2010 Summer Opportunities for High School Students

Posted on 29 April 2010 Thursday


Black Male Seniors Interested in Teaching: Willing to go to college out of state for FREE? Several Black Colleges are looking for future black male teachers and will send them to universities/ colleges for 4 years FREE. The “Call ME MISTER” program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African American male teachers particularly among South Carolina ‘s lowest performing public schools. The program is collaboration between Clemson University and four historically black colleges in South Carolina : Benedict College , Claflin University , Morris College and South Carolina State University . The project provides: Tuition for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study at participating colleges; an academic support system to help assure their success; and a cohort system for social and cultural support. For more details and an online application, visit http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/index. .htm or call (800) 640-2657

Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business offers a Summer Program in Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise designed to help rising juniors and seniors learn the need for entrepreneurial development in our nation and how the free enterprise system operates. In addition, students get a taste of college living while enhancing their resumes for their careers or future college applications. The program will begin on Sunday, June 20th, and run through Thursday, June 24th. The regular cost of the program is $199, which covers housing, meals, opening and closing receptions, and all other program materials and activities. However, if you register before April 1, the cost of the program will be $150. There are scholarships available on a need-based first-come-first served basis. Additional materials and an online application can be found on the website:
http://www.campbell .edu/academics/ graduate/ business/ summer-camp/ index.html.

The University of Alabama offers a variety of fun and intriguing summer programs for students of all ages. Some of the programs available are: Athletic Camps; Into to Engineering; Community Music School; Crimson Music Camps, Brain Works, Dance; Money Management; etc. For more information about the Alabama Summer 2010 Program, write to The University of Alabama, Orientation and Special Programs, Box 870110 , Tuscaloosa , AL 35487-0110 .

How about a “Blue Devil Summer?” Duke University now offers a summer session for high school students. It is not a residential program and students are responsible for their own housing and transportation, but they may earn college credit while they get a taste of college life. The session is scheduled from July 6-August 15, 2010. For more information, visit summersession. duke. or call (919)-684-6259.

The Rochester Institute of Technology [NY], hosts the Explore Your Future Program, a six-day summer career exploration program during which sophomores and juniors with hearing loss can explore career interest, experience college life, and meet other dear and hard-of-hearing students from all over the country. The first session runs from July 17-22 and the second one runs from July 24-29. The application deadline is April 30th, and it’s first-come, first-served. The cost of $650 covers room, board and program expenses. For more information and an online application, visit www.rit.edu/ NTID/EYFHS.

The Summer Engineering Course at Sweet Briar College for rising high school juniors and seniors runs from July 25-20, 2010. The course is built around several hand-on, team-based engineering design challenges. Among this summer’s projects, participants will design and build a robot that creates music. Applications are available online at www.engineering. sbc.edu. The deadline for the application is June 25, but registration received by May 15 receives highest priority. A $100 deposit is due with registration. Total participant cost is $450, which includes all meals, lodging, supplies and tuition. Need-based course scholarships are available.

The Food and Agribusiness Industries Summer Program offered at North Carolina A&T State University is a one-week residential program for rising juniors and seniors interested in business, science and math. While on campus, students are exposed to careers in the food and agribusiness industry, one of the fastest growing career groups in the country. Only 10 students will be selected for the program. Students accepted into the program will receive a $250 stipend. Applications are available online at www.ag.ncat. edu. Deadline: May 1, 2010.

The Helms Center Foundation sponsors a program called the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge [FELC] held in two sessions, June 20-24 and June 27-July1, on the campus of Wingate University in Wingate , North Carolina . The five-day residential program is designed to teach students about free market economics and the vital role capitalism plays in the lives of citizens . The only cost for students is a $75 registration fee and any rising sophomore, junior or senior high school student who has demonstrated leadership potential and an interest in the free market system is encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at www.jessehelmscente r.org/programs/ felc.asp. Applications are accepted on a first-come basis. Priority will be given to students who have never attended FELC. Students will be placed on a waiting list once the camp is full and added if space becomes available.

AFS Intercultural Programs, one of the largest and most reputable international exchange organization, offers many 4-6 week summer programs for high school students. Some of the summer and gap programs with spots still available include:
• Italy Homestay Program – (4 weeks) Deadline: April 26
• France Language Study Program – (4 weeks) Deadline: May 3
• Panama Community Service Program – (5 weeks) Deadline: May 3
• Summer Gap Programs for Graduates – (3-8 weeks) Deadline: April 26-May 3
• Thailand Community Service Semester – Deadline: May 12
For more information, email Amanda Fischer at afischer@afs. org or phone (651) 647-6337, ext. 2229

The American Institute for Foreign Study sponsors the AIFS University Prep, a full 3-week program designed to give high school sophomores and juniors the ins and outs of the college admissions process. Students spend three weeks living at Amherst College , taking courses in SAT prep, practicing college admissions strategies, and touring college across New England . The program fee is $3,995 and applications are available online at www.aifsuniversityp rep.com. Deadline: May 1, 2010. Catalog available in the Guidance Resource Center .

