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Program Opportunities




AT:    VolunteerServices-kpSunset@kp.org

YOU CAN START Sept through June

Apply & interview the month before the month that you want to start


Learn about medical jobs, helping people & add to your resume. This is an expectation of volunteering for 200 hours over a 1-year period (averages to about 4 hours a week).

To volunteer at Kaiser: must be at least 16 years of age & have a Social Security number

Where: Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center, near Sunset/Vermont Metro stop.

Brief description of Volunteer Process: (complete description comes with the application)

Expanding Horizons Internships provide first-generation college-bound, juniors and sophomores high school students in the Los Angeles area with an intensive experience of skill development and personal growth that prepares them for college, career, and civic life. The program begins with interactive seminars in the spring and concludes with a paid summer internship at a prestigious law firm, corporation, government agency, or non-profit organization.
Deadline January 31, 2020

The Emma Bowen Foundation is a media-focused diversity initiative that recruits promising students of color and places them in paid summer internships at some of the nation's leading media and technology companies.

EBF Fellows have access to:

  • A PAID summer internship opportunity to inspiring high school seniors.
  • On-the-job training from top professionals
  • An all-expenses paid Summer Conference in New York City
  • Need-based scholarships
  • A community of diverse media and tech talent

Learn more: http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/application_info



Hollywood Police Activities League
Interested in a career in criminal justice or working with LAPD. Consider joining the Hollywood PAL program.  
Programs include Martial Arts, Soccer, Tutoring (only available for kids also enrolled in another PAL activity), Hollywood Fit Club (marathon-training, hiking, dance and other fitness activities), Hollywood Arts Club (mural painting, photography, and other fine arts activities), The Enrichment Academies (week-long summer camps teaching life skills), PAL Mentoring Program and the PAL College Scholarship Program for HS senior Participants (see Ms. Bryan for an application)

Are you a high school student who wants to learn about how government works?

Apply now to CHCI’s R2L NextGen program and take advantage of an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

R2L® NextGen is a week-long leadership and civic engagement program for current high school sophomores and juniors. CHCI will bring a group of Latino high school students to D.C. to learn about how the Federal Government works, meet key leaders, visit historic sites and develop a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation. 

CHCI is excited to announce that we will be hosting two classes of R2L NextGen participants in 2020. The two programs will take place June 14-19 and July 19-24, 2020.* Currently, we are accepting applications from students in 10 regions, four states, and Puerto Rico. Please review the information below to see which week which corresponds to your region.

The program is completely FREE of charge to all selected student participants. 
Application Deadline: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
SMASH is hosted by the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED) in partnership with the SMASH Program, an education nonprofit in Oakland.

SMASH UCLA will admit approximately 30 current ninth grade students to participate in the SMASH Program. Admitted students are asked to commit to the program for three years. Over the three years, students will  participate in a five-week, intensive, computer science, math and science summer residential academy every summer and an academic year program during each school year.

SMASH is geared toward high-potential, economically disadvantaged, high school students who are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.  Provided below is the SMASH Program application information. Please pass this information on any students who are interested in STEM and would benefit from participating in the SMASH Program.

To get a glimpse of what SMASH scholars do during the SMASH Academy and the academic year go to the SMASH UCLA Portal  to view the SMASHED Magazine, the SMASH UCLA Calendar, and the Announcements.

SMASH Academy Application Information
Application Open: Nov. 1, 2019
Application Close Date: Feb. 28, 2020
Applicant Grade Level: Currently in 9th grade ONLY
SMASH Information: https://www.smash.org/

SMASH Application Resources
Click the links below to access the flyer and applications instructions for the SMASH Program.

