Summer Programs and Other Opportunities

Opportunities (click each for details)


The Hamilton College Diversity Overnight Program
September 16-18
October 28-30

Opportunity for diverse high school seniors to visit the campus & experience life College Hill. All are welcome to apply; priority to applications of students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, as well as 1st generation college students, & those from families with limited financial resources.
Visit the website for more information & to apply:


College of Charleston

Pre-College 1 week programs for rising 10-12 graders.
“Computing in the Movies” ~ June 11-15
“Race, Culture, and Stories of Illness” ~ June 25-29
"With Liberty and Justice for All: Deconstructing the American Promise” ~July 16-20

Click here for more info and to apply

Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series

Youth and Teen Pre-University Programs

Various programs for Rising 6th -12th graders

Get a taste of college life at the University of South Carolina's flagship campus through these educational adventures designed for academically talented students in grades 5 through 12. Jumpstart a future career, refine skills in the performing arts and discover student life at USC. Dive deeply into subjects you thought you'd have to wait until college to explore.


University of Southern California Summer Programs

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors

A preview of "freshman year" through a college immersion experience. Courses in a variety of subjects from which students choose one course for intense study.
Architecture                                   Business                                    Engineering
Global Studies                              Journalism                                  Performing Arts
Pre-Health/Science                       Pre Law                                      Writing

For more info:


Northwestern University

National High School Institute
Cherubs Program
3 Summer Institutes: Theatre Arts, Film & Video, and Debate
Intensive training, combined with a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience.

Spoleto Study Abroad
Arts & Humanities Summer Intensive 
for High School students
Spoleto, Italy
July 5-July 30, 2018
Students 15-19 years old, interested in visual arts, photography, creative writing, strings, vocal music, drama, and film-making.

**** Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies Programs for 7-12 graders Stanford Sports Business Academy Summer Humanities Institute Summer Arts Institute Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Outreach Summer Program Summer Institutes Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) University-Level Online Math & Physics Courses For more info:
**** Oxbridge at UCLA Prep Program Students 7-8th grade Los Angeles, CA July 8-28, 2018 Students choose a major & a workshop from: Creative Writing Photography, Design, & New Media Speech and Debate Augmented Reality & Game Design
***** Furman Summer Scholars 2018 July 8-14 July 15-21 Rising Seniors and Juniors Participate in classes led by Furman professors. Challenge your mind, make new friends, & have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, lab research, field trips, group & individual projects and more. Application Deadline May 1, 2018 One Week session: $1,200 Two week sessions: $2,200 ***** The School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center Young Dancer Series for ages 10-12 NYC Junior Session - June 25-30, 2018 California Workshop - August 6-17, 2018 Summer Course in NYC - July 1- August 4, 2018 for ages 12-18


Columbia Summer
Columbia University
New York City, NY

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Pre-College program

Grades 9-12

Intense, immersive, & exciting exploration of visual arts and design for high school students. Taught by MIAD faculty, this is an opportunity to create art all day, every day, & experience a college-level curriculum. It is also a chance to connect with other art students from across the country.

Check out their programs online.
University Test Prep



SAT & ACT Summer Institutes
University of South Carolina - Columbia
Monday -Thursday

July 9-12

July 23-26
July 30- August 2

More info & registration online:
Phone: 803-777-9444


Center for Corporate Learning

Reading Skills & Speed Reading Programs
For Children & Adults

M-F 8am-10pm
Sat 8am-7pm
Sun 10am-6pm
Summer Transportation Institute

The Summer Transportation Institute is looking for 12 students currently in grades 9-11 with a minimum 2.0 GPA who would be interested in the transportation industry and workforce (passenger/commercial transport, rail/ship/truck networks, logistics, etc...). This is a 4-week summer program. Application
School-to-Work Mitigation Program
The School-to-Work Mitigation Program is looking for 9 students, 16 years of age or older, who are also interested in the transportation industry, but who may benefit from additional training in work ethics and leadership skills. Students must be C+ or better, recommended by a teacher/principal/guidance counselor, and must submit an essay. This is an 8-week summer program. Application
MUSC is excited to begin promoting their new PharmDamentals Program specifically designed to engage under-represented minority high school students.
Check out their website for more info and the application. (



The USSYP, funded by The Hearst Foundations, provides opportunities or students with demonstrated interest in public service to deepen their interest and understanding of America’s political processes and encourage their commitment to political leadership. Each high school can only submit the name of one (1) eligible student to compete in this $10K college scholarship competition. In addition to the Hearst Foundation's student eligibility requirement, students must meet​ the following South Carolina Department of Education qualifications:

·  Minimum 3.0 overall GPA

·  Strong academic performance in social studies

·  Extensive knowledge of current events, and

·   Knowledge of the state and federal governments’ political systems. Brochure