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Summer Opportunitie s: 2012

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Internships: pg. 3-5 Volunteer Opportunities: pg. 6-11 Summer Institutes/Pre-College: pg. 1243 Other Opportunities: pg. 43-63 National Opportunities: pg. 64- 69

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Breakthrough Collaborative
Description: Do you like a challenge? The Breakthrough Summer Teaching Internship is an incredible opportunity for more than 700 outstanding high school and college students each summer. Lead your own middle-school classroom. Experience first-hand what it's like to teach, motivate, and inspire your own students. Grow as a leader and an educator. It will be the most meaningful 8 weeks of your life! For more information:

2012 Breakthrough Teacher Application Deadline: February 27, 2012

1. Read the 2012 Teaching at Breakthrough Handbook. This is required reading for any applicant. (To access the PDF version of this document, open the link or click on the cover image to the right. A webpage will open in which you can scroll through the document page by page. In the bottom left corner of the webpage is a download button to convert the file into a PDF.)

2. To apply visit:

INROADS Business Internship

Description: Do you want a career-related professional paid internship that can give you direct and immediate access to corporate the corporate world? Are you focused on your future, and possess the professional talent and passion necessary to succeed? Can you commit to a unique self-development process that will prepare you to be ready to contribute from Day 1? Application Deadline: March 31, 2012 Eligibility and How to Apply: Only the best and the brightest are selected. Our Interns are graduating high school seniors, college or university freshmen or sophomores with a B grade point average or better, and a combined SAT score of at least 1000, or an ACT score of 20 or better. They have demonstrated proven leadership ability, and are interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree in business, 3| Page

accounting, actuarial science, engineering, computer and information sciences, sales, marketing, allied health, healthcare management, and retail store management.


You must submit

INROADS Internship

Process/Timeline 1. Submit Application 2. INROADS Phone Screen 3. Mandatory Prep Session Training 4. Interviews with Corporate Sponsors 5. Deadline for Job Offers

Interest in Business, Engineering, Computers and Information Sciences, Retail Store Management, Sales, Health or Marketing College student attending an accredited college or university College 2.8 Cumulative GPA H.S. senior applying or already admitted to an accredited college or university H.S. 3.0 cumulative GPA

Application*** Professional Resume*** Samples of your resume MUST appear similar to: o With Work History o Without Work History o Technical o We recommend that you use our Resume Builder which will assist you in creating a professional resume in our preferred format. You can access the Resume Builder from within the Application. Candidate Assessment***
Official Transcripts (Requested

upon acceptance)

or permanent residency in the Country applying to

Begin by starting the online application:

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Bank of America Student Leader Internship Deadline January 25, 2012

Description: If you are a student with a passion for improving your community, we would like to help you turn that passion into action. We are looking for leaders who are high school juniors and seniors in the US and secondary students in sixth form college or college of further education in the UK. As a Student Leader, you will participate in:

An eight-week paid internship at a nonprofit/charitable organization As a Bank of America Student Leader, you will participate in an all-expense paid weeklong Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. in July. This leadership development program will provide you with valuable perspective on civic, social and business partnerships as positive forces of change within our communities. The Student Leadership Summit is directed by the Close Up Foundation, the nation's leading civic education provider. The combination of your summer internship experience at a nonprofit and leadership development through the Bank of America Student Leadership Summit will develop your skills and strengthen your understanding of how to build on your commitment to improving your community.

For more information: template=fd_studentleaders

Eligibility: To be considered as a Student Leader, you must:

Currently be a junior or senior in high school Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July) Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship Be a student in good standing at his/her school

How to Apply: In order to gain application materials, you must set-up a user id and login through Bank of America here:

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Volunteer Opportunities
Miami Zoo Teen Volunteering Project
Description: The Teen Volunteer program is primarily a summer program. Applications for the Teen Volunteer program are accepted in early spring. There are opportunities for experienced Teen Volunteers to continue working on weekends during the school year. All teen volunteers must work five days per week for two or three weeks as a Zoo Camp Aide. Shifts are full days during the summer; weekend shifts during the school year are three hours long. Zoo Camp Aide Zoo Camp Aides assist the instructors and counselors in the care of the children taking part in the summer camp program and during the winter and spring break camps. Duties include: escorting the children from the entrance gate to the classroom; preparing snacks; keeping the classroom clean; escorting the children to the restroom and on walks inside the Zoo. Children's Zoo Volunteer Contact Yard Aides assist the keepers and adult volunteers by interacting with the children who enter the petting zoo to touch the animals. Duties include: monitoring the interactions between the children and the animals, talking to the public about the animals, cleaning the area and grooming the animals. Children's Zoo Project volunteers assist the Children's Zoo staff with various tasks. Duties include cleaning animal pens and enclosures, creating bird toys, preparing lab containers, painting and gardening. DUTIES DO NOT INVOLVE HANDLING OF ANIMALS. Toadstool Guides will interact with the visitors in Toadstool, teaching them about the small animals on display in this area. Duties include talking to the public and cleaning animal exhibits. Dr. Wilde's World (DWW) Guide DWW Guides interact with the visitors who enter the facility, helping them to enjoy the exhibits while ensuring the safety and security of the building itself. Duties include greeting visitors, distributing exhibit guides and activity books, reminding visitors about the Zoo's policies on drinks, food and strollers, assisting visitors with the games and activities, keeping the area clean and providing information to visitors about the exhibit. American Bankers Family - Wings of Asia Aviary Aide Volunteers assist with exhibit maintenance chores, working with Aviary staff members. 6| Page

How to Apply: Application forms will be posted in the beginning of March 2012 at:

Miami Childrens Museum Volunteer

Description: The Miami Childrens Museum is looking for volunteers in the following areas and times: Gallery Gurus You will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the daily operations of the museum as you interact with our guests. Gallery Gurus are responsible for ensuring our guests have the best experience possible. Responsibilities include:

Interact with museum visitors of all ages and engage them with activities and simple demonstrations Enrich the museum experience for our visitors by answering questions, offering directions and providing other general information Greet, orient and assist school and other groups Participate or lead special exhibit activities

Shifts available: Mondays - Friday 10:00am-2:00pm or 2:00-5:00pm Saturday and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. / 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Creative Classroom Assistant Help to prepare and conduct child-friendly classes, presentations and demonstrations. Responsibilities include:

Interact with students (grades k 5) one-on-one and in groups to help with activities Help teachers prepare and distribute project materials

Shifts available: Mondays - Fridays: afternoons, Saturday morning & afternoon opportunities are available. 7| Page

Playful Recreation Assistant / Preschool and Kindergarten Model how to play and learn by assisting pre-school children and their parents in the early childhood area. Responsibilities include:

Helping with preparation and clean up Encouraging kids and their caregivers to play together Lead craft activities

Shifts available: Mondays - Sundays: morning and afternoon opportunities are available. Story Time Reader Use props or puppets and make story time come alive! Read stories to large and small groups of visitors. Shifts available: Mondays - Sundays, throughout the day. Organize a Story Time Reader Team Recruit three or four co-workers, friends or family members and start your own Reader Team. Take turns reading one shift per week. Birthday Buddy Help children celebrate their birthdays at the museum! Responsibilities include:

Set-up/decorate party room Greet and orient party guests Serve refreshments Be an enthusiastic host/hostess Assist with designated tours and activities Assist with clean-up

Saturday & Sundays: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m./2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes Our office aides help with general office tasks. 8| Page

Responsibilities include: Assist with filing and mailing Answer phones Enter information into our data Shifts available: Mondays - Sundays: morning and afternoon opportunities are available. Customer Service Aide positions are available in our Kid Smart educational gift shop, at the lobby desk and at the Parent/Teacher Resource Center. Responsibilities include:

Possess good people skills Ability to work with large groups of children Assist with organization and clean-up Shifts available: Mondays - Sundays: morning and afternoon opportunities are available

How to Apply:

Volunteer at the YWCA: Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women in Miami

Description: Is a model after school learning environment where young people, predominately from underserved communities, explore their own interests and become confident learners through the use of technology. The clubhouse is designed as a "drop in" environment where participants have complete access to computer technology, various resources, and are encouraged to find their niche. The clubhouse offers a vibrant environment with state-of-the-art computers and variety of software and technological tools to be used on projects that involve visual arts, video, robotics, music, and web graphic design. For more information on Youth Programs or to become a mentor please call (305) 377-9922, ext. 102

Shake-A-Leg Youth Interns APPLY for SUMMER 2012

30 hours minimum (before you receive community service hours).

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Zero Hours If you stop showing up to your assignment, you receive zero (0) community service hours for the entire session. We expect you to be there! Double Your Hours - When you completely keep your commitment, then Shake will double the hours! Yippee Doo!! My parent(s) and I have read and understand the information above. My parent(s) and I have read and signed my Youth Intern Application for Shake-A-Leg. I understand that I am applying for an exclusive position that requires leadership and focus. I understand that applying does not guarantee a position. I am able and willing to be there each weekday, 8:30am 3:30pm, of the Session(s) Im applying for. er__go_sailing__have_the_opportunity_to_work_along_side_children__adults_wit h_disabilities.htm

Metro Dade Parks and Services

The Barnacle Coconut Grove

VOLUNTEER There are 160 state parks consisting of more than 700,000 acres, hosting more than 21 million visitors a year. Florida State Parks could not succeed without the help of volunteers. In 2008, volunteers contributed more than 1.2 million hours. Find out how you can volunteer at a state park.

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HOW TO APPLY Before volunteering at a state park there are a few forms you will need to fill out. Find out how to apply to be a volunteer.

Youth LEAD

Youth L.E.A.D. Educates and Empowers Young People to adopt healthy, sustainable behaviors and advocate for food & environmental justice in their schools and communities.

Summer Institutes/Pre-Colleges
Summer Scholars Program at the University of Miami
Description: The University of Miami offers high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year a chance to choose from one of the following Summer Scholar Programs all while earning college credit:

Broadcast Journalism Business Engineering Filmmaking Forensic Investigation Heath and Medicine International Relations Marine Science

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Sports Administration Sports Medicine

Course credits earned after successful completion of the Summer Scholar Programs can be applied toward an undergraduate degree at the University of Miami or generally at other institutions Dates of Institute: Saturday, June 25, 2011-- Friday, July 15, 2011 Application Deadline: May 1, 2011 (but space is limited so the sooner you apply, the better) How to apply:,1770,57282-1;30012-2,00.html

Step 1: Complete the application Step 2: Write an essay Student essays should be at least two (2) pages in length, but no more than three (3) pages total. Be sure to include your name on the essay. Page one should answer the following:

Why are you interested in participating in the Summer Scholar Programs, and how will participation help you achieve your future goals? Page two - three should answer the following: If cell phones and computers were outlawed, what do you believe would happen to society?

