Enrichment Opportunities

Check back often ~ this page is updated whenever the Counseling Center receives information about enrichment programs and activities that may be of interest to our students.

Competitions and Contests

Emperor Science Award ~ The Emperor Science Award program is committed to helping all students that have a passion for science join the next generation of cancer researchers. Through this award program, 100 winning students from across the country will be paired with a university-level mentoring scientist to collaborate on an important cancer research project. Whether virtually, or in a lab, students will be able to connect with their mentors to develop valuable research, organization and communication skills! 10th and 11th grade students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For information visit http://www.emperorscienceaward.com.

The Hamilton Award and the Hamilton Leaders Academy ~ Winners of the Hamilton Award are automatically enrolled in the Hamilton Leaders Academy, where they join a distinguished cohort of peers from across the U.S. The Hamilton Leaders Academy is a no student cost program that helps students get into college, transition to college, succeed while in college and transition to the post college world.Visit their website at www.hamiltonfriends.org/awards.php for more information.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations ~ This award recognizes high school students who are helping to improve race relations in their schools or communities. Winners, selected from 27 regions across the U.S., receive $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Princeton University to attend their symposium on race. For information or to apply visit www.princeton.edu/pprize. The deadline is January 31.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards ~ Established in 1923 by Scholastic Inc. founder Maurice R. Robinson, the Scholastic Awards have grown to become the nation's highest honor and largest source of scholarships for creative students. Submitted artwork and writing are recognized at the regional level and move on to the national competition, where nearly 2,600 works in 29 categories of art and writing receive National Medals and scholarship prizes. For information on how to enter visit artandwriting.org.

SunTrust Off to College Sweepstakes ~ Students are invited to enter each month, beginning September 12, for the chance to win a $500 scholarship. No minimum GPA or financial need is required. Two scholarship winners will be randomly chosen from all entries for each drawing period. The first drawing will be held October 28 and the final drawing is May 12. Visit suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes for details and to enter.

QuestBridge College Prep Program ~ This program provides more than 1,500 awards that give outstanding low-income high school juniors the knowledge they need to compete for admission to leading colleges. The program provides a variety of opportunities for highly qualified students such as full scholarships to summer programs at leading colleges and universities, college admission counseling, invitations to QuestBridge College Admissions Conferences, all expense paid visits to college campuses, college application advice via telementoring, and an opportunity to win a Quest for Excellence Award. High school juniors with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000 are encouraged to apply. For more information visit http://www.questbridge.org.

Wendy's High School Heisman ~ Student-athletes in the Class of 2017 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are role models and leaders are encouraged to apply to the Wendy's High School Heisman program. One male and one female student-athlete from each participating high school will be chosen to compete at the state, regional and national level. Prizes are awarded at each level and range from Wendy's gift cards, to patches and medals, to $10,000 scholarships for the national winners. Eligible student-athletes may apply at WintheWendysHeisman.com.

Conferences and Symposiums

The Perry Initiative at Johns Hopkins University ~ The Perry Initiative aims to inspire young women to be leaders in Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering by partnering with medical centers, universities, and high schools nationwide. This day long program, scheduled for September 16 in Baltimore, will include hands-on workshop modules and mentorship from women surgeons and engineers. For information visit http://perryinitiative.org. The application deadline is August 16.

The Sewanee Young Writers' Conference ~ The Young Writers' Conference at Sewanee, the University of the South, is just the place for aspiring authors, poets and playwrights. For 23 years the conference, ranked as one of the top five such programs in the country, has played host to young writers ready to polish and perfect their literary work. The session runs from July 2-15 and is open to rising 10th-12th grade writers. For information visit admission.sewanee.edu.