2020 SMASH Academy Application Instructions & Flyer
The STEAM Academy program at LA Trade Tech College is a Saturday program that is completely FREE and open to high school students. Participants are given the opportunity to take college classes, many of which are UC/CSU transferable and part of the LAUSD/LACCD articulation agreement. Tuition is free to LAUSD students and textbooks are provided.
Saturday Morning Classes
ADM JUST 1 - Intro to Admin Justice (UC/CSU) 8 am - 11:35 am
ART 101 - Survey of Art History I (UC/CSU) 8 am - 11:35 am
CH DEV 1 - Child Growth & Development (UC/CSU) 8 am - 11:35 am
CSMTLGY 101 - Intro to Cosmetology 8 am - 11:35 am
DIGLMD 101 - Fundamentals of Digital Media (UC/CSU) 8 am - 12:50 pm
DIGLMD 103 - Fundamentals of Digital Audio (UC/CSU)
ENG GEN 101 - Intro to Science, Engineering and Tech (UC/CSU) 8 am - 11:35 am
HLTHOCC 64 - Cultural and Legal Topics of the Health Care Prof. (CSU) 8 am - 9:05 am
HLTHOCC 63 - Basic Medical Terminology (CSU) 9:15 am - 11:35 am
KIN MAJ 150 - SR. Fitness Assessment, Strength & Conditioning (CSU) 8 am - 11:35 am
SOC 1 - Intro to Sociology (UC/CSU) 8 am - 11:35 am
Saturday Afternoon Classes
WATER SAFETY 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Parent & Student Orientation Dates
Location: Student Support
Center - D3-108

Saturdays Orientations at 9 AM
November 23
December 7
December 14
Weekday Orientations at 5 PM
Tuesday, December 17
Thursday, January 9
Sign up Online for an
Orientation at

The Bezos Scholars Program is a year-long leadership development program that amplifies youth voice and action

As part of the Bezos Scholars Program, every Scholar participates in the year-long program and attend all dates for the Aspen Ideas Festival trip in Aspen, Colorado: June 27 - July 3, 2020.

Scholars launch a project to raise awareness and mobilize action in their hometowns. These projects, known as a Local Ideas Festival, are designed to address a unique need in their community. Scholars build a committed team to support the project, with a vision of making a meaningful impact on their peers, school, and the broader community for years to come. 

Scholars gain significant personal and team-based leadership skills through this project-based learning experience. They receive ongoing coaching and support from their educator, school, community, as well as $1,000 in funding from the Bezos Family Foundation for up to three years. 

The Bezos Scholars Program application closes at midnight Friday, January 31, 2020.

Franklin & Marshall College will be hosting F&M Summer Scholars, a three-week residential summer program for students entering grades 6-11. We're pleased to announce that applications to the program opened October 29.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for our two sessions during the weeks of June 28 to July 17 (Session 1) and July 19 to August 7, 2020 (Session 2).
Created for intellectually curious young adults and rising leaders, this pre-college experience is an opportunity for students to experience F&M’s rich traditions while pursuing their academic interests through an engaging curriculum. Scholars will explore exciting fields of study, choosing from two project-based courses in either writing, technology, science, arts, communications, or mathematics.
Space is limited, and both scholarships and financial aid are available to applicants. For more information, and to stay up-to-date on special announcements and new program offerings, please visit https://summer.fandm.edu.

Dream Summer Fellowship at UCLA

Moving into its tenth year, Dream Summer has provided over 694 fellowship opportunities to immigrant youth and allies and has partnered with over 250 social justice organizations across the country. Dream Summer:

  • Empowers immigrant youth to be the next generation of social justice leaders through leadership and professional development, movement building, and on-the-ground experience in social justice organizations.
  • Creates a safe and healing space for immigrant youth to connect and build with one another.
  • Promotes an intersectional, cross-racial, and intergenerational approach to social justice that addresses the needs of immigrant communities.

Participants are placed within social justice-based organizations and work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the role of immigrant issues alongside the organization’s social justice work. Over the summer, fellows engage and lead social justice efforts by aligning the call for immigrant rights issues alongside the unique challenges of queer and transgender communities; Asian and Pacific Islander communities; Black immigrant communities; the ongoing mass incarceration and criminalization of people of color; worker rights; and health care access for all.

Dream Summer fellows receive a $5,000 fellowship award for their participation in the program, leadership and professional development training, and become part of a national alumni network of over 650 immigrant rights leaders.

The deadline for fellows to apply is February 14, 2020 at 12 PM PST.