The American Institute for Foreign Study sponsors the AIFS Summer Advantage, , an all-inclusive high school study abroad program in which students in grades 10-12 experience university life in an exciting international setting. In 2010, Summer Advantage participants will study Chinese Culture and Mandarin at Nanjing University in China for up to six college credits. The program fee is $6,335 and applications are available online at www.SummerAdvantage .com. Deadline: April 15, 2010. Catalog available in the Guidance Resource Center .

The American Institute for Foreign Study sponsors the Summer institute for the Gifted [SIG], a 3-week residential program held at prestigious American colleges and universities, including Princeton, Dartmouth , UCLA, Amherstd, Bryn Mawr, Emory , UT Austin , Vassar, and UC Berkeley, for students in grades 4 through 11. SIG is now the program of the National Society for the Gifted and Talented, a 501©(3) organizations. Applications are available online at www.giftedstudy. org. Deadline: May 1, 2010. Catalog available in the Guidance Resource Center .

Boston University off a program in mathematics for young scientists [PROMYS] from June 27 to August 7 that includes an intensive experience in creative mathematical exploration to approximately 65 ambitious high school students. The six-week residential program costs $2,700 [Financial assistance is available]. Applications are available online at www.promys.org Deadline: May 30.

The Office of Professional Development at North Carolina State University offers a series of summer programs designed to improve reading and study skills, and to stimulate a greater interest in reading. Taught by professional instructors from the Institute of Reading Development, programs are available for students entering the 9th-11th grades [June 14-July 19 & July 26-August 23] and for students entering 12th grade and college [June 14-July 19 & July 26-August 23]. For more information or to register call 800-978-9596.

Boston University’s Summer Term offers four exciting opportunities for high school students: High School Honors, a six-week residential program in which students take two undergraduate courses; Research Internship in Science & Engineering, a six-week residential program in which students work in a lab conducting research; Summer Challenge, a two-week residential program for students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year; and Summer Preview, a one-week commuter program in which students can delve into one subject. All application and recommendation forms can be found at bu.edu/summer/ highschool.

Summer in New York City, a Pre-College Program at Barnard College of Columbia University offers young men & women a unique opportunity to sample pre-college courses while exploring NYC both in and out of the classroom. The program offers a four-week session and several one-week options. To find out more about the programs, click on www.barnard. edu/pep.

Hollins University ‘s Hollinsummer Program for High School Girls takes place July 11-23. Approximately 100 young women who are rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors will come together from all across the U.S. to get a taste of college life and schedule courses like “The Global Gastronomer, ” “So You Want to Be President Someday,””Exploring Digital Storytelling” and many more. For more information, go online at www.hollins. edu.

The Cambridge College Program at Cambridge University , Cambridge , England , is a unique educatyional opportunity for high achieving high school scholars. Scholars may be in their freshman through senior year. The program involves academic course work, leadership activities and an optional trip to Paris . Sixty-five courses, excursions to London , Stonehenge, Warwick Castle , Stratford -upon- Avon , sports and evening activities offered every night. For additional information and to enroll contact www.cambridgecolleg eprogramme. org.

The Pre-College Program at George Washington University offers high students [grades 9-11] an opportunity to discover Washington , D.C. , and think critically in courses like biomedical engineering, election politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, Robotics, and others. Session I runs from July 7-16 and Session II from July 21-30. For more information go online at precollege.gwu. edu.

The Howard University Minority Science & Engineering Improvement Program will be hosting its second annual summer camp for rising high school seniors from June 20-July 15, 2010. Over the course of the four-week program, students will be engaged in classroom lectures, research activities, field experiments, tours of research facilities, participate in symposiums and seminars that expand their knowledge of current technology in science and engineering, and communication skills. Except for the cost of transportation, the attendance of the program is free for all admitted students. As a residential program students will be housed on Howard University ‘s campus. Visit www.howard.edu/ mseip for more information and an application form.

There are many types of Summer Youth Programs at Auburn University . Some are designed for individuals and some are for teams. Some are intended for academic enrichment, while others cater to extracurricular interests. All are intended to allow participants to experience Auburn University while enjoying outstanding education/training in areas of interest For more information go online at .http://www.auburn. edu/outreach/ summercamps/ .