Summer Leadership Summit at Howard University ~ Howard University is holding their "Pretty PHD Project" Summer Leadership Summit June 19-21 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on their DC campus. Topics covered will include social media, strategies for collaboration, gender stereotypes, balancing brains and beauty, public speaking, personal branding, academic and career development, and leadership skills. The program is open to rising high school sophomore, junior and senior girls with a minimum GPA of 2.7, a record of participation in extracurricular activities and community service, and plans to pursue higher education. The cost is $200, $150 if you register before May 26th. Two full and two partial scholarships are available. To register visit https://mprsummerinstitute.eventbrite.com.

Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) ~ Current 10th and 11th grade students may apply for this week-long residential conference, sponsored by George Mason University. Two sessions, July 9-14 and July 16-21, will be offered. Students will be placed in real-world experiences with media professionals at the National Press Club, the Newseum, and the U.S. Capitol. Past speakers include Hoda Kotb of the Today Show, Chuck Todd, moderator of Meet the Press, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Carol Guzy and Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic. For information visit www.wjmc.gmu.edu.

Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) ~ Current 10th and 11th grade students may apply for this week-long residential conference, sponsored by George Mason University, which will be held on their campus from June 25-30. Students will participate in lively panel discussions and exclusive site visits to the National Geographic Society and the National Zoo. Past speakers have included the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy, EPA administrators, and the director of the U.S. Geological Survey. For information visit www.wyse.gmu.edu.


AgDiscovery 2017 ~ This summer outreach program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), offers interested students the opportunity to explore careers in plant and animal science, wildlife management, agribusiness and more. Participants spend two to four weeks on one of a variety of participating college campuses, including Coppin State, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Virginia State University. Tuition, room and board, lab supplies, meals and activity fees are all covered by the program. Dates vary depending on the host college. For information visit www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery. The application deadline is March 1.

Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) has several high school apprenticeships (HSAP, REAP, SEAP) that are now open for enrollment. See detailed descriptions below. Spaces are limited; prospective participants are encouraged to apply early.

The High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) targets juniors and seniors who have never had the opportunity to experience research in a real-world college or university laboratory setting. This program serves as an introduction to scientific research. Apply through AEOP at www.usaeop.com ~
the application deadline is February 28, 2017.

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) ~ Visit NASA's website at www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents to learn more about job and internship opportunities at NASA.

Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) This program is aimed toward students in underserved and underrepresented populations, including females, students who may receive a free or reduced lunch, or ethnic groups such as Hispanics or African Americans. Apply through AEOP at www.usaeop.com ~ the application deadline is February 28, 2017.

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) is a program that matches practicing Department of Defense scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides students with training that is unparalleled at most high schools. Apply through AEOP at www.usaeop.com ~ the application deadline is February 28, 2017.

Smithsonian Institute ~ The Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships & Internships offers students the opportunity to advance their education and career through the myriad internship opportunities offered at the world's preeminent museum system. For information visit www.smithsonianofi.com.

Smithsonian Latino Center's Youth Ambassadors Program ~ Graduating seniors with a commitment to the arts, sciences or humanities as they pertain to Latino communities are encouraged to apply for this week-long, all expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a 4-week internship with a $2,000 stipend. Participants will be able to explore various career paths, embrace their cultural heritage and gain practical and leadership skills and educational growth. The seminar takes place in Washington, DC with internships available in 17 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For information visit latino.si.edu/education/yap.

Washington National Opera's Young Associates Program ~ WNO Young Associates get an up close and personal look at how a world class opera company creates a professional production. The program is open to high school students who are interested in performing, designing sets, costumes, or lighting, or working behind the scenes through public relations, marketing, etc. The 2016-17 program focuses on rehearsal observations of The Daughter of the Regiment; applicants must agree to attend all invents, which take place on weekends and one evening. The application deadline is October 5. For information visit kennedy-center.org/wnoyoungassociates, telephone 202-416-8846 or email akday@kennedy-center.org

Leadership Training

ASCEND ~ The Upsilon Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is launching ASCEND, a youth enrichment program designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. The program will focus on achievement, self-awareness, communication, engagement, networking, and developmental skills during mandatory monthly sessions, held one Saturday each month, from 9 a.m. to noon, from February through June. There is a $25 fee. For information e-mail Education_enrichment@akaupsilontauomega.org.

