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2D3D National Art & Design Competition ~ Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), an accredited college of art and design founded in 1882, is accepting entries to 2D3D, its second annual national art and design contest, judged by a jury of six CIA faculty members. The contest features four categories, including visual arts, craft, design and digital arts.  First place prizes of $500 cash and a $10,000 CIA scholarship will be awarded in each category and one "Best in Show" winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize.  For contest guidelines and more information visit  Application deadline is January 24, 2014

Black College Expo Essay Contest ~ 11th and 12th grade students are eligible to enter this contest and win cash for college.  Students must write and submit a 500-word essay on the topic "Why Is a College Education Important to Me?"   The entry deadline for students in the DC/Maryland area is 11:00 p.m., February 24.  Winners will be announced at noon on March 8 at the Black College Expo 2014 at Bowie State University and contestants must be present to win.  For information e-mail or phone 877-427-4100. 

Concerned Black Men, Inc.'s 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest ~ Students in grades 7-12 in the Washington metropolitan area are invited to participate in CBM-DC's oratory contest.  Students should use news articles, research of speeches and other source materials to develop a timed speech on the topic "Stand Your Ground Laws, should they remain law, be amended, or repealed?"  The preliminary round of competition will take place on April 29 and the finals will be held May 1 if needed.  The competition will take place at the Thurgood Marshall Center in NW Washington.  All contestants will receive general prizes, with cash prizes being awarded to the top three speakers.  For more information contact Margie Bennett at 202-797-7444, e-mail or visit their website at  The application deadline is April 8.

Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge ~ High school students are invited to write and illustrate a children's book for grades K-5 that discusses the topics of tolerance and diversity and promotes a greater understanding of different cultures, lifestyles and beliefs.  Students may work individually or as teams and the contest is open to 9-12th grade students in Washington DC, Montgomery County and Prince George's County.  The first prize winner's book will be professionally published and he or she will receive a $5,000 college scholarship.  The second prize winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship and the third place awardee will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  The deadline is March 7, 2014. For information visit, call 888-838-2499, or e-mail  

Doodle 4 Google 2014 ~ Artists are invited to participate in the 2014 Doodle 4 Google competition.  Interested artists should download the application form, print it, and doodle his/her version of the Google logo using this year's theme "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place . . ."  Entries may be submitted online at or mailed to Doodle 4 Google, P.O. Box 510006, New Berlin, Wisconsin  53151.  The winner's artwork will be displayed on Google's homepage, he or she will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and his/her school will receive a $50,000 technology grant from Google.  Visit their website for more information and to download an application. The application deadline is March 20.  

East Meets West International Essay Competition ~ Since 2004, Dongwha Cultural Foundation has been promoting East Asian culture, philosophy, and art through their educational programs.  Their annual international essay competition is designed to provide an intellectual and creative forum that empowers young voices and broadens the dialogue on cultural awareness and exchange.  The 2014 essay contest will begin accepting applications on May 15 and will continue to accept entries through July 25.  There is a $15 entry fee.  For more information or to register visit or e-mail  You can also check out their blog at

Fireside Catholic Publishing 2014 Essay Scholarship Contest ~ Fireside Catholic Publishing is once again pleased to recognize outstanding Catholic High School seniors who are daily "putting their faith into action".  Five winners will receive $1,000 cash awards for writing a 750-word essay on how their religious education is influencing their lives.  Only one student per school may enter the contest; both faculty and student application forms must be completely filled out and returned in the same envelope with the essay, postmarked no later than December 13, 2013.  For more information contact Cathy at 800-676-3264, ext. 114 or e-mail

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Free Speech Essay Contest ~ High school juniors and seniors who are permanent U.S. citizens are eligible to enter FIRE's Free Speech Essay Contest. Interested students should familiarize him/herself with FIRE's mission statement, watch two short videos on their website about students who were censored, then write and submit an 800-1,000 word essay on the topic "Why is free speech important at our nation's colleges and universities?" The author of the winning essay will receive a $10,000 scholarship. If you have questions e-mail or visit their website. The application deadline is January 1, 2014.

J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association 2014 Oratorical Contest ~ 11th and 12th grade students are invited to compete in the 13th annual oratorical contest, speaking on the topic "Do African-Americans Still Suffer from the Effects of Slavery?  What Are These Effects (if Any)? What Are Your Suggestions to Remedy These Effects?"  Speeches must be at least three minutes but not more than five minutes long.  Students may be nominated to represent their school or they may be required to compete in intra-school competitions with the school's winner advancing to the final competition.  Finalists will compete on February 22, 2014 at the Prince George's County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro.   Interested students should see their counselor for information and contest rules.  The entry deadline has been extended to February 18.

