Summer Enrichment Opportunities (UPDATED: 3.28.2018)
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(NOTE: Programs in RED are not updated for 2018 as of 3.28.2018)
TypeState / CountryWebsite/LinkApplication ComponentsNotes/EligibilityProgram Dates Program Cost
XJanuary 1/15/2018United States Air Force AcademySummer SeminarService Academy - STEMColorado appSession "A" 11 - 15 June 2018 Session "B" 18 - 22 June 2018$300
XJanuary 1/31/2018Dartmouth College Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) in GreenlandScience, Environmental ScienceGreenland application:
2 references, college counselor info, 7 short essays
-MUST BE A US CITIZEN AND HAVE A VALID PASSPORT valid for 6 months past date of trip
-Application cannot be saved (must be completed in one sitting)
3 weeks, June/July 2018FREE
(including international travel, food, housing, and cold weather gear)
XFebruary 2/1/2018Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMITESPre-College (Math, Science, English, Humanities, elective)Massachusetts information, Test scores and school courses, Extracurricular activities, Recommendation Requests, 6 EssaysJuniors, US Citizens or Permanent ResidentsJune 23 - August 2, 2018FREE (NOT including transportation)
XXXFebruary 2/7/2018Vanderbilt UniversityVanderbilt Summer AcademyVariousTennessee application
ACT scores OR portfolio samples
$40 application fee
Two essays
Some programs require a transcript and 2 letters of recommendation
Score in the 95th percentile in at least one section of the ACT (above a 30) OR submit a portfolio.
Financial Aid available:
Multiple Sessions June - July$2750- $3625
XFebruary 2/12/2018University of Notre DameLeadership SeminarsSeminar Choices:
1. American Arts, Pop Culture, and Social Change;
2. Global Issues: Towards a Just Peace;
3. Science, Ethics, and Responsibility
Indiana Waiver (by 1/15):

Online application
High school counselor recommendation
2 essays (one based on program choice, one about significant experiences that defined you as a person)
-"Diverse" background
-Generally in the top 10% of the class; mid-range SAT score for math & reading is 1300-1500
-Demonstrated leadership abilities in school, church, community, and/or social organizations
Must be 16 by 8/1/2018
July 14 – July 25, 2018
$50 application fee OR get a waiver; $150 enrollment deposit
XXFebruary 2/12/2018University of Notre DameSummer ScholarsVarious subjectsIndiana App, Let. of Rec, Test ScoresFin. Aid Available at this LinkJune 23 - July 7, 2018$3,500 (Does NOT include transportation)
XXFebruary 2/13/2018Carleton CollegeSummer Academic ProgramsLiberal Arts & SciencesMinnesota application, short essay answers, transcripts, 3 academic letters of recommendation, test scores (optional)
Need-based Scholarship requirements: 1040 Federal Tax Forms for the previous 3 years
Merit Scholarships: test scores strongly recommended
Options: Summer Computer Science Institute; Summer Humanities Institute; Summer Language & Global Issues Institute; Summer Quantitative Reasoning Institute; Summer Science Institute; Summer Writing ProgramVaries by program$3,250 - $3,895
Need-based and merit scholarships available
XFebruary 2/16/2018The Council of State Governments, the University of Kentucky's Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, and Transylvania University (hosted at TU)The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship Student CongressGovernment & PoliticsKentucky form
2 short application essays (250 words each)
Official transcript
Evidence of at least one standardized test score (PSAT, ACT, or SAT).
Teacher recommendation
June 11 - June 16 (before school is out!)FREE (including transportation)
XXFebruary 2/16/2018Girls Who CodeGirls Who Code Summer Immersion ProgramComputer Science, CodingChicago, IL application
Short essay question; does not require grades or recommendations!
