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Summer Programs for High School Students


Inspiring Girls is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Inspiring Girls Expeditions empowers young women to lead and succeed through science, art, and wilderness exploration. Each year, teams of teenage girls and instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and the alpine landscape through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, artists, and mountaineers. One team explores Mount Baker, an ice-covered volcano in the North Cascades of Washington State. The other team sleeps under the midnight sun exploring an Alaskan glacier. To be eligible, girls must be at least 16 years old by the Alaska program start date (June 17), and no older than 18 on the North Cascades program end date (July 21).  “Girls on Ice is not a reward for past good grades or academic achievement, it is an inspiration for future success.” #Science #Geology #STEM


The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID. 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. #Medicine #PreMed #STEM

Stanford Medical Youth Science Program's (SMYSP) The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program is a five-week online enrichment program focused on science and medicine that is open to low-income, underrepresented high school juniors who live in Northern and Central California.  The program exposes current juniors from low-income and/or underrepresented backgrounds to health science and medicine. 30 students from Northern California and the Central Valley are invited to participate in this immersive, virtual program. SMYSP is a tuition-free program. We rely on donations to increase opportunity and access for aspiring first generation college students from underrepresented backgrounds. #Medicine #PreMed #STEM


SPARC helps talented high school students apply their quantitative thinking skills to their lives and the world. The program is FREE‬ for all admitted students.The curriculum covers topics from causal modeling and probability to game theory and cognitive science. But the focus of SPARC is on applying the same quantitative and rigorous spirit outside of the classroom. How can we understand our own reasoning and behavior? How can we think more clearly and better achieve our goals? Even when the content is challenging, the atmosphere is relaxed and centered on experiences. Classes are small and discussion-based, activities range from programming labs to prediction markets, and invited speakers include academics, CEOs, and philanthropists. #CollegePrep


Colorado School of Mines SUMMER MULTICULTURAL ENGINEERING TRAINING PROGRAM (SUMMET) for rising high school juniors and seniors, is a science and engineering program combining course work, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events. SUMMET is an excellent stepping stone to the lifestyle and challenges of college. Students from across the nation stay in Mines’ residence halls, experience life as a college student, and receive instruction in trigonometry & calculus, chemistry, geology, computer science, physics and basic to advanced engineering concepts. SUMMET provides room & board - including all meals, course materials and access to all off-campus events. #Engineering #STEM

Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID a 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 attend a seminar led by college and university scholars and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom.  Housing, dining, and tuition expenses are covered by Telluride Association and the host institutions. Students pay only the costs of transportation and incidental expenses. Participants with demonstrated need may request financial aid to cover reasonable travel costs. We can also offer stipends of up to $500 to replace summer work earnings for students who would otherwise be unable to attend a summer program. It is the policy of Telluride Association that no student be barred from attending a TASP for financial reasons.  #CollegePrep


Notre Dame Leadership Seminars 
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 120 students are admitted to Leadership Seminars each year, and students are eligible to receive one transferable college credit upon completion of the program. Tuition, housing, and meals for students admitted to Leadership Seminars will be paid for by the University. #Leadership #Global #International #Environmental #Investing #Finance #Race #CollegePrep


Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. As part of Johns Hopkins University, CTY helps fulfill the university’s mission of preparing students to make significant future contributions to our world. #GiftedandTalented #SummerCamp


University of Maryland ESTEEM Research Mentoring Program offers opportunities in research to high school students (students who will enter the 12th grade in September 2014) and who are considering a career in engineering.  These students will conduct an independent research project under the direction of an engineering faculty member during the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters. Seniors who participate in the summer and who have a research project requirement will have an academic year long independent project with a faculty member which will result in a final paper and participation in a research symposium in the spring of 2015There is no cost for the academic year ESTEEM Research Mentoring Program #Engineering #STEM


Jump Start Program at the University of Maryland invites 50 rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in a 2-week-long summer science immersion program, sponsored by the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Students considering a career in the sciences will have the opportunity to learn the tools of modern life sciences research and experience the excitement of discovery. In addition to carrying out laboratory investigations, students will participate in seminars and professional development workshops. #STEM


