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2017 Summer Programs with Financial Aid

2 Comments 30 January 2017

There is no better way for college-bound students to get a feel for the future than participating in summer pre-college programs. Students gain valuable work experience, build relationships and boost their admissions chances through these opportunities.

Not every program in the U.S. offers sufficient financial aid for under-resourced students, but we have compiled a list of programs that fix that problem. Each entry includes a link to the program’s website, as well as information on program dates, application deadlines, and eligibility requirements.

If you know of any programs that we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments below.

Programs are listed alphabetically

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Barnard College Summer in the City

New York City, N.Y.

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions

Program Dates: June 25-July 21

Description: Students select two courses, a morning class and an afternoon class to be attended Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesdays, students participate in our Beyond The Gates series. Areas of study include acting, literature, political science and journalism, among others. See the website for more details.

Financial Aid: Barnard offers a number of partial scholarship awards, as well as one full scholarship for the program. All scholarships are based on financial need. Find out more and apply here.

 

Bard College Young Writers Workshop

Bard College at Simon’s Rock – Great Barrington, Mass.

Deadline: Rolling admissions beginning in January until the program is full.

Date: July 9-July 29

Description: Students in grades 9-11 have the opportunity to build their writing skills in the Young Writers Workshop at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. This three-week program is designed to build confidence and develop greater fluency in writing in areas ranging from fiction to nonfiction. The program consists of small groups of students meeting in three, 90-minute sessions each day. Portfolio progress checks occur each week. Students live on campus in the dorms along with the staff and are able to experience campus life.

Financial Aid: Financial aid and certain scholarships varying from $12,000-$20,000 are available to assist students in attending the program. Find information on financial aid and scholarship options here.

 

Camino al Futuro

George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Deadline: March 1

Date: July 2-July 21

Description: This summer scholarship program is for motivated high school juniors going into their senior year. The program cultivates leadership potential in students who want to shape the political, economic and social issues that affect Hispanic and Latin communities.

 

Camp College

Four Illinois Locations:

Augustana College
Knox College
Monmouth College
Western Illinois University

Application Deadline: May 12

Program Dates: July 11-14

Description:  Camp College is a free opportunity for rising seniors to learn about aspects of a college search and application process from college and high school counselors. Students live on a college campus while attending sessions on the college-application process. Students will be provided food and lodging.

 

Carleton College Summer Program

Northfield, Minn.

Application Deadlines:

Feb. 13 – First-round deadline for general and scholarship applicants and final deadline for international applicants

March 27 – Second-round deadline for general and scholarship applicants (this is the last day to apply for a scholarship for summer 2017)

May 16, 2017 – Third-round deadline and all applications close

Program Dates: Varies, refer to the college’s website (link is above)

Description:

Liberal arts – Introduces black students to the strengths of a liberal arts education through a variety of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology.

Quantitative reasoning institute – College-level experience in how social scientists think about the world. Students measure important variables of study, prepare research and present their findings.

Science institute – Learn how different areas of science link together. Students have the opportunity to complete a guided research project and earn college credit.

Writing program – High school juniors with strong reading and writing abilities, the program teaches students how to compose academic papers similar to those they will write in college

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is available for these programs. Each program has different qualifications for financial aid and scholarships, so check Carleton’s website for details. The liberal arts program is free for all accepted applicants.

 

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Summer Program 

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Application Deadline: April 1

Program Dates: July 1-Aug. 11

Description: These pre-college programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about — from the classroom to what’s happening on weekends. You’ll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh.

Financial Aid: Some financial and merit-based scholarships are available to select students who have been accepted into the art and design program. They must complete the scholarship application and submit a digital portfolio by April 1.

 

Carnegie Mellon Summer Academy for Math and Science

 

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Application Deadline: The deadline for all programs is March 3, and the deadline for all supporting documents is March 15.

Program Dates: Registration and opening day are Saturday, July 1. The program closes on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Description: This program is for rising high school seniors. Participants will engage in hands-on learning and research via science and engineering projects, which will help them build the academic and personal skills required for admission to competitive colleges and universities.

Financial Aid:  There will be no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend the Summer Academy for Math and Science.

Colorado State University Native Education Forum

Fort Collins, Colo.

