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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:

Sample excel sheet for summer programs & internship

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

IMPORTANT:  AT THE END OF THIS LIST YOU WILL FIND LINKS TO MANY MORE PROGRAMS AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

DEADLINE IN: DECEMBER 2022

Deadline Program Description
Postponed Due to COVID (Check January 2023 for update)

Earthwatch Ignite 

https://earthwatch.org/education/education-fellowships/student-fellowships/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 
November 30, 2022 (for early bird discount)

EXPLO Learning through Exploration Summer Program

Link

Chicago Location: Grades 10-12

New York Location: Grades 9-10

-Three week program at a university

-Financial aid is available 

Dec 2, 2022

RSI (Research Science Institute 

https://www.cee.org/programs/apply-rsi

For Grades: 11th

- Two letters of recommendation from teachers

- All standardized tests scores

- Free, six-week introduction to scientific research at MIT
December 12, 2022

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)

 

https://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 15 2022

THRIVE Scholars

https://www.thrivescholars.org/

Grades: 11th

(6 week residential program in Massachusetts)

-Primarily A's with challenging courses and highly ranked amongst graduating class

-SAT or PSAT score of 1250+/ACT Pre-ACT score of 26+

-Identifies as 1st generation college goer or student of color

-Household annual income below $75K

December 15, 2022

Boston University High School Honors

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

Grades: 10-11

(6 week residential, commuter, or online program with Boston University) 

- Limited financial aid is available

December 15, 2022

Boston University RISE Internship/Practicum

https://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/rise-internship-practicum/

Grades 10-11

(6 week residential, or commuter program with Boston University)

- Limited financial aid is available

 

DEADLINE IN: JANUARY 2023

Deadline

Program

Description

Late December 2022/Early January 2023

https://lapedsoc.org/summer-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)

Late December 2022/Early January 2023

LA Pediatric Society

Link

For Grades: 11th & 12th

- Must mail application

- letter of recommendation

- 3 essays, activity section/resume 

- transcripts

- $500 scholarship awarded to participants

Jan.9th, 2023 opens-

Camp CHLA- Health Care Career Exploration 

 

https://www.chla.org/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

Open Jan 9, 2023 (only first 200 people to apply)

Careers in Health and Mentorship Program (CHAMP) Internship

https://www.chla.org/careers-health-and-mentorship-program-champ

-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

January 10, 2023

Yale Young Global Scholars Program

https://www.solaican.org/tech-center

For 10th & 11th graders

-2 Week residential program

Need-Based financial aid available!!

January 12, 2023

Bezos Scholar Program

Link

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, 2023 (@5pm)

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 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.

Dates vary on program

Summer at University of Chicago

Link

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 15, 2023

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.

Open Jan 15, 2023

UC Davis Young Scholars Program (YSP)

Link

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

Application opens Jan 17, 2023

USC California Youth Think Tank (CYTT)

https://theyoungcenter.com/california-youth-think-tank/

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. 

Jan 27, 2023 

Carleton College Summer Programs

Link

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

-Must be nominated to apply

Open 

January 2023

Due on March 31, 23

USC Annenberg Youth Academy

Link

https://annenberg.usc.edu/research/idea/annenberg-youth-academy/annenberg-youth-academy-media-and-civic-engagement

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

Jan 31, 2023

Expanding Horizons

https://www.crf-usa.org/youth-internship-program/apply.html

For grades: 10th & 11th 

-Paid Internship a Non-profit in LA

-Neither parent attended a 4-year college

-Eligible to work in the US

-Available & attend all seminar & internship dates

 

DEADLINE IN: FEBRUARY 2023

App. due

Feb. 1, 2023

Teacher rec. due Feb. 15th

MITES Summer Program

MIT  Introduction to Technology, Engineering, & Science 

https://mites.mit.edu/discover-mites/mites-summer/

 

For grade: 11th

-FREE 6 week residential STEM experience program

-Must be US citizen or permanent resident

-strong academic record & passion for science & engineering

Feb. 1, 2023

Teacher Rec due Feb. 15th

MIT Online Science Technolgy & Engineering Community

https://mites.mit.edu/discover-mites/mites-semester/

 

For grade: 11th

-FREE 6 month  hybrid program

-learning about STEM fields and college preparation

-Must be US citizen or permanent resident

-strong academic record & passion for science & engineering

Early Decision : Feb 1, 2023

Carnegie Mellon

https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/

For Grades: 11th and 12th 

-scholarship for selected students 

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

February 5, 2023

Smith Summer Science/ Engineering Program

Link

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

Feb 10, 2023

COSMOS: Math & Science

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

 

https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/app/main/

For grades: 8th-12th

FULL financial aid available. 

 

- Eligibility: 3.5 GPA

-July 10-August 6, 2023

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

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

February 11, 2023 

Research Experience Program

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 

Check back end of December for dates

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
Feb. 15, 2023

STEP UP RESEARCH PROGRAM

 

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/research-programs/diversity-programs/research-training-opportunities-students/step-up

For  grades:11th  & 12th 

Min. 3.0 GPA

  • Be a U.S. Citizen, non-citizen national, or legal permanent resident
  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Give proof of personal medical/health insurance coverage throughout the duration of the program. 
  • Commit to completing the program

TBD

California State Summer School Arts

Link

For Grades: ALL

- 4 week summer arts program

-Prog. July 10-August 6, 2023

-Earn CSU course credit 

- Financial aid is available

9:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday, February 26, 2023

Santa Clara University Summer Engineering Seminar (SES)

https://www.scu.edu/engineering/beyond-the-classroom/outreach/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

Feb 27, 2023

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

 

 

For grades: 11th

- FREE 7 week  Princeton Univ. program 

-Mid June-Early August 2023

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

-Interest in journalism

February 27, 2023

Pomona College Summer Scholars Enrichment Program 

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

 

For grades: 9th graders only

- 4-week long virtual college preparatory program from June 25-July 21, 2023

-Covers all expenses

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

-Recommendation deadline is March 6, 2023

Feb 28, 2023

Army Educational Outreach Program

https://www.usaeop.com/program/high-school-apprenticeships/

For ALL Grades

-Research

-Summer in a university research lab or in one of the U.S. Army Research Laboratories and Centers 

Stipend

TBD

Inner Spark- California State Summer School for the Arts   

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

 

For Grades: ALL

Scholarships are available. 

