Upcoming Special Programs and Events

Catholic Education

A faithful Catholic education can prepare students not only for a career, but for life. To get a taste of the value of a faithful Catholic education, high school students are encouraged to look at summer programs at the colleges recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

These programs are a great opportunity for high school students to strengthen their academic and extracurricular skills, grow in their spiritual lives, get a head-start on college visits, learn from distinguished professors, make lifelong friends, and experience what faithful Catholic education is all about.

Please click here for more information and a full listing of programs offered by schools like Catholic University, DeSales, University of Dallas, and more.

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Sunday, June 7 – Saturday, June 13, 2020

Application period open Monday, December 2, 2019 – Friday, January 24, 2020.

Serious about veterinary medicine? VetCAMP is the summer program for you to really find out.

What is VetCAMP?

VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) is a week-long, on-campus summer program for high school students. At VetCAMP, students experience veterinary medicine – and will be involved in activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians. The week is filled with visits and hand-on learning at our veterinary teaching hospital, diagnostic labs, and the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center — and highlighted by a behind-the-scenes tour of the Georgia Aquarium. In addition, VetCampers learn about what vet school is all about – from admissions to classes to study abroad opportunities, to the wide variety of career paths veterinary medicine has to offer!


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The deadline for the 2020 program is Friday, February 28, 2020.

The 2020 Martha Guy Summer Institute is July 19th – August 1st, 2020. Applications open 12/1/2019.

Martha Guy Summer Institute

The Martha Guy Summer Institute for future business leaders was created to give high achieving high school students, interested in pursuing a college degree in business, a premier summer experience exploring the different disciplines within business, exposing them to regional business leaders and developing leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in the business realm.

Former participants call the Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) the best summer opportunity available to high school juniors. Since 2004, the institute has provided a select group of students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about business and develop leadership skills in a fun and friendly environment.

The program brings students to Appalachian’s campus to learn about business, and to develop leadership and professional skills. The entire experience is described by all as “amazing!”

The online application will open on December 1, 2019. Please review the admission requirements before submitting your application.

Application Deadline is Friday, February 28, 2020.

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We invite you to share information with your students about Journey with Dante, Benedictine’s summer study abroad program in Italy for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors June 26 – July 16, 2020. Students will study the medieval time period, walk in Dante’s footsteps, view medieval and renaissance art with themes taken from his Divine Comedy, and make historical, theological, philosophical, and literary connections while experiencing Rome, Florence, Venice, and other significant sites.

Travel highlights include: 

Ø  studying Dante’s Divine Comedy with a Benedictine College Theology professor

Ø  earning 3 hours of college credit

Ø  meeting other high-achieving high school students from across the country

Ø  having an experience that will enrich students’ high school curriculum, expose them to a global perspective, set them apart on college applications, and mature them for the rigor of college. . . all while they travel through Italy, experiencing the country’s remarkable and unforgettable people and places of faith and beauty.

Please note these important program dates:

Ø  November 25, 2019 – Interested individuals (students, parents, and school administrators) are invited to learn more about Journey with Dante at a virtual information session at 7 p. m. Central Time.  Register at www.benedictine.edu/infonights to join us to meet the professor and ask your questions!

Ø  December 15, 2019 – Register by this date to receive an Early Bird Discount of $500.

Ø  February 15, 2020 – Last day to register for Journey with Dante.


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Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below:

  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp – Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Build a Bot and Code It Too – Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring electronics, and building robots through the open source software and hardware. This camp is an introduction into the world of coding robotics and electronics.
  • Camp Psych – Students will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Civil War Era Studies Camp – Students will get to enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania while studying the American Civil War History through lectures, field trips, and unique learning experiences. They will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war.
  • Young Writers’ Workshop – Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference – Scholarship – The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College’s annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war’s most decisive battle.

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The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is open to qualified students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in high school by June of the program year.  We do not admit current ninth graders/rising sophomores.

The program fee for the workshop, including tuition, housing, and meals for the 8-day program, is $1,350. (On-campus residency is required.) Generous financial assistance, made possible through the Reynolds Endowment, is available based on need. A simple financial aid request form is included in the online application. There is NO application fee. The  online application includes:

  • A few short-answer questions
  • A creative writing sample (up to 10 pages of fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction)
  • A recommendation from an English teacher or guidance counselor, submitted via our online form

THE NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2020. Acceptance notifications will be sent out in early April.


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Since 2004, Student Leaders has been part of our ongoing commitment to youth employment and economic mobility. Preparing a diverse pipeline of community-minded young students with the leadership training they need to be successful in the workforce is vital to our approach to responsible growth and helps to build thriving communities. Through our Student Leaders program we connect more than 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors from nearly 100 communities to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Habitat for Humanity and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society.

If you or someone you know have a passion for improving the community, click here to see where the Student Leaders Program operates and learn more about our eligibility criteria. The 2020 Student Leaders application will be open from November 4, 2019 – January 31, 2020. Click here for FAQs on our Student Leaders program.

To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2019
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8 – July 13, 2020) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.

Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are NOT eligible for nomination.


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Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy is offering Bulldog Pharmacy Camp the week of June 21 to 26, 2020 for high school students that are interested in investigating a career as a pharmacist.  We would like to invite your students to participate in Bulldog Pharmacy Camp.  During the week of pharmacy camp they will experience hands-on learning about health careers in pharmacy, participate in tours of local health care facilities and local pharmacies, participate in compounding activities and hands on demonstrations in the College of Health Sciences Learning and Simulation Laboratories. Students who attend the camp will have the unique opportunity to spend time on the Samford campus and experience campus life with us, spend time with pharmacy professors, and have a lot of time to interact with other students also interested in careers in pharmacy.

The camp is open to rising high school juniors, seniors and entering college freshmen.  Selection for the camp is based on high school academic performance and their interest in the professions of pharmacy. Information about the camp and the camp application can be found at https://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/bulldog-pharmacy-camp.

The application deadline is February 1, 2020. If they have any questions, please have them call 205-726-2008 or email pharmacycamp@samford.edu.


Duke University Summer Session’s 2020 Programs NOW LIVE!

Heads up, students! The 2020 Duke University Summer Session info is ready for you! Check it out here.

Ask yourself: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Are you conducting ground-breaking research? Maybe you’re already a leader crafting policies that have a global impact. Or, are you tackling the world’s most complex challenges? At Duke University Summer Session you will take a thrilling first step toward your future success!

Military/Service Academies

If you have an interest in serving in any branch of the military and/or attending a service academy, you will want to attend their summer program.  Below are links to each of them!