Step 3: Get a teacher recommendation Step 4: Get your transcript! Step 5: Send in supplemental documents with the $35 application fee.

Explorations in Architecture and Design at the University of Miami

Description: The Explorations in Architecture and Design program at the University of Miami is a pre-college course designed for students who intend to pursue an education and career in architecture and design. Gifted students frequently dismiss their interest in the design disciplines, because they lack exposure to the professional context of designers or confidence in their media skills. This program builds familiarity with design processes and the role of architects and designers in society. Students enrolled in Explorations receive three (3) college credits. By using the School of Architecture curriculum as a model, specially designed courses, including Design, Graphics and Theory, will concentrate on one particular theme. Interrelated aspects of architecture including design, landscape architecture, historic preservation and urban planning, will assist the student in combining learned information with actual experience. 12 | P a g e

For more information: Dates of Institution: July 10 July 31, 2011 Eligibility: The program is open to high school students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grades who are interested in a career in architecture and design. Candidates must have an outstanding record with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) and an SAT score of 1000, or the PSAT equivalent. Cost & Scholarships: The estimated cost of the program is $5,625. This price includes tuition for 3 (three) credits plus room and board for 3 (three) weeks. Tuition costs include books, drafting tools, materials, field trips, and other class-related expenses. An extremely limited amount of scholarships may be available for qualified students who require financial assistance. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please include a letter stating your interest with your application. Application Deadline: Enrollment is limited to twenty four students. Applications must be received no later than March 1. Intent to enroll in the program must be confirmed with a deposit by May 17th. How to apply:

2011 Young Scholars Program @ Florida State University

Description: Florida State University is pleased to announce the 2011 Young Scholars Program (YSP), a residential science and mathematics program for Florida high-school students with significant potential for careers in the sciences, engineering, and health professions. The Young Scholars Program is supported with funding from Florida State University. The curriculum includes formal course work in mathematics, computer science, and science ethics for all students, as well as an elective course in molecular biology or modern physics. The courses and their associated laboratories are specifically designed for this program; they are not high school or college courses. The emphasis throughout is on: problem solving, the integration of contemporary theory with application, and the ethical and societal framework of science and technology. For more information:'11.pdf Program Dates: June 12- July 23, 2011 Requirements to Apply: 13 | P a g e

YSP is designed for students who have completed the eleventh grade in a Florida public or private high school. A few exceptionally qualified and mature tenth graders have been selected in past years. All applicants must have completed Algebra II, and have earned at least a "B" average (unweighted) in academic courses. A score at the 90th percentile or better in science or mathematics on a nationally standardized exam, such as the SAT or PSAT is also required. Computer experience is expected. Application Deadline: March 15, 2011 How to apply:'11.pdf 1) Application form online 2) Counselor Recommendation 3) Teacher/Faculty Recommendation

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Pre-college Institute

Description: Shape your own artistic direction by exploring a wide range of media. At the SMFA we recognize that disciplines converge and influence each other, and that contemporary art is truly interdisciplinary. We encourage all students to build solid foundations and acquire skill sets in numerous disciplines in order to create new possibilities and forms of art making. In the Pre-College Summer Studio you will explore painting, drawing, printmaking, video, digital photography, sound art, installation, sculpture, and performance. This core curriculum will encompass basic skills, experimentation, conceptual thinking, collaboration, problem solving techniques, critique and discussion. The program will also include presentations, resources, and one-on-one guidance in regard to portfolio building, career paths in the arts and the college application process.

2D: Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking This two-dimensional area will emphasize both traditional foundations and contemporary issues of drawing, painting, and printmaking. Experimentation with diverse materials, methods, and techniques will enable you to develop a fundamental understanding of each medium. You will also develop a high level of technical proficiency in your work through structured investigations and challenging training. As a group, we will explore problems and possibilities of the twodimensional image through art history as well as contemporary art discussions. Individually, you will have the support and focus to create an independent body of work. 3D/4D: Sculpture, Installation and Performance Sculpture introduces both subtractive and additive methods as ways to create form and meaning through materials. From traditional carving to found object and light construction, you 14 | P a g e

will be encouraged to explore new relationships between viewer and object. You will learn the proper and safe use of the woodshop along with all the tools it has to offer. Installation focuses on the creation of environments as a way to communicate with viewers. We will examine strategies for the design and execution of an installation through discussion and presentations. You will learn how to incorporate various media and create work that is site-specific, public, or environmental. Combining these skills with collaboration and performance, students will learn about contemporary artists engaging in site-specific performance. Through a series of structured games, exercises, and team-building activities, students learn new ways of generating material for any medium. This course presents an opportunity to truly embrace the interdisciplinary methodology of the program. Digital Studio: Video, Digital Photography, and Sound Art Digital Studio will provide you with opportunities to explore digital art using video, digital photography, and sound art. We will examine how digital images and sound art have become a dominant force in our society, and you will interact with and hear presentations by artists working in digital media. You will learn how to use digital still cameras, mini-DV video camcorders, and sound recording instruments. You will also learn how images and sounds transform and morph using software such as Adobe Photoshop, FinalCut Pro, and Pro-tools. For more information: Institute Dates: 5 Week Program: June 26July 29 3 Week Program: June 26July 15 Where: The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, affiliated with Tufts University. Boston, Massachusetts Costs: 5 Week-Residential Tuition, student life and activities fees: $3,600 Room $1,775 Board $1,125 ------------------Total $6,500 3 Week Program Residential Tuition, student life and activities fees: $2,265 Room $1,065 Board $670 ------------------Total $4,000 Application Deadline: Early Decision: March 30, 2011 15 | P a g e

Regular Decision: April 22, 2011 How to Apply: All applicants must submit the following:

Application form and nonrefundable $50 application fee. One letter of recommendation from an art teacher or guidance counselor. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Continuing Education Office. Applicants from outside the United States need to have a letter of recommendation in English. A typewritten essay (12 pages) on one of the following two topics: Why do you want to attend SMFA's Pre-College Summer Studio program? Why are you drawn especially to this program? What inspires you to make art? Tell us about a specific experience or piece that has had an impact on your artmaking A minimum of eight images of your artwork, such as photographs or digital images. Acceptable digital formats include DVDs, CD-ROMs, or links to online portfolios. We do not accept submissions via e-mail. Please label all materials with your name and title of work. Images should represent work done within the last year. Please do not send original works. Images will not be returned unless a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included.

Application form: Financial Aid: A limited number of partial scholarships are available to program applicants each year. Scholarships are both need- and merit-based, combined. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2011.

Summer @ USC (University of Southern California)

Description: USC Summer Programs extends this tradition of excellence to outstanding high school and middle school students through 4 2 1 week course options. 4-Week and 2-Week courses offer high school students a preview of freshman year through a variety of college subjects, and the 1-Week Exploration on Catalina Island provides high school women and middle school girls the opportunity to learn marine science in the field at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. USC Summer Programs courses are taught by USC faculty and members of the academic community who are experienced in their field. Summer Programs faculty create an engaging academic experience by combining lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers and academic field trips to locations throughout Los Angeles. In both depth and scope, each course is designed to be more interactive, engaging, and challenging than either accelerated high school classes or the broad introductory courses offered by other summer pre-collegiate programs. 16 | P a g e

Application Deadline: April 1, 2011 in order to qualify for financial aid. Specific Information depending on program length:
Duration Dates 4-Week July 3 - 30, 2011 2-Week July 3 - 17, 2011 1-Week M: TBA H: TBA


High school students High school students Middle school girls who have completed who have completed (M) entering 6th, 7th at least grade 9 and at least grade 9 and or 8th grade in Fall are 15 years old by are 15 years old by 2011 7/3/11 7/3/11 High school women (H) entering 9th, 10th or 11th grade in Fall 2011


3 units of USC elective credit Enroll in one of over 20 different course topics




Choose to study Architecture, Art, Global Studies or Science. USC University Park Campus

All students study Marine Biology and Oceanography


USC University Park Campus

Catalina Island: USC Phillip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center No

Commuter Option?



Costs: 4-Week Cost/Fee Tuition 17 | P a g e 2-Week

Residential Commuter Residential Commute $4,080 $4,080 $2,078 $2,078

Lab Fee* Program Fee Room & Board Health Center Total Estimated Cost of Attendance

$250 $200 $2,145 $64 $6,739

$250 $200 $64 $4,594

$250 $150 $955 $32 $3,465

$250 $150 $32 $2,510

Financial Aid: To apply for financial assistance: 1. Apply for the 4-Week residential program. Which includes: o Complete the online application o Pay the $45 application fee o Submit the letter of recommendation form o Mail an official high school transcript 2. Complete and submit the supplementary Financial Assistance Application: .pdf 3. Submit parent or guardian Federal and State Income Tax forms for 2009 or 2010, including the relevant schedules. How to apply: Application and all materials are only available online once a user id has been created. See website:

Summer of Art at the Otis College of Art and Design

Description: This intensive, four-week, pre-college program is for those 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and enhance their art skills as well as students with limited art training are invited to participate. Summer of Art is not suited for students in search of a recreational program. Small classes ensure personalized, in-depth learning. Rigorous course work includes both hands-on studio classes in a chosen area of concentration and Foundation Studio classes. 18 | P a g e

Classes meet 9am to 4:20pm, Monday through Friday and include homework. 3 units of college credit are awarded upon successful completion of the program. Eligibility: Students must be 15 years old by July 5, 2011, no exceptions are made All registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless applying for a scholarship, there are no admissions tests or portfolio requirements. Application Deadline: Registration opens February 14, 2011 and closes June 22, 2011. There is a scholarship deadline of April 29, 2011 Dates of Program: July 7- July 29, 2011 Where: Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California Costs: To be determined...check for updates Financial Aid: Summer of Art scholarships are available to students who, for financial reasons, would not otherwise be able to attend. Awards are based on family financial information, portfolio, and teacher or counselor recommendation. You must be a U.S. citizen and/or U.S. resident. You may only use the awards toward tuition; they cannot be applied toward supplies or other expenses. See for more information.

