Summer Enrichment

2014 Summer Enrichment Academic Opportunities

(In Order Below By Deadlines)

Local Opportunities

OSUThe Ohio State University Office of Disability ServicesTransitioning to College & Finding the Right Fit
Registration Due Friday, March 21

PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, April 3, from 9:30-11:30 AM
The Ohio State University will host this event, which will include representatives from Otterbein University and Columbus State Community College who will discuss the differences between a large public university, a small private university, and a community college and cover the following topics:

    1. The transition from high school to college
    2. The differences between high school and college
    3. Accommodations provided in college
    4. How to find the right college fit
    5. Assistive technology
    6. Options for alternative media formats
Space is limited, so registration is required by March 21. Please contact Guidance Counselor John Ward ( for a registration form.

FOR JUNIORS (Class of 2015)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital's (Columbus, OH) Mechanisms of Human Health and Disease Summer Program
Application Due Friday, March 28

PROGRAM DATES: June 16-July 28
TIMES: 5:50-9 PM, Monday-Thursday
Nationwide Children’s Hospital has one of the fastest-growing pediatric research centers in the US and is ranked in the top 10 for National Institutes of Health funding. This summer program's focus is on biomedical and medical research. It is a highly rigorous program (the average GPA of the student who is accepted is more than 4.0), and juniors becoming seniors must have completed chemistry and biology by the end of their junior year. Interested students can download an application at (Keyword: Mechanisms) or contact Guidance Counselor John Ward at

The Ohio State University Accounting Careers Awareness Program
Applications Due Tuesday, April 1

PLACE: The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business
The program is open to Ohio minority high school students and is an all-expenses-paid residency program. Students must apply online by April 1 at

FOR SENIORS (Class of 2014)

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center15 Paid Internships Available for Seniors Interested in Pursuing a Medical Career (MD, MD/PhD, PhD) Applications Due Friday, April 11
INTERNSHIP DATES: Wednesday, June11, through Wednesday, August 6
Selected students will have the opportunity to work with mentors from CCHMC in different areas of pediatrics and clinical research. For more information and an application, CLICK HERE or go to For questions, contact Karen Steffen at (513) 636-9281 or email Cindy Bachurski at

University of Dayton – Summer Honors Engineering Camp
Applications Due Wednesday, April 30

DATES: June 15-20
COST: $675 (covers housing, meals, and instruction)
For more information, CLICK HERE or go to

Miami UniversityFOR JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES (Classes of 2015-2016)
Miami University (OH) – Summer Scholars Program
Registration Due Thursday, May 1
SUMMER SCHOLAR PROGRAM DATES: Session I: July 6-18/Session II: July 20-August 1
This is a two-week summer experience for students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2014.  During one of the summer sessions, students can study a specific academic topic, engage in hands-on learning opportunities, and forge relationships with Miami faculty and experienced professionals in their chosen field.  Students can also gain a significant advantage in the college admissions process by attending seminars with admissions experts and receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and top undergraduate programs, such as the University Academic Scholars Program. Students must apply online to be considered. Student interested will need to have their guidance counselor submit their transcripts, provide PSAT, ACT, or SAT scores, and include a letter of recommendation from a Moeller faculty member. DEADLINE: May 1. Total program cost is $1,350. CLICK HERE or go to  For more info about the Summer Scholars Program, please email or call 513-529-2531.

Wright State University Exploring STEMM/Enriching Minds Through Science
Registration on 1st-Come, 1st-Serve Basis
(Registration Closes June 9)
DATES: June 19-20 (Males Only) and June 30-July (Co-Ed)
Exploring STEMM is sponsored by Wright State University at no cost to students. Participants explore a variety of STEMM disciplines, which include science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine in a two-day period. To apply, go to and click on the Exploring STEMM link. Early registration is encouraged enrollment is limited.

