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Summer/Enrichment Programs

Summer, Pre-College and Academic Enrichment Programs

 

2019-2020

 

University of Wisconsin at Madison, Engineering Summer Program     (Updated 1/10)

Grades

10th and 11th

Dates

June 13th- July 24th, 2020

Application Deadline

April 5, 2020

Location

University of Wisconsin at Madison Campus

Cost

Cost: No Cost ($40 non-refundable application fee but can be waived)


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

For more information visit: https://www.engr.wisc.edu/academics/student-services/diversity-programs/engineering-summer-program/

Summer Multicultural Engineering Training Program (SUMMET)

Grades

10th and 11th

Dates

Various dates available

Application Deadline

February 3, 2020

Location

Colorado School of Mines Campus

Cost

Cost: No Cost

Brief Description: A science and engineering program combining coursework, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events. SUMMET is an excellent stepping-stone to the lifestyle and rigors 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.

For more information visit: http://www.mines.edu/summet

University of Southern California Summer Programs

Grades

9th through 11th

Dates

June 14 - July 11, 2020

Application Deadline

April 24, 2020

Location

University of Southern California

Cost

Varies by program and length of stay

Brief Description: USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California. 

For more information visit: https://summerprograms.usc.edu/

Summer Engineering Seminar (SES)


Grades

10th and 11th

Dates

To be announced soon

Application Deadline

March 2020

Location

Santa Clara University Campus

Cost

No Cost (Responsible for transportation)


Brief Description: The School of Engineering at Santa Clara University is pleased to announce its 31st annual Summer Engineering Seminar (SES) program.This special summer experience is for current high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in exploring the field of engineering. The program is designed to acquaint participants with the engineering profession, the academic expectations of college, and the nature of life at a university.

For more information visit: https://www.scu.edu/engineering/beyond-the-classroom/outreach/summer-engineering-seminar-ses/

Future Girls @ The Beach     

Grades

12th 

Dates

Fall 2020

Application Deadline

November 25, 2019

Location

Cal State Long Beach

Cost

No Cost (Responsible for transportation)


Brief Description: In order to inspire and motivate more young girls to go into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, there is a need of a mentoring program to build confidence and engage girls beginning in middle and high school. As a result, the College of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach is collaborating with local schools to provide this opportunity.

For more information visit: http://web.csulb.edu/colleges/coe/views/essc/k_12_outreach_recruitment/future_girls_at_the_beach.shtml

The Young Ambassadors Program

Grades

12th

Dates

July, 2020

Application Deadline

April, 2016

Location

Locations throughout the Smithsonian

Cost

No Cost (Responsible for transportation)


Brief Description: The Young Ambassadors Program is a leadership program for graduating high school seniors which fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities. The program includes a week long seminar at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and a four week internship in either The California Science Center in Los Angeles or The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. Students who complete the program receive a $2,000 stipend.

For more information visit: http://latino.si.edu/Education/YAP

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project Institute - Los Angeles

Grades

10th and 11th

Dates

August 2020

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

UCLA

Cost

No Cost (Responsible for transportation)


Brief Description: CLYLP-Los Angeles is a three day institute designed to develop students’ leadership potential and increase their knowledge of the region's’ cultural and political landscape. Participants connect with education, business, political and community leaders and receive encouragement in their pursuit of post secondary educational opportunities. 

For more information visit: http://clylp.org/programs/los-angeles-institute/

 

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) - Sacramento Leadership Conference

Grades

10th and 11th

Dates

July 2020

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

Cal State Sacramento

Cost

No Cost

Brief Description: The CLYLP Sacramento Leadership Conference is a week long intensive leadership program. Conference participants attend powerful workshops and seminars that will enhance leadership skills, academic preparedness, self esteem, cultural awareness, and provide an understanding of state and local government. Students will have a unique opportunity to visit the state Capitol to learn first hand about the legislative process. Students will also be presented with valuable information about college and professional careers.