NAACP ACT-SO Competition ~ The Patriots Technology Training Center is recruiting high school students who are interested in competing in the ACT-SO STEM competition, which will be hosted by the Prince George's County NAACP Chapter.  Students will be matched with a mentor to help them prepare for the competition, where they will have an opportunity to compete locally with their peers and earn a chance to compete nationally in Las Vegas.  Competition categories include architecture, music, engineering, biology/microbiology, computer science, filmmaking, mathematics, chemistry/microchemistry, medicine and health, earth science and space science.  For more details about the NAACP ACT-SO visit  Students interested in competing should contact Thurman Jones, Jr., President of the Patriots Technology Training Center at

Prince George's County Scholastic Olympics ~ The Department of Parks and Recreation of Prince George's County is encouraging all high school students in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to display their scholastic talents at the Scholastic Olympics, a community event that promotes fun and healthy academic competition.  The event will be held on May 3 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Plaza Community Center in Hyattsville and will include four contests:  a spelling bee, oratorical/speech, mathematics and American history.  Winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $200-$500; other prizes include amusement park tickets, gift cards and medals.  The Olympics will create an environment in which aspiring youth are celebrated by their families and communities as they demonstrate academic skills.  For information or to register visit their website at

Princeton Prize in Race Relations ~ Do you wish everyone would sit at the same table?  The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes, supports and encourages students who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of improving positive race relations in their schools or communities.  Winners of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations are awarded up to $1,000 and invited to Princeton University for an expense-paid weekend symposium on race.  For more information on how to apply visit, e-mail or phone 800-742-1036.

QuestBridge College Prep Program ~ This program provides more than 1,500 awards that give outstanding low-income high school juniors the knowledge they need to compete for admission to leading colleges. The program provides a variety of opportunities for highly qualified students such as full scholarships to summer programs at leading colleges and universities, college admission counseling, invitations to QuestBridge College Admissions Conferences, all expense paid visits to college campuses, college application advice via telementoring, and an opportunity to win a Quest for Excellence Award. High school juniors with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000 are encouraged to apply. For more information visit 

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes ~ High school seniors and current college undergrads are eligible to enter this sweepstakes, which awards $1,000 scholarships every two weeks from October 25 through May 9.  Registration opens on September 16, 2013; students may register only once for a drawing but they may register after each completed drawing for the next scheduled drawing.  Entrants must be at least 13 years of age.  For complete details visit

Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes ~ Students who sign up to receive college planning and money management information from Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS Program will be automatically entered in the CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes for a chance to win $1,000.  Sweepstakes winners are chosen through random drawings and a total of 200 $1,000 prizes will be awarded, 100 to high school students and 100 to current college students.  CollegeSTEPS enrollees will receive newsletters with college planning and money management information.  To sign up visit  For more information phone 1-888-511-7302 or e-mail



AgDiscovery 2014 ~ The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service partners with various universities and colleges to deliver the AgDiscovery program at locations throughout the country.  Local partner universities include Delaware State University, the University of Maryland at College Park, North Carolina State University, Virginia State University, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  AgDiscovery allows participants to learn about careers open to them in the agricultural sciences through 2- to 4-week sessions on a college campus working with university professors, scientists, and administravie professionals.  The experience includes hands-on labs, workshops, and field trips.  The only cost to students is transportation to and from the college or university.  The application deadline is March 31.  For more information contact Sophia Kirby at 301-851-4199 or visit the website at  

American Youth Leadership Program ~ This program offers high school students to travel abroad on three to four-week exchange programs to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues.  Several different organizations implement this program and each has organized an academic and experiential educational exchange focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development and community service.  Recruitment areas and application deadlines vary; please check for more information..

ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum ~ Each year 50 high school sophomore and junior girls are chosen to become ANNpower Fellows and take part in a three-day leadership training and mentoring seminar June 16-19 in Washington, D.C. At the conclusion of the forum the Fellows are charged with transforming their ideas into action and are eligible to receive ANNpower grants of up to $2,500 to help them implement their projects in their communities.  ANNpower is a joint effort of ANN, Inc., parent company of Ann Taylor and Loft clothing, and Vital Voices.  They are working together to empower young women from across the United States with the leadership skills they need to affect global progress, invest in their communities, and begin their journeys as the next generation of leaders.   The application deadline is March 1.  Visit their website at for more information and to apply.

Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) ~ The AEOP offers eight-week summer internship opportunities through their Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP).  Selected interns learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields at Army research facilities in their communities while receiving a $2,000 stipend.  Interested students should visit the AEOP website at  

ASPIRE (Applied Physics Lab's Student Program to Inspire, Relate & Enrich at Johns Hopkins University) ~ Applications are now available for the ASPIRE program, which pairs students interested in science, technology, engineering and math with a mentor who is working on a research project of interest to the student.  Students must be recommended by their high school and have demonstrated the ability to work and learn independently.  ASPIRE students work approximately 5-10 hours per week with their mentor.  In addition, they must keep a journal, which is evaluated by a teacher(s) at their high school.  Their experience culminates in a research paper and presentation and, upon successful completion of the program, students will earn 1-2 credits towards their high school graduation.  Students must provide their own transportation and be willing to work hours based upon their mentor's schedule.  The application deadline is March 15.  For information visit their website at, see Mr. Shin or talk with your guidance counselor. 