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

-Program dates: July 8-August 5, 2023

Dates vary based on program.

JSA Summer Programs 

 

https://jsa.org/programs/summer-experiences

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

TBD,

Application opens Dec 15

Boston University High School Honors Program

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

For 10th and 11th 

Two letters of recommendation 

Application fee $50 

- Requires SAT/ACT/PSAT

Postponed, check back Feb 2023

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 2023

March 15, 2023

UC Berkeley Pre-College Scholars Scholarship

https://www.nshss.org/scholarships/s/uc-berkeleys-pre-college-scholars-program-scholarship-2023/

For grades: 10th & 11th

Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

- 8 week summer program at UCB

-tuition & room & board paid if you get the scholarship

Based on Program

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Overview

https://spcs.stanford.edu/

For grades: 9th, 10th, and 11th 

Apply for financial aid!

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

 

Regular Decision : March 15. 2023 

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 15th, 2023

PROJECT STRIDE

https://www.projectstridecdu.net/

 

For Grades: 11th

-Ten week summer clinical research program 

-Must have 3.0 GPA or better

-Must have 2 letters of recommendation from high school instructors or guidance counselors.

-Requirements are on the website 

-Provide in-depth health science immersion experience

TBD

Stanford University Mathematics Camp

https://sumac.spcs.stanford.edu/sumac-admissions#application

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

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

TBD

Questbridge Prep Scholars

https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars

 

For Grades: 11th 

- Average GPA 3.93

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

- Household income under $65,000

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

     
TBD 

CDC Disease Detective Camp

 

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

 

-Current 10th and 11th graders

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

 

 

TBD

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience

https://www.carleton.edu/admissions/visit/clae/

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

TBD

The Intern Project

https://www.theinternproject.org/the-intern-project-application.html

- 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

TBD

Naval Academy Summer Session 

Link

For Grades: 9th and 10th

 

 

TBD

Young Ambassadors Program

https://latino.si.edu/yap

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

TBD

Naval Academy Summer Stem Program 

Link

For Grades: 9th-11th
March 31, 2023

USC Annenberg Youth Academy

 

https://annenberg.usc.edu/research/idea/annenberg-youth-academy/annenberg-youth-academy-media-and-civic-engagement

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

 

 

DEADLINE IN: APRIL 2023

Deadline Program Description

April 1, 2023

(Application opens Early February)

UCLA SUMMER PROGRAMS

https://summer.ucla.edu/

 

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, 2023 at https://www.summer.ucla.edu/summerscholarssupport

 

-Many available programs!!

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

 

April 3, 2023 Washington University High School Summer Scholars Program

For grades: 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.

-scholarships based on needs

Varies per program

UCLA PreCollege Summer Institute

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

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

https://energymag.net/internships/

For grades: 10th, 11th, 12th

- Virtual summer program 2022

- need 3.5 GPA min

- focus on scientific and business research

-at least one honors science or honors English class

April 9, 2023

5:00 P.M. PST

Youth Leadership Institution

 

 Link

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, 2023

@5:00 P.M.

Engineering Possibilities in College Program 

(EPIC)
 

Link

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, 2023 (Summer Housing) 

June 15, 2023 (Final deadline)

NYU Pre-College

https://www.nyu.edu/admissions/high-school-and-middle-school-programs/high-school-programs/nyu-precollege/explore-precollege.html

Grades: 10-11

- 6 week college preparatory program (in-person & online)

- Financial Aid is available for academically qualified students 

April 15, 2023 (opens December 13, 2022) BARNARD University- New York -SUMMER PROGRAMS

Grades: Programs for 10th and 11th graders

Multiple 2-week Institute Programs Available

- Application fee waiver available

     

 

 

DEADLINE IN: MAY 2023- Dates have not been updated but click for prog. info.

Deadline

Program

Description

TBD

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

Link

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, 2023

World Heritage-ASSE Program 

 

Link

- one school year or semester

- Living in another country while attending high school 

Application deadlines vary

Cornell University Summer College- Many programs.

 

Link

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 2023

Chicano Latino Youth Conference

 

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.

TBD for 2023  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 

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

Early Bird Deadline January 31

Final deadline May 15

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.

DEADLINE IN: JUNE 2023- Deadlines have not been updated but click on the link for more info. 

Deadline

Program

Description

TBD

2023

A&F Business Consultants

Grades: 10th, 11th, & 12th

- Participate in hands-on multidisciplinary research

- Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

- $1000 stipend

TBD in January 2023

 

New York University- High School Academy Career Edge Program

Link

Grades: 9th, 10th, & 11th

- Application fee $ 50

-No financial aid, scholarships, or discounts are available for Career Edge

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

July 10, 2023 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 

 

DEADLINE: IN SEPTEMBER 2023

Deadline Program Description

September   2023

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.

DEADLINE VARIES

Deadline

Program Description
May 1st 2023  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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