For more information visit: http://clylp.org/programs/sacramento-leadership-conference/

 

 

 

UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute       (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

June 21 - June 27, 2020

Application Deadline

April 2020

Location

UCLA

Cost

TBD (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: UCLA offers this week-long intensive Model United Nations Summer Institute for high school students interested in diplomacy and foreign affairs. During the institute, students will take on the role of a diplomat, engage in independent research, and then debate a country's position on one of the many committees of the United Nations. If you are passionate about international relations and history and enjoy or want to improve your skills regarding public speaking and debate, then the UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute is the perfect opportunity of you. 

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/ModelUN

 

UCLA Mock Trial Summer Institute     (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

July 11 - July 18

Application Deadline

April 2020

Location

UCLA

Cost

TBD (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: UCLA Mock Trial Summer Institute is a week long intensive program for students interested in learning more about our nation’s legal system and how attorneys prepare a case for trial. This program is also for students who may want to pursue a career in law as a trial attorney, prosecutor, or defense attorney. Students who wish to build on their self-confidence and strengthen their ability to communicate their ideas and opinions to others may also find this program helpful. 

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/MockTrial

 

UCLA Teen ArchStudio Summer Institute       (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

July 5 - July 24

Application Deadline

April 2020

Location

UCLA

Cost

TBD (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: This program is an intensive, full time summer architecture experience for students interested in exploring architecture and design thinking. This program exposes high school students to the architecture discipline, giving them a sense of the life of a college student and the chance to experience the profession through the design of a project, field trips to landmark buildings and visits to some Los Angeles architectural offices. 

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/TeenArchStudio

 

UCLA Nanoscale Microscopy Lab Summer Institute     (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

June 28 - July 3, 2020

Application Deadline

April 2019

Location

UCLA

Cost

TBD (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: Nanoscale Microscopy Lab Summer Institute is a one-week, hands-on, science learning opportunity for high school students on scientific imaging.  Students will be able to explore three key microscopy techniques for nanoscience research: fluorescence microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, and electron microscopy.  

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/NanoscaleMicroscopyLab

 

UCLA Applications of Nanoscience Summer Institute     (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

July 5-July 17, 2020

Application Deadline

April 2019

Location

UCLA

Cost

TBD (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: The Applications of Nanoscience Summer Institute  is a course designed for high school students to learn the basics of pursuing a scientific research project. This program involves hands-on experiments that combine vigorous scientific methodologies and techniques with projects that are both fun and exciting. Students will also work on a team project to experience the process of proposing a scientific research.. 

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/ApplicationsofNanoscience

 

UCLA Design Media Arts Summer Institute     (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

July 5-July 17, 2020

Application Deadline

April 2019

Location

UCLA

Cost

TBD (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: The Design Media Arts Summer Institute is a two week long program with morning and afternoon classes in graphic design, web design, audio/video, and gaming. The program culminates in the creation of an online portfolio students can use for their college applications. 

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/DesignMediaArts

 

Cal State Fullerton Engineering Innovation (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

TBA

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

Cal State Fullerton

Cost

TBD (Scholarships available)

Brief Description: Engineering Innovation is an exciting college-level summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. In the program, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers. Over this four week long program, students will complete lab activities in computer engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, material science, civil engineering, robotics and mechanical engineering.  

For more information visit: http://www.fullerton.edu/ecs/innovation.php

 

Cal State Fullerton Project MISS (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Dates

July 6 - July 31, 2020

Application Deadline

May 2019

Location

Cal State Fullerton

Cost

No Cost (Responsible for transportation)

Brief Description: The purpose of the “Mathematics Intensive Summer Session” (MISS) program is to assist college-bound young women to enhance their mathematics skills. The immediate goal of the program is to increase students’ abilities to learn and use mathematical concepts thereby supporting their achievement in high school preparatory coursework.