College Access Conference at University of Maryland ~ The University of Maryland in College Park will host their 15th annual College Access Conference on Saturday, June 28 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union.  The conference offers guidance to underrepresented and first generation rising juniors and seniors as they prepare to navigate the college admission process.   Sessions will provide valuable information on the application process (in both English and Spanish), writing a college essay, how to get involved on campus, parenting a college student, merit scholarships and financial aid.  The program is free but interested participants are asked to register online at or by telephone at 301-314-8385.   The registration deadline is June 16, 2014.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) ~ A U.S. Department of State program established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship.  Graduating high school seniors spend a year living with host families, attending local schools or getting hands-on work experience through an internship, and participating in community life in Germany.  Scholarships are available for academic year 2014-2015.  Applications must be submitted to by January 31, 2014.  For more information contact

CWIT Bits and Bytes Program ~ About 30 academically talented high school junior girls interested in the fields of engineering and Information Technology (IT) will be chosen to attend this program, which supports the University of Maryland Baltimore County's (UMBC) Center for Women in Technology's (CWIT) mission to encourage and support women to be leaders in the IT and engineering fields.  Participants will interact with college students and faculty, take part in a hands-on design competition, and gain experience and advice on being a strong STEM college applicant.  This free overnight program takes place February 16-17.  Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on January 17.

Department of Education Internships ~ Students 16 years of age and older who are seeking work experience in government and federal education policy and administration may apply for internships with the Department of Education.  Volunteers have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the department's mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and equal access.  Internships are tailored to each intern's interests and skills.  Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and application via e-mail to  Summer internships are generally full time positions that begin in May or June and end in July or August.  The application deadline is March 15.  For more information visit their website at

Future Agents in Training (FAIT) is a program hosted by the FBI's Washington Field Office that invites high school students 16-18 years of age to receive hands-on training.  The program educates and informs students about the mission of the FBI's divisions:  criminal, counterterrorism, intelligence, counterintelligence, and administrative.  Students learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics.  The program will be held August 4-8 at the FBI's Washington Field Office and is free for participants.  For information visit  The application deadline is May 30, 2014.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering ~ Junior and senior high school girls are invited to come learn about the different aspects of female engineers' daily lives.  You'll spend the evening with women engineers and ask questions about their careers and experiences.  The symposium will be hosted by the Parsons Corporation, an engineering firm with over 15,000 employees and offfices in over 100 locations and 28 countries.  The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 from 3-5:00 p.m. at Parsons DC office at 100 M Street SE.   For information contact Balkis at 425-358-1523 or Margaret at 571-721-9804.

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers scholarships to high school students to spend the 2014-15 academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia and Turkey.  This post 9/11 program focuses on increasing understanding between people in the United States and countries with significant Muslim populations.  Visit for more information.

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Health Professional School Recruitment Fair ~ NHMA is hosting this recruitment event for high school and college students interested in pursuing a medical or health career.  Although the event is focused on Hispanic students, all students are welcome to attend.   The event will take place on Saturday, March 29 at the Washington D.C. Marriott Wardman Park Hotel from 8 a.m. until noon.  Through partnerships with the Association of American Medical Colleges, George Washington University's School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Minority Health, the NHMA is able to offer the fair at no cost to participants.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to high school students for overseas study of seven critical foreign languages:  Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish.  Participants are immersed in the cultural life of the host country, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice.  Applications for summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015 are due November 5, 2013.  Visit for more information.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Leadership Institute at Bryant University ~ This one-week program is open to African American or Black and Latino/a rising high school seniors.  Students will spend the week of June 22-27 in residence at Bryant University in Rhode Island where they will explore their career choices with a focus on accounting.  Students will get an insider's view into the accounting profession, they will meet and talk to professionals in the field of accounting, and work together in groups on a variety of projects.  The application deadline is March 28.  For more information visit

Shaping Your World, Social Media in the 21st Century Conference ~ Rising high school seniors (students between their junior and senior year) are invited to explore the role social media has played in transforming our society, from politics and international relations to arts and humanities, to management, science and technology.   The conference is sponsored by Bucknell University and will take place July 6-9; participants will stay in on-campus residence halls at Bucknell.  The cost is $500 with scholarships available for students who qualify.  Transportation will be provided from select cities in the Mid-Atlantic region.  For information visit thsir website at World.

Teach Africa Youth Forum ~ The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, in partnership with the World Affairs Council and the U.S. Department of State, has announced that the Teach Africa Youth Forum will take place on Thursday, May 15 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Department of State in Washington, DC.   This is an innovative leadership program designed to educate students in grades 9-12 about the dynamic continent of Africa and provide a forum for cultural exchange while developing global leadership and critical thinking skills.  Participants will engage in live satellite exchange with students in Africa, participate in interactive presentations, and participate in hands-on problem solving activities.  For information contact Amanda Stamp at 202-293-1051 or via e-mail at

W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute ~ The W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that provides scholarship and leadership training for high achieving youth.  Their 2014 Scholars Institute will be held on the campus of Princeton University from June 28 to August 2, 2014.  The program is open to high achieving students rising to grades 8-11;  its goal is to provide leadership, scholarship, community service and entrepreneur training along with exposure to science and technology.  Attendees participate in a five-week long rigorous academic and residential program taking college-level coursework taught by university professors, post-doctoral fellows and doctoral candidates.  For information visit   The application deadline is Friday, March 7, 2014.