Select juniors may be invited for academic recognition as part of the College Board National Recognition Programs.* These academic honors can be included on college applications—they're not scholarships but colleges use them to identify academically exceptional students.

We're working with four of our College Board strategic partners to distribute these honors. Our partners are: 

The Jackie Robinson Foundation

African American Recognition

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Rural and Small-Town Recognition

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Hispanic Recognition

Learn More

Indigenous Education, Inc.

Indigenous Recognition

Learn More

Please share this information with juniors and their parents so they're aware of these programs and how they can nominate themselves if they didn’t identify on their test day answer sheets.

See Requirements

NASA Scientist for a Day Essay Contest Goes Far Out in 2020

NASA's Scientist for a Day Essay Contest 

NASA's Scientist for a Day Essay Contest is back for its 15th year, inviting students in grades 5 through 12 to investigate three distant worlds and write an essay about one they would want to explore further.

The worlds chosen for this year's contest are some of the most mysterious and distant in our solar system: Uranus' moon Miranda, Neptune's moon Triton and Pluto's moon Charon. Each has been visited by spacecraft during a single, brief flyby. NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Miranda and Triton in the 1980s, and the New Horizons spacecraft flew by Charon in 2015. All three flybys provided the only up-close – and stunning – images we have of these worlds.

Entries for the U.S. contest are due Feb. 20, 2020, on the NASA Scientist for a Day website. Visit the website for more information, including rules, international contest details and past winners.

Apply to the pre-college USC Summer Programs for high school students. 

USC Summer Programs offers students a preview of "freshman year" through its college immersion experience. Students explore Los Angeles as a laboratory for cultural learning beyond the traditional classroom. Our programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities. 

USC Summer Programs offers courses in a variety of subjects from which students choose one course for intense study. Courses are interactive, engaging and challenging, and students receive 3 units of transferable USC elective credit upon successful completion of the 4-Week program. Students can choose from over 20 courses in over 10 subject areas.    

 Students may visit summer.usc.edu for more information and instructions on how to apply.

University of Southern California’s premier journalism programs for high school students:

Annenberg Youth Academy (AYA). 

AYA is a FREE 4-week summer intensive academy for 9th-11th grade students at USC from June 15, 2020 - July 10, 2020. 

Students who are accepted to AYA have the opportunity to learn alongside other passionate high school students from Los Angeles. Moreover, they will be trained by professional journalists, have access to USC's Media Center, and learn about video-journalism, podcasting, and more!

In addition to acquiring professional media skills, AYA participants will have access to a team of experienced college advising counselors. At the end of AYA, every student will leave our program with one completed college personal statement ready to go for college apps season!

We are now recruiting a cohort of talented, diverse high school students from across Los Angeles County until March 20, 2020.  

Here's our application link: 


We are reaching out to make you aware of a new full-tuition scholarship we're offering to attend The Clarkson School, Clarkson University's Early College Program.

As the second oldest early college program in the country, The Clarkson School welcomes talented and motivated high school-aged students to Clarkson as a replacement for what is normally the senior year of high school.

The Clarkson School Presidential Fellows Scholarship will cover the tuition costs for four years at The Clarkson School and Clarkson University. This scholarship is available to students entering in the 2020 Fall Semester with a completed admission application by April 15, 2020.  To receive the award the student must enroll in The Clarkson School.

Reed has created a unique event designed for juniors. Our experienced counselors will give them the inside scoop on the admission process. As a result, students will feel equipped and encouraged to forge their own personal path through the college search process.

This event takes place on our campus on Friday, January 17 & Friday, March 27—please tell your juniors. We offer the same program on each date.
During Junior Visit Day, students will:

  • discover how to navigate the selective admission process;

  • learn to share their story in a college essay writing workshop;

  • get to the bottom of widely held myths about financial aid.

We look forward to welcoming your students to Reed—a college dedicated to the life of the mind.

