Deadline Name Description Application Opens Grade/Age
Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar

This summer, 56 intellectually curious high school sophomores (“rising juniors”) will participate in one of four challenging six-week college-level seminars on topics related to critical Black and ethnic studies. The seminars will be held at Cornell University and the University of Michigan. (Nomination Deadline 11/27/18). Telluride works with university faculty to create exciting courses designed… Read More

Open Sophomores
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute- R2L NextGen

Have you ever dreamed of visiting our nation’s capital and learning about how our government works? CHCI has an all-expense paid leadership experience designed just for Latino high school students. Spend a week exploring Washington, D.C., while creating lasting friendships and wonderful memories. Participate in R2L® NextGen and make this a summer to remember! The… Read More

Open Sophomores and Juniors
University of Notre Dame – Leadership Seminar

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. Expenses for students admitted to Leadership Seminars—including transportation to… Read More

Open Juniors
Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)

A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a free six-week educational experience for high school juniors (rising seniors) that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. (Nominations Deadline 12/1/18) Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students,… Read More

Open Juniors
Junior State of America Summer Programs

With programs at three of the most prestigious universities in the world, Georgetown, Stanford and Princeton, the Junior Statesmen Summer School provides an advanced college curriculum, dynamic skills based leadership activities, and inter active sessions with prominent politicians, journalists, academicians and other opinion leaders. (Rolling admissions until spots are full) The deadline for this scholarship… Read More

Open 11
Constitutional Rights Foundation: Expanding Horizons Internship

This life changing program provides students throughout Los Angeles with opportunities for personal growth and skill development that will benefit them in all aspects of their lives. The program starts in the spring with interactive, educational seminars and concludes in the summer with a paid summer internship at a prestigious law firm, corporation, or non-profit… Read More

Open Sophomores and Juniors
MIT – Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)

Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for rising high school seniors – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities – who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.  This national program stresses the value and… Read More

Late November Juniors
COSMOS – California State Summer School for Math and Science

COSMOS is a four-week residential program for talented and motivated students completing grades eight through twelve. Students work side-by-side with outstanding university researchers and faculty exploring advanced topics that extend beyond the typical high school curriculum. COSMOS courses are hands-on and lab intensive emphasizing current research underway at the University of California. The deadline for… Read More

January 2019 Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
College Horizons

A pre-college program for Native American high school students open to sophomores and juniors. Each summer students work with college admissions officers, college counselors, essay specialists, and other educators in a five-day ”crash course” on the college application process. The deadline for this scholarship is Monday February 4th, 2019

Open Sophomores and Juniors
USC Bovards Scholars

Through expert admissions and financial aid assistance, comprehensive test preparation and personalized career exploration experiences, USC Bovards Scholars aims to transform lives and build a new, diverse generation of dynamic leaders. The program also includes a 3 week summer residency on USC’s campus. The deadline for this scholarship is Friday February 15th, 2019

Open Juniors
LEAD Summer Business Institute (SBI) program

The SBI program exposes scholars to business principles and the skill sets needed for successful business careers. The program challenges them through applied learning experiences often facilitated by college professors, links scholars to corporate executives in business fields and peers with similar aspirations and abilities. Institutes take place at University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Duke… Read More

Open Juniors
Pomona College Academy for Youth (PAYS)

An intensive 4-week summer academic program that serves rising sophomores through rising seniors from groups traditionally under-represented in higher education-students from the Los Angeles area and the Inland Valley who are first in their family to attend college, those from low income families and those who are African American or Latina/o. PAYS scholars participate in… Read More

Open Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors
Summer at Smith College

Smith College offers 5 summer programs all focused on different topics including Science and Engineering, Writing, History, Sustainability, and Applying to College for high school girls. The deadline for this scholarship is Friday March 1st, 2019

Late December Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors
Entrada Scholars Program

The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College offers ethnic minority high school students a ”gateway” to the future: the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit. Scholars are assigned an academic coach, a trained teacher who attends classes with them in the morning and leads a study period (academic coaching session)… Read More

Opens Soon Juniors and Seniors
Caminos al Futuro

Caminos al Futuro is a three week fully-funded summer scholarship program that engages high-achieving juniors (rising seniors) from U.S. high schools in a residential academic leadership development program at the George Washington University. The deadline for this scholarship is Friday March 1st, 2019