University of Maryland RISE Research Summer Program

2021 RISE Research Summer Program (virtual)

Program Overview

This virtual program is hosted by current University of Maryland students through the RISE Program, which is the Clark School’s Leadership Academy, in partnership with the Women in Engineering Program. This research program is an introduction to engineering research and is geared toward female high school students. Students will participate in experiments that correspond to different engineering disciplines each day of the week and learn about research labs at UMD. This program will be conducted virtually, at no cost, and experiments will be at-home friendly! Students will also learn how to read and write scientific research papers and will have access to current UMD undergraduates who are involved in research labs. #Engineering #STEM


University of Maryland Physics Summer Program for Rising 9th Graders The University of Maryland Physics Department Physics Summer Outreach Program is open to all upcoming 9th-12th graders. While the 9th grade program focuses on classical physics, the advanced program jumps into the world of modern physics. This program introduces rising 9th graders to physics through an exploration of classical physics and modern applications. Participants dive into physics with hands-on laboratory experiments, activities, and discussions of physics in current events. Physics concepts are brought to life with demonstrations specifically made available to the program from the Physics Demonstration Facility’s expansive collection. In addition to physics concepts, participants learn programming through a project linking technology and physics. The program also includes research laboratory tours, interesting speakers, and discussions of careers in physics. The program cost to participants is $25 (nonrefundable) due at the time of acceptance. The major cost of this program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation through the Physics Frontier Center at the Joint Quantum Institute. #Science #Physics #STEM


University of Maryland Physics Advanced Summer Girls Program This program, designed for high school students (rising 9th-12th graders), will include physics lessons and activities created for a virtual environment.  Students will engage with interesting research and career speakers, virtual tours of world-class physics labs, and participate in STEM professional development and networking activities. While the rising 9th grader program focuses on classical physics, the advanced program jumps into the exciting world of modern physics. Participants learn about topics ranging from relativity to antimatter, quantum mechanics, physical uncertainty, quantum computing and more. The program is filled with hands-on lab activities, visits to cutting-edge research labs, discussions with professors and graduate students who conduct modern physics research and a project to make the discussions of modern topics tangible. Students are introduced to topics that they will likely not be offered in their high school classes, from the thought experiments of Einstein to current applications in code breaking. Camp attendance will have an application fee of $60.00. The program cost to participants is $25 (nonrefundable) due at the time of acceptance. The major cost of this program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation through the Physics Frontier Center at the Joint Quantum Institute. #Science #Physics #STEM 


University of Maryland Physics PROPEL

PROPEL is a recruitment initiative for rising high school seniors to promote success in Physics, especially aimed at underrepresented groups. Admitted students will work on an 8-week research project with a faculty member and graduate student mentor.

The schedule includes a series of technical skill-building workshops (Fundamentals of Physics, Python, Mathematica), professional skill-building workshops (scientific writing, LaTeX, presenting), and community-building activities interspersed with the workshops.

Success in Physics requires the application of knowledge acquisition skills to solve problems. Early experience with research and interacting with senior physicists allows students to develop proficiency in their knowledge building skills, while gaining insight into the research process. A full-time research internship at UMD builds students’ confidence in themselves as aspiring scientists who contribute to their team’s research goals. 

The program’s primary goal is to put the student in the driver's seat of their learning and work experience.

Applications for next year's program will open in January 2022.

Interest Form: . #Science #Physics #STEM


The Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE) program is a summer workshop teaching 18 students how to build small radar systems. This summer STEM program is a FREE two-week residential project-based enrichment program for outstanding students currently in their junior year in high school.

Students will gain an in-depth experience in building small radar systems. Participants will be challenged to build a Doppler and range radar by using creative problem-solving strategies. This hands-on program allows students to work in a state-of-the-art laboratory with highly talented scientists and engineers.

This program is free and includes room and board. Students will provide their own transportation to and from the MIT main campus at the beginning and end of the program. Transportation will be provided each day from the main campus to Lincoln Laboratory, returning to the main campus at the end of each day's program. #Engineering #STEM #Science


Math & Science for Minority Students (MS)2  The (MS)2 program was founded in 1977 to address the compelling need to cultivate the mathematical and scientific abilities of economically disadvantaged African American, Latino, and Native American high school students from targeted cities and communities across the United States.   In a residential setting on the historic Phillips Academy campus, the three-summer program challenges students intellectually and exposes them to peers and educators with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and aspirations.  This competitive and rigorous program is free of charge for all students selected. #Math #Science #STEM

The MIT Educational Studies Program is a group that organizes classes taught by college students, for middle- and high-school students. Our motto is “Teach Anything, Learn Anything”; our goal is to instill excitement for both learning and teaching.