Out-of-State Opportunities

US MapUniversity of Pennsylvania Penn Engineering Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology
Priority Registration Deadline is Thursday, May 15
This program for sophomores, juniors, and seniors and offers six engineering courses to expand their knowledge in content areas and provide hands-on experiences at one of the nation’s leading engineering schools. Courses are offered in biotechnology, computer graphics, computer science, engineering complex networks, nanotechnology, and robotics. For more information, CLICK HERE or go to or contact Guidance Counselor John Ward at

Chicago State University Pre-Freshman Program in Engineering and Science
This is a career-awareness program featuring academic courses in math and science, technical writing, and computer programming; hands-on engineering projects; industrial-site visits; engineering seminars; study skills and time-management workshops; academic competitions; and motivational speakers.
Contact: Ms. Terri Jones Young, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL 60628-1598
Phone: 773-995-2357 |  Fax: 773-995-4504 |  Email:

University of Connecticut Summer Bridge Residential Program
Introduces engineering curriculum, including college-level chemistry, physics, computer science, and math
Contact: Director, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860-486-5536

FOR SENIORS-SOPHOMORES (Classes of 2014-2016)
Johns Hopkins University Center For Talented Youth (CTY) TWO PROGRAMS: The Civic Leadership Institute & Global Issues Program
DATES: Civic Leadership Institute
Session 1: June 29-July 18
Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Campus
Baltimore, Maryland

Session 2: July 20-August 8
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California

The Civic Leadership Institute involves highly motivated students who have an interest in service and a desire to develop leadership skills. CLICK HERE for more information or go to

DATES: Global Issues Program
June 29 - July 18
Princeton University Campus

This is a three-week residential summer program that brings together academically talented youth who will focus on key global issues in the 21st Century, believing that critical issues of the future deserve the time and attention of the brightest students of our time.

Students are eligible for these Center for Talented Youth (CTY) programs if they will have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year by the summer 2014, are an academically talented student, and have a sincere interest developing their leadership skills or in learning more about communities, social issues, and civic engagement. Applicants should have strong scores on the SAT, ACT, or an equivalent nationally­ normed standardized achievement test. Upon admission, students are required to complete a brief, pre-reflection discussing their interest and/or experience in service, leadership, and civic engagement, which includes what they hope to gain from program participation. For more information, CLICK HERE or go to

FOR JUNIORS AND SOPHOMORES (Classes of 2015 & 2016)
Purdue University Engineering Summer Program
Contact: Ms. Manon Blalock, Director, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-3974 | Fax: 765-494-3974 | Email:

University of Florida Student Science Training Program
SSTP is a seven-week residential program for 10th-11th grade students who are interested in careers in science, math, computers, and engineering. CLICK HERE or go to

Howard University Summer Enrichment Programs for High School Students
Prepares minority students for college and careers in science.
Contact: Dr. Georgiana Aboko-Cole, Howard University, Washington, DC 10059
Phone: 202-238-2363  |  Fax: 202-588-9820

Georgia Institute of Technology Minority Introduction to Engineering
Introduces minority students to engineering and science through course work and tours. For more information, CLICK HERE or go to

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Minority Introduction to Engineering, Science, and Entrepreneurship
Features courses in calculus, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, entrepreneurship, writing/design and includes lectures, field trips, and cultural trips. For more information, CLICK HERE or go to


University of Southern California, LA
High school students get a preview of a college “freshman year” through participation in one of the in two-week (non-credit earning) or four-week (earns college credit) summer courses. Courses include architecture, business, computer science, engineering, global studies, journalism, performing arts, pre-health, pre-law, science, visual arts, and writing. For more information, go to


The George Washington University (Washington D.C.) Pre-College Program
Applications Due May 15
DATES: Session 1: July 13-25 & Session 2: July 27-August 8
This is an opportunity for current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students to explore academic interests at a top-research university. Credit and non-credit courses are taught by faculty and field experts, and participants will be immersed in the vibrant and dynamic culture of this international city and explore its  monuments, historic and national landmarks, and world-renowned museums. For more information, CLICK HERE or go to

Rivers Institute at Hanover College Summer Academy
DATES: June 8-13
This year’s summer program at Hanover College will offer 11 different academic disciplines: Acting, Ceramic Art, Education, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Scripting to Screen, Health Science, Pre Law, Psychology of Media, Vocal Arts, and Writing. Students will gain hands-on experiences in these areas of study with the college’s professors and current college students. Each program costs $550, (except for forensic science, which is $650) and includes housing, meals, and supplies. Current information and applications can be found at


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