 2020 Eve & Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program  

 Basic program parameters:

  • Medical Mentor/Internship Program: Students work under the supervision of a health care educator, shadowing various medical professionals (nurse, nutritionist, pharmacist, lab technician, physician and/or medical specialist, etc.) who together provide a range of patient care and services.
  • Age & Grade Requirement: Applications are accepted from high school students who are currently in the 11th or 12th grade AND born on or before 4/1/04 or meet the older age requirements of their selected facility. See Application and/or Facility Address & Requirement List for specific facility requirements.   
  • Program Dates: There are 2, 3 and 4-week programs available from June 29 - August 7, 2020. See Application and website for specific date information. Only the medical facilities listed on the application participate.
  • Submission Instructions and Application Deadline: The original set of required documents and 1 copy of this entire set must be sent by US Mail ONLY and mailed by Monday, FEBRUARY 17, 2020.
  • No Fee: There is NO FEE required to participate and if a financial need exists, a selected participant may request a stipend to cover program expenses, such as transportation.
To apply got to http://www.lapedsoc.org/summer under Programs tab


Thanks to the vision and the generosity of the Neubauer family, top students engaged in Hispanic/Latino communities can now participate in select University of Chicago Summer Session courses free of charge.

The Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars program brings talented rising high school seniors to the University of Chicago campus to get an early taste of an exceptional college experience.

Students selected will receive a full scholarship to participate in one of the following four Summer Session courses offered in Session I, June 20 - July 10, 2020: 



Applications will be accepted online beginning in early December. The Regular deadline to apply is February 26, 2020. Rolling admissions is not offered for this program. There is no application fee to apply. Review the Application Overview pages for more detailed information.

Thanks to the support of the Women's Board of the University of Chicago, the inagural UChicago Summer Scholars Program was launched in 2019. Black/African American students can participate in select Summer Session courses free of charge. The College is excited to continue UChicago Summer Scholars in Summer 2020.

Selected students will receive a full scholarship to participate in one of the following four Summer Session courses offered in Session II: 




Applications will be accepted online beginning in early December. The Regular deadline to apply is February 26, 2020. Rolling admissions is not offered for this program. There is no application fee to apply. Review the Application Overview pages for more detailed information.

Denison University

Every summer for more than two decades, talented high school students (current sophomores and juniors) have been welcomed to Denison University in Granville, Ohio, for the acclaimed Reynolds Young Writers Workshop. The workshop is an eight-day residential program that incorporates small creative writing workshops, group sessions with Denison creative writing faculty and notable visiting writers, and much more.

Only 48 students get the chance to come to the Hill to participate each June. That means students experience small, intimate writing workshops and one-on-one interactions with people who have made writing their career. It's a great way to connect with a close-knit community of writing teachers, mentors, and peers from around the world.

This is your students' chance to work with award-winning authors whose work has appeared in publications like The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and SB Nation; who have published books; who care deeply about storytelling; and who love to teach.

The program runs from June 21–28, 2020. Financial assistance is available to families who qualify, and information about the program is online at reynolds.denison.edu. The online application portal will open on Monday, January 6, 2020. Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) is one of the only programs of its kind offering a free, innovative residential journalism and college prep institute for high achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds.
The 2020 Princeton Summer Journalism Program application deadline is Monday, February 17, 2020. 
Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for rising high school seniors – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities – who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.
Eligible students can apply online at summerapp.mit.edu during the fall semester of their junior year in high school.  
To apply for the SummerApp programs, you will need to register for an account with summerapp.mit.edu and submit your application by February 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (8:59 PM Pacific Standard Time).
For over six decades, SSP’s immersion into hands-on experimental science has challenged and inspired talented teenagers from around the world. Working in teams of three, participants complete a research project, with each team acquiring original data and analyzing it. The intense 39-day schedule adds field trips, guest speakers, and much more.February 28, 2020

Deadline for U.S. citizens and green card holders attending school in the U.S


July 5th - August 1st, 2020


COSMOS is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty, researchers and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities, while exploring advanced STEM topics far beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. Through challenging curricula that are both hands-on and lab intensive, COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields.