Boys State Program ~ The American Legion has announced that the Maryland Boys State Program will be held from June 18-24 at McDaniel College in Westminster. The program's aim is to expose current high school juniors to the United States Constitutional form of government, emphasizing the need for active citizen participation to ensure our rights and freedoms. The weeks highlights include a session in the Maryland House of Delegates' chamber at the state capitol in Annapolis, political simulations, and city, state and national elections where two young men will be elected to represent Maryland at Boys Nation. Boys who attend may also apply for the Samsung Scholarship grant (https://www.legion.org/scholarships/samsung), which awarded $1,100 to last year's state winner. The national winner may receive up to $20,000. To apply for the Boys State program visit http://mdlegion.org/boysstate/. The deadline for applications is April 15. See your guidance counselor if you have questions.

Youth Leadership Bowie ~ This unique program, sponsored by the Bowie Chamber of Commerce, consists of one Saturday retreat and seven monthly day-long activities. It is designed to expose young people to the myriad of potential career opportunities available to them. Leadership opportunities, both experiential and observational, will be of paramount importance. Problem solving skills will be developed and refined as participants plan and produce a program that addresses a community need. Applicants must be rising sophomores or juniors and they must live in Bowie (zip codes 20715, 20716, 20720 and 20721). Only 12-15 students are accepted so be sure to apply before the June 2 deadline. For more information or an application see your freshman or sophomore guidance counselor or telephone 301-262-0920.

University of Notre Dame Leadership Seminars ~ a 10-day all expenses paid program for advanced students who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills in the company of dynamic peers. For rising high school seniors only. For information visit precollege.nd.edu.

University of Pittsburgh's The Bridge: College Prep and Leadership Academy ~ The Bridge helps rising high school juniors and seniors prepare for their future. Participants will spend a week on campus working with Pitt's Student Affairs staff and current student leaders, learning how to be a better leader, exploring the ins and outs of the college application process, and preparing for the SAT and ACT. To register visit www.thebridge.pitt.edu.

Pre-College Programs

Abbey Road Programs ~ Abbey Road offers students summer cultural immersion programs in Spain, France and Italy as well as academic tours of Europe that highlight the history of western civilization and the foundations of modern civilization. For information visit www.goabbeyroad.com or phone 888-462-2239.

AdCamp DC ~ This week-long program inspires and encourages creativity within eager 10th-12th grade students while teaching them about advertising as a career path. Students will develop an advertising campaign for a real client, meet and learn from industry professionals and college faculty, and participate in field trips. The cost is just $350 and the program will be held from June 19-23 on the campus of Howard University. Scholarships are available. For information visit www.aaf.org/adcamp.

Accounting and Finance Summer Program ~ Morgan State University's Department of Accounting and Finance is offering a summer program for students interested in accounting and finance. Participants will attend classes in the Graves School of Business and Management, learning from MSU faculty and local business professionals. The program is scheduled to take place from July 9-14. For information visit morgan.edu/SPAF. The application deadline is April 14.

Adelphi University Pre-College Program ~ Experience life as a college student while pursuing credit-bearing and noncredit courses in nursing, computer programming, psychology, the arts, science, robotics and technology, law and digital filmmaking. For information call 516-877-3046 or visit precollege.adelphi.edu.

University of Alabama Early College ~ The University of Alabama is accepting applications from current 10th-12th grade students with a 3.0+ GPA to their UA Early College program. Students may earn 6-14 college credits, depending on the courses taken, while they live on campus with peer coaches and staff. Interested students should visit their guidance counselor for information.

