UNC Project UPLIFT & UPLIFT Plus
PROJECT UPLIFT seeks to engage current high school juniors in an immersive two-day experience that connects them with UNC-Chapel Hill and other four-year colleges and universities. Participants will connect with current UNC students and each other; participate in an essay writing workshop; engage in educational, cultural, and social activities and learn about admissions and college affordability.
UPLIFT PLUS is a five-week program for Project Uplift participants. During the program, participants attend SAT/ACT coaching sessions and take English 100 (3 credits). Participants also engage in college application prep, research, leadership development, as well as a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities. There is no separate application for Uplift PLUS. Students must indicate on their Project Uplift application whether they would like to be considered for Uplift PLUS. Students must attend Project Uplift to participate in Uplift PLUS.
Questbridge College Prep Scholars Program
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. More information can be found at https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars.
Google Computer Science Summer Institute
Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute: Online is a 4-week introduction to computer science for rising college freshmen with a passion for technology - especially students who’ve been historically marginalized from the field. CSSI: Online is not your average virtual summer camp. It’s an intensive, interactive, and fun 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. Check out the CSSI: Online and CSSI: Extension tabs for more information. More information can be found at https://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/programs/computer-science-summer-institute/
US Naval Academy Summer Seminar
If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, the USNA strongly recommends you consider applying to Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training. Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year.
Fred Hutch Summer Internship Program
The Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP) is a competitive, eight-week, full-time paid internship for rising 12th graders. The program is specifically designed for students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical science. Selected interns attend an orientation day, then begin the internship with one week of hands-on training on laboratory safety techniques and skills in the Fred Hutch Training Labs. For the remaining seven weeks, interns are paired and immersed in mentored activities in a Fred Hutch research group in Seattle. Interns also participate in research education seminars, attend professional development workshops focused on college and careers and enjoy social activities with their teams and peers. The program culminates with intern presentations to the Fred Hutch community. This program will be held in-person in Seattle. More information can be found at https://www.fredhutch.org/en/about/internships/summer-high-school-internship-program.html
NC State Pre-College Programs
North Carolina State University offers Pre-College Programs in a variety of academic disciplines – each aimed at helping students prepare for college while experiencing life at NC State. Disciplines include cultural education, design, engineering, leadership, math, science, technology, writing, and more. Programs are available both during the summer and throughout the school year. Many summer programs have application deadlines in March and April, so apply early! https://emas.ncsu.edu/precollege/programs/high-school-students/
GALS is a free summer science program for high school students to engage with science while backpacking through the wilderness. GALS was created to increase hands-on science opportunities for students who identify as female or gender nonconforming, students of color, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and other groups underrepresented in fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). More information can be found at https://sciencegals.org/
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Youth Leadership Institute
YLI is a free, five-day, college empowerment program for high achieving Latino high school juniors held at two top universities across the US (Due to COVID-19, YLI 2021 will be held virtually). This highly selective program is designed to give young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success. Attendees will enhance their leadership abilities and expand their professional networks by participating in college and career workshops and interacting with college students and professionals who serve as their mentors. More information can be found at https://www.hsf.net/youth-leadership-institute
UNC-G CHANCE Program
UNC-G CHANCE is a 5-day summer program for Latinx rising seniors. During their 5-day experience, students will participate in college preparation and leadership skills development. Participants engage with university professors, students, and staff to develop a peer/professional network forging positive, healthy mentorship connections focused on academic success and personal growth. More information can be found at https://admissions.uncg.edu/visit/events/chance/