Most Colleges offer Summer Opportunity Programs. There are a number of schools who also offer financial aid/scholarships in order to reduce fees and make these programs more accessible to all. If there is a specific college you are interested in, attending and participating in a summer program there can open doors for you! You will have the opportunity to meet their staff, become familiarized with their campus, as well as build your resume! The age range varies from school to school, you can start as early as your freshman year to attend!
Helpful Websites on Summer Programs Summer On Campus : Useful tool for identifying Summer Programs at Colleges in New York Summerfuel: Personalized to help you find a pre-college program throughout the U.S and abroad! SummerDiscovery: Pre-College Enrichment and study abroad programs
Stella Adler Studio of Acting Free summer theatre Shakespeare program for students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch. Five week program, prior experience is not required. To schedule an interview, call 212-689-0087 M-F 11am to 1 pm, Sat. 11am- 1pm. Deadline to call: ***Check for updated deadline www.stellaadler.com
Barnard College Pre-College Programs Students from around the globe come to Barnard College to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple! For more information, go to: www.barnard.edu/summer
Iona College Pre-Summer Program Courses available: Business, Psychology, Theatre, Web Design, Speech Language Pathology, and Broadcast Media & Sports Communication Deadline: ***Check for updated deadline www.iona.edu
Pratt Institute Summer Scholars invites High School Students who will be entering 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades in 2021-21 school year to register fir a two-week summer intensive program or studio classes and a college prep curriculum taking place on the Brooklyn campus in July. Classes such as Drawing the Object as well as Drawing the Figure (1 credit on completion of course). Dates: ***Check for updated dates www.pratt.edu/summerscholars
Weill Cornell Youth Scholars Program: For JUNIORS Deadline: ***Check for updated deadline https://diversity.weill.cornell.edu/opportunities/weill-cornell-youth-scholars-program This is a free, four-week summer program on the Upper East Side. During the program, Youth Scholars will participate in rigorous academic curriculum: lectures on physiology and anatomy, participate in anatomy labs, engage in problem-based learning objectives, interact with medical students and physicians, and many other facets of medicine. The curriculum consists of basic science lectures (primarily given by medical students, residents, and physicians), faculty spotlight sessions, Problem Based Learning sessions, mentor/mentee sessions, and visit to the anatomy lab. The topics discussing during the lectures included medial ethics, organ systems biology, nutrition, infectious disease, embryology, disease pathogenesis, immunology, and chronic conditions. The WCYSP starts on the first Monday of July and runs four days a week, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Either one recommendation from a science teacher or two recommendations from a non-science teacher, counselor, mentor, supervisor, coach, etc.
Two completed 250-500 word essays
Essay 1: How will the Youth Scholars Program help you in your future endeavors? If you are not accepted into the Youth Scholars Program, how will this affect your future career goals?
AND Essay 2: Choose one of the five prompts. Have fun with the prompts and be creative with your responses!
(1) If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? (2) Describe the world in the year 2050. (3) What is the “best” animal? Why? (4) What is your “earliest” memory as a child? (5) If you could time travel and change one moment in history, where would you go and why?
FREE OR REDUCED PRICE SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR MINORITY STUDENTS
Cornell Engineering scholarships available http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/diversity/office-diversity-programs/summer-programs/highschool-programs/catalyst/index.cfm
RPI In Troy, NY Engineering/Science http://doso.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=658
Science - Various University of California Campuses http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/cosmos/
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota - Liberal Arts program including African American Culture Classes is FREE for African Americans only, Must be nominated by Counselor http://apps.carleton.edu/summer/clae/
Math and science program at Sewanee College of the South in Tennessee http://www.sewanee.edu/bridgeprogram/
Math, Science and Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute http://www.wpi.edu/Admin/Diversity/K12/Strive/program.html
General Ed, Hispanics http://www.calvin.edu/academic/entrada/
Miami U in Oxford Ohio, Interdisciplinary Service Based Learning, scholarships available. http://www.units.muohio.edu/lifelonglearning/btc/index.html
USC Summer Seminars: all races, scholarships available
Columbia University: Double Discovery Program. For students who live or go to school in Manhattan
Variety of leadership and business programs, 100% tuition available on sliding scale, various campuses in Southern California http://goabl.org/ Additional College Programs to Explore Boston University: Summer Honors Program, Partial Financial Aid Available bu.edu/summer/highschool
Fordham University: Pre-College Program, $882/ credit hour. From July 5- August 8. 26 classes to choose from between Lincoln Center Campus and Rose Hill Campus. https://www.fordham.edu/info/20187/pre-college_program
Broadreach: International courses in many locations such as Australia, France, Peru, Thailand.... www.gobroadreach.com The Cooper Union STEM Program: Aimed at giving students an experience in hands-on engineering design and problem-solving, thereby placing students on the right track for careers in technological innovation Eligibility: Current high school sophomore or junior, current transcript, personal essay, and letter of recommendation required
Penn Engineering: Need based financial aid available, for students interested in STEM esap.seas.upenn.edu
Washington University in St.Louis: Open to Middle School and High School Students