American Collegiate Adventures ~ ACA offers a variety of programs, ranging from one to six weeks in length, both in the United States and abroad. Pre-college programs in the United States are hosted at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and George Washington University in the District of Columbia. The study abroad programs will travel to England, Spain, France and Italy. ACA also offers a College Advantage program designed to improve SAT and ACT test scores while giving students personalized college advising sessions. This program is offered at four different locations: Pac-12 @ Los Angeles, Big 10 @ Chicago, Ivy League @ New York and Ivy League @ Boston. For information visit www.acasummer.com.

American University's School of Communication Summer 2017 ~ This program offers students an opportunity to explore the field of communications, including scriptwriting, filmmaking. photography, broadcasting, journalism and creative writing. Sessions can be either two or four weeks and students may live on campus or commute. For information visit audiscover.org.

Amigos de las Americas ~ Amigos de las Americas offers cultural immersion programs in Latin America aimed at giving young people life experience, leadership training, and service opportunities. Programs include a two-week, facilitator-led group service program in Nicaragua for rising 9th and 10th graders, four to eight-week programs where students live with host families while studying and volunteering, and gap semester/year programs. For information visit www.amigosinternational.org.

Babson College Summer Study ~ This month-long, residential summer program is designed for high-achieving high school students who wish to experience college life while gaining real-world business experience. Rising juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the program, which will be held July 6-August 4. For information visit www.babson.edu/summerstudy.

Barnard College Pre-College Programs ~ Barnard College offers a variety of summer programs for current 10th and 11th grade girls interested in a pre-college experience in New York City. Programs include Summer in the City, the Liberal Arts Intensive, Young Women's Leadership Institute, Dance in the City, Summer Science Seminars, and Entrepreneurs-in-Training. Length and cost vary by program. For information visit www.barnard.edu/summer.

Be the Light Youth Theology Institute ~ Canisius College offers this one-week, on-campus institute where students study Catholic theology and philosophy with clergy and college professors, enjoy individual, communal and sacramental reflection and prayer, and take part in service immersion experiences in Buffalo. A generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., allows them to offer scholarships and travel assistance. The institute will take place from July 10-15. For information visit www.canisius.edu/btli.

Boston University Pre-College Programs ~ BU offers six different summer opportunities for interested students: their academic immersion program, research in science & engineering, their summer challenge, their summer preview, and a residential or online high school honors program. To learn more phone 617-353-1378 or visit bu.edu/summer/highschool.

Catalyst Academy at Cornell University ~ This one-week residential program is looking for rising high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who want to explore engineering in an interactive environment. The Academy will be held July 16-22 and the application deadline is March 15. For information visit www.sites.coecis.cornell.edu/catalystacademy.

Columbia University Summer Programs ~ Columbia University offers several summer programs for students including a 3-week residential summer immersion experience, a one-week summer immersion experience for commuter students, their college credit options program for rising juniors and seniors, and an online course on constitutional law. For details about each program visit sps.columbia.edu.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) ~ This U.S. Department of State program offers merit-based scholarships for a year-long study abroad program in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local high schools, and participate in community life in Germany. The application deadline depends on the applicant's state of residence. For information visit www.usagermanyscholarship.org.

Curie Academy at Cornell University ~ This one-week residential program is looking for female high school students who excel in math and science and want to explore engineering. Aimed at rising juniors and seniors, the Curie Academy will be held July 16-22 and the application deadline is March 15. For information visit www.sites.coecis.cornell.edu/curieacademy.

Embody Theological Institute at Saint Mary's College ~ Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana is offering Embody, a one-week program that combines rigorous theological reflection with interactive sessions that enable young women to connect what they are learning with their lives. They will explore the themes of beauty, justice and faith throughout the week. The program will be held from July 9-14 at a cost of just $180. The application deadline is April 15. For information visit saintmary's.edu/embody.

Engineer the Future at the University of Dayton ~ Students in grades 10-12 in fall 2017 with a minimum GPA of 3.5 are invited to explore engineering through hands-on activities at the University of Dayton's Summer Honors Engineering Camp. This residential program will take place from July 16-21 and costs $700. For information visit go.udayton.edu/engr/honors_camp.