High School Summer Science Research Program at Baylor University

Description: The purpose of the High School Summer Science Research Program (HSSSRP), an annual program established in 1991, is to give superior high school students hands-on research experience by working on research projects with Baylor University science professors in many disciplines. The research program occurs during the University's first session of summer school and is open to students the summer between their junior and senior year of high school. Students are selected each year from high schools throughout the United States to be involved in this summer research program, which allows them to earn one semester hour of college credit. It is hoped that this experience will have a positive effect on student interest in careers in science disciplines. Many former participants have successfully entered challenging undergraduate programs throughout the nation, including those at Baylor. The HSSSRP offers students an excellent opportunity to experience Baylor as they begin to consider which college they want to attend. Application Deadline: March 1, 2011 Where: Baylor University, Waco, Texas 19 | P a g e

When: June 6- July 1, 2011 How to Apply: The program is open to rising seniors (a student who has completed the 11th grade and will enter the 12th grade in the fall). All application materials must be submitted at once. Partial applications will not be accepted. The following five items must be submitted to complete the application process: 1. The Application Form, to be completed online. Do not hit submit in the application until you have all other application materials uploaded. 2. A Teacher Recommendation Letter from one of your high school science teachers. This will need to be converted to a pdf file either by scanning in the letter or the recommender may convert it to a pdf file and send it to you for uploading. 3. A Character Reference Letter from another person not related to the student (e.g., head counselor, teacher, minister, and employer) who knows the student well. This will need to be converted to a pdf file either by scanning in the letter or the recommender may convert it to a pdf file and send it to you for uploading. 4. A Brief Essay by the student on some aspect of science, such as how and/or why he/she became interested in science (maximum of two pages, double spaced). 5. An Official High School Transcript that includes the student's PSAT, SAT, or ACT score(s) and birth date. This will need to be scanned in so that it can be uploaded as a pdf file. 6. If your school does not include test scores on the transcript: please submit official documentation of the test scores. This will need to be scanned in so that it can be uploaded as a pdf file. Application Deadline: All materials must be submitted online by March 1, 2011. Incomplete applications will not be submitted to the selection committee. Students selected for the program will be notified by the middle of April. The application can be found here: Costs and Responsibilities: Participants are responsible for:

Purchase of one meal plan (approximate costs range from $500-$700) Housing/Dorm Cost (approximate costs $800) Transportation to and from Waco, Texas Regular school items (pencils, notebooks, etc.)

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Incidentals (bedding, towels, toiletries, alarm clock, study lamp, etc.) and Spending money for student entertainment and recreation

Pre-College Summer @Brown University

Description: Pre-College Summer@Brown is about challenge, discovery and new friends.
Each summer, talented high school students from around the world come to Brown for a true residential college experience. Come to Summer@Brown to prepare for college success and experience life in the Ivy League. Pre-College courses show you what it means to be completely absorbed in the learning process at an Ivy League University. As part of your learning, you will do things you may only have dreamed of - shadow a physician, hone your writing skills, map the stars, seek answers to human behavior, examine international affairs, or analyze your own DNA. Students take one or two Pre-College courses per session, and may attend multiple sessions. All courses meet Monday through Friday in the morning or afternoon for a minimum of 3 hours per day. You will have daily assignments, group work, and opportunities to meet with your instructor. Many courses feature site visits, labs, and hands-on projects, all of which broaden Summer@Brown learning experiences. Where: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island When: June 20-August 5, 2011 Application Deadline: Prospective students must apply for admission to Summer@Brown PreCollege programs (see details below). For most programs, there is no application deadline. However, courses fill quickly, so students are encouraged to apply early. Furthermore, the sooner you apply, the less the application fees: Before 3/1/2011: $45 3/1/2011 to 4/30/2011: $60 5/1/2011 and after: $90 Costs: Costs vary depending on how many credits the student is registered for. See for more details. 21 | P a g e

Financial Aid: Each year, Dean's Scholarships are awarded to Pre-College students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. To be considered for a Dean's Scholarship, applicants must submit a complete program application and Dean's Scholarship application by the application deadline. The Dean's Scholarship fund is limited and scholarships are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards are made until funds are depleted, and funds may be depleted before the application deadline. We cannot guarantee that all applicants who apply before the deadline will receive scholarship assistance. Financial Aid form available here: How to Apply: 1) Complete and online application: Note: To begin your application, create a account by following the link above, click the "My Application" tab, and select the "CE Non-credit Application" 2) Pay Application Fee 3) Send Official School Transcript

SAMS: The Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science

Description: If you are entering your junior or senior year of high school and are considering careers in engineering, science and other math-based disciplines, you may be interested in SAMS: The Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science. Consider spending six weeks, June 25 - August 5, 2011, in our rigorous summer program focusing on technical areas of study. You'll build academic and personal skills required for admission to competitive colleges and universities and take part in fun and exciting summer activities. What is SAMS? The Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science is a rigorous residential summer experience for good students who have a strong interest in math and science and want to become excellent students. Students who are entering their junior or senior year and are considering careers in engineering, science and other math-based disciplines are eligible to apply. Students must be at least 15 years old to participate in this program. The program will focus on creating interest in technical disciplines and building academic and personal skills to better prepare you for the college application process. When: June 25- August 5, 2011 Where: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA Application Deadline: April 1, 2011 22 | P a g e

Costs: There will be no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend SAMS. Students will, however, be responsible for books, supplies, transportation and recreational expenses. Textbook costs vary from year to year. An estimate would be $150-200. On average, students spend approximately $200 on personal and recreational expenses throughout the summer program. How to Apply: 1) Online Application: 2) Send the following to: Summer Programs for Diversity Office of Admission Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 High School Transcript - an official, recent high school transcript. This transcript should include as complete a listing as possible of your classes and grades. Standardized Test Scores - your most recent PSAT, SAT Reasoning Test, PLAN or ACT with Writing standardized test results. Letter of Recommendation (Counselor) - from your guidance counselor familiar with your work habits as well as your academic and/or artistic progress or promise, or your response to teaching/directing and spirit of cooperation in group situations. If appropriate, your guidance counselor or principal can provide information about any socio-economic, personal or educational circumstance affecting your academic environment, either positively or negatively. Letters of Recommendation (Teachers) - from two subject-area teachers familiar with your work habits and/or academic progress and promise, or your response to teaching/directing and spirit of cooperation in group situations Activities Resume - Description of your extracurricular activities and/or work experiences. Essay #1 - a one-page, typed statement about what you as an individual would bring to Carnegie Mellon Summer Programs for Diversity to build a widely diverse community. Essay #2 - a one-page, typed statement describing in detail some special interest, experience or achievement relative to the program you are applying to: 1. Summer Academy for Math + Science - statement on your math/science experiences or interests 2. AP/EA - describe an academic experience or achievement 3. Architecture, Art and Design - describe your experiences in the arts 4. Drama - describe your experiences in theatre 5. Music - describe any past musical training and accomplishments, and provide a recent audio recording of a solo representative of your level of performance (vocal/instrumental performance applicants) or scores of recent original compositions (composition applicants) 6. National High School Game Academy - describe some special interest, experience or achievement

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Summer Program for High School Students at Columbia University

Description: Now in its 24th year, Columbia University's Summer Program for High School
Students offers highly motivated students the opportunity of a lifetime: a world-class educational experience set in the most exciting city in the world. The Summer Program for High School Students in New York City is renowned for its academic rigor, instructional excellence, and the unique opportunity to experience college life in the Ivy League while sampling the vibrancy of New York City. The Summer Program for High School Students is much more than just an academic experience. Between classes, students have numerous extracurricular options to choose from, including organized sports on Columbia's beautiful campus and in nearby parks, excursions to local restaurants and places of interest, community outreach projects, organized discussions, and special events such as a college fair and talks on the college application process. Where: Columbia University, New York, NY When: June 26- August 6, 2011 Application Deadline: February 11, 2011 (for early decision); April 1, 2011 for regular decision Costs: Approximately $7,500 Scholarships and Financial Aid: Only outside awards are accepted. How to apply: 1) Complete Online Application Form 2) Pay Application Fee 3) Official Transcript 24 | P a g e

4) Personal Essay--(250-500 words) describing academic preparation, personal interests, and motivation for participating in an intensive academic program. 5) Signed behavioral consent form 6) Two letters of recommendation ***See website for SPECIFIC details about the format 7) Writing Sample (creative writing applicants only) 8) Send all material not submitted online to:

Summer Program for High School Students Office of Admissions School of Continuing Education 203 Lewisohn 2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4119 New York, NY 10027-6902 212-854-9889

Summer College Programs for High School Students at Cornell Univ.

Description: Cornell University's prestigious "Summer College Programs for High School Students," now in its fiftieth year, offers three- and six-week academic programs for talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world. As a summer Cornellian you can:

Experience the excitement of college life at a great Ivy League university Take fascinating college courses with Cornell's world-renowned faculty Get a head start on college by earning three to six college credits Explore careers and academic majors from architecture to veterinary medicine Enhance your college applications and attend admissions workshops Live, study, and play on one of the nation's most beautiful campuses Make friends from around the world, and more

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You can choose from programs in: Architecture, Art and Design, Business, College Success, Computer and Information Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies, History and Politics, Hotel Management, Humanities, Law and Government, Medicine, Psychology, Research and Science, and Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science Dates: June 25- August 9 Where: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Eligibility: To be eligible for Summer College, you must have completed your sophomore, junior,

or senior year of high school by June 2011. (Check individual programs, for specific eligibility requirements.) Application Deadline: May 6, 2011. However, admissions are rolling, so the sooner you apply the better.
Costs: Three-week $5,790 Six-week $9,575 This figure includes:

Tuition charges, which include enrollment in credit-bearing courses (up to eight credits for six weeks of study and three credits for three weeks of study) and most coursespecific fees, and Residential charges, which include the cost of accommodations in a Cornell residence hall, a full meal plan, and participation in learning activities, academic skills workshops, admissions sessions, and social activities. This charge does not cover the cost of books, supplies, or travel to the program.

Financial Aid: Summer College offers a limited number of partial scholarships that are awarded based on:

a family's demonstrated financial need, a student's academic achievement and promise, and the availability of funds.

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after we have received all of your completed admissions materials, after we have received all of your financial-aid materials (see section below), and if youve been accepted into the program.

Financial Aid Deadline: April 1, 2011 How to Apply: Cornell University is currently switching over to an online application which should post in February. Until then paper applications are accepted at the above address.

