Summer & Academic Year Programs in STEM for High School Students

Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute

In this three week program students will receive a three week introduction to computer science. Students will explore areas of computer science and software engineering.

Residential Programs run July through August in California, Florida, Illinois, New York,.  Commuter Programs will take place in July in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, & New York.

Criteria for CSSI:
Applicants must be High school seniors intending to enroll in a four year program in the United States or Canada in Fall 2020

Students should be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or a related area.
Students must be available to participate in the entire program.  
Deadline to Apply: February 28th at 11:59 pm PST

Google’s Computer Science Summer institute
HBCU Program

Google’s CSSI-HBCU is a three-week residential program that takes place in North Carolina and Alabama.  In this three week program students will receive a three-week introduction to computer science exploring areas of computer science and software engineering.Criteria for CSSI-HBCU.

Applicants must be High school seniors intending to enroll in an HBCU in Fall 2020.  Students should be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or a related area.

Deadline to Apply: February 28 at 11:59 pm PST

Google’s Computer science summer institute

Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute has two different types of programs. If you live near one of the partner camps students will commute to the program daily.  If you do not live close enough to commute then you will be considered for the residential program.

Programs will take place in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Washington State.Google is committed to  diversity in the technology industry.

Students that are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply.

Deadline to Apply: February 28 at 11:59 pm PST

SMASH Academy – National program

SMASH Academy is a three-year STEM- intensive residential college prep program that empowers students to deepen their talents and pursue STEM careers. Every summer, scholars are immersed in tuition-free studies at leading universities throughout the country.  During the academic year, scholars participate in monthly programming.

They are coached by instructors of color that represent the future they can have. Because of their common background, students connect more deeply with instructors and gain true mentorship from these STEM professors and industry professionals. As they go through the program, scholars not only develop their skills and network – they also find their voice and build the confidence to become who they want to be. SMASH takes place at over 8 universities throughout the United States including the University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, Morehouse College,

Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2020


Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, ca

The SES program is designed to motivate young people to pursue science and engineering majors in college so they can ultimately participate in the scientific and technical work force. It provides participants with a chance to explore the many possibilities of engineering as a career while living in University residence halls staffed by program counselors. Participants eat their meals in University dining facilities, attend special workshops and complete their own engineering projects. Participants experience the outside-of-class aspects of Santa Clara University through afternoon and evening recreational activities. Feel free to browse a recent SES schedule to take a look at the variety of program activities offered (schedule is subject to change).

During their stay on campus, students attend introductory level workshops spanning several disciplines of engineering that are facilitated by our engineering faculty. Topics will include: Bio, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Participants attend all core workshops for a broad exposure to the various disciplines and careers within the field of engineering. SES workshops will be held in the School of Engineering, the focal point for engineering education at Santa Clara University.

High school Students who will have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school by July 1, 2020 are invited to apply.

Deadline to Apply: March 18th 


National Student Leadership Conference

The National Student Leadership Conference hosts 30 programs focused on areas such as Business, Government & Law, STEM, Leadership and Arts.  Programs take place at over 14 top tier university campuses such as Yale, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Northwestern University, and Rice

Program Dates:  Varies by Location Site
Financial Aid and Scholarships are available for eligible students
Grades: 6th through 12th Grade

Deadline to Apply: March 12, 2020 11:59 PM CST

Envision Career & Leadership

Since 1985, Envision’s immersive career exploration and leadership development programs have inspired more than 800,000 students. Located at top college campuses across the country, Envision programs are taught by subject matter experts and built on modern, 21st-century learning principles. From performing a surgery using virtual reality, to conducting a mock trial in an actual courtroom, to learning how to create a grassroots organization to affect positive change, Envision programs provide practical, hands-on learning experiences that students call “amazing” and parents call “transformational.”

Programs are available for middle schoolers and high schoolers and range from Medicine, Engineering, STEM, and Mock Trial. Programs are offered nationally at top tier universities such as UCLA, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, and St. John’s University just to name a few.

For students applying for scholarships for the 2020 summer the deadline is February 26, 2020


Barnard college

Barnard College offers several pre-college programs focusing on STEM, fashion and art history, public service, policy making and writing. The institutes are two weeks and four weeks in duration and take place on the Barnard campus.

Who should apply?
Female identifying students entering their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year of high school in Fall 2020. Students must be at least 14 years of age by the first day of their summer program. 
Financial Aid is available to students who demonstrate need.

Financial Aid is available to students who demonstrate need.

Boston College

PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists

PROMYS is a program for pre-college students from across the United States and international students.  By the first day of the program students must be 14 year old and have completed at least the 9th grade .  Students can attend during the summer between high school and college. Students who are already attending a university are not eligible, although they may be eligible to apply for a counselor position.

Program Dates:  Check website
Program Cost: $5,000
Financial Aid and Scholarships are available for eligible students
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th,
Ages: 14 years and upDeadline to Apply: March 15th


Curie Academy @ Cornell University


Curie Academy is a one-week residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus is on rising juniors and seniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about it in an interactive atmosphere. This summer come to Cornell University and explore the many possibilities awaiting you in engineering.

The program seeks to engage female rising juniors and seniors with GPA’s of 3.0 and above.The cost of the program is $1450 which includes room, board, and research supplies.

Scholarships and tuition assistance are available.

2020 Program Dates: July 12-18, 2020
Deadline to Apply: March 2, 2020


Mathcamp 2020 will take place at Champlain College in Burlington, VT  from July 5 to August 9, 2020

Program Cost: The base cost for Mathcamp 2020 was $4,500 USD. After financial aid, the final camp fee will be between $0 and $4,500, determined on a case-by-case basis depending on individual family circumstances. This camp fee includes tuition, room, board, all extracurricular activities, and local transportation to and from Portland International Airport (PDX).

Mathcamp is free for US and Canadian families with household incomes under $65,000 (with typical assets), and need-based financial aid is widely available for middle-income families as well as international students, including full scholarships.

Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th,
Ages: 13 years to 18 years
Deadline to Apply: March 12, 2020


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