For more information visit:http://www.fullerton.edu/miss/

 

African American Leaders for Tomorrow

Grades

10th-11th

Dates

TBA

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

Cal State Dominguez Hills

Cost

No Cost

Brief Description: The African American Leaders for Tomorrow program is a four-day long residential summer program that is held on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills. Eighty students are hand selected to receive leadership training and attend workshops on topics such as college experience, career development and financial literacy. Students live on campus at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Housing, meals, program materials, as well as transportation during the conference will be provided at no cost to the participants.

For more information visit: http://blackcaucus.legislature.ca.gov/aalt

 

Summer Docent Program (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

7th-12th

Dates

June - August, 2020

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Cost

$220 (financial aid available)

Brief Description: The Summer Docent Program at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a month-long program offered to 7th-12th graders. This program gives students an opportunity to become docents in either the Summer Exhibit Hall or The Summer Aquatic Nursery. Students are are required to attend a mandatory one week training. After training, the docents will give tours one or two mornings a week to students from schools, recreation centers and other organizations.

For more information visit: http://www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org/get-involved/volunteer-programs-details.asp

 

Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP) (Updated 2019)

Grades

6th-12th

Dates

June - July, 2020

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

Cal State

Northridge

Cost

TBD (scholarships available)

Brief Description: SAEP at Cal State Northridge will focus on academic and character development of students attending the program. This program offers both enrichment and academic classes. Middle school students can take classes for preparation and/or for pleasure; whereas high school classes are approved for the A-G Subject Requirements necessary for UC/CSU admission and high school graduation.

For more information visit: http://www.csun.edu/eisner-education/summer-academic-enrichment-program

 

Caltech Community Science Academy (Updated 2019)

Grades

9th-12th

Dates

June - July, 2019

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

Caltech

Cost

TBD

Brief Description: Students learn science and engineering from university researchers and gain hands-on experience performing experiments and building projects in Caltech labs and facilities in cooperation with professors from Caltech. Students will cover topics like: Soil and Water Quality, Pest Control, and Plant Processing. 

For more information visit: http://csa.caltech.edu/SummerProgram

 

Teen Entrepreneur Academy (Updated 11/25)

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

July 19-July 25, 2020

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

Concordia University,

Irvine

Cost

$1000 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: The Teen Entrepreneur Academy (TEA) is a hands-on, learn-by-doing, one-week residential business entrepreneurship startup summer camp for high school students. TEA teaches high school students real-world entrepreneurship, best business practices, principles of free enterprise and “how to” start and launch their own business.

For more information visit: http://www.cui.edu/academicprograms/business/tea

 

STEM/Engineering and Construction Camps (Updated 11/25)

Ages

15-18

Dates

June 2020

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

Varies by acceptance

Cost

TBD (scholarship available)

Brief Description: Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), in collaboration with the military services, offers a series of week-long, STEM/Engineering and Construction Camps designed for high school students who excel in math, science, and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or related fields in college. Each of the camps has their own unique curriculum, with the common threads being: challenging environment, all activities being hands-on, and young engineer mentors assigned to the teams and providing long term resources for alumni. SAME has been organizing events and activities and offering scholarships designed to excite students to become engineers for over 30 years.

For more information visit: http://www.same.org/STEMCAMPS

 

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

Grades

9th-12th

Dates

June 22 - July 10, 2020

July 13 - July 31, 2020

Application Deadline

Rolling Until Full

Location

Stanford University

Cost

$7500 (scholarship available)

Brief Description: The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for students to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits and to meet other students who share their interests and abilities. The Summer Institute offers a three-week residential program for academically talented and motivated high school students. Participants live in supervised Stanford housing and are taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. Students engage in intensive study in a single-course and are introduced to topics not typically presented at the high school level. The Summer Institute provides a taste of college life in the beautiful surroundings of the Stanford campus.

