash.org/programs/smash-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

 

DEADLINE IN: MARCH 2019

Deadline Program

Description  

March 1, 2020

George Washington University Pre-College Program 

http://summer.gwu.edu/apply-precollege

Link

For Grades: 11th and 12th-FREE

- 2 week summer program to experience engineering

- Explore various disciplines offered in engineering, including aerospace, biomedical, civil, and computer science

March 1, 2020

World Heritage-ASSE Program 

https://asse.com/apply_now/#apply_now

Link

- one school year or semester

- Living in another country while attending high school 

March 2, 2020

Cornell  Engineering

Curie Academy

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

 

 

For Grades: 10th and 11th- GIRLS ONLY

There is a COST but partial scholarships are available. 

- One-week residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science

- 3.0 minimum GPA

- Math Score on the SAT/PSAT/Subject Test should be 620 or above

-Have taken, currently taking or plan to take the following courses prior to graduating in 2020: Calculus, Physics, and/or Chemistry

March 2, 2020

 

Cornell Engineering- Catalyst Academy

 

For Grades: 10th, 11th-There is a COST but partial scholarships are available. 

- Young men and women of diverse racial, socioeconomic, or geographic backgrounds

- 3.0 minimum GPA

Math Score on the SAT/PSAT/Subject Test should be 620 or above

- Have taken, currently taking or plan to take the following courses prior to graduating in 2020: Calculus, Physics, and/or Chemistry

March 4th, 2020 UC Berkeley's Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP)

For Grades: 9th-11th

- successfully complete a six-week rigorous and challenging coursework for a specifically chosen discipline  

- units earned can be transferrable as college credits

- pursue your academic passions and deep interests

- financial aid fund included to help qualified applicants attend six-week summer program

March 7, 2020

USC California Youth Think Tank (CYTT)

https://www.theyoungcenter.com/cyttresidence

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. 

March 15, 2020

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

   March 15,           2020

5:00 P.M. PST

Youth Leadership Institution 

https://www.hsf.net/en_US/youth-leadership-institute

For grades: 11th 

- Four day residential conference for 150 Latino juniors.

- Full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

DACA Students are Eligible 

March 15, 2020

Carnegie Mellon

 https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/academic-programs/summer-session.html

For Grades: 11th and 12th 

-scholarship for selected students 

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

March 15, 2020

 

Project STRIDE

https://www.projectstridecdu.net

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 

March 16th, 2020

Carleton College Summer Programs

www.carleton.edu/summer/swp

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

-Must be nominated to apply

March 16, 2020

UC Davis Young Scholars Program (YSP)

http://ysp.ucdavis.edu/

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 18, 2020

Smith Summer Science/ Engineering Program

http://www.smith.edu/academics/precollege-programs/how-to-apply

 

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 2020

Stanford University Mathematics Camp

Link

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 18th, 2020

Santa Clara University Summer Engineering Seminar (SES)

www.scu.edu/engineering/beyond-the-classroom/outreach/summer-engineering-seminar-ses/

Link

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

TBD

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program (SIP)

https://girlswhocodesm.smapply.io/

 

For Grades: 10th and 11th

- Girls

- Learn Computer science

- Gain exposure to tech jobs

- Join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls nationwide

March 20, 2020

Questbridge Prep Scholars

https://apply.questbridge.org/apply/

Link

 

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.

March 20, 2020

Annenberg Youth Academy

https://uscannenberg.formstack.com/forms/aya2020

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 27th, 2020

CDC Disease Detective Camp

http://www.cdc.gov/museum/camp/detective/index.htm

Link

 

-Current 10th and 11th graders

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

 

 

March 31st, 2020

Naval Academy Summer Session 

usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS

For Grades: 9th and 10th

 

 

TBD

Young Ambassadors Program

http://latino.si.edu/learn/internships-and-fellowships

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

 

 

DEADLINE IN: APRIL 2019

Deadline Program Description
April 2020

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

https://www.clylp.org/application

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

Applications Open Dec. 13, 2019

Washington University in ST. Louis 

www.summerscholars.wustl.edu 

Various Summer Programs Are Available!!!