Application Deadline: TBA 2017

Program Dates: July 31-Aug. 5

Description: The Native Education Forum is a five-day summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students will gain university classroom experience, earn one academic credit, research issues critical to Native American/indigenous communities and get valuable assistance from professionals in the university application process. While on campus, students will have the chance to interact with university faculty, staff and currently enrolled students as they discuss and evaluate important issues that affect indigenous communities.

 

Colorado State University Black Issues Forum

Fort Collins, Colo.

Application Deadline: March 3

Program Dates: June 13-17

Description: The purpose of the Black Issues Forum is to provide students — completing their junior year of high school — a vehicle to demonstrate their written and oral communication skills and to enhance their leadership potential. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with university faculty, staff and currently enrolled students as they discuss and evaluate the important issues of today that affect the black community at the local, state, national and/or global level.

 

Cornell University Summer College

Ithaca, N.Y.

Application Deadline: April 7 for financial aid, May 5 for summer college program

Program Dates:

Three-week, session 1 June 24-July 15
Three-week, session 2 July 16-Aug. 5
Six-week programs June 24-Aug. 8

Description: These pre-college programs are for talented high-school students. Experience the excitement of college life, take college courses with renowned faculty, and enjoy an “unforgettable, life-changing summer.”

Financial Aid: Summer College offers a limited number of partial scholarships that are awarded based on a family’s demonstrated financial need, a student’s academic achievement and promise and availability of funds.

 

Davidson July Experience

Davidson, N.C.

Application Deadline: March 31

Program Dates: July 2-22

Description: July experience, which takes place July 2-22, is a powerful pre-college summer academic experience for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, academically oriented and self-disciplined. It takes place on the campus of Davidson College.

Financial Aid: Scholarships might be available to students with financial need. This financial aid is awarded on the basis of need and academic achievement. Financial aid requests should be submitted at the time of your application and are due March 31.

 

Elmhurst College Summer Academy in Mathematics & Science

Elmhurst, Ill.

Application Deadline: TBA March 2017

Program Dates: TBA 2017

Description: The academy is a two-week program for students between their junior and senior years in high school who are considering careers in areas such as mathematics and natural and physical science. In classes and seminars, you’ll sharpen your math skills, explore important topics in science and master a variety of computer programs.

Financial Aid: Scholarships are available

 

Emory Pre-College Program

Atlanta, Ga.

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions

Program Dates

Session A (noncredit): June 18-July 1
Session B (noncredit): July 2-July 15
Session C (noncredit): July 16-July 29
Infectious Diseases Institute (noncredit): June 18-July 8
Session 1 (credit): May 15-June 23
Session 2 (credit): June 26-Aug. 4

Description: The program gives college-bound rising juniors and rising seniors a glimpse of academic and residential life. High-school students can explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields, enroll in classes with college students and earn transferable college credit.

Financial Aid and Scholarships: Awards range between $500 and $1000, depending upon need and academic merit. Awards will not cover the full program cost. Financial aid deadline is April 15.

 

Entrada Scholars

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Application Deadlines: March 3

Program Dates: June 16-July 13

Description: High school juniors and seniors can enroll in a 3-4 credit college course in areas such as English, history, biology or psychology. Social outings, such as a beach trip to Lake Michigan, also is available during this program, which include a talent night, group devotions, and use of Calvin’s state-of-the-art fitness facilities.

Financial Aid and Scholarships: A $4,200 scholarship applied to full cost of attending; some scholarships for the $500 fee

 

Google in Education Computer Science Summer Institute 

Application Deadline: March 2

Program Dates: 

  • Atlanta, Ga.: July 10-July 28
  • Cambridge, Mass.: July 10-July 28
  • Chicago, Ill.: July 17-Aug. 4
  • Los Angeles, Calif.: July 10-July 28
  • Mountain View, Calif: July 10-July 28
  • New York City, N.Y.: July 17-Aug. 4
  • Pittsburgh, Pa.: July 17-Aug. 4
  • Seattle, Wash.: July 10-July 28

Description: Kick off your college studies in computer science with a summer program at Google. Google’s seventh annual Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field. Students participate in an intensive, interactive and hands-on program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering and other closely related subjects.

At CSSI, students study programming fundamentals with Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google’s most exciting, emerging technologies, and design and develop their own application with fellow participants.

Attendees will enjoy a unique residential experience in dorm-style housing at local universities.

Financial Aid and Scholarships: CSSI is an all-expenses-paid program. Google will provide housing, meals and transportation for invited students.