Summer Institutes at Georgetown University

Description: The Institutes at Georgetown University offer high school students an eight-day immersion into one of five subject areas. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore what interests you in an accelerated, hands-on environment while experiencing campus life and the excitement of Washington, DC. Subject Areas include:

Law Science Politics Business Arts and Humanities

When: Held throughout the summer. Check for specific details based on program. Where: Georgetown University; Washington D.C. Application Deadline: May 1, 2011 27 | P a g e

Costs: $2,100 (includes tuition, housing, and meals) How to Apply: Complete an the Online Application Form at Provide one letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, or guidance counselor. Submit an official high school transcript. Write a 300-word essay. Submit the required $50 fee, made payable to Georgetown University. Provide standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT, ACT) if you are applying for Summer College, Summer Honors Intensive, and/or Fundamentals programs

Summer Session at Phillips Academy

Description: Established in 1942, the Phillips Academy Summer Session in Andover, MA is the premier summer academic enrichment program in the country helping students from across the US and the world to achieve their educational goals. Here for five weeks, students with ambitious academic goals prepare for the rigors of the best colleges and for the rigors of leading and serving in this complex world. The Summer Session offers its students five weeks of intensive academic and personal growth. It encompasses demanding classes, recreational afternoon activities, engaging trips to colleges, social and cultural opportunities, and welcoming dormitories that prepare students for collegiate residential life in an environment designed for their age group. For more information: default.aspx Program Dates: June 28- August 3, 2011 Where: Phillips Academy; Andover, Massachusetts Application Deadline: March 1, 2011 28 | P a g e

Costs: $7,600 which includes courses; all course fees; college counseling program; room and board; program-scheduled airport transportation (arrival/departure); loan of books for summer use; all on-campus activities; linens including one set of sheets, one set of towels, pillow, and blanket; in-room local telephone service and voicemail; in-room Internet access; health insurance. Financial Aid: We actively seek qualified and promising students from a wide range of backgrounds and do not want any qualified student to be denied the opportunity of attending Summer Session due to his or her inability to pay. Financial awards are granted according to financial need, which is determined by computation based upon parental income and not academic performance. Given the fact that our funds are limited and in fairness to everyone, we ask students to apply for financial aid only if they cannot attend without it. Our limited funds also preclude offering financial aid to international students.

NOTE: A Financial Aid form is not sent automatically. Please call or e-mail the Summer
Session office to receive one. How to Apply: %20Application%202011_DIS.pdf 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Download PDF above Fill out required forms Request Financial Aid form Personal Essay (see website for details) School Guidance Counselor recommendation Essay (An already written and graded assignment from school) Mail all the supplemental material to: Phillips Academy Summer Session 180 Main Street Andover MA 01810-4161

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PROMYS: Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists

Description: PROMYS is a challenging program designed to encourage ambitious high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics. Each summer, approximately 60 high school students from around the country gather on the campus of Boston University for six weeks of rigorous mathematical activity. Through their intensive efforts to solve an assortment of unusually challenging problems in Number Theory, participants will practice the art of mathematical discovery. Students are advised by resident junior and assistant counselors who have just graduated high school, as well as college-aged counselors who are embarking on their own mathematical careers at some of our nation's finest universities (Brown, California Institute of Technology, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Rochester Institute of Technology, Stanford, SUNY Stony Brook, UC San Diego, University of Chicago, and Yale, among others). In addition, the returning students, who share dormitory rooms with the first-year students, are a constant source of helpful hints and suggestions. Senior mathematicians provide an additional resource for students by holding problem sessions for groups of 11-12 up to three times per week. Program Dates: July 3-August 16, 2011 Where: Boston University; Boston, Massachusetts Application Deadline: May 30, 2011 however they operate under rolling admissions, so the sooner the better. Costs and Financial Aid: The cost for 2011 participants will be announced in January 2011. The cost for last summer was $2,700 for instruction and room and board. Books may cost an additional $100. Need-based financial aid is available. PROMYS is dedicated to the principle that no student will be unable to attend because of financial need. How to Apply: Applications for PROMYS 2011 will be available to download mid-January. Alternatively, you can contact the PROMYS office and have an application sent by mail. High school students in grades 9 through 12, who will be 14 years old by July 3, may apply. Most admission decisions will be made between April 1 and May 30, 2011. PROMYS Department of Mathematics Boston University 111 Cummington Street Boston, MA 02215 Tel: (617)-353-2563

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Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program for Girls

Description: The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Each July, select high school students from across the country and abroad come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering. Girls who will be in high school (grades 9-12) in fall 2011 are eligible to apply for the summer 2011 program. Program Dates: July 3-30, 2011 Where: Smith College; Northampton, Massachusetts Application Deadline: Early Admissions: March 1, 2011; Regular Admissions: May 1, 2011 Costs and Financial Aid: The fee for participating in the 2011 Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program is $4,850 (U.S.), which covers the cost of all program materials and activities. Partial to full financial aid is available to a limited number of participants and is awarded solely on the basis of demonstrated financial need. More than half the participants in last years program received financial aid. Students requesting financial aid must complete the financial aid application and submit it with their completed application materials. How to Apply: 1) Complete the PDF application: 2) Written Essay (instructions contained within the PDF) 3) Teacher Recommendation Form: dationForm.pdf 4) Current School Transcript 5) Mail to:

Gail E. Scordilis, Ph.D., Director Office of Educational Outreach Center for Community Collaboration Wright Hall Smith College Northampton, MA 01063

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Jump Into Summer 2011 at Stanford University

Description: Stanfords High School Summer College provides academic, social, and intellectual opportunities that cannot be found in a high school classroom. All program participants build their own schedule of challenging college level courses that will be documented on an official Stanford University transcript. Credit earned may be transferable to other colleges and universities in later years. Students in the program interact with peers from across the U.S. and around the world while sampling the unique entertainment and outdoor recreational activities available on campus and in the culturally rich San Francisco Bay Area. These diverse and interesting academic and extracurricular offerings provide many occasions for personal growth, enjoyment, and the opportunity to develop memorable friendships. We invite you to join us for Summer 2011! Program Dates: June 18- August 14 Where: Stanford University; Palo Alto, California Application Deadline: May 23, 2011 Costs: TOTAL: $ 11,019 this figure includes tuition, room, board, health insurance, and all related fees. Financial Aid: Students are admitted to the High School Summer College 16-17 program on the basis of academic merit. Partial scholarship awards are determined by financial need and made available for students who could not otherwise attend the High School Summer College program. Partial scholarships will be awarded only to students who are applying to the residential program. Scholarships will only cover a portion of the cost; families should be prepared to pay a majority of the fees. Because our funds are limited, you should talk with your guidance counselor and others in your community about alternative sources of financial assistance. The High School Summer College Office does not grant application fee waivers and full scholarships are not available. How to Apply: High School Transcript Recommendation Test Scores (PSAT/SAT/ACTStanford requires you submit at least one of the three) Essay: The essay topic for Summer 2011 is: "Simplify, simplify, simplify," wrote Henry David Thoreau. If you were to follow Thoreau's advice and give up most of your possessions, which ones would you keep, and why? 5) Extracurricular Activities 6) Scholarship Application 32 | P a g e 1) 2) 3) 4)

Application materials should be sent to: High School Summer College Stanford University 482 Galvez Mall Stanford, CA 94305-6079

Summer College at Syracuse University: Acting and Musical Theatre

Description: The Summer College Acting & Musical Theater program was created for talented students who have been inspired by the energy and sophistication of theatre and musical theatre. The program develops the abilities of experienced performers who are serious about the field and eager to work hard. Our goal is to help you grow creatively through full-time, college-level Theater training under the direction of acclaimed professional performers and teachers. The four-week program develops your performance skills and provides a behind-the-scenes view of theatre that combines music, drama, and dance. Students will complete the program with improved audition skills. Classes aim to improve command of your body, mind, and voice, so that combined they become the expressive instrument of an actor. Students will take a trip to see at least one professional production with program faculty. (Students went to NYC for a Saturday matinee of West Side Story during summer of 2010.) An exhibition of the students' class work will be presented at the conclusion of the program to family, friends, students from other Summer College programs, and the University community. Program Dates: July 3-30, 2011

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2011. However, admission to programs is on a rolling basis, and may fill before the deadline. Costs: $4,635Includes tuition, room and board, and all associated costs. How to Apply: 1) Visit: 2) NOTE: The above address is through Syracuse Universitys college of visual and performing arts. They host the summer program. Go to Sign Up on the right. 3) Create an account. 4) After you establish your account you will click on Start a New Submission to reach the four Summer College Applications. 5) Select the Summer College Application for your desired program of study and continue through the application steps. 6) Fill out the application 7) For musical theatre/acting there is an additional audition requirement. The requirements are as follows: Audition Requirement Auditions should include the following video submissions: 1) 2) 3) 4) Two contrasting songs One age appropriate monologue One short dance segment Personal statement regarding your background and training, experience in performance, and personal goals in the theater. 5) Each component of the audition should be approximately one minute in length. 6) You should be the only person represented on the video/DVD. 7) Submission of high school or other group productions is not admissible.

Tufts University: Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

Description: The Adventures in Veterinary Medicine High School program is an exciting, stimulating, and fun way for high school students to spend two weeks learning about being a veterinarian. Students will visit the Foster Hospital for Small Animals and the Hospital for Large Animals as well as the Tufts Wildlife Clinic. The program is an intensive and intellectually challenging one where students will take part in lively discussions about some of the most 34 | P a g e

important animal-related issues that face veterinarians today. The program includes lectures and laboratories taught by TCSVM faculty and veterinary students with topics that can include, just naming a few:

Shelter Medicine Zoonoses Ethics Emergency Veterinary Medicine Animals in Public Policy Hematology Lab Suture Clinic

Students will go on animal related field trips and have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities with animals. You will experience what life as a veterinary student is like when you participate in clinical and surgical rotations with fourth year vet students. Our Admissions Office will talk to you about what it takes to get into veterinary school. Dont miss out on this exciting opportunity! Program Dates: They host two high school sessions: 1) June 26, 2011 July 8, 2011 (11th and 12th grade) 2) July 17, 2011 July 29, 2011 (10th and 11th grade) Where: The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is located in North Grafton, MA, about 40 minutes west of Boston. Application Deadline: ASAP. Applications are opened in November, and they stop accepting students when all spots are filled. Costs: Tuition of $2,900 includes housing, meals, program materials, activity and laboratory fees, transportation to classes and field trips, as well as evening and weekend social activities. Financial Aid: The Adventures in Veterinary Medicine program has limited funds to provide some degree of financial assistance to families who are considered financially disadvantaged. Assistance is entirely need-based. The amount of aid available varies from year to year, as the program attempts to provide some funding to all eligible applicants. Typical awards range from 10%30% of the tuition cost. All admitted applicants are required to pay part of the tuition as the program is unable to cover 100% of the tuition cost. Admission decisions are made independently of financial aid decisions; an application for financial aid has no bearing on the student's admission status. The financial aid deadline is: March 18, 2011 How to Apply: 1) Begin online application: 2) Academic Transcripts are required. Send to: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University 35 | P a g e

200 Westboro Road North Grafton, MA 01536 3) 4) 5) 6) Activities List Essay Two letter of evaluation required $40 application fee

