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Summer Programs - focus on minority or underrepresented students

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Summer Programs - focus on minority or underrepresented students




Brandeis University, SEED

explore and embrace diversity, weekend during fall



Black Excel




College Horizons

College sites change each year (2008 programs at Duke Univ. and Lawrence Univ.)


Target:  Native American students; rising sophomores and juniors




All Star Code is a non-profit initiative that prepares qualified young men of color for full-time employment in the technology industry by providing mentorship, industry exposure, and intensive training in computer science.


Dedicated Engineers



Dow Jones Newspaper Fund



Health Professions





(For 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.)





WHAT:     A STEM program for three consecutive summers at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

WHO:      Black, Latino and Native American 9th-graders

DETAILS: Helps put students on track for possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math

TIP:          Rigorous and competitive with an 11 percent acceptance rate; about 110 scholars participate

COST:      FREE, Competitive: essays, Recommendations, transcripts.

WHEN TO APPLY: Applications 2016: DUE by December 15, 2015


Candidate currently must be in the 9th grade in a U.S. public school, must complete one full year of algebra by June of application year, must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and must have a demonstrated financial need. The program accepts applications from African-American and Hispanic/Latino students from Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Fort Worth, Texas; Lawrence, Mass.; Louisville, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn.; New York City; and Washington, D.C. Native-American students may apply from any geographic area of the United States.


GIRLS WHO CODE:  http://girlswhocode.com/about-us/

WHAT:      Eight-week all-day summer science camp

WHO:       Eleventh-grade high school girls

DETAILS:  Field trips and classes in robotics, web design, mobile apps; presentations by more than 50 speakers, workshops, demos from female engineers and entrepreneurs

TIP:          Only 20 girls are accepted

COST:       FREE

WHEN TO APPLY:  Applications available in early February


Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network



Summer Search


Summer Search is a national leadership development program that helps low-income young people graduate high school, go to college, gain successful careers, and give back to society.


WECAAARE Education Foundation





Bryant University (RI)


The Bryant University Institute for Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) introduces high school juniors who identify themselves as African American or Black, Asian American, Latino/a or Hispanic, Native American, as well as female students - regardless of race or ethnicity - to exciting business careers. Computer information systems, economics, finance, management, marketing, mathematics, and communication fields are explored, with many opportunities to learn from Bryant University faculty and local business leaders.



"The PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute (the Institute) is a week-long, hands-on opportunity for Latino/a and African American or Black juniors (rising seniors) in high school to learn more about the accounting profession and about the key role accountants play in society."


Caldwell College (NJ)


Summer College at Caldwell (SCAC) is a program designed for current high school juniors who will be seniors in the fall of 2014 (Class of 2015). SCAC provides students the opportunity to earn three college credits while studying science, medicine and math. This unique opportunity also incorporates SAT test-taking strategies, academic field trips, and a taste of the college experience, with students meeting new friends while living on the Caldwell College campus. The program includes room and board, books, supplies and field trips.


California Institute of Technology

Young Engineering and Science Scholars


Target:  Historically underrepresented students in science and engineering; rising sophomores and juniors


Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) 

Entrada Scholars Program


"The Entrada Scholars Program offers ethnic minority high school students a "gateway" to the future: the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit!"


Carleton College (CA)

Liberal Arts Experience


Target:  African American students; rising juniors


Carnegie Mellon University (PA)


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.


College of Charleston (SC)



Colorado State (CO)

Black Issues Forum:


Native Education Forum:


Students finishing their junior year in high school with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in a college prep curriculum and students involved in leadership, school, family and/or community activities are encouraged to apply.


Cornell University (NY)

Partial scholarships for students of color may be available to assist attendance at Cornell's Summer College: http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/


CURIE Academy


Target:  High school girls interested in engineering; rising juniors and seniors




Target:  African American/Latino/a or Native American students interested in science, technology, engineering and math; rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors


Franklin and Marshall



Howard University

Summer Enrichment Program and Recruitment


Target:  African American/Hispanic students applying for admission to health profressions in the CPNAHS at Howard University


Lehigh University

Students That Are Ready (S.T.A.R.) Academies


Target:  Economically and academically disadvantaged and/or at-risk middle/high school aged students


Lycoming College



Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Target:  First-generation, historically underrepresented in science/engineering; rising seniors


Miami University of Ohio Multicultural Leadership Program Summer Institute


Target:  Students from underrepresented populations or who have a commitment toward promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for cultural diversity


Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA)

Summer Institute (Project Identity) for African-American males entering the 10th and 11th grades.

Three weeks at Morehouse - June 7 - 28, 2009

Creative Writing - SAT Prep - Debate - Pre-Calculus - Leadership Development

Enrichment activities - $400 fee (includes meals, housing and activities).

FOR MORE INFO GO TO: http://www.morehouse.edu/projectidentity

Princeton Summer Journalism Program



Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute

PREFACE Summer Program


Target:  Historically underrepresented students in science/technology; rising sophomores and juniors interested in engineering and technology


University of Denver

Pioneer Prep


Target: Black/African American and Lationo/a students; Sophomores and Juniors (travel stipends available)


University of Notre Dame

African American Scholars Program


Target:  Catholic African American high school students


Latino Community Leadership Seminar


Target:  Catholic Latino/a students; rising seniors


Worcester Polytechnic Institute



Target:  African American/Latino/American Indian students interested in engineering; rising juniors and seniors


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