Opportunities will be added throughout the year. Check back often. Many colleges have summer opportunities, but may not send literature. If there is a specific college you are interested in, check their website for possible summer events. Due to COVID19, many summer camps have been cancelled or changed to an online format for the summer of 2021, but some are still currently scheduled to be in person.
Cycle- This is a three-day leadership program held in Jefferson City for sophomores only. This year's program will be held July 21-23. All expenses are paid and transportation is provided. Teachers are invited to nominate students to serve as CYCLE delegates, or students may apply independently. Students are asked to submit a narrative about their school activities and community service to be considered. The application deadline is April 16. Find the application here.
Youth Tour- The annual Youth Tour consists of an essay contest open only to high school juniors who live and attend school in Cuivre River Electric’s general service area, or who have Cuivre River electric service in their homes. The 2021 essay theme is “My Favorite Cooperative Principle.” Entry forms are available at local high schools or cuivre.com. The deadline to enter is Friday, March 12. The top six finalists will be selected as Youth Tour delegates. The other six finalists will receive $500 scholarships. Cuivre River Electric fully funds the Youth Tour program. There is no cost to students or families. Find the application here.
Missouri Public Affairs Academy- The 2021 Missouri Public Affairs Academy will be a virtual program (July 12-16) that brings together talented upcoming high school seniors who have an interest in making a difference in their world through leadership and community engagement. The Academy offers a variety of experiences related to public affairs. Participants will learn from guest speakers from the not-for-profit community, government, Missouri State University faculty, and each other. They will also engage in dialogue and service projects with each other, and each will develop a written plan for a positive community change. Cost and College Credit: The Missouri Public Affairs Academy is free! In addition to learning materials, speakers, etc., participants will earn one college credit from Missouri State University at no charge. Application Process: Find the online application here. The application deadline is April 1, 2021. As part of their application, students are asked to provide two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or administrator. We will notify applicants of acceptance no later than April 5.
Mizzou Mini Medical School - The University of Missouri - School of Medicine offers an exciting and informative summer experience for high school students interested in a career in medicine. MU’s High School Mini Medical School is a one-week program that gives students a preview of life as an MU medical student. The program includes Hands-on experience in anatomy, microbiology, and clinical skills; Introduction to MU’s innovative patient-based learning (PBL) curriculum; Seminars on college and medical school entrance and medical school life. In addition, students will attend special sessions with clinical and research specialists and have meaningful interactions with current medical students, faculty and staff of the School of Medicine. Mini-Med School is intended for current high school juniors. Selection criteria have been modified, and while ACT scores and GPAs are considered, the selection committee is very interested in the following: Student response to essay question; Academic effort and success; Involvement in extracurricular activities (school and community); High school science teacher recommendation. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are available. Interested high school juniors can find more application information at our website https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/mini-medical-school. Applications will be available after the first of the year on that website and should be submitted electronically.
Summer Scholars Program- Miami (OH) University- Two week programs at Miami University in Ohio. Miami.OH.edu/summerscholars
UMSL Summer Academy A free, four-week program for currently enrolled 9th and 10th-grade students. The Academy gives students a head start in their college preparation through academic enrichment courses in mathematics, science, writing, speaking, career research, and professional development. It will take place virtually this summer. For more information on the Summer Academy and the Bridge Program, please visit our website. The application deadline is May 7, 2021.
UMSL 2021 Summer Virtual Programming- Apply at umsl.edu/precollegiate. UMSL offers Summer Academy for grades 10-11; Bridge to the ACT for rising seniors; Spend the Summer Write for rising seniors to work on Common Application essay prompts; Commit to Success College Prep Talks for all grades; Middle School Summer Academy for grades 7-9; and Eyes on Diversity: The Summer Eye Academy.
NYU Precollege- NYU Precollege gives rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to spend their summer on NYU's campus in the heart of Manhattan. For six exciting weeks, high schoolers can take college-level courses for credit, develop their essay writing skills, and learn how to manage their time in college, all while experiencing what it's like to be an NYU student. Application is available in February. March 1 priority deadline.
NYU High School Programs- Students can choose from a variety of high school programs offered at NYU. Students can explore subjects like music technology, STEM research, plus many more.
The George Washington University PreCollege- College intensive credit-earning programs and summer immersion noncredit programs in Arts, Business, Communications, Government and Politics, Health Sciences, History and Humanities, Leadership, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).
Mizzou Summer Engineering Camps - open to a variety of ages.
Columbia College Summer Camps Columbia College offers six summer camps with experiences designed for third graders through 2019 high school graduates. Campers will learn from Columbia College faculty, meet current students and get hands-on experience doing what they love!
Duke University Summer College At Duke Summer Session, we are committed to providing high school students with the opportunity to be a college student over the summer at one of the world’s premier universities. By attending our Summer College program, you will not only have the authentic college experience of living in Duke University’s dorms and taking credit-bearing classes alongside undergraduate students, but also the opportunity to accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke instructor and transcript from Duke University – two substantive indicators that you have what it takes to thrive in an elite academic setting.
The University of Tulsa Summer Camps Summer opportunities for high school students include: Academy for Pianists, Jazz Camp, Screenwriting Camp, Filmmaking Camp, and Vocal and Choral Camp.
Experience America - Game experience, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Design, Travel opportunities
Foundry Art Centre Summer Camps Various week-long art summer camps are offered throughout the summer for grades k-12.
Scholars Academy at Monmouth College Are you intellectually curious? Have you shown leadership potential through participation in clubs in your community? If so, come challenge yourself further at the Scholars Academy at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.
Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan is excited to be offering a virtual course that high school students can participate in this summer, The Joy Of Coding, which takes place July 5, 2021-August 13, 2021. The Joy of Coding is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. You’ll learn by doing and experience how coding powers apps such as Snapchat and TikTok. No prior coding experience is required! Anyone who wants to learn is welcome! Students will: Learn to code at their own pace with support from Michigan ECE faculty and students; Have weekly coding lectures/assignments using an interactive textbook; Have our commitment to help you get unstuck when learning to code; Receive a certificate of accomplishment to include in college applications. Please visit our website for further information including math prerequisites, cost ($99), important dates, and more! For priority consideration, please submit an application by April 15, 2021! For further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org