Cornerstone Summer Institute Application
The Cornerstone Summer Institute is an eye-opening weeklong summer program for high school students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) that takes place at the University of Virginia. In the intimate and enriching setting of the University’s Academical Village, students will learn and develop thinking skills that prepare them for success in college and beyond. The program focuses on uncovering the hidden history of the area through historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in Charlottesville, Virginia. Guided by top faculty and a team of UVA students, participants will explore both the University’s past and the modern-day legacies of slavery. The Institute will take place from June 22 to June 28, 2019.
The Cornerstone Institute is $850, which includes air-conditioned housing, all meals, program materials, and after-hours activities. Financial aid is available. Please contact for details about scholarships.
Please complete this application to the best of your ability. In addition to answering the application questions, you must submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or mentor. Please request from the person writing your recommendation that the letter be sent to within two weeks of submitting this application. Once your completed application and letter of recommendation is received, they will be reviewed and you will be notified of your status in the application process. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The final application deadline is May 1, 2019.
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