Each year middle and high school students come to the College of Engineering at NC State University to discover what engineering is all about. For more information about the programs, go online at www.engr.ncsu. edu/summerprogra ms/

The Davidson July Experience offers three weeks at a top liberal arts college for rising high school juniors and seniors July 4-24, 2010. Take classes in liberal arts disciplines like English, music, mathematics and anthropology. Learn from full-time Davidson faculty. Live in dorms on a beautiful residential campus. Want to know more? Go online at www.davidson. edu/julyexperien ce or email julyexp@davidson. edu.

The Rochester Institute of Technology offers a six-day summer career exploration program for college-bound high school students with hearing loss entering their junior or senior year in fall 2010. Session I is scheduled for July 17-22 and Session II for July 24-29. Participants gain hands-on experience in a variety of career areas while experiencing life on a college campus. To see photos and video or to apply, visit www.rit.edu/ NTID/EYF. Application deadline is April 30. 2010.

9TH, 10TH, 11TH GRADERS: The Design Camp held each summer at NC State University College of Design exposes high school students to the exciting world of design through a series of weeklong summer programs. Rising sophomores and juniors are eligible for Design Day Camp and rising juniors and seniors for Design Camp Overnight. Tuition for Overnight Design Camp is $900, and the Design Day Camp is $450. These fees cover the cost of instruction, lodging [for overnight participants] , meals, project supplies and activities. Requests for financial assistance will be considered. For more information and to download an application go online at www.cam.ncsu. edu/designcamp or E-mail designcamp@ncsu. edu if you have any questions.

Juniors: If you have a 3.0+ GPA and combined test scores of at least 100 on the PSAT, 1,000 on the SAT, or 22 on the ACT, consider applying for the 2010 LEAD Summer Business Institute. Each year, LEAD selects 300 high school juniors from a national pool of applicants to attend its Summer Business Institutes which operate during the month of June and July, and are hosted by Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Stanford, Northwestern, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Univ. of Virginia, Univ. of Michigan and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information and to apply, go online at www.leadprogram. org. Deadline: March 1, 2010.

Furman University [ Greenville , SC ] sponsors an academic enrichment residential summer program called Summer Scholars. During the summer of 2010, the program will offer one-week programs of academic enrichment for talented rising juniors and seniors. Directed by Furman faculty members with the assistance of Furman students, each program emphasizes engaged learning: a hands-on, problem-solving, and collaborative educational philosophy that encourages students to put into practice the theories and methods learned from texts or lectures. To learn more about this program, go to www.engagefurman. com and click on the link “Summer Scholars”.

Sophomore & Junior Girls: The Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech is sponsoring a two-week residential program, C-Tech2, from June 27 to July 10, 2010. The primary focus of the program is to develop and sustain the interests of participants in engineering and the sciences. Participants will spend the majority of their time involved in hands-on activities designed to increase interest in engineering, math, and science. For additional information and application instructions, visit www.ctech2.eng. vt.edu.

Youth summer camps in Barcelona with homestay is a 1 to 4 week-long program [June through August] designed for boys and girls who want to improve their Spanish and practice their favorite sport in a fun, safe and nurturing environment with youth participants from all over the world. Programs are fully supervised. For more information, go online at spainbarcelona@ spainbcn. com.

The United States Military Academy hosts a Summer Leaders Seminar (SLS) for high school juniors going into their senior year. The weeklong program of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training and intramural athletics gives students the opportunity to experience cadet life and to see first-hand what West Point has to offer. Each year 1,000 highly talented high school juniors are invited to attend the SLS, which is led and supervised by West Point cadets entering their final or “Firstie” year. When completing the SLS application, you are also opening an admissions file at the Academy. The application window for the 2010 Summer Leaders Seminar is 14 December 2009 through April 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.usma.edu, click on the link to “Admissions” then “Summer Leaders Seminar at West Point .”

Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs offers students entering grades 9-12, the opportunity to hone traditional academic skills — reading, writing, and arithmetic — while exploring content not traditionally found in secondary school curricula — forensics, Mandarin Chinese, marine biology, and the Modern Middle East. The five-week and two-week offerings include the following: academic enrichment, English Language Institute, the John F. Kennedy ’35 Institute in Government, math workshops, science workshops, study abroad, and writing workshops. For more information, go online at www.choate.edu/ summerprograms.

Seniors: The National Youth Science Camp is an intense residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school. In a rustic setting, students from around the country are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have many opportunities to push themselves physically in an outdoor program. The Camp is made possible through funding of the National Youth Science Foundation and will be held June 29-July 23 at Champ Pocahontas in the Monongahela National Forest near the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in the eastern mountains of West Virginia . The NYSC is an all-expenses- paid program, including air transportation to Charleston , West Virginia . For more information, go online at www.nysc.org.

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