Envision Game and Tech Academy ~ Powered by George Mason University, the learn-by-doing curriculum gives students real experience in the latest game tech and design tools. Students have their choice of six courses, covering a variety of game and design options. The program will take place from June 25-30 and both residential ($1,995) and commuter options ($895) are available. Visit their website at envisionexperience.com/gametech for more information.

Experience Christendom Summer Program (ECSP) ~ ECSP offers rising high school seniors the opportunity to gain an appreciation for the liberal arts and Catholic culture while living on Christendom's campus in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Students take a variety of liberal arts classes in the morning, then enjoy recreational and social activities in the afternoon. ECSP offers six weekly sessions and the $500 cost includes reading packets, food, lodging, classes and activities. For information visit christendom.edu/experience.

Experiment in International Living ~ provides high school students with summer abroad programs designed to increase their cultural skills, language skills and awareness of critical global issues. Programs are available in Europe, the Americas, Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. For information visit experiment.org.

Furman University Summer Scholars ~ Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to live on campus, participate in classes led by some of Furman's favorite professors, and get a taste of college life. The university offers two sessions, July 9-15 and July 16-22. The cost per week is $1,200 and the application deadline is May 1. For information visit furman.edu/summerscholars.

Game Experience ~ Designed by video game developers for students in grades 10-12, this summer camp gives participants the opportunity to learn what it takes to create a game from start to finish, including design, character and environment art, coding, sound, project management, monetizing and launching the game. Students will live on the University of Washington campus and take advantage of its Seattle setting through cultural experiences and game company tours. The camp will take place from July 1-19. For information visit www.game.experienceamerica.com.

George Washington University Pre-College 2017 ~ GW offers several pre-college summer programs, including a three or six-week for credit college intensive and three different noncredit summer immersion sessions. Areas of study include arts, business, communications, government & politics, and STEM. For information visit precollege.gwu.edu.

Gettysburg College Academic Camps ~ Gettysburg College is excited to offer several camps for high school juniors and seniors, including Camp Psych, Campaigns and Elections Academy, Writing Camp, 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp, Arduino Camp and Civil War Institute Summer Conference. For more information visit their website at http://www.gettysburg.edu.

Global Village Summer Institute at Marymount University ~ This two week long summer program for rising 11th and 12th grade students will take place from July 9-21 on Marymount's Arlington campus. Both residential ($2,900) and commuter ($2,150) options are available. Participants will earn three transferrable college credits while discovering how people around the world are interconnected. Students will gain information literacy, develop better understanding of information sources, interpret social science, and improve critical reasoning skills through a variety of hands on experiences. For information visit www.marymount.edu/Admissions/Summer.

High School Diplomats Program ~ This cultural enrichment experience brings together sophomore and junior high school students from Japan and the United States to learn about each other's country, culture and life. Approximately 40 students will be chosen to spend 10 days at Princeton University, where they will do a variety of academic and social activities as they live, learn and socialize together. Students who participate may apply for a full scholarship to travel to Japan for 21 days in the summer. For information visit www.highschooldiplomats.com.

Innovative Outlets Art Summer Camp ~ This free mentoring program for high school students uses artistic media to teach youth about positive self- expression, communication, and teamwork. Guest speakers in painting, photography and creative writing will serve as role models to motivate participants to cultivate their own artistic identities. Police officer-led meetings will help foster relationships between county youth and the police department. The program is sponsored by the PG County Police Athletic League and will be held from June 12-15, 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Heights Police Department. For information email PFC Rood-Boone at CARood@co.pg.md.us.

Johns Hopkins University Summer Programs ~ Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to take part in one of Johns Hopkins' selective academic programs. Students will take classes at one of America's most prestigious universities and get a taste of life on campus. A variety of different programs and courses are available. For information visit www.jhu.edu/summer.