7 week summer program in Chicago
June 25-August 10th, 2018FREE (transportation stipends ($) available)
XXFebruary 2/18/2018Oberlin College Foresight Leadership & Sustainability InitiativeCourses:
1. The Power of Cities:
Urban Sustainability & Resilience
2. The Power of Movements:
Social Justice & Organizing
3. The Power of Business:
Leveraging Value, Leveraging Change
Ohio of Rec; online app. Scholarship application is a separate app that must be submittedFebuary 18th deadline if applying for financial aid; 22 spots available. Full or partial scholarships are offeredDate varies on program applying toTuition: $2,560, Room & Board: $920, $25 application fee
XMarch 3/1/2018George Washington UniversityCaminos al FuturoLeadership, PoliticsDC application:
High school teacher OR counselor recommendation
350 word essay about interest in program and relationship to goals
$50 application fee (waivers may be available)
Record of service in the Latino/Hispanic communityJuly 1-20, 2018FREE
XXMarch 3/1/2018Santa Clara UniversitySummer Engineering SeminarSTEMCalifornia App; Essay; recommendationWomen, first generation college students and other underrepresented groups in the field of engineering are highly encouraged to apply, though this is not a limiting factor for program selection.July 8-12, 2018
July 15-19, 2018
Free - only pay for transportation
X4 - April4/1/2018Carleton CollegeCarleton Liberal Arts ExperienceLiberal Arts & SciencesMinnesota application, transcript, at least one academic letter of recommendation, 8 one paragraph essaysAfrican American students OR have an interest in African American cultureJuly 8 - 15, 2017FREE
XXMarch 3/1/2018Carnegie Mellon UniversitySummer Programs for DiversityVariesPennsylvania application, 3 essays, PLAN/ACT/SAT scores, transcript, counselor letter of rec, two teacher letters of rec, activities resumeTopics: Advanced Placement / Early Admission; Architecture; Art; Design; Drama; Music; National High School Game Academy; Summer Academy for Mathematics & ScienceJune 30 – August 11, 2018FREE
XXXMarch 3/1/2018Smith CollegeSummer Science & Engineering ProgramScienceMassachusetts applicationFemale-identified students onlySession 1: July 9-20
Session 2: July 23-Aug 3
Financial Aid available. Application for aid also due 3/1/2018.
XMarch 3/2/2018University of ChicagoNeubauer Family AdelanteTwo choices:
Contagion: Infectious Agents and Emerging Diseases
Writing: Awakening Into Consciousness
Chicago, IL application
2 recommendations (one from teacher in program subject area)
One essay about your culture
Committment to the Latino/Hispanic community
Strong GPA recommended (3.5+)
June 17 - July 7, 2017FREE
(residential, live on campus, all costs covered)
XXXMarch 3/7/2018U of I at Urbana-ChampaignResearch Apprenticeship ProgramSTEMIllinois Application, Math/Science Recommnedation Letter Top 20% of class, B average or higher in English, math, and science coursesJune 24-July 29$60
XXXMarch 3/12/2018U of I at Urbana-ChampaignUSDA Ag Discovery ProgramSTEMIllinois application, essay, and 3 letters of recommendationJune 24- July 29FREE
X4 - April4/15/2017United States Naval AcademySummer STEM ProgramSTEMMaryland Application, personal statementJune 18-22550 plus transportation
XXXMarch 3/14/2018FBIFBI Explorer ProgramCriminal JusticeChicago, IL application, short essays, 1 letter of recommendation14-20 years of age and must be in high school, must not have a prior arrest record or serious traffic violation, must have at least a 2.5 GPA upon acceptance and applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA during the program.
Every other Thursday from September - April 2018-2017. 4:30-6:30pmFREE
XXMarch 3/16/2018Girls Who CodeGirls Who Code Summer Immersion ProgramComputer Science, CodingChicago, IL Application, one short answer question; NO grades or recommendations required!Female students only; must receive FREE or REDUCED PRICED lunch, MUST select Noble Network of Charter Schools when asked how you heard about the program.June 25-August 10th, 2018FREE (transportation stipends ($) available)
XXMarch 3/16/2018Calvin CollegeEntrada Scholars ProgramEnglish, History, Biology or PsychologyMichigan application, transcript, academic recommendation, personal recommendation, parent agreement, ACT results (if taken)MUST be African-American, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American
Earn 3 or 4 college credits
Automatically earn a scholarship for Calvin College if you intend to attend the college after graduating
July 6- Aug 2, 2018$500
XXFebruary 2/15/2018American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)Summer Institute at Georgetown UniversitySocial Justice, PoliticsDC application; High school teacher OR counselor recommendation (emailed in); 500 word essay on civil liberties; $50 application fee (fee waiver available if applying for financial aid, request by email: to receive fee waiver codeJuly 18 - 25, 2018$2,895 (travel NOT included; scholarships are available)
XXXXMarch 3/4/2018Rush UniversityRush Alzheimer's Disease Center: Summer InternshipHealth Sciences
Community Development
Chicago, IL application, short essays related to your experience, resume, transcript (optional)CTA passes may be available for students
PAID stipend at the end of the summer
June 26 to August 18, 2018PAID (CTA passes provided for transportation if needed)
XJanuary 1/9/2018Cornell University and the University of MichiganTelluride Assoc. Sophomore Seminar Black & Ethnic Studies Varies, essays, recommendations, transcript
Interview required (will need to submit a transcript, letter of recommendation, class writing sample)
Citizenship not required
Demonstrated interest in critical Black and ethnic studies
Particularly encourage applications from African American students and other students of color.