-Accepted to one of three sessions

-Application fees vary but financial aid is available

April 1, 2020 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, 2020

Washington University in St. Louis

summerexperiences.wustl.edu

Link

For Grades: 10th and 11th

Eligibility:

   - min. 3.3 gpa

   - SAT score of 1200+ or ACT score of 25

-Financial aid available

- live on campus, learn along side undergraduates and earn credit.

April 1, 2020

(Application opens Early February)

UCLA SUMMER PROGRAMS

https://summer.ucla.edu

Link

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, 2019 at https://www.summer.ucla.edu/summerscholarssupport

Link

-Many available programs!!

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

 

April 10th, 2020

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience

http://apps.carleton.edu/summer/clae/

Link

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

April 13, 2020

@5:00pm

Chapman University Economic Summer Institute for High School Students

http://www.chapman.edu/research-and-institutions/economic-science-institute/conferences-and-workshops/high-school-workshop.aspx

Link

For Grades: 11th and 12th

- FREE summer workshops on campus

-Introductory economic workshops

-APPLY if interested in economics, history, politics, social science, 

philosophy, education, and business

April 15, 2020

Naval Academy Summer Stem Program 

usna.edu/admissions/programs/stem

For Grades: 9th-11th

April 15, 2020

@5:00 P.M.

Engineering Possibilities in College (EPIC) - at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

https://epic.calpoly.edu/

For Grades: 9th-11th 

- 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

For grades: ALL

- cost $1620

- Scholarships available

- Learn about engineering and experience hands- on labs in a university atmosphere

TBD

Good Samaritan Scholarship

Email applications to Alfredo@RiscoIns.com

For Grades: 12th

- 2.5 minimum GPA

- Highschool transcript

- Must describe "What is means to be a Good Samaritan" 

- $500-$1000 reward

April 24, 2020 USC Summer Program

For Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th  

- Application Fee: $65

- 2 to 4 week summer course  

- Students accepted will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college 

- Experience lectures, hands-on workshops, labs, guest speakers, and field trips

TBD Berkeley Summer Experience

For Grades: 11th

- 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 

 

 

DEADLINE IN: MAY 2019

Deadline

Program

Description

May 1, 2020

UCLA PreCollege Summer Institute

https://r.summer.ucla.edu/contact/InterestInstitutes.cfm

For Grades: Varies Per Course

-Offers rigorous college courses and hands on learning experience

-all courses will be listed on an official UCLA transcript

May 1, 2020

George Washington University Pre-College Program 

http://summer.gwu.edu/apply-precollege

Link

- academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars 

TBD

Cornell University Summer College

https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/

Link

For Grades: 10th, 11th, & 12th 

-Choose a program of your interest

-Financial Aid Available

- three and six-week pre-college programs

TBD

Chicano Latino Youth Conference

http://www.salcastrofoundation.org/index.php/programs/programs-cylc  

Link

- 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.

May 15, 2020 

Design Immersion Days

https://sciarc.edu/admissions/apply/design-immersion-days/

Link

All students must submit

 -DID Application

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

- Tuition: $3,350 (includes lunch, field trips, course materials, and studio kit) 
Other expenses: accommodations not included

May 22, 2020 Auburn University Summer Marching and Symphonic Band Camp

For All Grades

- Letter of recommendation from current Band Director

*read descriptions of different band campus for program dates

TBD

Boston University High School Honors Program

www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/honors

Link

For 10th and 11th 

- Two letters of recommendation 

Application fee $50 

- Requires SAT/ACT/PSAT

TBD

Early Bird Decision is TBD

Georgetown Summer Program

Grade: 11th

Be a Summer Hoya — to live on campus, attend classes side-by-side with undergraduate students 
and learn from distinguished faculty and prominent Washington area guest speakers.

DEADLINE IN: JUNE 2019

Deadline

Program

Description

To be announced

A&F Business Consultants

Grades: 10th, 11th, & 12th

- Participate in hands-on multidisciplinary research

- Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

- $1000 stipend

TBA

EAOP Writing Foundations: Academic Preparation Boot Camp

http://www.eaop.ucla.edu/Events

Link

June 1, 2019 New York University, High School Academy Career Edge Program

Grades: 9th, 10th, & 11th

- live and learn in New York City (one-week program)  

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

 

DEADLINE: IN SEPTEMBER 2019

Deadline Program Description

Sep. 23, 2019               

Aquarium of the Pacific 

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/volunteer/volunteens

Link

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.

DEADLINE VARIES

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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