SPLASH:  One awesome weekend each November, thousands of high schoolers flood MIT's campus to take classes, taught by MIT students, offerings number over 400 every year and span a wide variety of areas. Over the course of 19 hours during Splash, you can get your feet wet with a short introduction to any number of subjects—things you always wanted to learn and topics you never knew existed—or you can dive head first into an in-depth seminar or intensive workshop.  In addition to normal classes, Splash also offers walk-in activities: hands-on events where you can show up or leave whenever you want. The cost is $40 for an entire weekend of classes. Food and t-shirts cost extra. Generous financial aid is available. Splash does not provide housing for students coming from out of town, but they can consult the list of nearby hotels.


SUMMER HHSP a 6-week academic program that runs on weekends for $40.00

Research Science Institute
Each summer, 80 of the world's most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI). RSI is the first cost-free to students, summer science & engineering program to combine on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research.  RSI scholars first participate in a week of intensive STEM classes with accomplished professors. The heart of RSI is the five week research internship where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage of mentors who are experienced scientists and researchers. During the final week of RSI, students prepare written and oral presentations on their research projects.


The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE)
Carleton College hosts 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 program. The CLAE program introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology.  In addition, workshops are offered to assist participants with their high school and college careers. Past workshop offerings have included:  ACT & SAT Preparation and Keys to Getting Into College: What You Need to Know about the Application Process and Financial Aid. #CollegePrep

New Jersey

The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program is an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism is designed 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 Princeton, are paid for by the program. 

To apply for the program, you must meet the following qualifications:

- You must currently be a junior in high school.
- You must live in the United States.
- You must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0).
- You must have an interest in journalism.
- The combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000. (Note: This program is for students from under-resourced financial backgrounds. If the combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, exceeds $45,000 and you still wish to apply, you may attach a statement explaining why you believe your family qualifies as financially under-resourced.) #Journalism

New York

The Garcia Research Scholar Program for High School Students

Mission: The goal of the Garcia pre-college programs has been to convey to young students and their teachers the excitement of polymer materials research, to suggest possible career options, and to provide the opportunity to use polymer science to enhance the regular science teaching curriculum.

The Research Scholar Program for High School Students offers the opportunity for high school teachers and students to perform research on the forefronts of polymer science and technology together with GARCIA faculty and staff. Students work as part of focused research teams and are taught to make original contributions of interest to the scientific community. In addition to entering national competitions, the students are encouraged to publish in refereed scientific journals and to present their results at national conferences. Our goal is to convey to the students the excitement we enjoy daily in research. The program has no set time limits. Research is a lifetime learning experience, and we hope to remain a resource to our students long after "graduation".

This is an intensive seven week program for gifted high school students which combines formal instruction with independent research and allows students to design original research projects with guidance from Garcia Center faculty, students, and staff. Students can continue during the academic year in the Mentor Program, which allows them to plan a research schedule with a faculty mentor throughout the year. Pre-arranged transportation and class schedules are coordinated with local school boards to enable students from a large geographical area to enroll in the program.

The students have consistently won recognition for their research through national competitions (LISEF, NYCSEF, NYSSEF, ISEF), published in refereed journals, been awarded patents, inducted into the National Young Inventor's Hall of Fame, and been accepted to universities or professional programs of their choice. #STEM #Science


The Opportunity Network OppNet Fellows Program  The OppNet Fellows program is an intensive six-year experience for students beginning the summer after 10th grade that cultivates their passions and skills to persist through college and launch the careers of their choice upon graduation.

Anchored in our proprietary Career Fluency® curriculum, which articulates the necessary skills and mindsets for college and career readiness, OppNet’s Fellows program integrates individualized college guidance, robust networking opportunities for professional and personal growth, multi-industry career exposure, experiential learning for college success, and five summers of skill-building paid internships and enrichment programs.

Our founding OppNet Fellows program has guided underrepresented high school students across New York City to college and career success since 2003. Since then, the Fellows program has grown from serving ten students to over 1000 this school year.