Junior Engineering, Math and Science (JEMS) Summer Program @ Univ of Idaho
Description: The Idaho JEMS curriculum includes classes in engineering design, computeraided design, problem-solving and introductory engineering taught by College of Engineering professors. Each year classes specific to a design project, such as environmental engineering, computer programming, robotics, or computer graphics, are also offered. Participants will experience life as a college student for two weeks through coursework, teamwork, and living in campus housing with current engineering student mentors. It's not all serious business, however. Students also have barbeques, pizza parties, field trips, and access to several University of Idaho recreational facilities. It may sound like work, but it's worth it. At the end of the program, participants earn two college engineering credits, have a better grasp of basic engineering principles, a sharper focus on what to do in their college career, and a real connection with new friends. For more information: Program Dates: July 10-22, 2011 Application Deadline: Applications and deadlines will be posted to the website shortly. Costs: $550 How to Apply: See website for details when posted. 36 | P a g e

University of Maryland Young Scholars Program

Description: The Young Scholars Program invites high school students with exceptional ability and promise to an amazing pre-college experience at the University of Maryland. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, and earn three university credits. Dynamic faculty challenge Young Scholars to explore bold ideas and new ways of learning. During three unforgettable weeks, you engage in creative problem solving with equally talented peers from across the United States and around the world. This summer, explore university life at the University of Maryland with the Young Scholars Program! In the Young Scholars Program, you select one three-credit course, devoting a large part of your time attending class, enjoying field trips or guest speakers, studying, working on projects, and preparing for exams. Learning during this three-week summer program continues beyond the classroom. College seminars, workshops, and social activities encourage the exchange of ideas and lend to the development of lasting friendships. You meet, live, and study with other talented high school students from around the U.S. and the world. You have access to many of the same world-class facilities used by Marylands full-time college students. And, whether you choose to live on campus or commute from home, you fully experience university life at Maryland! For more information: Program Dates: July 10-29, 2011 Application Deadline: Applications accepted beginning February 15, 2011.

Program admission is competitive and contingent upon space availability. Early applicants are more likely to receive their first course selection and be guaranteed accommodations.

Costs: Domestic Residential Course Package Fee: $2,995

Tuition3 university credits charged to all students at the Maryland in-state rate Campus Student Services Fee Covers campus facilities use and maintenance; health services; recreation center; shuttle bus; libraries; police; Center for Learning and Educational Technology; Writing Center; campus computers; language labs; and disability support services. Residential program fee Covers field trip transportation costs; guest speaker fees; seminars and workshops; social activities and events that include barbecues, picnics, and the buffet dinner during the Maryland Young Scholars Open House scheduled for Monday, July 11;; 19 nights lodging (single, double, triple or quad) in an air-conditioned residence hall (arrival July

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10, check-out July 29 by 6 p.m.); and meals (19 breakfasts, 17 lunches, and 19 dinner. Please note: Residential students are responsible for 2 weekend lunches Financial Aid: The Young Scholars Program offers limited need-based financial aid. Should you qualify the average award for 2010 will be $750. Awards are made on a first-come, firstserved basis. Financial Aid awards will be determined in this manner: a. Date of completed program application. Financial Aid forms will not be evaluated until after the application is complete and all necessary items have been received. b. GPA of student. c. Merit of financial aid application i.e., based on information contained within the financial aid application. d. Availability of financial aid. For a financial aid form, visit: Eligibility: To apply to the Young Scholars Program, you must:

Be a current high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior; Have an academic average of 3.0 or better; and Demonstrate maturity, self-discipline, motivation, and a desire to succeed.

How to Apply: 1) Visit to begin online application (Available February 15, 2011) 2) Teacher Recommendation: 3) Transcript and Transcript Request form:

W.E.B. Dubois Scholars Institute

Description: Since its inception in 1988, a primary aim of the W.E.B. Dubois Scholars Institute has been to develop a cadre of young leaders / scholars with a sense of community purpose, who would be committed to giving back for the betterment of their communities and nation. As they evolve into maturity, these potential leaders are expected to provide hope, direction, and vision for African-Americans and Latino-Americans in the 21st century. The Institute provides 38 | P a g e

training designed to develop such cadres of brilliant minds from these groups who will possess a commitment to eliminating poverty and racism, and will inspire the masses to overcome conditions that impede their prosperity and pursuit of happiness. Participants receive five (5) weeks of instruction in university-level courses selected from the natural and computer sciences as well as the social sciences and humanities. The courses emphasize time management, collaborative learning and problem solving. The important elements of effective leadership and community service are emphasized across the curriculum. Classes meet Monday through Friday, with each class meeting every other day for 120 minutes. Students are in class from 8:00am to 4:30pm each day except on Friday. Fridays are reserved for field trips and test prep. The average class size is twelve (12) students. There are academies in the following areas:

Business Academy Leadership Academy Talented Tenth Academy Pre-med Neuroscience Academy Shell Oil Engineering Academy Fellows Mentoring Academy Junior Achievers Academy

For more information on the specific academies, visit: option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=27 Program Dates: June 25-July 30, 2011 Where: Princeton University; Princeton, New Jersey Application Deadline: None listed. However, since applications will be evaluated as they are received, early applications are encouraged. Costs: Room - $937.50 Board - $1 ,112.50 Recreational Services - $275 Books & Other Materials - $350 Field Trips - $750 Insurance - $ 100 Tuition - $2,675 Total = $6,200 Financial Aid: Maximum Value of Scholarship: $1700 How to Apply: 39 | P a g e

Prospective participants must provide the information listed below. We strongly encourage students to apply online, however, information submitted via postal mail should be typewritten or printed legibly in pen; and consist of an original, and three photocopies of all application materials.

You must be at least in the eighth thru eleventh grades at the time of application. You must have at least a B average in a competitive academic program. You must be at least in upper quarter of your class. You must write an essay consisting of at least 300 words that describes your education and career goals; describes community service activities and/ or leadership roles you have performed; and states why you wish to participate in the Institute. You must supply two (2) letters of recommendation. Your parents must be willing to play an active role in program. You must complete student application form. You must submit an official transcript.

Apply Online here: Access this link for transcript request form:

Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History @ College of William & Mary
Description: This immersive course will offer a variety of approaches to studying the past, but the chief feature will be classes conducted "on site" at the abundant historic places in the Chesapeake region. Readings and classroom work at the College will set the stage for the site visits by providing essential background on the wider context of American development. Instructors will use archaeology sites, surviving period structures, historic landscapes, battlefields, and a series of museums to guide students in a search for the American past. Students will take one course, History 216, and may choose from the topic From the Founding of Jamestown through the American Revolution, or From the American Revolution through the American Civil War. The class From the Founding of Jamestown through the American Revolution begins where the old world societies of Europe and Africa collided with the new world society of Native Americans on the banks of the nearby James River early in the seventeenth century and follows the American saga for nearly two hundred years through the Revolutionary Era at the end of the eighteenth century. From the American Revolution through the American Civil War picks up with the American victory at nearby Yorktown during the struggle for independence and continues the story through the fall of the Confederate capital at Richmond to Union forces in 1865. Program Dates: The College offers two summer sessions: 1) June 26, 2011 - July 16, 2011 2) July 17-August 6, 2011 40 | P a g e

Where: The College of William & Mary; Williamsburg, VA Application Deadline: April 22, 2011 Costs: Out-of-state tuition -- $3,990 The cost of the program is all-inclusive and covers: tuition and fees for four hours of academic credit at the College of William and Mary, room and board, admissions to all museums and extracurricular activities, all readings and other course materials, and fees for the use of the College recreational center. Financial Aid: Financial aid is limited; partial scholarships are available on the basis of demonstrated need. How to Apply: 1) Complete the program application form at: 2) Complete the financial aid form: 3) Have a teacher or counselor fill out the recommendation form: 4) Send the following together in ONE envelope to the address below: a. A completed Application form, plus other applicable forms b. Your official High School Transcript including this current year's first semester grades in a sealed envelope, signed over the seal by your guidance counselor c. The Teacher Evaluation form filled in by your teacher or counselor d. An Essay of approximately 300 words explaining your interest in studying American history this summer e. You may also send your PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores, but they are not required unless you are homeschooled Address: Pre-Collegiate Program in Early American History National Institute of American History and Democracy The College of William and Mary P.O. Box 8795 Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Other Opportunities
Experiment in International Living
A summer with The Experiment is not a trip or a tour. Each program, in 30 countries worldwide, challenges you to develop a close connection with the people and culture of another country. Experience daily life firsthand within a caring host family and as part of a diverse group 41 | P a g e

sharing a fun and thought-provoking adventure. Through home stays, adventure travel, experiential learning, and language immersion, you build leadership and communication skills, gain essential international experience, increase your self-confidence, and enhance global awareness. For three, four, or five weeks, Experimenters travel in small groups and engage directly in a new culture through community service, language study, travel, ecology, the arts, cooking, photography, theater, or outdoor adventure. Whatever the destination or focus, all Experiment summer abroad programs engage students in a profoundly moving educational journey of cultural exploration and discovery.

When to apply: February 2012 Breakthrough office Where to apply: Breakthrough office or website

State Farm Youth Advisory Board

Description: Thirty students, ages 17-20, from across the United States and Canada
comprise the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. They are charged with helping State Farm design and implement a $5 million-a-year signature service-learning initiative to address issues important to State Farm and communities across the United States and Canada. The YAB is one of the nations most exciting opportunities for youth empowerment and development. The board is comprised of 30 youth from around the country who serve as equal members on the board. The board is given responsibility over the resources of $5 million dollars to grant signature service-learning projects that seek to solve important domestic issues.

When to apply: Applications become available August 1, 2012

Where to apply:

State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants

Description: The Youth Advisory Board is currently funding service-learning projects between $25,000 and $100,000 that address the root cause of the following issue areas. Drivers Safety

Access to higher education/closing the achievement gap 42 | P a g e

Financial Literacy Natural and Societal Disaster Preparedness Environmental Responsibility

You can also learn more about each area by visiting: When to apply: Applications become available February 1, 2012 Where to apply:

Atlantic Center for the Arts: your word Teen Creative Writing Residency
Description: Atlantic Center for the Arts your word Teen Creative Writing Residency is a oneof-kind, multi-genre summer writing residency that offers 9th - 12th grade teens writing workshops and mentorship by distinguished authors in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction/memoir, on the grounds of a breathtakingly beautiful ecological preserve. Residency Dates: TBA Residency Location: Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Application Deadline: April 2012

How to apply:

Completed Application Form Statement of Intent: Why do you want to attend this residency? What do you hope to accomplish if you are accepted? Writing Sample: 3 pages. You may include more than one genre in your sample (for example, 1 poem, and 2 pages of fiction), but the entire sample is limited to 3 pages. Your writing sample should include a sample of work in your strongest genre, but may include work in one or more of the other genres. o Submit two copies of your statement of intent and writing sample with your application. o All items must be printed on 8 x 11 inch paper. o Submissions must be typed on one side of the sheet: double-spaced for prose, single-space for poetry. o Do not use staples, fancy binders, or odd-sized sheets. These will be discarded. o Paper clips or binder clips are acceptable.