June 24 - August 4, 2018FREE, except transportation but are some financial support available
XFebruary 2/11/2018University of ChicagoCollegiate Scholars ProgramCollege Prep, including UChicago classes, college visits, and enrichment programmingIllinois for Admission, completed electronically via our online portal; must be signed by student and a parent/guardian
Responses to three short-answer questions
Response to a long-form essay question
Academic Record & Transcript Form signed and submitted by a high school counselor
Recommendation Form A from a current teacher (not PE or music)
Recommendation Form B from a mentor (can be your advisor)
The strongest candidates are:
- Ranked in the top 10% of their class
- Enrolled in academically rigorous courses (Honors)
- Leaders in their community, both inside and outside of high school
- Have demonstrated ability to confront and overcome academic and social/cultural challenges
- Creative and willing to learn and share their ideas with others
3 year committment starting the summer after freshman year
Programming during the summer and school year
$350 per year (payment plans available)
Does not include on-campus housing
XFebruary 2/15/2018Phillips Exeter AcademyExeter SummerAcademic Classes
College Prep
New Hampshire Summer Online Application
Application Fee - $65
Personal Essay
3 Recommendations and Transcript
Financial Aid available! Must submit:
Financial Aid Questionnaire
​IRS 1040 and W2 or 1099 forms from all parents listed on application from 2016 or 2017. All forms must be from the same year.
July 1 - August 3, 2018$8,900 (does NOT include transportation)
Need-based financial aid available!
XMarch 3/2/2018Northwestern UniversityNorthwestern AcademyCollege PrepChicago, IL first-generation college students who are low-income and identify with a traditionally underrepresentative racial or ethnic groupStrict eligibility guidelines. Must be first generation college student and/or low income and/or Latino, African American, Native American, or Pacific IslanderFree
XMarch 3/9/2018Wheaton CollegeBuilding Roads to Intellectual Diversity and Great Education (B.R.I.D.G.E.)Leadership, Academics, and Christian FaithIllinois (online or paper)
500 essay
Three recommendations (1 counselor/advisor, 1 teacher, 1 pastor)
Official Transcript
TWO summers committment
Christian faith required

July 1 - July 28, 2018FREE (including transportation)
XMarch 3/23/2018Northwestern UniversityCollege Bridge ProgramCollege Prep Illinois application, personal statement, recommendation form or letter, official high school transcriptCumulative 3.5 GPA minimum; earn college creditstarts June 25, 2018 - various course lengths FREE (does not include housing - students can commute to Evanston via CTA)
XMarch 3/23/2018Princeton UniversityPrinceton University Summer Journalism ProgramJournalismNew Jersey application
Teacher recommendation
Must send in copies of family tax forms
Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5
Family income of less than $45,000
Aug 3-13FREE (including transportation)
XXMarch 3/23/2018Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute R2L NextGen ProgramPolitics, Leadership DC information, three short essays, a copy of your high school transcript, a personal recommendation, and a résumé.

No GPA minimum, must have interest in learning more about civic engagement and reside in Cook CountyJune 24-29, 2018 and July 15-20, 2018FREE
XXMarch 3/23/2018Rensselaer Polytechnic InstitutePREFACE ProgramSTEM: Engineering and TechNew York applicationJuly 8-July 21FREE (only need to pay health fee & personal expnses)
XXXMarch 3/25/2018AAJAAsian American Journalism CampLawMichigan, letter of recommendation, 2 essays, work samples (optional)all races/ethnicities can apply; must be citizen or permanent legal resident; (2018 program at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI)July 30-Aug 4FREE
XXMarch 3/26/2018University of ChicagoSummer Bridge for CPSVariety of subjects, including languages.