 

Harvard University Summer Programs

Cambridge, Mass.

Application Deadline:

For financial aid: Feb. 1

Regular deadline: TBA

Program Dates:

  • SESSION I: June 25-July 7
  • SESSION II: July 9-21
  • SESSION III: July 23-Aug. 4

Description: Join other intellectually curious high school students on campus at Harvard, where you can explore topics as wide ranging as American law, philosophy, computer programming and public speaking. During your two weeks at Harvard, you attend class for three hours a day and participate in college readiness workshops or team-building events. In the evenings, you eat in the dining hall, finish homework in your dorm and attend social activities.

Financial Aid: Scholarships are available to students with outstanding academic records who demonstrate financial need. Financial aid application deadline is Feb. 1.

 

Missouri University of Science & Technology 

Rolla, Mo.

Application Deadline: May 26

Program Dates: June 5-9

Description: Rising juniors and seniors from historically underrepresented ethnic groups can participate in a weeklong program designed to give students hands-on experience seeing what holding an engineering job is like.

Financial Aid: $250 registration fee includes room and board, supplies and all activities.

 

MIT Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)

Cambridge, Mass.

Application Deadline: Feb. 1

Program Dates: TBA 2017

Description: Since 1975, this six-week residential program has leveraged a demanding academic atmosphere to help students develop the skills and confidence needed for success in technical fields. Along with calculus, physics, natural science and humanities courses, students take a hands-on elective course and participate in lab tours and social events. MITES serves up to 80 student per year.

Financial Aid: This program is free for all accepted students

 

Northwestern University College Bridge Program

Evanston, IL

Application Deadline: Students must submit their applications by March 24.

Program Dates: Vary according to classes selected

Description: 25 high school juniors are selected from Chicago Public Schools every summer to enroll in summer classes and earn college credit. Courses vary from three to eight weeks in length.

Financial Aid: Tuition and textbooks are free. 

 

Northwestern University College Preparation Program

Evanston, IL

Application Deadline: Students must submit their applications by April 15

Program Dates: The program begins on Sunday, June 17 and end dates vary depending on the courses selected.

Description: This program allows high school sophomores and juniors to enroll in undergraduate courses on campus for college credit or enroll in a specialized two-week seminar.

Financial Aid: A limited number of scholarships are available for high school juniors who demonstrate financial need and hold strong academic and extracurricular achievement. Applications are due March 1.

 

NYU Steinhardt Programs

New York, N.Y.

Application Deadlines: Vary by discipline. See website for details, but most priority deadlines are between March 18 and April 18, and most final deadlines are between April 1 and May 15

Program Dates: Vary by discipline

Description: Every summer, high school to graduate students participate in NYU’s varied and exciting music and performing arts programs. Their programs vary from several instrumental performance programs including brass, Broadway percussion, improvisational jazz and piano, to vocal performance, music business and music technology.

Financial Aid: NYU offers several performance- and need-based scholarships to accepted applicants. Please see their website for more details.

 

Penn State Honors Music Institute 

University Park, Pa.

Application Deadline: May 1

Program Dates: July 16-22

Description: The Penn State Honors Music Institute is an intensive, weeklong immersion in the art of music making for talented high school students. As one of the most exciting summer music camps of 2017, specific areas of study include chamber choir, jazz ensemble, piano and wind ensemble. Students entering ninth grade in the fall of 2017 through students who will graduate in the spring of 2017 are eligible to audition.

Financial Aid: Partial scholarships are available to qualified students upon acceptance to the institute. Scholarship Information will be sent with registration materials to accepted participants.

 

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

Princeton, N.J.

Application Deadline: Feb. 24

Program Dates: Aug. 4-14

Description: About 40 high school juniors from low-income backgrounds will have the opportunity to participate in a 10-day seminar on journalism at Princeton’s campus. Reporters teach students and are from major publications such as the Washington Post and The New York Times. Students must have a minimum unweighted 3.5 GPA, and all expenses, including travel, are included.

 

Rensselaer PREFACE Summer Program 

Troy, N.Y.

Application Deadline: March 24

Program Dates: July 9-22

Description: PREFACE is a two-week residential summer experience at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for talented high school sophomores and juniors who will enter the 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2017. It is open to students from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or under served in science, engineering and technological fields and are interested in pursuing careers in engineering and technological professions.