Open Junior
Colorado State University- Black Issues Forum

The week long residency Black Issues Forum provides students an opportunity to demonstrate their written and oral communication skills and to enhance their leadership potential. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with university faculty, staff, and current students as they discuss and evaluate the important issues of today that affect the African American community… Read More

February 2019 Juniors
UC Davis Young Scholars Program

The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a six week summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphases on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. The deadline for this scholarship is Saturday March 16th, 2019

December 1, 2018 Sophomores and Juniors
Questbridge – College Prep Scholars Program

Many selective colleges offer summer programs for high school student. QuestBridge has partnered with Stanford, Yale, Emory, Penn, and more to offer students a unique opportunity to take college -level courses on a top-tier university campus while residing in a dormitory with peers from across the country. These scholarships offer outstanding low-income students a special… Read More

February 2019 Juniors
The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

This program welcomes 35-40 high school juniors (rising seniors) from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton’s campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students’ travel costs to and from… Read More

Early December Juniors
Washing University in St. Louis: High School Summer Scholarship Program

Through the High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. High School Summer Scholars live on campus in top-ranked residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in… Read More

Open Sophomores and Juniors
Stanford EXPLORE: A Lecture Series on Biomedical Research

The Stanford Explore Lecture Series is an exploratory series covering the basic fundamentals and current research areas represented by the various research areas of the Stanford School of Medicine (Immunology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Medicine, Regenerative and Stem Cell Medicine, Cancer Biology, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics and Genetics). The lectures will be taught by Stanford Faculty, graduate students and… Read More

March 1, 2019 Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin Engineering Summer Program

ESP is designed to focus on academic enrichment related to math, science, and engineering; provide an orientation to the UW-Madison environment and collegiate experience; and demonstrate the importance of early preparation for the college- bound student. Participants will interact with UW faculty/staff, students, program alumni and other talented peers who share the same interest in… Read More

Early January Sophomores and Juniors
Carlton Liberal Arts Experience

Carleton College is honored to host an inspiring summer program designed for the best and brightest college-bound students representing high schools across the country. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) will select 52 high school students who have just completed their sophomore year and bring them to Carleton, all expenses paid, for a one-week summer… Read More

Late December Sophomores
Engineering Possibilities in College (EPIC)

EPIC- Engineering Possibilities in College – is a one-week summer camp at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo that introduces campers to the varied fields of engineering through hands-on labs taught by university professors and industry professionals. The EPIC experience includes designing, building, and testing your own engineering projects! Projects include solar cars, rockets, programming robots,… Read More

February 1, 2019 6th - 11th grade
Summer of Art @ Otis College

Week long art programs include, animation, architecture/landscape, black and white photography, digital media, digital photography, drawing/painting in anime style, fashion design, graphic design, illustration, life drawing, painting, product design, sculpture, and toy design. The deadline for this scholarship is Friday April 19th, 2019

Open 15 yrs or older
Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE)

Develop creative problem-solving skills that will help you make an impact on the world at the Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE). At Bucknell, faculty and students from across academic areas share expertise to find innovative solutions to pressing issues. As a BASE participant, you could join them to work on questions like: How can environmental… Read More

February 2, 2019 Sophomores and Juniors
Purdue – MITE Minority Engineering Program

The Multiethnic Introduction to Engineering (MITE) program was initiated at Purdue University in the summer of 1975. Originally a two-week program, MITE is now a five-week college simulation program modeled after the Freshman Engineering Academic Boot Camp. MITE attendees are immersed in first year engineering projects. The agenda includes SAT review, engineering design, time management,… Read More

Open Juniors
Purdue – PREFACE Minority Engineering Program

PREFACE is a residential summer workshop for students who are headed into their sophomore or junior year of high school. During this program, participants will live on Purdue University’s campus and learn more about the opportunities available at Purdue. Students will discover more about the wide variety of engineering careers and examine career choices as… Read More

Open Freshmen and Sophopmores
Emory – Pre-College Program

The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college- bound rising juniors and rising seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. High school students may explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields, enroll in classes with… Read More

Late December Sophomores and Juniors
Sci Arc – Design Immersion Days (DID)

Design Immersion Days (DID) is an immersive four-week summer program that introduces high school students to design and architecture. It is intended to inspire curiosity about the world of design, introduce basic design knowledge and critical thinking skills, and familiarize students with the expansive architecture and design culture of Los Angeles. Scholarships available based on… Read More

Open Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors