The Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) program is a six week program at BU in which you will conduct university laboratory research with some of the nation’s brightest scientific minds while advancing your STEM knowledge and skills. The Application is due in late February 2021 during your junior year.
Each year, LEDA recruits 100 exceptional high school students who show leadership potential but may lack the exposure and support needed to attend and succeed at highly competitive colleges and universities. Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week program and completely free of charge for LEDA Scholars. It includes leadership training, academic writing instruction, standardized test preparation, college guidance, and community building.The 2020-2021 LEDA application will be available in September 2020
The Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) is a six week residential summer program at Carnegie Mellon for underrepresented students interested in pursuing STEM-related undergraduate majors. Students engage in a rigorous curriculum taught by our renowned faculty and staff who are deeply committed to student success. The program allows students to develop deeper understanding in areas such as mathematics, biology, physics and computer programming via traditional classroom instruction, hands-on projects and engagement activities. In addition to their academic experiences, students also have the opportunity to collaborate, and develop meaningful relationships with peers from across the country. Students will be notified of their admission decision within 3 weeks of submitting their completed application. Students are admitted on a rolling basis until the application deadline-Usually by March 1st.
The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences. The first application deadline is on February 2021.
The Student Leaders program connects more than 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors from nearly 100 communities to employment, skills development and service. They're awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Habitat for Humanity and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society.
Summer@Brown offers more than 200 non-credit courses reflecting the wide range of Brown University’s Open Curriculum, and puts students in contact with ways of thinking, seeing and doing that challenge them to reflect deeply and think critically about their work, their learning and their lives. With over 4,000 students attending across the many terms of the summer, coming from all 50 United States and over 70 different countries across the world, Summer@Brown students join a community of peers with just as broad and deep a variety of backgrounds and aspirations.
The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade. If you are interested in WTP for summer 2021, please check this website in November 2020.
Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is an intensive six-week residential academic enrichment program for about 80 promising high school juniors who intend to pursue careers in science, engineering, and entrepreneurship, especially those from minority backgrounds and other underrepresented segments of the population. The program is free of charge to participating students, not including transportation. For summer 2021, please check back in November 2020 for the application!
The Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a free six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university scholars and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom. Applications for 2021 will be available this fall.
Thrive Scholars is a 501(c)(3) organization which aids highly motivated, underserved students break the cycle of marginalization and achieve success in college, career and beyond. Working in the Boston area as well as across the nation, Thrive Scholars is committed to targeted outreach and tailored college guidance, Thrive Scholars advises high school students and their families on the application and financial aid process with an emphasis on highly selective colleges, and helps students apply, gain admission to, and attend top-ranked universities. The mission of Thrive Scholars is to help high-achieving low-income underrepresented students get into and graduate from top colleges equipped to achieve their full career potential. The first application deadline will be January 6, 2021
The U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with American Councils for International Education, awards and administers merit-based scholarships to high school students for participation in summer and academic year immersion programs in locations where the eight NSLI-Y languages are spoken. NSLI-Y immerses participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. Participants receive intensive language instruction, live with a host family for all or part of the program, and participate in community service and a variety of cultural activities. The first application deadline is on October 30, 2020.
Leadership Seminars is a competitive, 10-day program on Notre Dame's campus for academically talented students who show impressive leadership within their communities. Approximately 90 students are admitted to Leadership Seminars each year, and students are eligible to receive one college credit upon completion of the program. Tuition, housing, and meals for students admitted to Leadership Seminars will be paid for by the University. Applications are due in late January 2021.
Young Writers is an intensive two-week workshop at Kenyon College for intellectually curious, motivated high-school students who are eager to develop their creative and critical abilities with language—to become better, more productive writers and more insightful thinkers.
10 day workshop for rising juniors and seniors at the Kelly Writers House in the University of Pennsylvania. Range of genres including screenwriting, experimental writing, comics writing, etc along traditional ones like poetry and fiction. The goal of this workshop is to provide creative high school students, especially those who have not had similar opportunities, with the chance to dedicate full days to the practice of writing. Students will develop their own work and will read and critique their peers’ writing in a setting similar to an undergraduate writing workshop. There will also be time to explore Penn and Philadelphia with fellow workshop students and program staff.