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad Program (YES) ~ This U.S. Department of State program offers merit-based scholarships for year-long study abroad programs for high school and gap-year students. Countries may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Phillippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey. The program is designed to increase understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Visit www.yes-abroad.org for more information.

Marist College Summer Pre-College Program ~ Marist College offers two summer programs at their Poughkeepsie, New York campus, the first from June 25-July 8 and the second from July 9-July 22. They also offer a session in Florence, Italy from July 9-22. Students may earn three college credits for a single session, or six credits if they choose to take two sessions. The cost ranges from $3,300 to $6,935 depending on the session(s) chosen. For information visit www.marist.edu/precollege.

Metro Warriors STEM Open House ~ Plan to attend Metro Warriors Open House on August 14 to learn about their year-round program, which offers science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning through project-based programs designed with mentoring, competition and coaching components. Their mission is to expose underrepresented youth, ages 6-17, to STEM through summer, after school and weekend activities including robotics, radio controlled vehicle competitions, Lego league competitions, math tutoring, etc. They are based at National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Maryland. For information visit their website at www.mwso.org or e-mail rmccainbrenda@gmail.com.

Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men (METEC) ~ The University of Dayton's School of Engineering invites minority young men who will be seniors in fall 2017 and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to attend METEC. The camp will be held from June 18-24 and the $200 cost covers instruction, materials, housing, meals and activities. The application deadline is May 15. For more information visit go.udayton.edu/metec.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) ~ This U.S. Department of State program offers merit-based scholarships for high school or gap-year students to study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian or Turkish. The NSLI-Y program immerses participants in the cultural life of the host country and provides formal and informal language practice. Visit www.nsliforyouth.org for more information.

New York University College Access Leadership Institute ~ NYU CALI is a week long residential program for current 10th and 11th grade students aimed at demystifying the college application process. Participants will attend workshops and small group presentations on college admissions, test prep, essay/resume writing, interview skills, and financial aid literacy. Students who complete the program will be certified College Access Ambassadors capable of presenting college workshops at their own high schools. NYU CALI will take place from July 16-21 and is free to participants. The application deadline is April 1. For information visit their website at https://www.nyu.edu/admissions/high-school-program...

New York University Pre-College ~ New York University offers a variety of summer programs for rising freshmen through seniors, ranging in length from one to seven weeks, depending on the chosen program. Some financial aid is available and some courses can be taken for college credit. For information visit their website at nyu.edu/highschool.

New York University School of Professional Studies ~ The NYUSPS High School Academy Career Edge Program offers one-week, professionally oriented intensive programs of study that allow students to explore career options and enrich their college portfolios. Sessions take place throughout July and feature study options ranging from cybersecurity to digital filmmaking to sabermetrics in baseball. For information visit sps.nyu.edu/hsacademycareeredge.

Oxbridge Academic Programs ~ Oxbridge offers a variety of summer study abroad programs for students in grades 8-12, including Oxford, Cambridge and St. Andrews in England, Barcelona and Salamanca in Spain, Paris and Montpellier in France, and New York City, UCLA and Harvard here in the United States. For information visit www.oxbridgeprograms.com.

Pratt Institute Pre-College Program ~ Pratt Institute will welcome 400 high school sophomores-seniors to their Brooklyn, New York campus from July 5-28 for an opportunity to experience life as an art and design college student. Most students, upon completion, will earn four elective college credits. For more information visit pratt.edu/precollege.

PreView, PrePare, PreVail Pre-College Program ~ Iona College offers rising high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to experience college life on their New Rochelle, New York campus. Participants will live in campus residence halls while taking one of six courses: Broadcast Media & Sports Communication, Speech Language Pathology, Psychology, Theatre, Web Design, or Business. The program runs from July 9-July 22. For information visit www.iona.edu/precollege.

Saints & Scholars ~ Pray with saints and learn with scholars at the Summer Theology Institute for high school students at Holy Cross College in Indiana. Two sessions will be offered, the first from July 16-21 and the second from July 23-28. To learn more and to register visit www.hcc-nd.edu/ssi.