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Do not send more pages than required. Surplus pages will not be processed. Do not submit additional materials. Only the requested information will be reviewed. Please keep a copy of your submission. Application materials will not be returned.

Financial Aid:

The UF Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability Program

The UF Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability summer program gives college bound high school students the opportunity to live, work, eat, and play on the campus of the University of Florida for five weeks each summer while learning about entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, being inspired to solve social problems, and practicing sustainability. We empower students to become leaders and change makers. Our 5th annual program concluded with our Awards Lunch Celebration on Friday, July 29th, with almost 200 guests gathered in the Presidents room of Emerson Alumni Hall. We are now preparing for our 6th annual program during Summer 2012. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis beginning January 1. We will give you a shout with Application reminders if you complete the Interested Form. Our 2012 staff will include some of our 150 Alumni (from 2007-2011), many of whom are now undergraduates studying at UF and other prestigious universities such as Emory, Duke, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. We are sponsored by the Innovative Sustainability & Social Entrepreneurship Initiative of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Florida. Due to the generosity of our many supporters and friends, we are able to offer full and partial scholarships to students who would otherwise be unable to afford this life-changing experience. How to apply:

1) Online Application Form 2) Essay (typed, single-space, 1" margins, 10-12pt font, no more than two pages). The essay helps us to get to know you better, please share with us: a. your experience and interest in entrepreneurship, leadership, sustainability, and/or community service (you can emphasize one, two, three, or all four of 44 | P a g e

these concepts; its not necessary to mention all of them, though you should keep in mind that the YELS summer program does integrate these four concepts in all that we do) b. your future academic and career goals c. what you hope to learn and gain from your experience (in other words - how participation in the YELS summer program will help you achieve your future goals) d. what knowledge, talents, and skills you will contribute to the program 3) Current Official School Transcript with cumulative GPA a. Note: if your school transcript does not include either a weighted or unweighted cumulative GPA, please ask your guidance counselor or school administrator to include a note documenting an estimate of your GPA on a 4.0 un-weighted scale or a 5.0 weighted scale, or out of 100%. 4) Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (one must be from a teacher) Letter of Recommendation forms are available in pdf format on website 5) $50 Check made payable to the University of Florida, note "CEI - YELS" in the memo area

Math camp!
Description: Canada/USA Math camp is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for mathematically talented high school students, designed to expose these students to the beauty of advanced mathematical ideas and to new ways of thinking. More than just a summer camp, Math camp is a vibrant community, made up of a wide variety of people who share a common love of learning and passion for mathematics. At Math camp, students can explore undergraduate and even graduate-level topics while building problem-solving skills that will help them in any field they choose to study. Math camp 2012 Next summer's program will be held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington from July 1st to August 5th. Learn more about Math camp.

Application Deadline: April 2012

How to apply: An application to Canada/USA Math camp includes the following: Basic personal and contact information. A brief personal statement about why you want to come to Math camp. A list of math courses that you have taken, and if you have participated in math competitions, your scores and awards. 45 | P a g e

Your solutions to the Math camp 2012 Qualifying Quiz. Two recommendation letters: one academic, one personal. (Optional) A scholarship application, if you require financial assistance to attend Math camp. A US$20 application fee, or a note signed by your parent or guardian stating that they cannot afford it. (Or FREE if you apply online)

Costs: $4,000 The camp fee includes tuition, room, board, and all extracurricular activities. Financial Aid: Math camp awards over $100,000 in aid each year. See link for more details:

John Hopkins University Civic Leadership Institute

Description: News media and popular culture surround us with stories of violence, poverty, and urban decay. Political leaders exchange ideas about education, the economy, health care, and welfare reform. But what are all of these issues really about? What is life like for someone who is homeless or on welfare? Where have these problems come from? Most importantly, what can we do about them, as individual citizens and as a society? CTY Civic Leadership Institute students, through an introductory course in Civic Engagement & Contemporary Social Issues, explore the complex challenges that affect our communities today, and are introduced to tools and strategies for community development and positive social change. This innovative service-learning program integrates engaging and interactive academic work with meaningful field experiences. Several times each week, during class time, students travel to dynamic urban neighborhoods to engage in hands-on service projects with respected local community organizations. Civic Leadership Institute for Grades 10-12 Session 1: June 24 - July 13, 2012 Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Campus Baltimore, Maryland Session 2: July 15 - August 3, 2012 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California 2012 Catalog information now available.

Eligibility: You are eligible for this program if you:

will have completed grade 10, 11, or 12 by Summer 2012: are a CTY Talent Search participant or another academically talented student; Have a sincere interest in learning about communities, social issues, and active citizenship.

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Applicants should be able to demonstrate academic aptitude through strong scores on the SAT I or an equivalent nationally-normed standardized achievement test. In addition, applicants should use the student essay (see below) to demonstrate their interest and/or experience in the areas of service, leadership, and civic responsibility. How to apply: Apply online: Costs: $3820 Includes room and meals, service project and field trip fees, books, and materials. Financial Aid is available through the online application form. $1300 is due at the submission of the application.

Service Learning in Paris

Description: A program of service work, language study, a core seminar, and a course in the art and architecture of Paris.

work with a team of experienced educators who know Paris come to understand the French, and how they live and work work in service 5 days a week use your French every day experience Paris as a local resident learn about your own cultural biases and perspectives become self-reliant and confident become a good guest and a thoughtful observer

Program Dates: TBA

Application Deadline: April 2012

Costs: The program fee is $6950, which includes the $50 application fee and the $1500 enrollment deposit. Students who apply by December 1 may pay the 2010 fee: $6800. If the dollar-euro exchange rates exceed $1.50, an adjustment in the program fee may be made. Additional expenses to be anticipated are transportation to and from Paris, lunch costs, and personal expenses for laundry, individual purchases, etc. Financial Aid: A modest amount of need-based financial aid is available as well as Service Learning in Paris has two named scholarships which are awarded each year. 47 | P a g e

How to apply: 1) Online Application: 2) School Recommendation form:

VISIONS: Service Adventures

Description: VISIONS mixes hands-on service, intercultural living, active exploration, and close camaraderie. Teens and staff live together as a small group (16 to 25 students and four to six leaders) in the heart of a host community. We work and socialize with residents. While service is the thread running through the program, ample time to play and wind down are woven into the days and weeks. Because you are learning naturally and dynamically on so many levels, the potential rewards are significant. While each location differs distinctly from another, all VISIONS programs share firm underpinnings.

Long-standing ties at program sites and daily immersion in local life A natural sense of place and deeper understanding of the culture attained by living in a community throughout the program Careful on-site preparation - our leaders arrive well before participants, ensuring smooth transition into a functioning program environment Considered year-round planning underpins an intentionally well-rounded experience that blends work, cultural exchange and broad-based, challenging exploration Immersion in community life, and leaders who are fluent in the language, increases foreign language conversational skills The teaching of technical skills applied successfully to ambitious, collaborative projects High caliber, diverse leaders who return year after year

Where, When, and How Much: Throughout the U.S. and the world! It is most helpful to check the link below for this information because the dates, locations, and fees are unique to each site: How to Apply: 48 | P a g e

Online Application: %20application.pdf NOTE: There are no admission requirements for this program, just a willingness to do the work requested and to be open to new experiences. Financial Aid: VISIONS offers financial aid to approximately 10% of our participants. VISIONS provides some spaces as well to promising teens from the international and domestic communities in which we work. Apply online:

Carleton College Liberal Arts Experience

Program Dates: Saturday, July 7 to Friday, July 13, 2012 Program Description: Carleton College is honored to host an inspiring summer program designed for the best and brightest college-bound students representing high schools across the country. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) will select 50 high school students who are current sophomores and bring them to Carleton, all expenses paid, for a one-week summer program. The CLAE program introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology. Course offerings may include:

DNA Fingerprinting: The Science of Forensics Economics: Tools for Business, Public Policy and Life Write Your Way In: Strategies for Success on Your College Application

In addition, workshops are offered to assist participants with their high school and college careers. Past workshop offerings have included:

ACT & SAT Preparation

Keys to Getting Into College: What You Need to Know about the Application Process and Financial Aid Eligibility:

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Students of African American descent or students who have an interest in African American culture are encouraged to apply. College-bound students currently completing their sophomore year of high school are eligible for CLAE. How to Apply: NOMINATION The CLAE nomination process is now closed. Starting January 15, 2012 a link will appear on this page to nominate students for CLAE. APPLICATION The 2012 CLAE application will be available for download on this page starting January 15, 2012. The application includes a series of essays in which students elaborate on academic interests, community involvement, and leadership. Essay answers are typically a paragraph to a half page in length. Letters of recommendation on the student's behalf may be faxed to # (507) 222-4526, emailed to, or mailed along with a student's completed application. We ask that at least one letter of recommendation be from an academic teacher. The CLAE selection committee will choose 50 students based on their academic record, personal essays, and recommendations.

The postmark deadline for CLAE applications is April 1, 2012.

CLAE applicants will be notified about CLAE decisions via post mail shortly after May 11, 2012. Costs: Accepted students receive free room, board, tuition, and travel costs for the one-week CLAE program. Participants should bring funds for incidental costs.

Hartwick College Summer Music Festival

Description: The HCSMF experience is rich with musical learning, exploration, and discovery. Students work closely with excellent faculty and guest artists and attend small workshops on a wide range of topics. There are opportunities to participate in large and small ensemble groups in a highly collaborative atmosphere. 50 | P a g e

Each year about 120 qualified students are selected for the Festival. By limiting the size of the Festival, we ensure that each student gets an intensive, quality experience. Students are chosen on the basis of musical promise, ability, and curiosity. Where: Hartwick College Oneonta, New York

Program Dates: Session 1: July 10-16 - Vocal, Musical Theatre I Session 2: July 17-23 - Orchestra, Musical Theatre II, Composers Workshop Session 3: July 24-30 - Rock Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Composers Workshop

Application Deadline: March 2012

How to Apply: 1) Fill out application form online:

2) Fill out Financial Aid form: CFESTIVALFinancialAid%20.pdf 3) Fill out Teacher Recommendation form: CFESTIVALTeacherRecommendationForm%20.pdf No audition/CD is required, although for scholarship money a CD is recommended.

