Upcoming Special Programs and Events

Greenville City Youth Commission has several openings for students in grades 9-12. The purpose of the Youth Commission is to advise City Council, the City Manager and other city staff, to ensure an ongoing and official place in the city’s comprehensive planning, to increase communication between the city’s adults and youth, and to ensure that the youth in the community are an integral part of government decision making. For more information, click here.


Applications are now open for Schola, an exciting new high school summer program at Belmont Abbey College taking place July 16 – 23, 2017.

Schola offers a unique opportunity to rising high school juniors and seniors to spend an elevating and revitalizing week engaged in a rich schedule of academic, cultural, and recreational activities centered on lively seminars discussing several of the great books of the Western world.

While living on Belmont Abbey’s beautiful, historic campus in North Carolina, attendees will enjoy a balanced mix of reading, seminars, relaxation, and conviviality. Mornings and early afternoons are devoted to small group seminars discussing works by masters of the Western intellectual tradition, including Plato, Shakespeare, Homer, St. Augustine, and Boethius.

Outside of class, participants enjoy daily sports and social events, visits to the celebrated Mint Museum in Charlotte, a staged reading of a Shakespeare play, hiking in the nearby Appalachian Mountains, white water rafting at the U.S. National White Water Center in Charlotte, as well as other social and recreational activities.

The program also offers opportunities and occasions for spiritual growth, including daily Mass and optional devotions.

For more information or to apply, click here.


The Busch School’s Summer Business Institute at the Catholic University of America is a week-long summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors to immerse them into entrepreneurship and business leadership through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

From Sunday, June 18th through Friday, June 23rd, high school students interested in business will have the opportunity to dive hands-on into business principles, competitions, and applications, while experiencing a taste of college life in Washington, DC at The Catholic University of America.

Cost for the week is $300 with an application fee of $50. Priority Deadline is April 1st. For more information or to apply, click here.


The Riley Institute at Furman’s Emerging Public Leaders program

Furman’s Emerging Public Leaders is a leadership and civic engagement program for high school students sponsored by the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership. This week-long summer program (June 18 – 23, 2017) offers a series of experiences that enable students to develop into civic-minded and engaged leaders in their communities. During the week, participants attend workshops at Furman that prepare them to plan and implement a service project addressing a specific need within their own communities. Students will then return to campus in the spring to present the results of their projects to their peers and a panel of judges. Additional project funds are awarded to the winner. EPL, which includes a residential week on the Furman campus (June 18 – 23) and a school-year long service component, is free of charge to all current juniors who are selected to participate.

The EPL website contains a short video about the program, a link to the application, and additional information. Click here to see it. Applications are due Friday, April 7, 2017. Please contact Ms. Miller in the College Counseling Office for additional information.


Applications are now open for the SUMMER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM at Converse, a three-and-a-half day workshop for rising female juniors and seniors. The goal of the program is to teach students that leadership is a process where individuals or groups work together to create positive sustainable change. Students who are active in their communities or in leadership roles, have a passion for helping others, and who have a vision for positive change are encouraged to apply.

In the spirit of “everyone can do leadership”, we are committed to offering the program at no cost to students who are invited to attend. We are passionate about equitable access to the program, so housing, meals and supplies will be provided for the participants of the program.

The application is available online here until April 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Three short essays and a letter of recommendation are required. The dates for Leadership Converse are July 23-26, 2017. Students will be notified by June 1, via email, of their status in attending the program.


Christendom Summer Programs

St. Joseph’s is excited to announce that Christendom College will be offering five full scholarships for their 2017 Experience Christendom Summer Program. Students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2017 (current high school juniors) are welcome to register for the Summer 2017 programs. Each year, hundreds of high school students spend a week on campus and describe the week as one of the best weeks of their lives, ranking it on average 4.75 out of 5 on a survey. Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes and spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying a number of recreational and social events. They will leave campus with a new appreciation for the liberal arts, Catholic culture, true friendship, and the beauty of God’s creation evidenced in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

For more information on the programs, please click here. If you are interested in registering for one of these programs and receiving a full scholarship, please see Ms. Miller in the College Counseling Office. Scholarships will not be guaranteed after April 1st, or when the program is full, whichever comes first.

2017 ECSP Session Dates

Session 1: June 11-17
Session 2: June 18-24
Session 3: June 25-July 1
Session 4: July 9-15
Session 5: July 16-22
Session 6: July 23-29