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Program Opportunities

Are you a high school senior student looking to get a head start in the media and tech industries? 

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

Selected students will have access to:

  • A paid summer internship
  • 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
  • Lifelong professional networks


Apply at this link: http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/application_info

Expanding Horizons Internship program provides 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. EHI is a program of Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF), a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization. For over 50 years we’ve provided programs, training, and materials supporting teachers, youth, and community-based service providers in the fields of civic and law-related education.

Below is the program description, as well as a flyer for students.

Deadline is February 14, 2019

SMASH is a free program 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 25-30 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 a weekend academic year program.
SMASH Academy Application Information
Application Open: Nov. 1, 2018
Application Close Date: Mar 1, 2019
Applicant Grade Level: Currently in 9th grade ONLY
SMASH Information: https://www.smash.org/
Application Website:  https://goo.gl/RkT6h7
Stanford Summer Session's Horizon Scholars program is a residential scholarship opportunity for low-income, high-achieving rising high school seniors who reside in the state of California to attend the High School Summer College program at little to no cost. 

All applicants are required to complete an online Horizon Scholars application

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Be a current junior at the time of application.
  • Be at least 16 at the start of the program, June 22, 2019, and no more than 19 by the last day, August 18, 2019. There are no exceptions to these age restrictions.
  • Be a resident of California.
  • Be receiving free or reduced lunch in their county’s public high school system or within the criteria for the California Department of Education’s Income Eligibility Guidelines for Reduced-Price Meals or Free Milk in Child Nutrition Programs for 2018–2019.

Wellesley College is offering the second iteration of our online course AP® Italian Language and Culture, on the edX platform.

Students and teachers can register for free to have instant access anytime to all online materials for self-study!
Students who also want to study with the help of our teachers may register for one of our Online Live Instruction Classes offered in conjunction with the free AP® Italian Language and Culture course.

These online classes start the week of February 4, 2019. Please note that, unlike our free AP® Italian Language and Culture course, our Online Live Instruction Classes require the payment of a tuition and registration fee.

Students who want to study on their own for the AP® Italian exam of May 2019 may register now for free on edX.

Each spring, 17 exceptional high school juniors and a supportive educator from their school are selected as Bezos Scholars from around the U.S. and from the African Leadership Academy. After spending a week immersed in learning at the Aspen Ideas Festival, they return home to inspire action by developing a community change project that combines their passion with meeting a defined community need.
The Bezos Scholars Program is accepting applications from current high school juniors from across the U.S. for our 2019 cohort. The deadline to apply is February, 8, 2019.

The 2019 USC Bovard Scholars application is now open!

We are excited to welcome our third cohort of Bovard Scholars to the USC campus this summer. As I write to you, our second cohort is in the midst of the college application process, working with our program’s college admissions counselors to fine-tune essays and applications. And our first cohort is enjoying their first year as college freshman at top-tier universities across the country — think Harvard, Columbia, the University of Chicago, the University of California, Berkeley, and right here at USC.
We invite all high-achieving high school juniors with financial need to apply.

Do you or someone you know fit these requirements?

  • Junior in high school (11th grader) at time of application
  • Currently hold a 4.0 GPA or above
  • Enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry or above
  • Demonstrate financial need

If so, you are eligible to apply.


Feb 15 2019 05:00 PM (PST)
Why should you have to wait until college to start honing your craft in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction?

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 16–23, 2019. Financial assistance is available to families who need it, and information about the program is online at reynolds.denison.edu. The online application portal will open on Monday, January 7, 2019. Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

Applications for our Summer Coding Leadership Academy are now open! 

The Summer Coding Leadership Academy is an award-winning technology and leadership program for Black and Latino boys in 9th or 10th grade from South LA. The Summer Coding Leadership Academy is highly selective and receives over 300 applications every year. Our ten-week program takes place at the University of Southern California 

To download the application click here.

2019 Eve & Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program

  • 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 4/1/03 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 24 - August 30, 2019. 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 Wednesday, FEBRUARY 18, 2019.
The Perry Initiative, is committed to inspiring young women to be leaders in the exciting fields of Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering. They offer hands-on outreach programs across the country for women students in high school, college, and medical school.
Participants perform mock orthopaedic surgeries and conduct biomechanical engineering experiments, while also hearing from prominent women engineers and surgeons in the field.
The application for our Perry Outreach Program can be found here

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program is a free program for high-achieving low-income current juniors who are interested in journalism. Over 10 days, students will learn reporting skills and theory from professional journalists, Princeton University professors, and program alumni through a series of workshops and lectures, which culminates in the publication of their own newspaper, the Princeton Summer Journal. After the program, students are paired with a volunteer college adviser to help them through their admissions process.

Program dates: Friday, Aug 2 - Monday, Aug 12, 2019

Application deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:59PM EST.


Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) - New Haven and Beijing
We are still accepting applications for the Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) program in New Haven and Beijing. The deadline to apply is February 6, 2019, at 11:59PM EST. Students must submit their online application and all supporting documentation by this date. Apply now!

Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS)
We are also accepting applications for the Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) program. The application deadline is February 6, 2019, at 11:59PM EST. Applicants must be African secondary school students in order to participate. There is no cost to students to participate in YYAS. Apply now!
The day has arrived! We are thrilled to share that Duke Summer Session applications are now open. Through participating in one of our three transformative summer programs at Duke University, you will experience our commitment to academic excellence and personal growth as you challenge yourself, connect with new people, and create lasting memories over the course of the summer. All the while, you will be enhancing your college application and laying the foundation for future success at elite universities. 