The PREFACE Selection Committee reviews each application and makes its recommendation to the project director. Selection is based on high school academic performance, standardized test scores, quality of essay and recommendations. Since all programs are taught in English, students must have a strong understanding of the English language.

Financial Aid: PREFACE subsidizes each participant’s round-trip transportation to Rensselaer, tuition, fees (including laundry) and room and board for the two-week session

 

 

Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program

Northampton, Mass.

Application Deadline: May 15

Program Date: July 9-Aug. 5

Description: A four-week, residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Central to the program is a learning environment that is rich in role models, hands-on, cooperative, investigative and challenging — where girls get all of the faculty’s attention as well as the opportunities and encouragement to achieve their best.

Financial Aid: Available to students with demonstrated need. Financial Aid deadline is March 1.

 

St. John’s Summer Academy

Annapolis, M.D.

Application Deadline: May 12 is the priority deadline and June 16.

Program Dates: There are multiple sessions on the Maryland and New Mexico whose program dates range between June 25 – July 29.

Description: This program is designed  to help students hone their reading, critical thinking and discussion skills. Participants will read and discuss texts from Western cannon in classes taught by St. John’s faculty.

Financial Aid: There is limited financial aid available for these programs. Contact the Summer Academy directors for more information.

 

University of Chicago Neubauer Family AdelanteSummer Scholars

Chicago, IL

Application Deadline: March 15

Program Dates: Orientation June 17-18; classes meet June 19- July 7.

Description: Students selected for this program can participate in one of two summer sessions: Awakening Into Consciousness and Contagion: Infectious Agents and Emerging Diseases. Applicants who share the program’s commitment to the Hispanic and Latino communities are invited to apply.

Financial Aid: Program participants receive a full scholarship, which includes course tuition, housing and dining, Student Life Fee, and the cost of travel to and from campus.

University of Chicago Summer Bridge Program for Chicago Public School Students

Chicago, IL

Application Deadline: March 15

Program Dates: Depends on summer courses selected

Description: Rising juniors and seniors from Chicago public high schools with a minimum 3.6 GPA are eligible for this program. Students are given the opportunity to take courses at the university for college credit.

UW-Madison Engineering Summer Program

Madison, Wis.

Application Deadline: April 3

Program Dates: June 17-July 28

Description: The UW-Madison Engineering Summer Program helps students explore career options, prepare for the rigors of college and develop strong skills in math and science. Best of all, students will experience first-hand what it is like to be an engineering student at UW-Madison.

Financial Aid: The program is completely sponsored. There are no costs to the students once they arrive on campus. Students and families are required to finance and make travel arrangements to and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Summer Scholars Programs 

Worcester, Mass.

Application Deadline: March 31

Program Date: Dates range depending on program selected.

Description: High school students can pick from a number of programs that will allow them to explore, discover and challenge themselves. These programs highlight fields such as robotics, physics, video game design, music, computer science, the humanities and arts, and women’s leadership.

Financial Aid: Partial or full tuition assistance scholarships are offered to eligible students.

Pay for College, Undocumented Students

Colleges that Meet 100% of Financial Need for Undocumented Students

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College affordability is a big concern for many students and their families. Paying for college is even more difficult for undocumented students. Luckily, there are several colleges that are dedicated to making undocumented students’ college dreams come true. These colleges meet 100% of the students’ demonstrated financial need with grants, student employment, scholarships, and, in some cases, student loans.

We have compiled an alphabetical list of colleges that meet 100% of financial need for undocumented students. If you are interested in learning more, check out these schools on College Greenlight. Please note that these colleges pledge to meet a student’s full demonstrated financial need. Most students will still have an expected family contribution they are responsible for.

Amherst College Amherst is committed to meeting 100% of the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Financial aid packages for non-U.S. citizens include on-campus employment and institutional grant aid, without loans. Undocumented and DACA students must submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns or income verification to apply for financial aid.

Bates College Bates treats undocumented and DACA students as domestic applicants and meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for those admitted to the college, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Undocumented and DACA students must submit the College Board PROFILE and provide federal tax returns or other income verification to Student Financial Services in order to apply for financial aid.

Bowdoin College Regardless of citizenship, Bowdoin is committed to meeting 100% of all students’ demonstrated financial need. The college will provide an institutional package comprised of grants and on-campus employment.