During the six-year program, Fellows are able to gain skills in networking, academic habits, professional know-how, interviewing, and self-advocacy. Through a unique program structure integrating college guidance, transition, and success with professional exposure, career development, and five summers of paid internships or enrichment experiences, Fellows leave OppNet with robust resumes and lifelong networks of support ready to drive their personal and professional success forward. #CollegePrep


Sphinx Performance Academy at at The Juilliard School
The Sphinx Performance Academy is a full-scholarship intensive chamber music and solo performance program designed for aspiring Black and Latino string players, ages 12-17. #Music


The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) increases the number of historically underrepresented and *economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.

STEP Programs provides students with academic enrichment and research experience in science, mathematics and technology content areas. Programs consist of summer and academic year components including:

  • Core subject instruction/Regents exam preparation

  • Supervised training in research methods

  • Internships

  • High School and College admissions counseling

  • Standardized test preparation

  • Career awareness/development activities

There are more than fifty STEP Programs housed at institutions of higher education and/or professional schools across New York State. Admission to a STEP program is competitive and requires students to participate in an application process. Please refer to the listing of regional programs by town/county (on the left) to locate a program near you.

*Economic eligibility guidelines are determined by the state of New York. Students who are not underrepresented (e.g., Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native, or American Indian) must meet these income guidelines. #STEM #Science

North Carolina

Duke TIP SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID. The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. As a world leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. #GiftedAndTalented


Sphinx Performance Academy at Cleveland Institute of Music
The Sphinx Performance Academy is a full-scholarship intensive chamber music and solo performance program designed for aspiring Black and Latino string players, ages 12-17. #Music


Ohio State University Young Scholars Program (YSP) YSP is an exceptional opportunity for academically talented, first-generation students with high financial need to advance their goal of pursuing higher education. YSP serves students from the nine largest urban public school districts in Ohio: Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Toledo, and Youngstown. Scholars must meet all program requirements including qualifying as low-income and being the first in their family to receive a bachelor's degree. Scholars must complete a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, with high academic achievement to be eligible for the scholarship. Scholars in good academic standing receive a robust financial aid package to The Ohio State University, consisting of federal and state grants, work-study, and the Young Scholars Award. #CollegePrep


Carnegie Mellon University Summer Academy for Math + Science (SAMS) For Rising Seniors. The Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science is a rigorous residential summer experience for good students who have a strong interest in math and science and want to become excellent students. Students who are entering their senior year and are considering careers in engineering, science and other math-based disciplines are eligible to apply. The program will focus on creating interest in technical disciplines and building academic and personal skills to better prepare you for the college application process. The goal of the program is to prepare students for admission to selective colleges and universities. There will be no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend SAMS. Students will, however, be responsible for books, supplies, transportation and recreational expenses. An estimate would be $150-200. SAMS applicants must be at least 16 years old and have completed their junior year of high school to participate in this program. SAMS participants will be required to reside in university housing. #Math #Science #Engineering #STEM


Sphinx Performance Academy at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia

The Sphinx Performance Academy is a full-scholarship intensive chamber music and solo performance program designed for aspiring Black and Latino string players, ages 12-17. #Music

Rhode Island

PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute is a week-long, hands-on opportunity for Latino/a and African American or Black high school juniors (rising seniors) to learn more about the accounting profession and about the key role accountants play in society. Throughout the program, students work directly with Bryant University faculty, staff, and students, as well as professionals from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the largest professional services firm in the world.

Program participants are immersed in an exciting educational environment, living on Bryant's campus for a week and learning through interaction with accounting professionals, by examining case studies, and through role play.

Students accepted into the program not only learn about their potential in the accounting profession, they will also begin to appreciate the unique skills and contributions of all people within an organization.

Participants will:

  • Take part in leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving exercises with Bryant faculty, staff, and PwC accounting professionals.

  • Spend a day at PwC offices in Boston and talk with professionals who perform a surprising variety of functions in the field of accounting.

  • Experience college life by living in a residence hall on the Bryant campus.