Why wait? Apply online today to secure your spot in one (or more) of our incredible programs
We are excited to offer your high-achieving students an immersive 4-week, residential summer program to live like a college student and learn like an entrepreneur.
Babson's Summer Study for High School Students, July 6-August 3, 2019, provides rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore ways to positively impact the world using an entrepreneurial mindset.

Limited need-based full (including travel costs) and partial scholarships are available for students who qualify. In addition to completing the appropriate form below, parents of applicants and students must send their 2018 tax forms to be considered for financial aid.

Both domestic and international students who wish to apply for a scholarship should fill out the Student Financial Aid Form. Students will be notified of their financial aid and scholarship awards with their admission decision.

You may request a Fee Waiver by applying for need-based financial aid. Please complete the 2019 Summer Study Financial Aid Form.

The application deadline is March 1, 2019. To learn more, visit our website at www.babson.edu/summerstudy.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes is a three-week summer residential program where participants engage in single-subject intensive study and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.

Courses range in areas from Business to Bioscience, Particle Physics to Political Science, and Creative Writing to Cosmology. Each course is customized by its instructors to give students deep exposure and hands-on experience. Academics and social activities are integrated into every aspect of our program. Peers and mentors from around the world, first-rate instructional and residential staff, and the beautiful Stanford University campus come together to create an unparalleled experience.

We encourage all families who make less than $60,000 a year to apply for aid. If your family is above this bracket, you may still apply, but should include clarifications of your family's circumstances in your Financial Aid Request Letter submitted with your application. Aid can be awarded to both domestic and international participants.

Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here: https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs.

We are pleased to announce that the application period for LA BioMed’s prestigious High School Summer Fellowship Program has now begun; please see below for a program description and link to our online application.  We look forward to receiving and reviewing applications from your students, with the hope that they will be selected to participate in this unique and exciting opportunity.  

LA BioMed’s Summer Fellows 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 LA BioMed 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.

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.


Students will be selected on the basis of merit. In order to be eligible for consideration, a student must:

  1. Current enrollment in a Los Angeles County or Orange County high school.
  2. Current enrollment as a high school senior graduating in 2019, or a high school junior graduating in 2020.
  3. Demonstrated outstanding general academic achievement with particular focus on science coursework.
  4. Ability to participate full-time in all program activities during the eight-week period (June 17, 2019 through August 9, 2019, generally from 8 AM to 5 PM). College tours/orientations and vacations should be scheduled so as to avoid any conflicts.

Applying to college can seem daunting, and the prospect of paying for it can seem even more overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges.

The 2019 College Prep Scholars Program application opens in early February, and it will be due on March 20, 2019. Learn more about who should apply >>

Why apply as a junior? Being a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that shows our 40 college partners that you are a competitive candidate for admission. As a College Prep Scholar, you will receive exclusive awards and opportunities to develop a strong college application that shares your unique story. 

Awards for College Prep Scholars may include:




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)

The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is open to qualified students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in high school by June of the program year.  We do not admit current ninth graders/rising sophomores.

The program fee for the workshop, including tuition, housing, and meals for the 8-day program, is $1,300. (On-campus residency is required.) Generous financial assistance, made possible through the Reynolds Endowment, is available based on need. A simple financial aid request form is included in the online application. 


Women of Distinction is a program for high school seniors that highlights the opportunities at Smith for African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American students. Admission is competitive. Smith will provide round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all participants.

The program will take place on October 18-20, 2019.

The deadline to apply for the annual Women of Distinction program at Smith College is Friday, June 14, 2019. The application will be available on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Please note only current high school juniors are eligible to apply.

For more information. please visit Women of Distinction

Discover Swarthmore is an all-expenses-paid visit to one of the best liberal arts and engineering colleges in the country. Prospective students get a taste of the college experience, including the opportunity to meet current students, learn from faculty members, eat in our dining hall, and spend a few nights in our residence halls with student hosts.

Discover Swarthmore is open to all rising high school seniors. The selection committee prioritizes applications from students with the following characteristics:

  • Underrepresented students (African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Middle Eastern and North African, and Native and Indigenous American)
  • First generation in their family to attend college
  • Low-income students (Pell-eligible, free/reduced lunch, etc.), and students who might not otherwise be able to afford a trip to campus
  • Rural and small town students
  • Undocumented and DACA-eligible students

Additionally, we invite applications from any rising senior (U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents, and undocumented/DACA students attending school in the United States) who is interested in attending, regardless of demographic or economic background. Swarthmore supports all forms of diversity, including—but not limited to—racial, ethnic, ideological, sexual/gender identity, geographic, and religious diversity.

See Ms. Bryan for a nomination

Young Leaders Summit (YLS) 

Administered by a consortium led by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, YLS is a free, four-day, overnight college empowerment conference for top-performing, Pell Grant—eligible, high school juniors. It's designed to give a diverse group of students the tools to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to financial aid opportunities, and set a course for success. YLS will take place August 8–11, 2019, at the University of Chicago.

Learn more and apply. Application deadline: March 8, 2019