Summer Opportunities

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Summer Opportunities

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Duke University Summer Session
Summer College-four-week academic credit program for students currently in grades 10-12
Summer Academy-three-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9-12
Accelerated STEM Academy-one-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9-12
Application opens December 3, 2018
Visit for information.

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Bridge to the ACT Summer Intensive for Rising Seniors
June 24-28, 2019
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The UMSL Bridge program has a new opportunity available for rising seniors.  The "Bridge to the ACT" Summer Intensive is a comprehensive, standardized test preparation initiative designed for rising seniors.  Each day of this week-long workshop will provide in-depth sectional analysis and a tactical learning approach that will produce outcomes on the ACT.
Eligable students must meet the following requirements:
·         Currently enrolled junior (senior in the Fall)

·         Complete an application, visit:

·         Upload/submit most current ACT score report (PDF or paper copy of official scores)

·         Preference given to returning Bridge participants

·         Register for the July 13, 2019 ACT Test
Deadline to apply is Friday, May 17, 2019
Space is limited.


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 The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis for seven weeks this summer. Each class meets for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 7 weeks.  The course is intensive and requires 3-5 hours of mandatory self-managed study per day.
Some scholarships are available to graduating seniors.
To apply, visit:
Rising high school sophomores and juniors may be eligible for admission on a case-by-case basis but no financial aid is available.   For more information visit:

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The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program
The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country's top colleges:
Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Stanford, Wash U, and Yale.
Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. 
For more information, visit:

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Yale Young Global Scholars Program
Each summer, Yale offers highly selective, two-week academic and leadership experiences for exceptional high school students.  
YYGS will run ten residential sessions in the summer of 2019. 
For more information on the sessions offered and to apply visit:
Current 10 and 11th grade students are eligible to apply. 

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Washington University Student Summer Research Opportunity
May 29-July 26, 2019
Summer Focus is a paid 8-week summer internship for rising seniors that places the students in a research laboratory at Washington University.
Summer focus scholars receive a stipend of $2000-$2500 as well as a Metro Pass.
Students in 11th grade are eligible to apply and are required to be in the lab 40 hours per week.
Applications for the Summer 2019 program are due February 11, 2019.
For more information, visit

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Office of Engineering Outreach Programs at MIT
This six-week program immerses students in life at MIT through math and science courses, a challenging hands on elective course, admissions counseling sessions, lab tours, and social events.
Students must be in the 11th grade, excel in math and science and have a strong academic record. 
Program costs are generously covered by private donors. Students pay only for transportation to and from MIT.
Apply at by February 1

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Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University
June 8-29, 2019
Three weeks of academic and enrichment experience at Murray State
-Earn six hours of university studies credit
-be awarded a four-year $2,000 renewable housing scholarship to attend Murray State University
Students must have completed their junior year of high school, have obtained a composite ACT score of 25 and a minimum GPA of 3.5. 
No cost to students except $195 tuition processing fee.  Fee waived if student receives free or reduced student lunch or ACT fee waiver.
Deadline is register is March 1, 2019.
Visit or call 270-809-3166

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Gettysburg College Summer Opportunities
Summer opportunities available for high school juniors and sophomores in subjects including:
-Creative writing
-Information Technology

For more information, visit:

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Indiana University Center for International Business Education and Research and Kelley School of Business invite rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to participate in Business is Global 2019.  Business is Global is a unique, two-week summer program that offers students the opportunity to be immersed in international business, less commonly taught languages, and cultures from around the world. 
Deadline to apply is April 10, 2019

Click here for more details and how to apply

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Cornell Engineering- Curie Academy
July 14-20, 2019
Curie Academy is a one-week residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science . The focus is on rising juniors and seniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering but want to learn more. 
Application deadline to apply is March 1, 2019
Financial assistance is available.

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Cornell University-Catalyst Academy
July 14-20, 2019
Catalyst Academy is a one-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who desire to learn about engineering and careers withing an interactive milieu.
Application deadline to apply is March 1, 2019
Financial assistance is available.

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Western Illinois University Summer Camps
Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach, WIU has a variety of options for students of all ages.
See attached flyer for a list camps.
For more information, email:

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Washington University Summer Programs
*High School Summer Scholars Program--Live on campus, enroll in undergraduate courses, and earn college credit. 

*Early College Scholars--Enroll online, evening, or day courses while commuting to classes.

*High School Summer Institutes--Explore careers and majors in medicine, engineering, leadership, philosophy, creative writing, environmental studies, and humanities. 
For more information on programs, fees, scholarships, and application requirements visit:

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Beacon College Summer for Success
July 7-July 26, 2019
This 3-week summer immersion experience  prepares LD/ADHD students for the transition to college with personalized, stratergic coursework as well as off-campus activities, while living on campus in Leesburg, FL with other students who learn differently.
For more information, visit:

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Webster University 2019 Summer Camps

Game Design
June 10-14, 2019 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
An introduction to game design and development.

June 17-21, 2019 9 a.m.-5 p.m
Learn to plan, shoot and edit a short film.

Music Recording
June 24-28, 2019 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Learn useful recording and music mixing skills.  

Enrollment in all camps in limited, and early registration is encouraged. 
Visit for more information and to register.