To apply, students must be college-bound African-American or Latino/a high school juniors (rising seniors) who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must have also completed Algebra II by the end of the junior year. #Accounting


AspirnautTM Summer Research Internships Aspirnaut’s™ mission is to increase STEM achievement and the numbers and diversity of the STEM workforce.  The program provides opportunities in STEM for talented youth from rural and diverse backgrounds, empowering them to effect positive change in themselves, their families and communities for generations to come.  Persistence in STEM courses of study, pursuit of advanced degrees, and entry into the STEM workforce exceeds national norms.

The program offers hands-on and mentored laboratory experiences for high school students interested in a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Participants reside for six weeks on the campus of Vanderbilt University and conduct biomedical research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Interns are paid a salary for the time they work in the lab, provided room and board, and given opportunity to interact with university faculty and administrators. Students have been involved in research ranging from understanding diabetic kidney disease and breast cancer to designing microfluidic devices with engineers at Vanderbilt. #STEM


Veterinary Summer Experience Program seeks to provide worthwhile opportunities for high school students interested in veterinary medicine while simultaneously generating a pool of potential veterinary students. To this end, the program has been designed to provide valuable educational experiences and acquaint students with all facets of our exciting profession. Students will work in a local veterinary practice in their hometown for six weeks and then spend one week in Knoxville as guests of the veterinary college. While here, they will be involved in various educational programs including lectures, laboratories, and clinical rotations. This is a NO COST, PAID Internship in Veterinary Medicine for high school juniors and seniors. #STEM #Veterinary #Veterinarian


Texas Tech University Clark Scholar Program at Texas Tech University helps the Scholars to have a hands-on practical research experience with outstanding and experienced faculty. The Scholars will receive a $750 tax-free stipend and room and board. The Program includes fun activities, weekly seminars and field trips. This Program provides opportunities for research in all academic areas in the university.  #CollegePrep

U.S. Army Research Laboratories and Centers

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) matches practicing DoD scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides students with training that is unparalleled at most high schools. SEAP participants receive first-hand research experience and exposure to Department of Defense laboratories. SEAP fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM.
SEAP students work with their mentors, Army scientists and engineers, to gain “hands-on” experience in a professional research setting – where students are treated as research assistants rather than teenagers. SEAP provides students with the opportunity to learn how STEM research can benefit the Army as well as the civilian community. Students gain a broader view of their STEM field of interest and learn what kind of work awaits them in their future career. At the end of the SEAP apprenticeship, students prepare and present final reports based on their research experience. All SEAP students who successfully complete their apprenticeship are awarded an educational stipend ($2,000 for first-year students). #STEM #Science #Engineering The SEAP Online Application opens on September 15, 2015 

Washington D.C.

DC Health and Academic Prep Program (DC HAPP) is a pipeline program coordinated by the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion to increase access to healthcare careers and foster diversity in the medical field. Sixteen rising 12th-grade students attending Washington, DC, area public schools are selected to participate in the four-week summer experience based on their passion and potential for medicine. Students participate in a four-week summer experience and clinical shadowing.

DC HAPP scholars gain exposure to healthcare professions, learn hands-on medical skills, develop public health projects, and prepare for college applications and college life. Medical and public health students, physicians, and other medical professionals serve as mentors, facilitators, and teachers.

DC HAPP seeks to:

  • Identify, recruit, and nurture talented District of Columbia area public school students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine who are interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare professions.

  • Establish connections between healthcare professionals community, including, but not limited to, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, and medical researchers

  • Provide support and resources for program scholars to achieve post-secondary academic success leading to professional careers in the healthcare field

  • Build relationships between scholars and the George Washington University community

. #Medicine #PreMed #STEM


Howard University School of Business Free Summer Enrichment Program

Howard University’s School of Business Summer Enrichment Programs introduces students to college life, teamwork, and fundamentals in four growing areas of business: Accounting, Information Systems, Actuarial Science, and Entrepreneurship. Each identified area provides significant opportunities for students to explore careers and progressive opportunities for professional development. The program combines classroom learning from the School of Business faculty, company site visits, and group presentations to prepare students with the practical skills and critical thinking abilities needed to benefit them in their future academic and professional endeavors. Each student in the Summer Enrichment Program will gain access to leadership, team building, college, and cultural enrichment activities. In addition, each will register for one of the four distinctive tracks: Accounting, Information Systems, Actuarial Science, and Entrepreneurship. In each track, students will gain valuable exposure to important business topics and methods of analysis from Howard University School of Business professors and professionals in the field. Students will be placed in groups throughout the program to create a business and/or product that solves a problem in their respective fields. #Business #Accounting #Entrepreneurship #ActuarialScience #Actuary