WIE Dream Conference ~ The sixth annual WIE Dream Conference, whose mission is to recruit, retain and advance women in engineering, will take place on Saturday, March 1 at the University of Maryland, College Park.  As many as 500 students, parents, teachers and community members will participate in a series of workshops, forums, demonstrations and discussions that will truly ignite interest in engineering.  As an added bonus, young women who attend the conference and subsequently enroll in UMD's Clark School of Engineering are eligible to apply for DREAM scholarships valued at up to $2,500.  Registration is now open at http;//

Young Ambassadors Program ~ Students will have the opportunity to explore various career paths, embrace their own cultural heritage, and gain practical skills and intellectual growth through the Smithsonian Latino Center's signature youth program.  The Young Ambassadors Program is open to graduating high school seniors with a commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities.  This week long, all expenses paid training seminar includes a four-week internship with a $2,000 program stipend.  The program is held in Washington D.C. from June 22 to August 1 with internships in 17 cities across the United States and in Puerto Rico.  The application deadline is April 7.  For information visit



Economics for Leaders ~ The Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) is committed to finding and nurturing budding leaders.  Their selective summer program teaches leaders how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making through a hands-on, experiential learning environment taught by economics professors and leadership instructors selected from across the nation for their expertise and teaching effectiveness.  The week-long program is open to high school juniors and is held at various college campuses across the nation, including the College of William & Mary, Yale University, Duke University and Cornell University.  FTE subsidizes a portion of the program costs to include some lodging, meals, and material expenses.  The only expenses not covered are a site-specific program fee of from $600-$1400, transportation to and from the site, and incidental spending money.  For information visit their website at

Maryland General Assembly Page Program ~ High school seniors from across the state are invited to apply to work as a page for the Maryland General Assembly at the State Capitol in Annapolis.  Successful applicants will work for two nonconsecutive weeks (Monday through Friday) in either the Senate or the House of Delegates during the 2014 Legislative Session, January 8 through April 7.  Pages receive $55 per day to cover expenses and a wealth of experience.  For applications and information students should see Mr. Shin.

Youth Leadership Bowie (YLB) ~ The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce (GBCC), in partnership with the City of Bowie, sponsors YLB, a year-long leadership development program open to all students who are entering their sophomore or junior year of high school in the fall of 2014 and who live in Bowie (zip codes 20715, 20716, 20720, and 20721).  YLB is designed to prepare young leaders to meet the present challenges facing our communities and enable them to become problem solvers of the future.  The YLB group meets nine times during the 2014-2015 school year.  Interested students should see his/her guidance counselor for more information.