See website for more specific choices.
Chicago, IL application
Counselor Recommendation
Teacher Recommendation in the subject you want to study
2 short answer questions
2 essays
Interview w/parent
3.6 GPA minimum
95% attendance rate
3-5 weeks in the summerFREE
Discount Ventra cards available
XXMarch 3/28/2018Davidson CollegeJuly ExperienceCollege Prep North Carolina online, 300 word essay, transcript, high school profile (from couselor), counselor recommendation form, academic recommendation formFinancial aid available with separate applicationJuly 1 - 21, 2018$4,000 - Need based scholarship application available
XDecember 12/15/2017Phillips Andover Academy Math and Science Academy for Minority Students STEMMassachusetts due by November, full application by January (includes 4 recommendations from teachers/counselors, transcript, parent component); then interview 5 weeks each summer for 3 years; 9th grade in a U.S. public school, U.S. citizen or legal resident, demonstrated financial need. African-American or Hispanic/Latino students may apply June 26- July 30FREE
XXXMarch 3/19/2018Adler PlanetariumPaid internshipSTEM, InternshipChicago, IL application
Short essays
Must be at least 15 years old to volunteerJune 25-August 17, 2018FREE (Paid internship available)
XXXMarch 3/29/2018University of DaytonSummer Honors Engineering CampsSTEM: EngineeringOhio
$50 Deposit
Minimum GPA of 3.5
For Scholarships:
- Must receive free or reduced lunch
- Demonstrated academic performance in mathematics and science: High school transcript must be submitted by your high school guidance counselor.
- Desire to participate: Personal statement (1-3 paragraphs) on why you want to attend camp.
- Recommendation of teacher or counselor.
July 8 - 13, 2018
$700 (scholarships available!)
XMarch 3/29/2018University DaytonMinority Enginering and Technology for MenSTEM: EngineeringOhio
$50 Deposit
Minority high school men who will be seniors in the fall. You must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled in a college-preparatory program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.June 17 -June 23, 2018$200
XXXMarch 3/29/2018University of DaytonWomen in EngineeringSTEM: EngineeringOhio onlineFemale students only; Scholarships availableJune 24 -29, 2018$700 (NOT including transportation)
XMarch 3/30/2018Indiana UniversityYoung Women's InstituteBusinessIndiana app
3 short-answer essays
Recommendation letter on official letterhead
3.5 GPA, Women; extra curricular resume and letters of rec help with selection2018 Dates: Session 1: June 10-13; Session 2: June 13-16; Session 3: June 17-20; Session 4: June 20-23FREE - Travel not included
XXMarch 3/30/2018UICWomen in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP)STEM: EngineeringIllinois app, teacher evaluation, transcript3.2 GPA or higher
Grades of As and Bs in math and science classes
July 2-July 27, 2018 (M-F 10am-3pm)FREE (non-residential, must commute)
XXXMarch 3/31/2018DePaul UniversityCollege ConnectCollege PrepChicago, IL application online or on paper
500 words or less (Why are you a good fit for the College Connect program?)
