Enrichment Programs and Summer Opportunities

Stephen F. Austin University Pre-Law Experience June 6-13, 2020

Stephen F. Austin State University invites you to apply to the only Pre-Law Academy in Texas designed for rising high school juniors and seniors:

  • Interact with federal and state judges
  • Experience a crime scene investigation
  • Participate in a mock trial competition
  • Instruction by law school and university professors
  • Meet law school admissions officers
  • Learn to brief law cases
  • Discuss undergraduate preparation for law school
  • Study the judicial system Enjoy recreational activities
Deadline to apply in March.


Find Yourself at Stanford.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. In this setting, students hone their academic skills and form new friendships with intellectual peers.


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NYU Precollege Program

Precollege offers rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience NYU by spending six weeks living and learning in their community.  Scholarships available!  For more information go to:

Penn delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience. Explore Penn's historic campus, engage with leading faculty, and build intellectual connections within accelerated two-, three-, or six-week Penn Summer High School Programs.


The two-week program offers non-credit, immersive study in disciplines across the sciences, arts, and humanities. Students choose two modules to focus their studies as they experience college life on Penn’s historic campus and explore the vibrant city of Philadelphia.


Applications for summer 2020 are open!

The ACLU National Advocacy Institute is the perfect place for young advocates who are eager to hone their advocacy skills and learn strategies for grassroots organizing. This week-long summer program, developed in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, (July 22-28, 2020) in Washington, DC, gives students the unique opportunity to explore important social justice and civil liberties issues directly from ACLU lawyers, experts, and community activists. 


Key Program Elements (To view a program overview, click here.)

  • Electives covering the ACLU’s wide array of issue areas.
  • Seminars to explore social justice and civil liberties issues.
  • Rally and meetings with elected officials or their staff on Capitol Hill.


Application (To view application and eligibility requirements, click here.)

  • High school students 15-18 years old. (Must have completed one year of high school by June 2020, and the graduating class of 2020 is welcome to apply.) 
  • Priority Decision: Applications are due February 16th.  
  • Financial Aid: Full and partial scholarships are available. 


The Cornerstone Summer Institute is a week-long summer camp at the University of Virginia where high school students learn about slavery and its legacies by exploring the University, Charlottesville, and area landmarks. The camp provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. For 2020, CSI will run from June 20 to 26. Come spend a week at UVA with us this summer! Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until April 1, 2020. Some financial aid is available for students with demonstrated need.

Carnegie Mellon's Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science is a six-week residential experience that provides students from underrepresented communities who have interest in computer science, engineering and/or the natural sciences, with the opportunity to achieve skills in order to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields. There are no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend this program.

Students engage in hands-on learning and research via science and engineering projects, taught by Carnegie Mellon faculty, teachers and graduate students. College students also serve as classroom assistants, tutors and mentors. 

Students may apply for the program here.

The Louisiana State University Summer Scholars Program (SSP) is a nine-week summer program that prepares high achieving under-represented minority students to make a successful transition from high school to college.  The program is open to 2020 high school graduates who are committed to earning their undergraduate degree at LSU.

Summer Scholars makes a lasting impression on all who attend, giving participants the opportunity to become adjusted to the academic, personal, and social challenges they may face as new freshmen. Participants are required to attend Tiger Exploration meetings two times a week during which important topics such as note-taking strategies, time management, stress management, career exploration, critical thinking, personal adjustment, and test-taking strategies are covered.  The weekly meetings with campus faculty, staff and administrators give the participants a head start on the fall semester.  The participants are able to establish their own sense of community before they are joined by more than 6,000 of their fellow freshman classmates in the fall.

There are tutoring sessions that teach learning strategies and exciting programs on leadership development.  The participants will be enrolled in 6 credit hours.  Enrichment trips have included places, such as the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum in Hammond, World War II Museum in New Orleans, STENNIS Space Museum, in Stennis Center, MS, and the Brooks Museum of Art and the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

The program awards each accepted student a scholarship covering tuition, housing, and a meal plan for summer 2020 semester.


NOTE: Program participants are required to cover some LSU fees and additional services. Other expenses such as parking, books, and other incidental charges will be the responsibility of program participants.

Our program is sponsored by LSU University College, Chevron Corporation, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Although we accept all majors, we strongly encourage Business and Engineering majors to apply.

The application link is available on our website and the deadline to apply is
April 20, 2020. We invite you and your seniors to visit the Summer Scholars Program website to find out more information about the program and the application process.