SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Applications are required. Please see individual websites for details and deadlines. For additional programs, please email P.J. Washenko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program: Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED) at Brandeis University
About: The Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED) program will celebrate multiculturalism and social justice at this dynamic university.
Eligibility: Must be a rising high school senior currently residing in the U.S. Preference will be given to students who are underrepresented in higher education, which may include first-generation, low-income, and minority students.
Program: Vassar View
About: The Vassar View program is designed to provide prospective students from diverse backgrounds an introduction into the academic and social experiences at Vassar College.
Eligibility: Must be rising high school senior
Program: Amherst College Diversity Open House
About: This program introduces prospective applicants to the Amherst campus, student body, faculty, classes, and residence halls. Up to 100 students are selected to attend each session. The Diversity Open Houses are available to all prospective students, but the DIVOH selection committee prioritizes the invitation of students from traditionally under-represented groups.
Eligibility: Must be a high school senior, must reside in the U.S., complete the online DIVOH application, and submit a copy of high school transcript.
Program: MIT Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering (WISE)
About: A program that introduces students from underrepresented backgrounds to MIT’s campus and culture. Students stay with current MIT student hosts to learn first-hand about academics and social life on campus.
Eligibility: Must be students entering their senior year of high school.
Program: Barnard Bound – Barnard University
About: Barnard Bound provides a taste of both Barnard College and New York City for promising young women who will be high school seniors in Fall 2017 and self-identify as students of color, especially those students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit.
Eligibility: A transcript must be sent with the nomination form (this may be an unofficial transcript). We will also require final junior year grades. This can be sent via a final report card.
Program: Mount Holyoke – Focus on Diversity Program
About: Focus on Diversity is an overnight open house for prospective students of color and those students who have championed diversity causes at their school. Prospective students will be hosted overnight by a current student and will tour campus, visit classes and attend cultural performances.
Eligibility: Counselor/Teacher Nomination Form, Student Program Application (upon submission of your nomination, a link to the program application will be emailed directly to the student) Copy of students’ transcript (must be uploaded with your counselor/teacher nomination)
Program: Miami University – Bridges Program
About: This is an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors from historically underrepresented populations or who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Students representing different ethnic/racial, sexual orientation and gender identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: Completed application, two essays and counselor form, 3.0-4.0, rigorous schedule, leadership/co-curricular involvement, test scores (PLAN, ACT, SAT, PSAT).
Program: Emory University – Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE)
About: Over the three day visit, students will have the opportunity to explore the campus, interact with current students, meet committed and diverse faculty and staff, and stay overnight in a residence hall.
Eligibility: Completed application, transcript, senior year schedule and test scores (all self-reported), talented, high achieving seniors, traditionally first generation or underrepresented cultural and/or socioeconomic background.
Program: Amherst College – Diversity Open House (DIVOH)
About: This program introduces prospective applicants to the Amherst’s campus, student body, faculty, classes, and residence halls. Up to 100 students are selected to attend each weekend.
Eligibility: application, essay, transcript with list of senior year classes, underrepresented backgrounds (diversity/socioeconomic) or first generation.
Program: Babson College – Multicultural Overnight Experience
About: This program provides students with the opportunity to experience life on campus including engaging with current students, faculty, and staff and learning more about residence halls, classes, and many other resources.
Eligibility: Completed application, cumulative transcript, test scores, resume or list of activities, diverse and highly talented applicants encouraged to apply, travel scholarships available upon request, application should be sent first, then fax other materials to: 781-239-4006 Attn: Multicultural Overnight Experience.
Program: Bowdoin College – Explore Bowdoin
About: The Explore Bowdoin program offers the opportunity to spend three days on Bowdoin’s campus to high-achieving high school seniors from diverse backgrounds who might otherwise be unable to visit.
Eligibility: Completed application, essay and transcript, high achieving, diverse, preference to first generation financially disadvantaged students.
Program: Bucknell University – Journey to Bucknell
About: Journey to Bucknell is an overnight program designed to expose high-achieving, traditionally underrepresented (African American, Asian American, biracial/multiracial, Latino/a, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) high school seniors to Bucknell University.
Eligibility: High achieving student, academically rigorous schedule, 3.3+ GPA, underrepresented (diverse student), completed application, essay, test scores (PLAN, ACT, SAT, PSAT).
Program: Colorado College – Fly-In Program
About: These free programs are designed to provide you an inside look into both the intellectual and student life at Colorado College. Over the course of your time at CC, you will have the chance to: Take a campus tour, experience the Block Plan, stay overnight on campus, interview, participate in Financial Aid and Common Application workshops.
Eligibility: Motivated student of color, qualifies for Pell Grant (FAFSA) and Free/Reduced Lunch application (submitted by student), transcript, test scores, profile, letter of recommendation (submitted by school counselor).
Program: Connecticut College – Explore Weekend
About: This is a special program that is held each fall for high school seniors of underrepresented backgrounds, as well as those committed to diversity and social justice. Explore offers a sneak peek at the challenging liberal arts environment of Connecticut College and a chance to learn about campus resources for students of color.
Eligibility: Students with underrepresented backgrounds and intellectually driven.
Program: Franklin and Marshall – Collegiate Leadership Summit
About: Franklin & Marshall College invites high school students from diverse backgrounds with a strong history of leadership to campus to explore their leadership abilities as they transition to a college environment. The Collegiate Leadership Summit is a two-day program that provides selected delegates an opportunity to develop their leadership skills.
Eligibility: Students from an underrepresented background, leadership in community, 3.3+ GPA, rigorous classes, counselor nomination, and completed application.
Program: Tufts University – Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience
About: This is an overnight program designed to expose high school seniors to the vast diversity that exists in our community. Participants have the opportunity to experience academic and social life by staying in a residential dorm with an undergraduate student, attending lectures from professors, and eating in the dining halls.
Eligibility: This is for students interested in the diversity of Tufts, completed application, essay, transcript, test scores, letter of recommendation, and travel assistance for those eligible.
Program: Union College – Getting to Know Union Weekend
About: Union College hosts an overnight college preview program for high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds. This program is designed to allow students to learn more about our academic offerings; give them an authentic view of what life can be like at Union; and provide opportunities to engage with current students, faculty and administrators.
Eligibility: High achieving and diverse student, rigorous schedule, 3.3+ GPA, 1170+ SAT, 25+ ACT, completed application and transcript.