Adelphi College ~ Adelphi's residential program for high school students entering their junior and senior years allows students to earn Adelphi course credits through a rich academic experience.  Students may pursue studies in nursing, science, business, musical theater, creative writing and game programming.  The program will be held from July 20 - August 2 on Adelphi's Garden City campus, just 23 miles from New York City.  For information contact Alison Tempestilli at 845-471-3348, ext. 8116, e-mail or visit 
America's Collegiate Adventures (ACA) ~ ACA offers summer programs ranging from three to five weeks both in the United States and abroad.  U.S. programs are held at The University of Wisconsin in Madison, Tufts University in Boston and Pepperdine University & Columbia College in California.  Programs abroad will be held in Barcelona or Seville, Spain, Florence or Milan, Italy and London, England.  Visit their website at, e-mail or phone 1-800-509-7867 for more information about their various programs. 
Auburn University Summer College and Summer Camps ~ Auburn University offers 16 one-week summer camps, each focusing on a specific theme, open to all high school students.  Camp themes include architecture, art, industrial design, engineering, food science, forestry, music, veterinary science and world affairs.  Their Summer College experience, for rising juniors and seniors offers participants the opportunity to earn college credits in one of four 4-week programs:  Environmental Geology, Introduction to Creative Writing, Introduction to Cyber Security Engineering, and the Art of Architecture.  For a complete list of camp themes, dates and costs visit Auburn's website at or
Babson Entrepreneurial Development Experience ~ This five-week, residential program is designed for rising junior or senior students to help them develop their skills as passionate, self-motivated entrepreneurs.  Students will develop problem-solving skills while working in a hands-on, team environment.  The program will be held from July 9-August 13.  For more information visit their website at
Barnard College ~ Spend a Barnard Summer in New York City at one of Barnard College's six different summer programs:  Summer in the City (June 22 - July 19), Liberal Arts Intensive (June 22-28), Young Women's Leadership Institute (July 6-13), Dance in the City (July 6-16), Summer Science Seminars (June 22-28) and Entrepreneurs-in-Training (July 6-17).  For information on any of these programs visit
Blur:  Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists ~ Blur is a co-ed summer arts program for high school students interested in creative writing, theatre and visual arts.  Participants live in residence on Sweet Briar College's 3,500-acre campus in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.  All participants receive an iPad, allowing them to be creative whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.  In addition, students will earn two hours of college credit for successfully completing the program.  Women who attend the Institute and later enroll at Sweet Briar will receive a $2,000 tuitiion scholarship.  The program will take place from June 15-July 6.  For more information about Blur visit their website at or e-mail
Boston University's Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop ~ This hands-on investigative reporting workshop is taught by award-winning journalists and designed for high school students looking for hands-on coaching in writing, reporting and research, opportunities to work on investigative news stories and projects for publication, interaction with distinguished local and national journalists, and the chance to experience college campus life.  These two-week workshops will take place June 30-July 11 (Session I), July 14-25 (Session 2) and July 28-August 8 (Session 3).  The program runs from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Evening and weekend activities are planned and chaperoned by staff and include activities in and around the Boston Area.  Each session costs $2,200; meals and housing costs will be announced in January, 2014.  For information visit
Boston University Summer Term ~ Boston University offers four summer term programs for high school students which allow students to take challenging courses, work with BU professors and preview college life.  The four programs are High School Honors (earn up to 8 college credits taking two BU courses over six weeks), Research Internship in Science & Engineering (engage in a six-week research project in a university lab), summer challenge (two non-credit BU seminars over two weeks), and Summer Preview (study one subject in depth for a week).  Dates and costs vary by program.  Visit their website at for more information.
The Bridge College Prep & Leadership Academy ~ The University of Pittsburgh has developed The Bridge Program to help rising high school juniors and seniors gain a competitive edge in the college application process, get acepted to the college or university of their choice, and make the most of their collegiate experience.  Students will prepare for standardized testing, work on writing personal statements and essays, become familiar with the college application process, all while experiencing life on a college campus.  The program will be held from July 13-18.  For application materials visit  Application deadline is May 15, 2014.
Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs ~ Multi-week residential programs are offered in the Fine Arts (Architecture, Art & Design, Drama, Music), Advanced Placement and Early Admission, and the National High School Game Academy.  Programs vary in length and run between June 28 and August 9.  For more information visit their website at
College & Careers Program at Rochester Institute of Technology ~ RIT will offer its 24th annual College & Careers program for rising seniors on two weekends, July 18-19 or August 1-2.  This two-day program begins on Friday and concludes the following Saturday afternoon.  Students attend up to four academic workshops, chosen from over 70 options from a variety of majors, and spend the night in an RIT dorm.  The weekend also includes optional social and informational programs for parents/guardians.  For more information telephone 585-475-6631 or visit RIT's website at  Students may begin registering for the event online in June.
Cornell University's Summer Engineering Programs ~ Cornell University offers two one-week residential programs for high school students interested in engineering.  The Catalyst Academy accepts rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who desire to learn about engineering and careers within an interactive milieu.  The Curie Academy is for rising junior and senior girls who excel in math and science but may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering.  Both programs allow participants to experience life at Cornell University and explore the many possibilities awaiting students who choose to major in engineering.  Both programs will be held from July 13-19 with an application deadline of March 1, 2014.  For more information e-mail, phone 607-255-6403 or visit their websites at or 
CUA High School Drama Institute ~ Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to strengthen their acting skills, train with professionals and perform with their peers at The Catholic University of America's summer drama institute, which will take place July 7-18.  Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with an occasional 5:30-7:30 p.m. rehearsal.  Daily classes include voice, movement, acting plus master classes in areas such as improvisation and stage combat.  The culmination of the program will be a workshop performance.  Contact CUA drama at 202-319-5358 or visit their website at for more information or to apply.  The April 30 application deadline has been extended so it's not too late to apply.
Drexel University Computing Academy ~ Rising junior and senior students are invited to take part in this five-week, residential summer learning experience where students share an authentic college experience while exploring information technology and computer science through interactive classes, group projects, and labs.  Applicants must be a current sophomore or junior.  Visit for more information.