Students apply to one of the four University of California’s COSMOS campuses — UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. While each campus employs the best practices in STEM education, the curriculum of each program builds on the unique teaching and research expertise of its faculty and host campus. Each campus can only accommodate about 160-200 participants, so selection is competitive. A typical COSMOS student has a GPA of 3.5 or above. Students must have achieved academic excellence.

The USC Young Researchers Program is a six-week summer program. We match talented and motivated rising seniors in high school with USC PhD students and faculty mentors to conduct their own research project. Students experience first-hand research in real university labs, while also attending weekly workshops that provide some basic knowledge about applying to college and pursuing degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

The 2020 Young Researchers summer program will take place:

 *Student Orientation: June 17, 2020*

Program Dates: June 22, 2020 to July 31, 2020

​The application deadline for 2020: April 5th, 2020

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE)

CLAE is a week-long summer program designed to introduce high school students to the strengths of the liberal arts education. We want you to know that we are now welcoming online student applications for CLAE 2020.  

Who should apply? 
Carleton is looking for 52 students who: 

  • will complete 10th grade by June 30, 2020,
  • are in the top 25 percentile of their class,
  • are taking a challenging academic courses (AP, Dual Credit, CIS, IB, Honors),
  • are involved in their community, and
  • excel when given the opportunity!

Students of African American descent or interested in African American culture are encouraged to apply. The student application deadline is April 5, 2020.

Important: CLAE scholars receive free room and board, tuition and travel costs during the program.

We invite your students to apply for the Junior Scholars Program. The Junior Scholars Program is all-expenses-paid, including travel. Students admitted to the program visit between February 18 and March 19.
The application is live on our website and is due Monday, January 27. We invite you to share this opportunity with any students you think are a good match for our program.

Students who apply for the Junior Scholars Program are juniors in high school (class of 2021), live in the United States, and from an underrepresented racial or ethnic background. 

The Junior Scholars Program welcomes highly qualified students to:

  • stay on campus in a residence hall;
  • visit classes in any of our majors and programs;
  • attend a Reed information session and tour;
  • engage with faculty, staff, and current Reed students. 

Please contact our program coordinator, Lilia Cohen, at flyin@reed.edu or 503-777-7511 with any questions you have regarding the program.

Spend the summer working with leading biomedical scientists.

 The Lundquist Institute’s prestigious High School Summer Fellowship Program has now begun; 

Established in 1978, The Lundquist Institute’s Summer Fellowship Program is designed to encourage graduating high school seniors and high school juniors to explore careers in the field of biomedical science. Students in the program will:

  • Spend eight weeks gaining laboratory or clinical research experience under the mentorship of The Lundquist Institute's Investigators.
  • Interact with MDs, PhD investigators, Research Associates, and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Participate in weekly lecture series presented by world-renowned faculty.
  • Attend additional institutional lectures, departmental conferences, and lab meetings.
  • Present their summer research to peers, family, and research community during the final week of the program, and receive Certificates of Achievement.

Fellowship Period and Amount of Funding

Fellowships begin on Monday, June 17, 2019 and continue through Friday, August 9, 2019. Students will work full-time and receive a total stipend of $2,200 for uninterrupted participation in the program.

Applications for the Summer 2020 session will be accepted through Friday, March 6, 2020.

Matchlighters Scholarship (One-on-one Essay Help for 10-20 students) this Winter/Spring
For the past few years, we've offered one-on-one essay help to high-achieving, first-gen and low-income students through the Matchlighters Scholarship.  
This year, College Essay Guy is moving to a one-to-one service model, which means that we'll be working with even more students for free. 
Learn how to make the most of your summer in terms of not only writing essays and personal insight questions, but perhaps even applying for summer programs and fly-ins. 
Students should have a 3.5 GPA or better and UC or private school-bound. 
See Ms. Bryan for a nomination

Warner Bros. awards Honorships, internship-scholarship packages, to graduating high school seniors passionate about the business of entertainment. Honorship recipients should have an interest in careers in the business side of the entertainment industry ranging from traditional business functions, such as finance, human resources, operations, marketing, and communications, to more technical or creative roles such as post-production and sound editing

The 2020 Reach Application is now open. 

The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020.