For more information visit: https://summerinstitutes.stanford.edu/

 

Public Speaking Institute

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

June 14 - June 20, 2020

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

UC Berkley

Cost

$2695 Overnight Camp/ $2295 Day Camp (scholarship available)

Brief Description: Public Speaking Institute at Caltech is designed to help students build confidence in their public speaking skills. This camp trains students in public speaking, logic and rhetoric through an interactive and dynamic curriculum that encourages incremental progress through ongoing practice and exercise. Over the course of the program, students will participate in three main courses: Debate, Persuasive Speaking, and an elective. 

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/18

 

Prep Camp Excel        (Update 11/2019)

Grade

9th, 10th

Dates

 July 12-July 18, 2020

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

UCLA

Cost

$3250 Overnight Camp/ $2750 Day Camp (scholarship available)

Brief Description: Prep Camp Excel is for motivated rising 9th and 10th grade students seeking to excel in high school so that when college application time rolls around, they have attained the best possible GPA, resume and courses of study. This seven day camp offers students exposures to many of the same principles that older students get at College Admission Prep Camp in a similarly relaxed and fun atmosphere. Prep Camp Excel uses a three-pronged curriculum to promote high school success, including courses in Essay Writing, PSAT Prep, and Study Skills.

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/22

 

A+ Summer Leadership    (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

9th-12th

Dates

July 5 - July 11, 2020

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

UCLA

Cost

$2800 Overnight Camp/ $2350 Day Camp (scholarship available)

Brief Description: The A+ Summer Leadership program was developed around the premise that students should strive to be effective leaders who demonstrate excellence by their approach and by their accomplishments. Our leadership-focused offerings have been constructed with the view that the most significant way to encourage students into earning and taking real future leadership roles is to develop the skills and capabilities that will enable students to speak up in class, solve problems creatively and to communicate with confidence.

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/63

 

Emerging Writers  Institute    (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

7th-9th

Dates

July 26 - August 1, 2020

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

UCLA

Cost

$2800 Overnight Camp/ $2150 Day Camp/ $2350 Extended Camp (scholarship available)

Brief Description: Emerging Writers Institute is a unique opportunity for  rising 7th-9th graders to explore creative writing. From day one, students are challenged through small group seminars focused on fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Diverse afternoon electives may include sci-fi writing, screenwriting and are used to let students try out new genres in a safe, exploratory environment. By the end of the week, students will share polished pieces for publication in their own literary magazine and present their work in an informal reading for family and friends. 

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/78

 

Mock Trial  (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

8th-12th

Dates

July 19- July 25, 2020

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

UCLA

Cost

$3000 Overnight Camp/ $2550 Extended Camp (scholarship available)

Brief Description: American Legal Experience-Mock Trial offers high school students a unique opportunity to learn public speaking skills through a concentrated focus on the American judicial system. Mock Trial participants will work with experienced public speaking instructors and a directing attorney to learn the structure of the court systems, differences between the process of law involved in civil and criminal traits, and most importantly proper methods of the formation and presentation of convincing legal arguments. As part of this learning process, students will be directly exposed to the basics of certain substantive areas of law, including constitutional, criminal and tort law, as well as rules of evidence.  

For more information visit: https://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/20

 

Native Education Forum (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

Current 10th, 11th

Dates

June 22 - June 27, 2020

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

Colorado State University

Cost

No Cost (responsible for transportation)

Brief Description:The Native Education Forum is a five day summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students will gain university classroom experience, earn one academic credit, research issues critical to Native American/Indigenous communities, and get valuable assistance from professionals in the university application process. While on campus, students will have the chance to interact with university faculty, staff and currently enrolled students as they discuss and evaluate important issues that affect indigenous communities.

For more information visit: http://admissions.colostate.edu/nef/

 

SESEY (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

9th-11th

Dates

TBA

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

Oregon State University

Cost

$TBD

Brief Description: SESEY targets high school girls and minorities who are traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering. Students must have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year in high school and have an interest in math and science. Students spend a week with a research group in either the Department of Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering at Oregon State University. Each student works with a faculty member and college student mentors on a week-long project.  