Bryn Mawr College The college does not separate undocumented students into an “international” or “domestic” pool. Bryn Mawr will meet the demonstrated financial need of any student, including those who are undocumented.

Brown University As long as students self-identify as undocumented and request aid at the time of their application submission, Brown will meet 100% of the student’s financial need. Eligibility for aid is solely based on financial need.

Carleton College Only students with DACA status are considered among all other legal permanent residents and US citizens at Carleton College. The college only offers admission to students whose need they are able to meet.

Colby College Colby is dedicated to meeting 100% demonstrated financial need of all students, regardless of background. Undocumented students are treated like international students.

Columbia University Undocumented citizen applicants at Columbia University are eligible for the same need-blind admissions policy that applies to US citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens. The university guarantees to meet 100% of all admitted first-year students’ demonstrated financial need for all four years, regardless of citizenship.

Cornell University – DACA students are recognized in the domestic financial aid pool and Cornell meets the full demonstrated need for all admitted domestic students. These students will be considered in the DACA/domestic aid pool for their entire time at Cornell.

Dartmouth CollegeDartmouth will meet full need of undocumented students with employment, scholarships and/or loans.  Freshmen must complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC).

Duke UniversityUndocumented students must apply to Duke as international students; counselors can call and inform Duke that the applicant is undocumented. Eligibility is based solely on financial need. The university will meet 100% of demonstrated need.

Emory UniversityEmory considers students who are granted DACA status to be domestic students, and the university meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted domestic students.

Haverford College The college will meet 100% of demonstrated need for all students, regardless their background.

Macalester College Macalester is committed to internationalism and multiculturalism and meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students. Undocumented students who are not permitted by law to work in the US will receive additional student loans to replace the amount typically earned through an on-campus job.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – An applicant’s citizenship status will not have any impact on their chances of admission at MIT or the availability of full need-based financial aid.

Middlebury College – Undocumented or DACA students should follow the same application process as any other student. Middlebury will meet 100% demonstrated financial need for all admitted students. To apply financial aid, just complete the CSS profile by the deadlines indicated on the site.

Oberlin College An undocumented/DACA student indicates their interest in applying for need-based and/or merit-based financial aid on the Common Application. If that student is accepted, Oberlin will meet 100% of demonstrated need.

Occidental CollegeOccidental considers undocumented students to be international students and the college will fully fund 2-4 international students every year. Undocumented students must apply for financial aid at the time they apply for admission.

Pomona College Pomona will meet 100% of need for DACA and undocumented students. The college will provide these students with the support and resources they need in the application process.

Princeton University – Admission to Princeton is offered to students regardless of their ability to pay, and the full need of every admitted student is met regardless of citizenship.

Rice University Rice will meet the full demonstrated financial need of undocumented and DACA students through scholarships, work study, and available loans.

Smith CollegeSmith meets 100% of the demonstrate need for all admitted students who apply for financial aid by the appropriate deadlines. Since federal aid is not available for undocumented and DACA students, Smith will provide institutional, need-based financial aid in its place.

Swarthmore College Swarthmore’s admissions process for undocumented and DACA students is need-blind. The college will meet 100% of demonstrated need with aid awards that do not include loans that need to be repaid.

Tufts UniversityTufts will meet 100% of demonstrated need of all-admitted students. While procedures for financial aid vary between domestic and international applicants, undocumented students are considered domestic and will receive institutional need-based financial aid like U.S. citizens.

University of Chicago All students, regardless of citizenship, will have their full demonstrated financial need met. The university will also assist undocumented students in other ways, such as help with visa status.

University of Notre DameNotre Dame admits and meets the full demonstrated need of undocumented students.

University of Pennsylvania – The university will meet 100% of a student’s demonstrated financial need without loans. Need-based financial aid is awarded when the student is admitted to Penn.

Vassar College Undocumented students are considered international applicants at Vassar. The college will meet the entire demonstrated need of these students for the entirety of their enrollment at the college.

Wellesley CollegeWellesley is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted undocumented and DACA students. These students are considered international applicants.

Wesleyan University – Wesleyan meets 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted students who apply for financial aid. The college treats undocumented students just like any U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Williams CollegeWilliams College will meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for every admitted student, every year.

Yale UniversityYale admits students without regard to their ability to pay and the institution meets 100% of demonstrated need for all students without loans.


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