Official Transcript
Letter of Recommendation
2.5 GPA or higher
Strong attendance record
Preference for Honors & AP coursework
4 Choices:
- Science of Violence
- Black & Brown Perspectives on Education and Policing
- Poster Art & Activism
- Voices of the Marginalize
June 27 - July 29, 2016FREE (NOT including transportation)
XMarch 3/31/2018Indiana UniversityPre-College Academy (Balfour Scholars)College Prep Indiana app
3 short-answer essays
Recommendation letter on official letterhead
2.7 GPA; African American, Latinx, and/or Native American
Sunday, July 8 through Saturday, July 14, 2018.FREE - Travel not included
XMarch 3/31/2018United States Military Academy (Westpoint)West Point Summer Leaders ExperienceService Academy - STEMNew York"Candidate Questionnaire" is Part 1; also must complete Part 2 Junior, U.S. Citizen, must have valid test scores Session 2: 9- 15 June 2017$400
XMarch 3/31/2018United States Naval AcademySummer SeminarService Academy - STEMMaryland application, activities, academic history, personal statementHighly competitive, including evaluating academics, test scores (optional, but encouraged), activities & leadershipJune 16 - 21, 2018 (Session 3 only due to school schedule)
$525 (NOT including transportation)
XXXMarch 3/31/2018Saint Louis UniversityRobotics Summer AcademySTEM, Computer ScienceMissouri online applicationScholarships available with extra essay questionsJune 18 - 22, 2018$650 (transportation NOT included)
XXXApril 4/1/2018Illinois Institute of TechnologyExperiment in ArchitectureArchitectureIllinois High school transcript 2. Signed letter of recommendation (from a teacher or counselor) - can be uploaded or emailed directly from the recommender to 3. Short essay of 250 words (one page, double-spaced) describing why you are interested in architecture and your goals for Experiment in Architecture. Limited need-based financial aid is avaialble; this is a residential program in the dormsResidential Session I: June 17 - June 30
Residential Session II: July 8 - July 21
$1,725 (includes on-campus housing, food, transportation)
XXXApril 4/1/2018Illinois Institute of TechnologyExperiment in Landscape ArchitectureArchitectureIllinois High school transcript 2. Signed letter of recommendation (from a teacher or counselor) - can be uploaded or emailed directly from the recommender to 3. Short essay of 250 words (one page, double-spaced) describing why you are interested in landscape architecture and your goals for Experiment in Landscape Architecture. This program introduces students to the city and its rich landscape architecture heritage and connects students to prominent Chicago-based landscape architecture firms. It is a commuter program - no dorms July 16 - July 20, 2018
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
$500 (NOT including transportation; no on-campus housing)
XXApril 4/1/2018University of Texas at AustinMcCombs Discover Yourself iN Accounting Majors and Careers (DYNAMC)BusinessTexas application
2 letters of recommendation
3.5 GPA minimum
"African-American, Latino and Native American students, first-generation students, and students who have overcome social or economic hardship are strongly encouraged to apply. However, all students are welcome to apply.
June 17 – June 22, 2018FREE (including transportation)
XXApril 4/1/2018Illinois State UniversityISU Midwest High School Scholars Actuarial Academy (MHSSAA)BusinessIllinois application
Letter of Recommendation
For African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans
Strong in Math
July 8-13, 2018FREE. Recieves a Stipend of $200 upon completion of course
XApril 4/1/2018United States Coast GuardAcademy Introduction MissionService Academy - STEMConnecticut application, which includes several short answer responses
-Guidance or college counselor recommendation
-Most recent high school transcript
-Standardized test scores – optional and encouraged if you have them
*Separate application for scholarship
U.S. Citizen; age 16-18; physically fit, covered by health insurance 2018 Dates: July 8 - 13, July 15 - 20, July 22 - 29$525 plus travel; scholarship available with separate application
XApril4/1/2018Illinois State UniversityRedbird Risk Management ChallengeBusiness: InsuranceIllinois$50 non-refundable application fee (checks must be made payable to the HNBF) or a completed application fee waiver form.Must have a 3.2 GPA or an ACT score of 24+ July 15-20, 2018FREE (NOT including transportation)
XXApril 4/2/2018Center for Disease ControlCDC Disease Detective CampHealth Science Georgia Application, recommendation form, 3 short essays (250 words or less), parent waiver
Must be 16 years old by 1st day of camp; Non-Atlanta residents may apply for the camp, but are responsible for providing their own accommodations and transportation. Campers in past years have stayed with family friends or relatives in Atlanta.

July 23 - 27, 2018FREE for program, but student must cover HOUSING in Atlanta, FOOD, AND TRANSPORTATION
XXApril 4/2/2018University of Wisconsin-MadisonEngineering Summer ProgramSTEM: EngineeringWisconsin application form
Personal essay
Official transcript
Math and Science recommendation forms
Non-refundable $40 application fee. PLEASE NOTE: The application fee may be waived if your family is eligible for free or reduced price lunch and other special circumstances.
For academically talented women and groups historically underrepresented in the field of engineering
-have a strong interest in math and engineering
-U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-current sophomore or junior in high school
-completed one year of algebra, geometry, and chemistry
-minimum unweighted grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
June 16th – Friday, July 27th, 2018FREE
XXApril 4/6/2018Chicago Botanic Garden College First Internship Program Internship: Science, Agriculture, Conservation Illinois application form.
