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Summer Programs

Summer enrichment programs are a fantastic opportunity for students to travel, learn, experience new things, and meet new people. Many summer programs provide complete or partial financial aid. Students are encouraged to submit summer enrichment program applications as well as any required summer program financial aid applications as soon as possible.

Bank of America Student Leaders Program

Do you have what it takes to be a Bank of America Student Leader?

If you are a student with a passion for improving your community, we would like to help you turn that passion into action. We are looking for leaders who are high school juniors and seniors in the United States. As a Student Leader, you will participate in:

  • An eight-week paid internship at a nonprofit/charitable organization
  • A week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July, 2010) to gain valuable civic, social and business leadership skills

Center for Community College Partnerships Scholars Program

The goal of the program is to motivate, inform and prepare students to transfer from a California community college to selective Top Tier Research institutions such as UCLA. If selected, students in the program have access to our summer and year-long academic preparatory transfer programs which guide students through the community college experience, the application and admissions process, research and pre-graduate opportunities and career exploration.


COSMOS is a four-week residential program for talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12. Students work side-by-side with outstanding university researchers and faculty to explore advanced topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics using curriculum that is hands-on and lab intensive.

Priority will be given to 9th-11th graders. Application deadline is usually in March.


INNERSPARK offers instruction in the field of Animation, Music, Dance, Film and Video, Theater, Creative Writing, and the Visual Arts. For the students accepted, INNERSPARK is a unique opportunity to spend four weeks studying and working with professional artists, writers, and performers of national stature. The talented teenagers who successfully complete the program will receive three units of CSU extended education credit.

Loyola University Chicago Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars

In this six-week summer program, you will challenge yourself and learn alongside college students. Choose from two college-level courses and gain an interdisciplinary appreciation of two distinct subjects.

Applicants must be a current sophomore or junior in high school.

The Scripps College Academy

The Scripps College Academy (SCA) is an innovative outreach program consisting of an intensive summer residential experience and a complementary year-round support program. Their mission is to provide academically ambitious young women from racially diverse and economically under-served communities with the opportunity to experience the academic rigor and residential life at private liberal arts college.

Applicants must have completed 9th or 10th grade by the start of the program. Application deadline is in the Spring.

UC Davis Young Scholars Program

The major goal of the UCD - Young Scholars Program is to expose and engage forty high achieving and high potential high school students in a variety of research experiences within the fields of the biological, agricultural, environmental and natural sciences.

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior in high school. Application deadline is in March.

USC Summer Seminar

USC gives high school students the opportunity to participate in a four week, residential program in one of 20 seminars taught by USC instructors. Successful completion of the seminar grants the student 3 university elective credits. An active, on-campus social life, recreational field-trips, and access to the USC campus facilities complete this memorable experience.

Applicants must have completed 9th grade and are 15 years old by August. Application deadline is in May.