Future Latino Leaders Law Camp

Description: The Future Latino Leaders Law Camp is a week-long program held by the HNBF in Washington, DC and provides 25 Latino high school students with the opportunity to learn more about the legal profession. Established by the HNBF in 2005, the Law Camp offers students the chance to come to DC and learn more about the college application process, meet influential Latino leaders, and tour national monuments and various government agencies. 51 | P a g e

Program Dates: July 14-22, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Eligibility: In order to apply and participate, you must meet the following criteria:

Be a high school student entering your sophomore, junior, or senior year, or be a recent graduate

Have an interest in learning about law school and becoming a lawyer Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or be a legal U.S. visitor with a valid visa and passport

Have a demonstrated interest in helping your community and building your leadership skills

Minimum 2.5 GPA

How to apply: Deadline: March 1, 2012 Financial Information: Due to the generosity of our sponsors and donors, there is no cost to students to participate in the Law Camp. However, applicants must pay a non-refundable $50 application fee, unless a waiver of this fee is requested and granted. Students are also responsible for arranging transportation to Washington, DC. Do not let the cost of transportation to DC deter you from applying! Upon your acceptance to the program, we are committed to working with you and your family to ensure your ability to attend.

Comic Kraze Workshop

Description: Are you crazy about making comics and graphic novels? The Comic Kraze curriculum is specifically tailored for high school students we only accept 15 youth per workshop series. The broad goal of the workshop is for you to create portfolio quality pieces to use in applications to college or art programs. To that end, the application process is competitive since we provide professional level art supplies and instruction. 52 | P a g e

If you are interested in participating you MUST commit to attending all THREE Saturday classes in each workshop module. * Note that you dont have to participate in all five workshops; you just need to make a commitment to attend one complete workshop to be accepted into the program. Where and When: The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (one hour of studio time from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM is optional). Program Dates:

Workshop 1, Jan. 22 and 29, Feb. 5 Workshop 2, Feb. 19 and. 26, March 5 Workshop 3, March 19 and 26, April 2 Workshop 4 May 14, 21, and 28 Workshop 5, June 11, 18, 25
How to apply: You must be between 14 -17 years old and you need to submit five examples of your artwork and a Comic_Kraze_Workshop_Application signed by a parent. Here is the link for the application:

Costs: Free!

Summer Success Institute at Tennessee State University

Description: TSU Academic Enrichment community outreach program, the Summer Success Institute, is a five-week program designed to enhance student skills in the areas of English, math, test taking and study skills. The Summer Success Institute provides high-school students with the tools necessary to improve their ACT/SAT scores or to successfully complete the initial test-taking attempt. Program Dates: TBA

Application Deadline: TBA

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Where: Tennessee State University Costs: $40 for the entire 5-week course How to Apply: Applications will be posted during Spring 2012 at the following address: For More Information: Call (615) 963-5521 or 963-5531

Castle Harbor Boating Camp

Description: Castle Harbor Boating School is holding its annual Boating Camp for Kids this summer. They will have 4 full weeks of sailing and 4 full weeks of power boating! But space is limited and starting times are drawing ever closer. They currently have enrollment space in all sessions. Their sailing camp is open to kids ages 10-15 and our powerboat camp is for 12-16 year Olds. While in camp your child will learn how to: Weather Forecasting & Boating Decisions Parts of the boat Knots Navigation Aids Rules of the Road Rigging and Departure Planning Helmsmanship How to Apply: To register, simply call their office at 305-442-4327 and let them know which session, print out the registration from on our website, fill out and mail in to us also with your check for 50% of the total. Dates and More Information: Dates for the Summer 2012 have not been posted yet. Check in Spring 2012 for information: Costs: Rates for last year (Summer 2011): Sailing--$295; Motor boating--$395 + $35 gas Crew Coordination Working as a Team Tacking/ Jibing Points of Sail Docking/ Departure Pivot Turns Holding Position

Young Writers Workshop at Bards College

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students develop more polished pieces, ranging from personal narratives to stories, poems, and exploratory essays. The workshop sections are small (12 students). This allows for individual attention to each student and helps to foster the sense of belonging to a supportive learning community in which students can feel comfortable exploring new directions in their writing and thinking. Trusting one's own language and voice, learning to think for oneself and in collaboration with others these are the qualities and skills that the workshop strives to develop. Each weekday consists of three ninety-minute sessions organized as writing and discussion seminars. Workshop leaders write with their students, and there is frequent sharing of this informal writing, both in small groups and in the class as a whole. Discussions of assigned readings mostly contemporary poems, stories, and essays is informal and speculative. The emphasis isn't on arriving at a "correct answer" but on exploring various ideas about what a text is saying. The texts also frequently serve as starting points and models for students' own creative writing exercises. These daily activities are complemented by evening assignments in reading, revising, and journal writing. Program Dates: July 22- August 11, 2012 Application Deadline: Rolling admissions begin in January and continue until the program is full, usually sometime in May. Early application is recommended. Files are reviewed as they become complete, and decisions are normally made within one to two weeks. Financial Aid and Scholarships: Modest financial aid is available. Minority students with demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply for the Dorothy West Scholarship. This externally endowed scholarship covers the full cost of tuition and room and board.

The deadline for applying is April 15, 2011. This deadline applies only to
Dorothy West applicants. All others are handled as rolling admissions. A number of runners-up will also be chosen and will be eligible for lesser financial aid awards. How to apply:

Duke Universitys TIP (Talent Identification Program)

Description: Duke University offers various (and seemingly countless) opportunities to high school students, especially those who have taken the SAT/ACT. Visit for more information.

VISARTS Camps at Rockwell

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Description: This summer program gives teens (Ages 13-17) an opportunity to explore new artistic mediums while creating works of art during an unforgettable summer experience. Classes are offered in Digital Arts, Digital Photography, Ceramics, Fused Glass and Stop Motion. Where: Rockwell, Maryland More information: If interested, it is imperative that you access the following PDF file for more information, as all of the study categories (Digital Arts, Photography, Ceramics, etc) has multiple summer sessions, dates, and costs. Access this PDF:

Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)EARLY

Description: A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university faculty members and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom. There are four (4) TASP opportunities offered this summer: two at Cornell University and two at the University of Michigan. For specific details about what each program offers visit: %20applic%20season.html Programs Cornell University I (Intergenerational Justice) Cornell University II (Thinking Girls, Thinking Boys) University of Michigan I (Freedom, Dialogue, and Polarization) University of Michigan II (Visions of America from Abroad)

Application Deadline: January 23, 2012

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Costs: TASP is a free summer program. There are no fees for applications, books, or tuition. All meals are provided. You are only responsible for the costs of getting to and from the program site. Most students also bring with them a small amount of pocket money. In cases of demonstrated financial need, you may apply for assistance in paying for travel as well. It is the policy of Telluride Association that no student be prevented from attending the program for financial reasons. How to Apply: 1) Before applying students are requested to read the complete brochure: 2) As well as the application questions: 3) Fill out the online application:

Bezos Scholar ProgramEARLY

Description: Twelve exceptional high school studentspaired with educators from respective schoolswill travel to the Aspen Ideas Festival, a remarkable gathering of thinkers and change agents from around the world. During this all-expenses-paid week, funded by the Bezos Family Foundation and hosted by the Aspen Institute, scholars engage in seminars and informal meetings with international leaders, journalists, entrepreneurs and artists from diverse fields. Alumni scholars have met with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor, Secretaries of Education Arne Duncan and Margaret Spellings, TOMs shoe founder Blake Mycoskie, New York Times columnists Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof, and many others. After this transformative week set in Colorados Rocky Mountains, scholars return home to pioneer Local Ideas Festivals in their own schools and communities. Local Ideas Festivals advance scholars big ideas and aspirations cultivated on the ground in Aspen. What happens in Aspen does not stay in Aspen: not only are students mobilizing peers and generating dialog around global issues, theyre turning ideas into action. The result is inspiringand infectious. Thousands of people have attended Local Ideas Festivals in diverse communities across the country. The spirit of inquiry, dialogue and debate spreads through schools and cities, creating awareness and demand for change. The best ideas and festivals are sustainable and scalable. Past festival topics ranged from literacy to genocide to the carbon footprint. And some fests will celebrate their third annual event this year.

Program Dates: June 26-July2, 2012 Application Deadline: February 3, 2012

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Eligibility: Bezos Scholars Program School Criteria Public High School (including Charter and Magnet schools) At least 25% of students are eligible for free/reduced lunch program. This is a firm cutoff. Offers Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or the opportunity to enroll in college/community college courses Bezos Scholars Program Student Scholar Criteria Demonstrates leadership in school and community Scored exceptionally well on PSAT/SAT/or ACT Taking Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate classes or college/community college courses GPA of 3.5, or higher Public high school junior during the 2011-2012 academic year Legal U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Availability of student & educator on all dates How to Apply:

Camp Miniwanca
At Miniwanca we live life differently... Our days are simpler but richer. We challenge often but have more fun. The outdoors is our home. Transportation is a bike, a sneaker, canoe, or a boat. We laugh a lot and celebrate effort as much as success. We work together to create a community where individuals are respected, and where our values guide our actions. We gain confidence. We share. We have fun. Philosophy As a leader in youth development, Miniwanca inspires people to be their best selves. We achieve this by creating a fun and safe environment where campers will learn new skills and make new friends and we believe much more is possible! Campers 8-17 will find a progression of age appropriate adventures and opportunities waiting for them. Our philosophy of Best Self, Balanced Living and Healthy Friendships is intentionally interwoven throughout the camp experiences. We believe Miniwanca campers will:

Leave with newly gained confidence in themselves Be able to talk about who they are and what they are capable of achieving Discover and develop their personal best Act in ways consistent with their values Help to create a community where trust, cooperation and respect are the foundation

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on cooperation, respect, trust, and communication, participants support and learn from each other through activities like the team challenge course, climbing tower, and high ropes course. Combine Session A and B to have a 6 week experience! In-Camp Programs: Seniors / Senior Pioneers (grades 9-11) are active in age appropriate activities for 2 or 3 weeks. Senior campers take on leadership and service roles within camp and the community. They also have the option to choose a pathway of theater, art, challenge, or sailing. Out-Camp Programs: Four Trails Wilderness Adventure Trips (grades 9-12) in these 3, 4, or 5 week programs campers enjoy the community and traditions of Miniwanca as they embark on hiking, biking, kayaking, or canoeing expeditions. How to Apply:

Tiger Tail Productions

Tigertail Youth Projects Wordspeak and SpeakOut Tigertail youth programs engage educate and enrich youth. We see the use of art as a positive change agent for youth and a catalyst in community revitalization. Tigertail is currently involved in after school spoken word projects, WordSpeak and SpeakOut, for 1000 teens primarily from the inner city neighborhoods.