-copy of your second-quarter report card (January) OR the most recent one you have.
-Recommendation form, filled out by a science teacher or community leader (pastor, youth group leader, etc.) who knows you well.
-Program permission waiver, signed by you and your parent/ guardian.
College First is a high-school internship program at the Chicago Botanic Garden. It is a paid internship for seven weeks during the summer and monthly meetings during the school year. A school bus provides transportation from various designated stops throughout Chicago. Interns will:
-Learn about plants, prairies, woods, and other outdoor natural areas
-Work in horticulture, education, plant research, and more
-Guided by a mentor, conduct individual scientific research and present their findings
-Visit colleges and other science sites
June 25 – August 10, 2018 Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Plus unpaid training day on Friday 6/21) FREE PLUS STIPEND, transportation included
XApril 4/9/2018FloChicago at University of ChicagoFuture Leaders of ChicagoLeadershipChicago, IL Application Form,
2) Required Essays,
3) Student Pledge Form, and
4) Completed Nomination Questionnaire
1) proven leadership experience in their school, community, organization, or family, 2) ability to work with a diverse group, 3) minimum 2.7 GPA, and 4) strong record of high school attendanceAugust 6-12, 2017 + retreats and meetings throughout 17-18 school yearFree
XXXApril 4/10/2018Michigan TechEngineering Scholars ProgramSTEM: EngineeringMichigan, transcript, 4 short responsesJuly 22 - July 28$295 plus transportation
XXXApril 4/10/2018Michigan TechWomen in EngineeringSTEM: EngineeringMichigan, transcript, 4 short responsesGirls only. Although there is no minimum GPA requirement, strong academic performance is vital to acceptance. Extracurricular activity, volunteering, and demonstrated interest in engineering are desired.July 29- Aug 4295 plus transportation
XApril 4/15/2018University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignEmerging Business LeadersBusinessIllinois application
2 shorts essays
Unofficial transcript
Optional financial aid application (with one short essay)
3.2 GPA minimum
"Underrepresented" students
Demonstrated leadership through extracurricular and volunteer activities and work experience
Students must be available for the entirety of the program
July 8 - 20, 2018$500 + transportation cost (FULL need-based tuition scholarship available)
XApril 4/15/2018Indiana University Meet KelleyBusinessIndiana App
Short Essay
Letter of Recommendation
3.4 GPA
MEET Kelley is for high school students from historically underrepresented groups, namely students who identify as African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial.
Women’s Session: June 18-23
Men’s Session: June 25-30
FREE - Travel not included
XXXApril 4/15/2018St. Mary's College at Notre Dame Embody: Beauty, Justice and Faith in ActionTheology/ReligionIndiana App and EssayThis is a faith-based program for young women. St. Mary's is a Catholic women's college affiliated with the University of Notre Dame July 8-13, 2018
OR July 15-20, 2018
$250 plus travel to Indiana
XXXXApril 4/15/2018Hispanic National Bar FoundationFuture Latino Leaders CampLawDC application (resume, 2 essays, letters of recommendation, transcript): in law/community/leadership; U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or legal U.S. visitor with valid authorization

2.5 GPA
July 7-15$50 non-refundable deposit and cost of transportation to DC (scholarships available based on need)
XXXApril 4/15/2018University of IllinoisAerospace InstituteSTEM: EngineeringIllinois application, list of math and science classes and grade, recommendation from math or science teacher, "statement of purpose " essaySpaces usually filled before 4/15 deadlineSession 1:June 17 - June 23
Session 2: July 29 - Aug 4
XXXApril 4/15/2018University of IllinoisWorldwide Youth in Science and Engineering [2018 camps are full]STEM: EngineeringIllinois application, 200 Statement of Purpose via email, two recommendations from math and science teachersJuniors and Seniors go to "Exploring your Options". Sophmores go to "Discovering Engineering." - Deadline for reserving your spot in the WYSE camp. Registration and non-refundable $50 deposit must be completed. May 1, 2018- Last day to submit full payment (remaining $950).June 24-30 or July 15-21$1,000