SeaWorld Orlando Camp ~ Students interested in working with animals may explore that interest by taking part in a career camp at SeaWorld Orlando. Participants work alongside SeaWorld's experienced staff while exploring a variety of science based careers, from animal training to marine biology. For information visit SeaWorldOrlando.com/Education.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies ~ Stanford University will select top high school students from around the world to participate in engaging academic programs designed just for them, including the Stanford Sports Business Academy, their Summer Humanities Institute and Summer Arts Institute, and an Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Outreach program. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields. Students in grades 7-12 should visit spcs.stanford.edu/find-yourself to learn more.

Stevens Institute of Technology ~ Stevens Pre-College programs allow high school students to participate in hands-on, project-based learning, learn from industry professionals, experience campus life just minutes from New York City, visit leading companies and gain applied experience in their field of interest. For information contact summer@stevens.edu.

St. John's College Summer Academy ~ St. John's College offers five weeklong sessions, three at their Santa Fe, New Mexico campus and two at their campus in Annapolis, Maryland campus. Students explore works by some of the greatest thinkers of Western culture and talk about their ideas in discussion-based classes. Students also participate in an eclectic array of workshops and off campus excursions. For information call 410-626-2529 or visit sjc.edu/summer-academy-2017.

Summer Discovery at Penn State ~ Summer Discovery is offering two summer sessions which combine academics, athletics and activities to give high school students the perfect introduction to college life. The 3-week session runs from June 25 to July 14 and costs $6,199 while the 2-week session takes place July 16-29 at a cost of $4,299. For information visit summerdiscovery.com/Penn-State.

Terp Young Scholars 2017 ~ The University of Maryland, College Park, invites rising 10th-12th graders to experience their Terp Young Scholars pre-college program. Students pursue their academic interests, investigate career opportunities and explore campus life while earning three university credits. Learn more at ysp.umd.edu.

University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering ~ This Pre-College Scholars summer program prepares current 11th graders who have an interest in and aptitude for mathematics, science and/or engineering for the SAT exam as well as providing students with useful tools and strategies for navigating the college application process. The application deadline is May 19th. For information visit http://www.ursp.umd.edu/precollege-scholars-progra...

Washington University in St. Louis Summer Experiences ~ Washington University in St. Louis offers two summer experiences for high school students. Their Summer Scholars program allows participants to enroll in courses and study alongside undergraduates. Their Summer Institutes are non-credit programs that allow students to explore a specialized interest, career or major. The application deadline is April 1. For information visit their website at summerexperiences.wustl.edu.

W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute at Princeton University ~ Founded in 1988, the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute offers scholarship, leadership, community service and entrepreneur training, along with exposure to science and technology, for high achieving youth. The program's rigorous instruction in university-level courses is taught by university professors, post-doctoral fellows and doctoral candidates. The Institute will take place June 24 to July 29 and scholarships are available. For information visit duboisscholars.org. The application deadline for scholarship consideration is February 10; the regular deadline is February 24.

Wolfeboro Summer Solutions ~ The Wolfeboro Camp School, located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, offers summer programs designed to ensure students make academic progress. They offer a college prep curriculum for students ages 10-18 with small class sizes that produce reliable results. This year's camp will take place from June 28 to August 2. For information call 603-569-3451, email school@wolfeboro,org or visit their website at wolfeboro.org.

Women in Engineering Summer Camp ~ The University of Dayton invites young women in grades 10-12 in fall 2017 to immerse themselves in the world of engineering through experiments, innovation modules, a day within the industry, and dinner with an engineer. The program will take place from July 9-14 at a cost of $700. The application deadline is June 1. For information visit go.udayton.edu/wie.

Young Global Scholars ~ Participants in Yale University's Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students can expect an amazing summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners. The application deadline is January 31, 2017. For information about the program visit http://globalscholars.yale.edu/

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