Close Up Foundation
Thank you for your interest in Close Up! As the nations premier non-profit, civic education organization, we have served over 725,000 students and teachers on our various programs in Washington, DC. We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you to the nations capital soon! Close Up offers a variety of exciting programs geared toward high school students, focused on giving them the most educational, inspirational, and memorable experience in Washington, DC. To learn more about our various program options, please see the links below, email us, or call us at 800-CLOSE UP. Washington Program (Our Flagship): 6-days/5-nights in the nations capital. DC & New York: 8-days/7-nights in Washington and New York City. DC & Williamsburg: 7-days/6-nights in Washington and historic Williamsburg, VA. 59 | P a g e

Program for New Americans: 7-days/6-nights in the nations capital. Inauguration 2013: A special program designed around the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. Customize Your Trip: You pick the dates, duration, activities, and theme!

The Smithsonian Latino Centers 2012 Young Ambassadors Program Summer Leadership Development Program
The Smithsonian Latino Center is pleased to announce the open application season for the 2012 Young Ambassadors Program. The Young Ambassadors Program is a national, interdisciplinary leadership development program for high school seniors. The mission of the program is to foster the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources. This program is made possible through the generous support of Ford Motor Company Fund. Students with an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures are selected to travel to Washington, D.C. for a week-long, leadership development seminar at the Smithsonian Institution. The seminar encourages youth to explore and understand Latino identity and embrace their own cultural heritage through visits to the Smithsonians Latino collections and one-on-one interaction with anthropologists, artists, curators, historians, scientists and other museum professionals. Following the training seminar, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary education internship in museums and other cultural institutions in their local communities, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations. Participation in the Young Ambassadors Program is underwritten by Ford Motor Company Fund and includes meals and accommodations for the duration of the one-week training seminar, round-trip travel costs to Washington, D.C., and a program stipend. Students selected are responsible for all expenses during the four-week internship, including transportation, accommodations, and meals.

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Upon completion of the 5-week program, participants will receive a $2,000 program stipend towards their higher education. Students that do not complete the seminar and four-week internship will not receive the program stipend.

The deadline to apply is April 2012

Miami Model University of Miami Medical Internships (TBA)

Summer Science Enrichment Program (SSEP), Students Training in Research (STIR) and High School Careers in Medicine Workshop (HSCMW) program. For more information, please contact the Breakthrough Staff. Alvaro ( Lauren (

Ransom Everglades, Summer Camp 2012 Need to get application from Lauren Kellner or from Breakthrough office

Miami Country Day, Summer Camp 2012

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Need to get application from Alvaro Perez or from Breakthrough office

National Opportunities
Awesome Math
Awesome Math Summer Program 2012 and University of Texas at Dallas (6/4 6/16, residential and day), Cornell University (6/25-7/15, residential only), University of California, Santa Cruz (7/23-8/12, residential only). A program designed for students ages 12 to 17 with the mission of providing a fun, intellectually stimulating environment to learn math, inspiring a love of mathematics and learning that lasts into college and beyond. It helps students significantly improve their performance in mathematics competitions and makes mathematics itself and the entire camp experience highly enjoyable. Website:

The Bauen Camp

The Bauen Camp, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit residential camp, began as one person's vision to teach youth how the arts can be used to build social creativity and responsibility. For 10 years Bauen has brought teen writers, painters, dancers, actors, photographers, storytellers and leaders together to nurture artistic skills, provide mentoring relationships with professional artists, connect them to nature and each other, network diverse peoples of all age, race and 62 | P a g e

region, create "youth-led" community art collaborations, ask questions about their lives, communities, the world and inspire honest dialogue and creative solutions. Collaborate with other Breakthrough Miami scholarsnationwide.

2012 COSMOS UC Davis

Program Dates: July 8 - August 4

Application Period: February 1 - March 1

Tuition CA Resident: $2810 Tuition Non-CA Resident: $6500 Financial Assistance: See financial assistance information HERE Program Dates: July 8 - August 4 Application Period: February 1 - March 1 See the 2012 flyer HERE

Concordia Language Villages Our Flagship Program Since 1961 For decades, youth have been growing up, spreading their wings and discovering the world at Concordia Language Villages. Our Summer Villages are a powerful combination of world language immersion, new cultural experiences and summer camp fun. With more than 150 sessions to choose from, locations at our own sites, at leased retreat centers and summer camps, our Summer Villages welcome you!

Dream yard Action Project

Our Mission Statement Dream Yards Out of School Programs empower all those who are a part of the work to be confident, creative leaders through rigorous artistic development, academic enrichment, and a commitment to social justice. In this work, our participants discover the skills to be successful adults through higher education and a deeper connection to their larger community. 63 | P a g e

Our Philosophy

Art is a Humanizing Act All participants, young people & teaching artists, collaborate in rigorous art-making practices. In this work, we hone our artistic craft and work towards greater social consciousness & imagination. The aim is liberation & freedom that takes root in our communities, the hearts & minds of people who witness & participate in our work, & informs the choices of our future leaders

Global Routes
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS Cross Cultural Exchange is at the heart of all Global Routes programs. Going beyond the limitations and boundaries in which you live in order to open your heart and mind to people and cultures radically different from your own that is what is required of each participant enrolled in our summer foreign exchange programs. The cornerstone of your experience is a homestay in a remote rural village. Here you immerse yourself in the daily life and ritual of your host community and work with locals on projects chosen by community leaders. Whether you find yourself building a community center in South America or a school in Africa, one thing is certain: you will discover the difference one individual can make. Through hard work, you begin to understand and appreciate the problems and joys of living in a developing country. During your village stay you will be paired up with a fellow group member to live with a host family. We find that high school summer programs offering this level of immersion are far more than a student exchange program they are a transformative experience to remember and to grow on. To prepare you for the cross-cultural challenges you will face in your host community, we have designed a 5 to 8 day orientation to the culture, language, religion and government of its people. While exploring national parks or biological reserves you and your group will get to know one another and will participate in group-building activities. This provides a solid foundation for teaching English abroad, communicating in the language of your host country, and many other aspects of integration with the host community. All programs end with 3-10 days spent exploring the environment and culture of the surrounding country. This opportunity for overseas adventure travel is not to be missed. On these adventures, you might canoe the Amazon headwaters, elephant trek in Thailand, or safari 64 | P a g e

in the Serengeti. Our high school summer programs are designed not only for adventure, but for reflection. This final period of your high school summer program offers you an opportunity to reflect on the summers experience and how you will integrate it into your life back home. Our high school programs have a maximum of 18 students per group, two leaders and two to three in-country support staff

MOREHOUSE College Project Identity

Project Identity is a federally funded program designed to stimulate interest in college attendance and the awareness of college entrance requirements for academically talented African-American and other minority males in elementary, middle and high school. Knowing the importance of higher education, participants receive an early start on pursuing, enrolling and succeeding in college through exposure to the humanities, mathematics, science, business and economics as well as social science courses in a rigorous yet fun and exciting setting. Through the use of faculty and college staff, college students and community partners, Project Identitys Saturday and Summer institutes provide a network of support, not just for the participants but for the adults who influence them, specifically their parents, school counselors and teachers. The vision of Project Identity is to create a learning environment for participants by providing the best academic resources so that learning extends beyond the classroom and into their community. The road to his future starts now.

Outward Bound
Outward Bound's Wilderness Programs: Discover new strength. Explore beautiful places. Outward Bound is more than just an outdoor camp. It is more than a wilderness adventure. Since 1962, Outward Bound has taken over 1,000,000 people of all ages on adventures that build character, teach leadership skills, and inspire a service ethic. Our courses are not guided trips. They are real expeditions that cross rugged, beautiful terrain with challenges designed to reveal your strengths.

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SMaRT Program Texas A & M

Summer Mathematics Research Training High School Camp June 10 (arrival) - 23 (departure), 2012

The application information for the 2012 camp will be posted in the second half of January 2012
SMaRT is a National Science Foundation supported two-week summer program at Texas A&M University. It is intended to facilitate interest in mathematics of advanced high school students. High school students of age 14-18, who are US citizens or permanent residents, are eligible to apply.

The camp will provide an intensive learning environment in mathematics, where high school students will learn not only useful mathematical facts, but also how to approach mathematical problems, prove mathematical statements, and write the results. Eligibility High school students of age 14 through 18 are eligible. US citizenship or permanent residency is required. Capacity The camp is small. In 2009, it had 20 students. In 2010 and 2011, 20 new and 8 returning students were admitted. The similar enrollment is expected for 2012. Some of the returning students will be admitted as junior counselors. Undergraduate counselors will be assigned to each group of five students. Structure of the program Each morning, except Sunday, a lecture will be given for the new class, which will introduce students to a variety of interrelated topics of number theory, algebra, combinatorics, and their applications. At a later time, a lecture will be given for the class of returning students. The lectures will only provide introductions and pointers, while most of technical work will be done by students, under counselors' guidance, when solving the daily sets of problems. A problem session will address students' questions and provide additional pointers when needed. Group meetings, guided by counselors and junior counselors will be held in each student group during the day and in the evening. Guest lectures by the TAMU faculty will be given on some afternoons. These lectures will be of expository nature and will address a variety of topics from mathematics and its applications. Fees There are no fees. Due to the generous support of the National Science Foundation, the camp offers this year free room and board to accepted participants. Travel expenses are not covered (some partial travel coverage might be available in the case of extreme need, but availability of such funds is not guaranteed). Students should bring some money for private expenses, laundry, etc. 66 | P a g e

Contact Professor Peter Kuchment Director of the SMaRT program Mathematics Department Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-3368 e-mail FAX (979)862-4190

Mrs. Donna Hoffman Academic Advisor Texas A&M University Department of Mathematics Suite 605, John R. Blocker Building College Station, TX 77843-3368 (979) 862-4306, fax (979) 862-4190

Students from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Summer Search: Where change begins

MISSION The mission of Summer Search is to find resilient low-income high school students and inspire them to become responsible and altruistic leaders by providing year- round mentoring, lifechanging summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network. NEED Low-income youth face tremendous obstacles to completing college and achieving their full potential. They often live in neighborhoods where the poverty and crime rates are extremely high, and the job and education opportunities are poor. According to the U.S. Department of Education, only 50% of low-income students graduate high school. Only 11% complete a fouryear college within six years (Pell Institute, 2008 Report: Moving Beyond Access). This puts students from low-income communities at a serious disadvantage when it comes to having a chance at economic self-sufficiency, full civic participation, and to become leaders. PROGRAM Each piece of the Summer Search model builds upon the others to provide opportunities and support that few low-income youth would otherwise receive: Year-round mentoring by full-time trained staff builds students resilience, helping them learn to cultivate relationships, become self-reflective, and navigate the challenges in their lives. Full scholarships to summer experiential education programs like Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School strengthen students follow-through, leadership, and problem solving, all of which translates to success in high school and college. 67 | P a g e

Individualized college and financial aid advising helps students pursue post-secondary school. Resources for students in and after college support strong academic performance, college persistence, and career exploration.

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