E2@UMDThis one-week residential camp is open to young women currently in grades 10 and 11 who wish to explore the engineering field.  Participants will meet UMD faculty and current engineering students, experience college life and visit innovative labs and facilities.  Full and partial scholarships to E2@UMD are available.  UMD is also proud to announce that three deserving young women who attend E2@UMD and subsequently enroll in UMD's Clark School of Engineering will be selected to receive $16,000 scholarships to UMD.  The camp offers two sessions, July 6-12 and July 13-19 with up to 32 students admitted to each session.  The online application will be available beginning February 3 at  The application deadline is March 31.
Emory University Pre-College Program ~ Rising juniors and seniors in high school are invited to get an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at Emory University.  Participants will enroll in classes with college students, earn transferable college credit, and explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields.  Emory offers six-week credit courses, three-week non-credit institutues, and two weeks non-credit courses throughout the summer. For more information on any of these programs visit their website at
Engineering Camps at University of Dayton ~ The University of Dayton is offering two summer camps for students interested in pursuing engineering.  Summer Honors Engineering Camp, open to current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA, will take place from June 15-20.  For more information visit   Women in Engineering Summer Camp, open to current female high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors, will take place July 13-18.  For more information about this program visit
Future Engineers in Dynamic Systems (FEDS) ~ The University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Mechanical Engineering will host this free two-week summer educational program for junior and senior high school students interested in pursuing engineering.  The academy, which admits only 10 students,  focuses on dynamics, vibrations, acoustics, and systems control and is held in UMBC's Dynamic Systems and Vibrations Laboratory.  The program will take place from June 17-27, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.   For information contact Dr. Weidong Zhu via telephone at 410-455-3394 or e-mail at  The application deadline is May 23. 
Foresight Leadership & Sustainability Initiative @ Oberlin College ~ This unique summer institute, scheduled for July 20-August 2,  is designed for motivated high school students who are ready to create change.  Participants will take part in intensive, uniquely hands-on learning, facilitated by respected teacher-practitioners.They will visit Northeast Ohio's most inspiring sustainability initiatives, develop leadership skills, build relationships with established professionals, experience life on one of the country's most forward-thinking college campuses, and foster a more diverse, inclusive suistainability movement.  For information visit
George Washington University ~ GW's College intensive program (July 6-August 15, depending on the program chosen) and summer immersion programs (July 13-August 8 depending on program) are designed to offer students a wide range of academic offerings as well as the opportunity to experience life on a college campus.  For information visit 
Girls Who Code 2014 Summer Immersion Program ~ This innovative computer science and technology program for current 10th and 11th grade girls pairs 250+ hours of intensive instruction with engagement opportunities with the coding industry's top players.  The program uses a project-based curriculum to teach computer science including algorithms, loops, basic data structures, Python, HTML, and JavaScript.  It also cultivates crucial skills such as public speaking, leadership and entrepreneurship and exposes participants to successful female rold models through guest speakers, field trips, workshops and mentors.  Dates have not yet been announced, but the program will run from Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for seven weeks.  The program is free to participants but they must live or be able to commute to the program each day.  The closest sites to BMHS are New York City and Boston.  For information visit http;//  Application deadline is February 27.
Hollinsummer 2014 ~ Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia offers a summer residential program for girls which offers a great combination of learning and fun on one of Virginia's most beautiful campuses.  The program takes place from July 20-26.  For more information visit
LIFT Summer Academy at University of Maryland, College Park ~ The LIFT Summer Academy program provides rising 7th-12th grade students a flexible, affordable, and enriching experience that prepares them to excel in high school, college, and beyond.  Areas of concentration include STEM, entrepreneurship, journalism, outreach and advocacy, service learning and SAT prep.   Programs range in length from one to five weeks and cost from $750 to $5,870 depending on the length of the program and whether the participant is a residential or commuter student.  For more information e-mail, phone 301-405-0895 or visit their website at
Lipscomb Summer Scholars ~ Earn three hours of transferable college credit through Lipscomb University's ten day residential Summer Scholars program.  Students may choose from a variety of course options that emphaszie experiential learning and personal interaction with professors, all on Lipscomb's Nashville campus.  All rising seniors who have scored a 24 or above on the ACT or 1090 or above on the SAT are encouraged to apply.  Accepted students will receive a one-time scholarship and full admission to Lipscomb.  For more information visit or contact Johnathan Akin at 615-966-6150 or  Application deadline is May 15.
Marist Summer Pre-College Program ~ Students will learn from experienced professionals and talented faculty while spending 14 days on the banks of the Hudson River or in Florence, Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance with Marist College's program, which will be held from July 13-July 26.  The Florence, Italy program will focus on fashion, interior design and studio art.  The Marist campus program, in Poughkeepsie, New York, will offer courses in business, creative writing, criminal justice, digital movie making, environmental science, fashion, game design, sports communication, and theatre performance.  For information visit their website at
Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students ~ The Maryland State Department of Education recently announced the schedule of upcoming Maryland Summer Centers programs for students entering grades 3 through 12.  These programs offer unique instructional experiences for gifted and talented students and gives them the opportunity to work in settings and with resources not available during the school year.  Centers are located throughout the state and offer one- or two-week residential and non-residential programs with a focus on fine and performing arts, sciences, mathematics, environmental science, technology, computer science, creative writing, world languages and culture, engineering, and physics.  Tuition ranges from $200 to $1,200 and financial assistance is available.  The application deadline is April 15.  For more information contact Stephanie Zenker at 410-767-0821 or e-mail
Miami University's Summer Scholars Program ~ Miami University, ranked first nationally among public universities for best teaching by U.S. News & World Report for four years in a row, offers rising high school juniors and seniors with a 3.5 GPA or above an opportuinity to work with acclaimed professors and a small cohort of talented students to investigate the subject area or issues they are passionate about.  Visit their website at to learn which subject areas will be offered in Session I (July 6-18) and Session 2 (July 20-August 1).  These two-week residential sessions cost $1,350 and the application deadline is May 1. 