XApril 4/16/2018School of the Art InstituteCollege Arts Access ProgramArt & DesignChicago, IL application, essay, recommendation, transcript, attendance record, financial documentation, art/design work samplesStudents must have demonstrated financial need - see College Counselor for NACAC Fee Waiver form if you qualify for free/reduced lunch!Year long art classes, three year committmentFREE
XXApril 4/23/2018University of Wisconsin-MadisonCAP (College Access Program)Wisconsin completed program application
300-word personal statement
a letter of recommendation
a high school transcripts
scholarship application (optional)
minimum 2.75 GPAJuly 8-27
XApril 4/25/2018Wabash CollegeOpportunities to Learn About BusinessBusinessIndiana 8 - 14, 2018FREE (Transportation not included)
XXXApril 4/27/2018Mikva Challenge ChicagoMikva Summer JobsPolitics, Civic EngagementChicago, IL application; short responses; jobs work 16-20 hours per week, 4 days per weekMust be at least 16 years oldJune 25th and ends on August 10thPaid
XApril 4/30/2018Saint Louis UniversityIntroduction to Engineering CampEngineeringMissouri online registrationScholarships available with extra essay questionsJuly 16 - 20, 2018$400 (NOT including transportation)
XXXMay 5/1/2018Saint Louis UniversitySummer Transportation InstituteSTEM: EngineeringMissouri about land, air and water transportation and engineering in a fun and inspiring environment. Learn about aviation and participate in hands-on activities to simulate traffic and bike lanes, design a bus route, and more. TBAFREE (not including transportation)
XXXMay 5/1/2018Michigan TechNational Summer Transportation InsituteSTEM: TransportationMichigan App, Recommendations, Transcript, short questionsJuly 15-28FREE
XXXMay 5/1/2018Michigan TechRail and Intermodal TransportationSTEM: TransportationMichigan App, Recommendations, Transcript, short questions3.0+ cumulative GPA, limited scholarships availableJuly 8-14$450 (NOT including transportation)
XMay 5/1/2018Midwestern University's Chicago College of PharmacyCareers in Pharmacy Summer ProgramSTEM: years and older, completed junior year of HS, minimum of 3.0 GPA or top 30% of class, good performance in science & math courses. June 18 - 29, 2018 OR July 9 - 20, 2018; Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
$40 pharmacy technician license fee
XXMay 5/1/2018Indiana University of PACook Honors CollegeCollege PrepPennsylvania application, list of activities, essay, official transcript, teacher recommendation (paper form)July 22-August 4,2018$400 (NOT including transportation)
XMay5/1/2018Dartmouth UniversityDartmouth Bound Fly-In programCollege PrepNew Hampshire App recommended - if you start the online app you can't save and come back to it; need transcript and recommendation and resumeJuly 16 – July 18FREE
XXXMay 5/5/2018Chicago State UniversityEngineering - PREPSTEM: EngineeringIllinois App, Math and Science Recommendation, Most recent test scores, InterviewJune 25- Aug 7FREE
XXMay 5/10/2018National Bar AssociationCrump Law Camp (At Howard University)LawDC Completed Crump Law Camp Application
__ Essay
__ Report card/Progress report (most recent)
__ One (1) letter of recommendation
__ Acknowledgment of camp cell phone policy
__ Payment for application fee ($30 non- refundable)
__ Mail completed packets to: P.O. Box 11048, Washington, D.C. 20008
financial need consideredJuly 8-July 18, 2018Varies based on income
XMay 5/11/2018Illinois Association of College Admissions CounselorsIACAC Camp College (at various colleges)College Prep Illinois applicationMust be nominated by a counselor, school gets 3 nominations, 2.5/4 GPA required, competitive schools 2015July 10 - 13, 2018$20 refundable deposit
XXMay 5/11/2018Marquette UniversityUrban Journalism WorkshopWritingWisconsin, transcript, letter of rec, short essay, 2 writing samplesJune 17-29, 20181000(NOT including transpotation)
XXXXMay 5/15/2018Marwen FoundationMarwen Art ProgramsArt Illinois interest form, interview and open house by 6/9Underresourced students in ChicagoVaries - Summer and School year FREE
XXXXMay 5/21/2018One Summer ChicagoOne Summer Chicago - Summer Jobs Paid WorkChicago, IL Application, InterviewIf you are 16 or over, you do not need a work permit in order to participate.