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UMSL Bridge Summer Academy
June 17-July 12, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This unique opportunity for local high school students in which they are immersed in mathematics, science, written and oral communications, career research, personal and professional development and college planning.  In addition, students are provided with practice, strategy sessions and resources for standardized testing. 
All classes and workshops and laboratory activities will be held on the UMSL campus.
Students must be in the 9th or 10th grade with at a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and enrolled or have completed Algebra.  
Application deadline is May 25, 2019
Questions: 314-516-5196
For more information, visit:

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The University of Tulsa Filmmaking Camp
July 28-August 3, 2019
The Department of Film Studies offers a residential filmmaking camp for high school students.  Students will have the opportunity to plunge into every aspect of creating films, as well as exciting evening group activities and film screenings. The camp will culminate in a festival of student work to display for friends and family.
Participants must stay on campus in a supervised residence hall during the camp. 
Deadline to apply is June 28, 2019
Filmmaking Application
For more information, visit:

The Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) is an innovative program that enables undergraduates to take challenging courses and conduct advanced research with the guidance of top TU professors.  
Visit for more information.

The TURC Junior Scholar Program allows high school juniors to particpate in cutting-edge research projects over the summer.
For more information, visit the TURC Junior Scholar Program website.

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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies
Programs for Students 8-12
Programs offered:
-Summer Arts Institute
-Summer Humanities Institute
-Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes
Visit: for more information.

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Eastern Illinois University English Studies Camp
July 21-27, 2019
This one-week camp will allow students to select two courses from a range of offerings in creative writing, literature, media studies, and more.  
Full and partial scholarships available.
For information, see attached flyer.

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Mizzou Medical Explorations Summer Workshop
The University of Missouri School of Medicine would like to extend an invitation to current sophomores and juniors to participate in the Mizzou MedPrep Medical Explorations workshop.  The workshop is a 2-week online course and one-day campus visit to either MU's school of Medicine (Columbia, MO) or the Springfield Clinical Campus (Springfield, MO). The students will explore careers in healthcare, enhance self-awareness through personality assessment, and connect with peers, students, staff and faculty in healthcare. 
Online workshop: June 9-June24, 2019
Columbia Campus visit: June 21, 2019
MU Springfield Clinical Campus: June 24, 2019
Fee: $60- Financial assistance available
Apply online
For more information, contact Andrea Simmons 573-884-6375 or or website

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Cornerstone Summer Institute
June 22-28, 2019
The Cornerstone Summer Institute is a week-long summer camp at the University of Virginia where high school students learn about slavery and its legacies by exploring the University, Charlottesville, and area landmarks.  Applications are being accepted for students with demonstrated need.  
Application and more information can be found at
Deadline to apply is April 22, 2019.

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ACLU Summer Advocacy Program
July 20-26, 2019
The ACLU Summer Advocacy Program will bring together a diverse group of high school students ages 15-18 from across the United States to participate in a week-long learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates.  Through an intensive program in Washington, D.C. students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and ACLU experts. 
All-inclusive tuition is $2500 per student.  Financial aid is available for students who qualify.
To apply and to learn more, visit ACLU.ORG/INSTITUTE
Deadline to apply is April 7, 2019

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The University of Missouri Columbia Cherng Global Leadership Academy
June 16-25, 2019
This is a ten-day, residential program of intensive leadership skills, development, and growth.  
Open to students who will be entering grades 9-12
Activities, programs, workshops, and projects that will build and enhance leadership skills, while connecting into a broad leadership network. 
For more information and to apply, visit:

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UMKC School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Camp
May 31-Columbia, MO
June 14-Springfield, MO
June 28- Kansas City, MO
The UMKC School of Pharmacy invites you to its 2019 Pharmacy Camp.  This one-day, action packed camp will show you what it's like to study at any UMKC pharmacy campus.
Interact with faculty and practicing pharmacists.
Get hands-on experience with activities in the lab and classroom.
Learn about different types of careers and what it takes to become a pharmacist. 
Students who apply must be have completed the 9th grade or above.
$35 student free
Register at

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July 23-27, 2019
GRAMMY Camp is a five-day non-residential Summer Music Industry program for high school students interested in having a career in music.  Hosted by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (USC), students from across the country apply for one of eight offered career tracks:
Audio Engineering, Electronic Music Production, Music Business, Music Journalism, Video Production, Songwriting, Vocal Performance and Instrumental Performance.
Where: University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, CA

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Central Methodist University Health Professions Discovery Camp
July 29-30
The CMU Health Professions Discovery Camp is a two day experience for Missouri high school students interested in careers in health care.  Students will participate in informational health sessions taught by CMU health professions faculty and Missouri Area Health Education Centers Staff.  Students will learn about numerous careers in Health Care including Athletic Training, Nursing, Occupation Therapy, and Physical Therapy.
Up to 20 students will be selected to participate.  
Deadline to apply is June 30. 
This event is open to all high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Application to apply.

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Westminster College STEM Camp
June 17-June 21
Courses include:
A rare opportunity to explore the human body: an anatomical review of a male and female cadaver.  
3-D printing is transforming the world of manufacturing and design.  Try your hand at computer-aided design (CAD) and print your own creations on a 3-D printer. 
Get to know the rock stars of science.  Learn about fossil organisms and how they are used to interpret past life.  Engage in a project to learn how paleontologists engage in scientific processes. 
For incoming high school freshman through the graduating Class of 2019.
Register at

WestMO Bug Camp
June 17-June 21
WestMO Bug Camp is a 5 day, 4 night educational day camp for high school students and incoming freshman. Taught by faculty and students at Westminster College, WestMO Bug Camp provides students the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of insects.  Students will observe insects in the field, collect and curate their own specimens, and learn basic entomological techniques, all while learning fundamental biological concepts. 
Camp will be held at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, with daily travel to the field site in New Bloomfield, Missouri.
Enrollment is limited to 12 students.  
For more information, visit:


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