New York University Precollege ~ Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to discover NYU and college life in New York City with NYU's summer precollege experience, a six-week residential program that will be held from July 6 - August 15.  Students will develop writing skills through writing workshops, plan for college admission with college planning sessions and a college fair, and explore New York City.  Some financial aid is available; the deadline to apply for aid is April 1.  For information e-mail or visit their website at
Omega Teen Camp ~ Located in Rhinebeck, New York, this camp, in its 12th season, is designed to help teenagers, aged 13-17, discover a more joyful, peaceful, and authentic way to be in this world.  More than 330 teenagers from the U.S. and around the world will participate.  Campers choose from over fifty activities each day in a safe, non-judgmental environment where teens can relax, have fun, and make healthy connections with one another.  Visit, e-mail or telephone 845-266-4444, Ext. 387 for more information.
Oxbridge Academic Programs offers a variety of international summer programs for students in grades 8-12.  They include The Oxford Tradition, The Cambridge Tradition, The Oxford Prep Experience, The Cambridge Prep Experience, the New York College Experience, L'Academie de France, L'Academie de Paris, La Academia de Barcelona and La Academia de Espana.  For information e-mail, visit their website at, or call 800-828-8349.
Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School 2014 ~ Intellectually curious, creative students looking for new challenges and opportunities are invited to apply for the Phillips Exeter summer school program, held on their New Hampshire campus from July 6 through August 9, 2014.  The Upper School offers classes for students who have completed grades 9-12.  Access Exeter is open to students who have completed grades seven or eight.  The programs allow students to experience residential life, athletics, and performing arts along with traditional academic classes.  For information visit their website at
Pratt Institute Pre-College Summer 2014 ~ Each summer nearly 400 high school students seize the opportunity to experience college-level art and design study at Pratt Institute.  Their residential program consists of two courses that are college credit-bearing classes and two non-credit, pass/fail courses as well as lectures, cultural and social events.  Students select their program "major" from a variety of study areas including architecture, creative writing, digital imaging and photography, fashion design, graphic design, illustration, and film/video.  The program will be held from July 7 - August 1; the application deadline is April 1.  For information visit their website at or e-mail
PREFACE Summer Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ~ This free two-week residential summer program is aimed at talented students from groups that have been underrepresented in the fields of science, engineering and technology (women, African Americans, Hispanics, etc.) and who are interested in pursuing a career in these fields.  The program is open to current sophomores and juniors and will be held from July 6-19 on Rensselaer's campus in Troy, New York.  For information visit http://www/  The application deadline is March 31.  
Samsung Mobile App Academy Summer 2014 ~ These free three-day academies will be held at prestigious universities across the country, including the DC/Baltimore area, Philadelphia and New York City.  Only 30 rising 11th and 12th grade students will be accepted to each academy, which are open to top STEM students interested in the growing world of mobile apps.  All participants will receive a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and a chance to win up to $20,000 in scholarships.  For information e-mail or visit
Sarah Lawrence Summer 2014 ~ Sarah Lawrence College offers distinctive college credit courses and pre-college intensives for high school students, grades 10-12, on their beautiful campus located 30 minutes from New York City.  Classes are three or four credits and are offered with the chance to stay on campus or commute.  Courses are offered in dance, musical theater, creative writing, literature, filmmaking, Arabic, and technology.  Dates and costs vary depending on the program chosen.  For information visit their website at, e-mail or call 914-395-2205.
S.C.O.P.E. (Summer Enrichment Opportunity in Education) ~ Pennsylvania State University will host this four-week free academic intensive program on their main campus from June 22 - July 18.  THe program is designed for rising high school juniors from multicultural backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers in teaching, counseling, special education, rehabilitation, or education administration.  Students live on the Penn State campus, take college courses, prepare for the SAT, and learn time management and other study skills.  Visit for more information.  Application deadline is February 28.
SeaWorld Orlando Career Camp ~ Explore your interest in working with animals by taking part in a career camp at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida.  Participants will get hands-on experience in a variety of animal related careers.  Check out photos/posts from previous camps at
See EC ~ This pre-college experirence at Elmira College, scheduled for July 27-August 9, will be educational and fun, but most of all, it will better prepare the attendees for a successful transition to college.  This two-week, residential, credit-bearing program blends academic rigor, student success skills, and student life with hands-on interactive activities and off-campus trips to make it a true college experience.  Classes will be offered in chemistry, forensics, cell biology/biotechnology, math (chaos and fractals), video art production, printmaking, theater perfrormance, and literature.  For information visit
Smith College Precollege Programs ~ Young women are taken seriously and inspired to excel as scholars, scientists and leaders at Smith College.  Their residential precollege summer programs offer intellectually stimulating opportunities for rising 9-12th grade students.  Participants experience a hands-on, collaborative, exploratory and challenging learning environment rich in role models.  Classes include women's history, a writing workshop, and a science and engineering program.  Program costs ranges from $2,700 to $5,500 depending on the chosen program.  For information visit their website at or contact Sarah Craig at or via telephone at 413-585-2165
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies ~ Stanford University offers Summer Institutes for students ages 14-17.  These 3-4 week programs offer intensive study, single-subject courses with instructors and peers who share the same talents, passions, and interest.  Coursework is tightly integrated with the social experience in academically themed houses.  Stanford's Summer College program allows students ages 16-19 from around the world to choose from more than 125 college courses in 30 academic departments, earning undergraduate course credit.  Visit precollegiate, for more information about either Stanford program. 
Stevens Summer Advantage offers a world-class educational experience minutes from New York City.  Participants may explore majors and interests ranging from engineering to cybersecurity, from medicine to multimedia, all while discovering New York City and making friends from around the globe.  The program is open to current sophomore and junior students and the application deadline is March 15.  For information visit
Summer at SCAD ~ SCAD offers engaging summer programs designed to allow pre-college students the opportunity to pursue art and design disciplines while working alongside peers from all over the world.  SCAD Summer Institutes are one-week programs designed for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Participants will attend two workshops each day which include demonstrations, lectures, studio work and field trips.  Students may choose from six different sessions, four at SCAD's Savannah campus and two at their campus in Atlanta.  SCAD's Rising Star program is a challenging five-week program for rising high school seniors.  Participants enroll in two college-level classes at either the Savannah or the Atlanta campus.  Visit the website at for more information on program dates and costs.