If you will be under the age of 16 at the start of your summer employment, you'll need a work permit, which involves permission from your parents, your school, and your employer. For additional information, click here.
Varies Paid
May 5/25/2018Carroll UniversityWorld Affairs SeminarInternational PoliticsWisconsin App, RecommendationMUST BE 16-18 YEARS OLD
Contact local rotary or other for aid: Rotary International, Lions Clubs International, Kiwanis International, Optimist International
June 23-29, 2018$685 (NOT including transportation)
XXMay5/25/2018Luther CollegeScience Seminar Summer ProgramSTEMIowa, Current transcript, Application feeMust have a 2.5 GPA and be in the top 50% class rankJune 17-22, 2018$50 application fee & $100 traveling fee
XXXMay 5/31/2018Indiana Tech Mechanical EngineeringSTEM: EngineeringIndiana register, please download and complete the Engineering Summer Camp registration form.No specific requirements - just register June 24 -June 29, 2018Until May 31, the cost is $350
After May 31, the cost is 4450
XXXXJune 6/1/2018Eureka CollegeChoral CampMusicIllinois App + Completed Medical Card; $125 deposit Individual instruction and small group lessons are at the core of the program, therefore, enrollment is capped at 60 on a first come, first served basis.July 8-14$450
XXXJune 6/1/2018Lawrence Technological UniversitySTEM Camps- variousSTEMMichigan applicationOne week, residential programsVaries by program$950 (NOT including transportation)
XXXJune 6/1/2018Indiana State UniversitySummer HonorsVarious SeminarsIndiana recommended by a teacher, counselor, or principal3.0 GPA; Students who have not attained a 3.0 cumulative GPA are still encouraged to apply and may be accepted with a strong recommendation on a space-available basis.July 15-21$425
XXXJune 6/8/2018Saint Mary's CollegeSaint Mary Summer AcademyCollege PrepIndiana Registration, Medical and Financial Aid FormsFemale-identified students onlySession 1: July 8-13
Session 2: July 15-20
$665 before 3/31. $715 after 3/31. Up to $250 scholarship. Deadline to apply in 5/1/2018.
XXXJune 6/15/2018Indiana UniversityHigh School Journalism InstituteWritingIndiana application/registrationJuly 9-13
July 13-15
July 15-19
$425 per 5 day session
XXXXJune 6/1/2018Northern Illinois UniversityVisual Arts CampArtIllinois onlineFinancial Aid available July 15-20, 2018$525-$635
XXXJune 6/1/2018University of IowaSummer Journalism WorkshopsWritingIowa 22-26, 2018$495-$595
XXRollingRollingIllinois Institute of TechnologyComputational Science CourseComputer Science, CodingIllinois application, short essay (why you want to participate in the program), transcript uploadLimited number of scholarships available July 16 – August 3, 2018
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9 a.m.-noon
$1,000 (NOT including transportation; no on-campus housing)
XXXRollingRollingIllinois Institute of TechnologyFreelance Coder CampComputer Science, CodingIllinois application, short essay (why you want to participate in the program), transcript uploadLimited need-based scholarships availableJuly 9 – August 3, 2018
Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m
$1,000 (NOT including transportation; no on-campus housing)
XXRollingRollingMarquette UniversityHealth Careers Opportunity Program: Summer Science Enrichment ProgramHealth Science Wisconsin App:
Personal statement (why a career in health sciences?)
Letter of rec from a science teacher
2016 or 2017 1040
Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Minimium 3.0 GPA
Strict financial guidelines
interest in the health sciences
Students may qualify for a PAID stipend!
June 14 - July 28, 2018FREE (NOT including transportation)
XXXRollingRollingIllinois Institute of TechnologyDigital Humanities Summer ProgramHumanitiesIllinois application, short essay (why you want to participate in the program), transcript uploadLimited number of scholarships available July 16–20, 2018
10 am - 4 pm
$400 (NOT including transportation; no on-campus housing)
XXXRollingRollingIllinois Institute of TechnologyIllinois Tech Pre-Law InstituteLawIllinois application, short essay (why you want to participate in the program), transcript uploadNeed-based scholarship availableJuly 16–20, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$500 (NOT including transportation; no on-campus housing)
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