For more information visit: http://cbee.oregonstate.edu/node/124

 

Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

10th-11th

Dates

TBA

Application Deadline

TBA

Location

University of Denver

Cost

TBD

Brief Description: The individual Pioneer Prep Leadership Institutes for Black and Latino/a students are designed for college-focused high school sophomores and juniors to have a dynamic learning opportunity on the University of Denver campus. During Pioneer Prep, participants will be introduced to various topics focused on college access, navigating the college search and application process, career planning, leadership development and cultural awareness through a series of speakers and activities. Attendees will gain valuable insight on what it is like to live and attend classes on a private college campus. In addition, students will have the opportunity to make new friends locally and nationally with like-minded students who are passionate about pursuing their educational goals.   

For more information visit: http://www.du.edu/apply/admission/resources/pioneerprep/

 

UCLA Acting & Performance Summer Institute (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

June 20 - July 11, 2020

July 12 - August 2, 2020

Application Deadline

Check with Program

Location

UCLA

Cost

$150

Brief Description: The program is designed for high school students completing grades 9 through 12 who have a serious interest in theater and who seek the discipline and training required for participation in a university theater program or a career in the performing arts.

For more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/ActingandPerformance 

 

UCLA Art Summer Institute (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

July 5 - July 17, 2020

July 19 - July 31, 2020

Application Deadline

Check with Program

Location

UCLA

Cost

Scholarships available

Brief Description:The Summer Art Institute is designed for talented and highly motivated high school students. Each two-week session carries three units of UCLA college credit, and is structured around a combination of daily, focused studio work, artist lectures, field trips, and a final exhibition.

For more information visit: http://summer.ucla.edu/institutes/Art

 

UCLA Dance/Performing Arts Summer Institute

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

June 24 - July 2

Application Deadline

April 1, 2017

Scholarships deadline: April 15

Location

UCLA

Cost

Scholarships available

Brief Description:The UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance Departments’ Dance/Performing Arts Summer Institute is an award-winning, unique, nine-day program for advanced high school students that integrates the disciplines of dance, choreography, spoken word, music, and identity exploration, and offers guidance to students in assessing the role the arts can and will play in the next stage of their lives.

For more information visit: http://summer.ucla.edu/institutes/DancePerformingArts

 

UCLA Summer Sessions for High School Students (Updated 11/2019)

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

Varies by Program

Application Deadline

Check with Program

Location

UCLA

Cost

Scholarships available

Brief Description:UCLA offers a variety of summer programs for High School students.  Review the site and become familiar with programs.

For more information visit: https://summer.ucla.edu/ushsstudent

 

Engineering Possibilities in College (EPIC)

Grades

9th - 11th

Dates

Three Sessions from:

July 12 - July 31, 2020

Application Deadline

April 15, 2020

Location

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Cost

$1,720 (Scholarships available)

Brief Description:EPIC- Engineering Possibilities in College - is a one-week summer camp at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo that introduces campers to the varied fields of engineering through hands-on labs taught by university professors and industry professionals.  EPIC campers see "Learn by Doing" in action when Cal Poly students show them the satellites, prosthetic hands, race cars, concrete canoes and other products they've developed.  In addition, EPIC campers get to design, build and test their own projects! For more information visit: https://epic.calpoly.edu/

 

Catalyst Academy

Grades

9th - 12th

Dates

July 12- July 18 2020

Application Deadline

March 2, 2020

Location

Cornell University

Cost

(Scholarships available)

Brief DescriptionThe CATALYST Academy is a one-week summer residential program for rising high school juniors, and seniors. The mission of the CATALYST Academy is to advance diversity in engineering and its related disciplines. Therefore, applications from students from backgrounds (African American, Latino/a, or Native American) critically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are especially encouraged. visit:  https://sites.coecis.cornell.edu/catalystacademy/