Summer Discovery Programs ~ Musiker Summer Discovery programs offers their 48th year of pre-college summer programs for students.  Programs range in length from two to six weeks and offer a variety of classroom experiences from English to Art, Psychology to Mathematics and everything in between.  These residential programs are held on some of the most prestigious college campuses, including UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania, Emerson College, the University of Michigan and the University of Texas at Austin.  Musiker also offers study abroad programs in China, England and Italy.  For information visit their website at  A brochure is available in the Counseling Center as well.
Summer of Art 2014 ~ Otis College of Art and Design will hold it's annual residential Pre-College summer program for students ages 15-18 from July 7 to August 1.  Otis is located on the west side of Los Angeles and is LA's first independent, professional school of art and design.  Students are immersed in a creative environment with peers who are passionate about art and design.  Courses offered include 2D animation, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion design, graphic design, painting, photography, product design, toy design and web design.  For information visit their website at
Summer Study Programs ~ Summer Study Programs, based in Melville, New York, offers four pre-college and language programs for high school students at four different locations:  Pennsylvania State University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Fordham University in New York City and the Sorbonne in Paris, France.  Program length, content and cost vary by location.  For more information visit their website at, e-mail or telephone 800-666-2556.
Summer Video Institute ~ DeSales University's Summer Video Institute (SVI) offers students an introduction to the theories and techniques of digital movie making.  Working with state-of-the-art technology, students will design, shoot and edit films of their own creation.  The Institute will be held from June 16-June 21, while the Advanced Institute will take place from June 23-June 28.  Students may earn three college credits and a residential option is available.  For more information telephone 610-282-1100, e-mail or visit  Application deadline is June 5, 2014.
Syracuse University Summer College ~ Syracuse University offers a variety of summer programs ranging in length from two to six weeks, with some of the longer programs offering college credit.  Rising juniors and seniors may take classes in engineering, forensic science, law and legal communication, liberal arts, dance, acting and musical theater, communications, film portfolio prep, recording studio techniques, sports management, creative writing, graphic design, web design, Spanish immersion and fashion design.  Visit for more information.
University of Maryland Cyber Defense Training Camp ~ This 5-day summer program for rising juniors and seniors gives participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge of cybersecurity and gain practical skills through instruction from experienced seucrity professionals.  Technical experience, including networking, Cisco Academy, and/or Java programming is recommended.  The program is open to current sophomore or junior students.  Applications will be available in January, 2014.  For information visit
University of Maryland's Portz Scholars Summer Program ~ Hosted by the  University of Maryland's Honors College, the Portz Summer Scholars Program gives some of our area's most academically capable 11th grade students an opportunity to taste the Honors College by experiencing small and exciting Honors Seminar courses, meeting their outstanding faculty, learning about the university's academic and research resources, and participating in activities that will prepare students for the challenges ahead as a college student.  Students are accepted through an invitation/nomination process; applicants should have a minimum 3.5 GPA (unweighted).  The program targets first generation to college and members of minority groups and will be held in two separate sessions, the first from June 15-18 and the second from June 22-25.  For information visit their website at www, 
University of Maryland Young Scholars Program ~ This three-week residential program invites high school students to an exceptional pre-college experience where they will pursue academic interests and discover career opportunities, participate in seminars, field trips, and social activities, and earn three university credits.  The program will be held from July 13-August 1.  For information visit
United States Naval Academy Summer Programs ~ USNA offers a Summer STEM program for rising 8th-11th graders who are interested in pursuing the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  Students will be exposed to world-class lab facilities with USNA professors.  Program dates are June 2-7 (8th & 9th graders), June 9-14 (10th graders) and June 16-20 (11th graders).  The Academy also offers summer seminar sessions for rising 12th graders.  These programs are designed for students who are thinking about applying to the Academy to give them the opportunity to find out if they have what it takes to be a midshipman.  Participants experience the rigorous academics, physical challenges and student life at the Naval Academy.  Session dates are May 31-June 5, June 7-12, and June 14-19.  For information visit the Academy's website at
University of Notre Dame offers two summer programs for students through their Office of Pre-College Programs.  Their 2014 Summer Scholars program spans two weeks and introduces rising juniors and seniors to college-level academics in fields ranging from the liberal arts to the sciences to business.  Applications are due January 13, 2014.  Their 2014 Leadership Seminars are 10-day, all expense paid programs for advanced rising seniors who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills in the company of dynamic peers.  Applications are due January 27, 2014.  Finally, their 2014 study abroad program will head to Rome, Italy for 12 days.  Open to rising seniors, participants will immerse themselves in the lived history and culture of the Eternal City.  Applications are due December 13, 2013.  For more information visit 
Washington University in St. Louis offers rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to explore an area of interest while living on campus and experiencing what college life is like at their Summer Institutes. Students may enroll in two college level courses and receive credit; areas of study are medicine, engineering, leadership, archaeology, and writing.  For current sophomores, juniors and seniors, Washington offers their Summer Scholars program, with over 40 courses available in foreign languages, humanities, math, science, social science, and pre-professional studies.  Session A takes place June 8-July 12 and Session B is July 13-August 15.  For more information about either program visit
Yale Young Global Scholars offers two-week summer programs in three subject areas:  Politics, Law & Economics (July 7-20), Science, Policy & Innovation (June 16-29), and Studies in Grand Strategy (July 26-August 8).  Participating students live in on-campus residence halls and dine in campus facilities.  The cost for each session is $5,000; some financial aid is available.  The applicatiaon deadline is February 20.

College Park Aviation Museum ~ The College Park Aviation Museum has an exciting volunteer opportunity for high-achieving students interested in science, education, history or art.  Interested students would join their teen volunteer corps and assist in educational activities such as museum tours and drop-in art and science activities.  They would also work in small groups to create exhibits and organize events for the general public.  The museum requires a minimum two-hour commitment per week for volunteers and a minimum of one full day a week for students who are part of their internship program.  For more information about the program telephone 301-846-6029 or e-mail