Young Doctors DC (YDDC) is a  multi generational mentoring, education, and pipeline to health careers  program for high school boys in Southeast Washington, DC. Through intensive summer programs and Saturday academies at Howard University, YDDC participants are trained in preventive medicine, mental health, and health issues in underserved communities. Selected youth join YDDC during their freshmen year of high school and remain in the program until graduation.  After one year of training in the summer program and Saturday academies, the "young doctors" begin the service learning component of the program, which includes conducting free health clinics in their community under the supervision of YDDC staff doctors.  With the support of Howard University's Department of Psychology and College of Medicine, the Young Doctors are equipped to address Washington, DC's health disparities head-on. #Medicine #PreMed #STEM


University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering Summer Program (ESP) is a free, fully funded, six-week residential program for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the upcoming school year. The ESP course curriculum includes math, physics, chemistry, engineering, and technical communications. Other structured programming such as industry site visits, field trips, guest lectures, workshops, and faculty mentoring will help students gain a better understanding of the field of engineering and its applications. ESP targets high school students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field. Women from all backgrounds, African-American, Native American, Latino/a, Laotian, Vietnamese, Hmong, and Cambodian students, first generation, educationally-disadvantaged and low income students are especially encouraged to apply. #Engineering #STEM


A List of Every Governor's School in the US
Summer residential governor’s schools offer gifted and high-achieving secondary (and sometimes middle-school) students an enrichment program that addresses three areas of student development—academic or artistic (often called Area 1), interdisciplinary (often called Area 2) and social and emotional (often called Area 3). The purpose of governor’s schools is to provide a constructive residential learning environment for gifted students to explore their considerable potential. Governor’s school programs vary widely from state to state. Funding sources differ, state oversight varies among departments and public-private partnerships, nomination and selection procedures vary, and implementation strategies range as widely as the host institutions of each program. What unites these programs is dedication to meeting the academic, artistic, and social and emotional needs of gifted, talented, and high achieving youth. #CollegePrep #GovernorsSchools

The Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH Academy) is a free of cost, STEM-intensive, holistic STEM focused college preparatory program for underrepresented high school students of color. SMASH Academy, our flagship program, is a FREE, 3 year, intensive STEM focused college prep program that empowers students to deepen their talents and pursue STEM careers. For 4 – 5 weeks every summer, scholars are immersed in tuition-free studies in partnership with leading universities throughout the country.  During the academic year, scholars participate in monthly programming. They are coached by instructors that represent the future they can have. Because of their common background, students connect more deeply with instructors and gain true mentorship from these STEM professors and industry professionals. As they go through the program, scholars not only develop their skills and network – they also find their voice and build the confidence to become who they want to be. #STEM


THE MIDWEST: Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota


The Joyce Ivy Foundation broadens the college aspirations of high potential young women from the Midwest, primarily through the Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars program. The program makes it financially possible for talented female high school students to attend summer academic programs at some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities. Summer Scholars are academically high-achieving students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2016. Most Summer Scholars will be entering 11th or 12th grade. Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholarships support select summer academic experiences at Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Stanford, Yale, and Washington University in St. Louis. Summer Scholars receive full and partial scholarship grants, based on demonstrated financial need, to apply to summer program tuition, room and board, and travel expenses. Currently, the Foundation operates in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The Joyce Ivy Foundation partners with the Frank Minolli Foundation to support young women interested the fields of engineering, science, technology and mathematics. Each year, the Frank Minolli Foundation sponsors Frank Minolli Engineering and Science Award Recipients in the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars cohort. To learn more about the Frank Minolli Foundation, visit them online. Each year, the Joyce Ivy Foundation also names a Summer Scholars recipient of the Mary Vandewiele Leadership Award, who demonstrates exceptional leadership in her community and high school. The Vandewiele Award recipients will seek to develop their leadership skills through summer program participation, and lead lives of impact through their pursuit of higher education and their career aspirations. #CollegePrep #SummerCamp

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