Summer Enrichment Opportunities


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Summer College Programs

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American University Community of Scholars Program  May 1, 2019 $3,200 (plus room & board) Community of Scholars is a high school program at American University’s School of International Service, a top-ten school of international affairs based in Washington D.C. Students will broaden their understanding of international relations by enrolling in a 3-credit college class taught by highly regarded American University faculty. The program blends one week of online learning with two weeks of traditional on-campus classes. 
Brown University Summer Pre-College Program Varies Varies by program Each summer, students from around the world choose Brown University Pre-College Programs to experience the challenge of college-level academics, and prepare for college success. Programs options vary from online and on-campus seminars, to leadership programs, and study tours. 
University of Chicago- Summer Pre-College Programs Varies by program The University of Chicago’s summer pre-college programs draw from the multidisciplinary emphasis and intellectual richness of the College’s Core curriculum. A variety of courses in diverse subject areas and engagement levels are offered for motivated high school students. 
Colorado State University- Black Issues Forum March 5, 2019 No cost; Travel expenses only The purpose of the Black Issues Forum is to provide students an opportunity to demonstrate their written and oral communication skills and to enhance their leadership potential. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with university faculty, staff, and current students as they discuss and evaluate the important issues of today that affect the African American community at the local, state, national, and/or global level. Students finishing their junior year in high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in a college prep curriculum are encouraged to apply. Strong applicants demonstrate involvement and leadership roles within school, family, or community activities. 
Cornell University- CATALYST Engineering Academy March 1, 2019 $1,450 (financial aid available) CATALYST Academy is a one-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who desire to learn about engineering and careers within an interactive milieu.
DePaul University- Game, Cinema, and Animation Summer Academy  TBD for 2019 $750 The Game, Cinema, and Animation Summer Academy is an intensive week-long program for high school students interested in the film, television, and game industries. Students apply to one of six tracks: film and television production, game development, hand-drawn character animation, 3D modeling and animation, stop-motion animation, or screenwriting. Students must have completed their freshman year of high school by July 1, 2018 to be eligible. Applications for the 2019 Summer Academy will open in February.
DePaul University- Writing & Publishing Summer Academy April 15, 2019 $750 Open to high school juniors, the Writing & Publishing Summer Academy at DePaul University provides high school students an exiting and immersive introduction to various forms of writing and publishing during this one week experience. 
Duke University- Summer Session  April 16, 2019 Varies by program At Duke Summer College,  intellectual curiosity is a virtue that should be pursued relentlessly.  It is for this reason that each summer we provide high school students with the opportunity to engage more deeply with a subject than ever before. 
University of Illinois- College of Fine & Applied Arts Summer Programs Varies by program (scholarships available) The College of Fine and Applied Arts offers four residential summer programs for high school students. Illinois Summer Youth Music, Discover Architecture, iSTEAM (for students interested in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban and Regional Planning), and FAA Summer Intensive (for students interested in Art and Design, Dance, or Theatre).
University of Illinois- Engineering Summer Campus  Varies by program (financial assistance available) WYSE Summer Camps at Engineering Illinois are designed to provide STEM-interested students the opportunity to experience advanced curricula, world-class facilities, and an “away from home,” collegiate experience at one of the best engineering schools in the nation and the world. The camps provide exposure to different areas of engineering through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and interactions with various students, staff, and professors in those fields.

Enrollment in the WYSE Camp programs is limited to ensure the quality of the academic experience for all involved. The camps have a merit-based admissions process that includes opportunities for financial assistance.

Indiana State University Summer Honors Program June 1, 2019 $425 Summer Honors is a University program that enables high school students to explore an academic interest, experience campus life—and earn University credit. All one-week seminars will be held on the ISU campus, located in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Indiana University- Engineering Summer Camps Varies by program learn about the latest technology, discover how to apply ground-breaking innovations to multiple fields, and do it all while experiencing the feel of college life.
Iowa Young Writers Studio  February 8, 2019 $2,400 Every summer 144 high school writers from across the country come together to share their work, practice craft, and improve their writing in Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa. Over two weeks, students take core courses in fiction writing, poetry writing, or creative writing with teachers who are students or graduates of the renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop June 1, 2019 $980 (residential program) In the Young Writers Workshop, students grades 8-12 participate in an immersive writing experience in the craft of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Studying with acclaimed professors, students read, engage in writing exercises, workshop their stories and poems, and experience a pre-college environment. They compose new work, which will be published in our annual anthology. The last day of camp features a reception and reading by the Young Writers.
KE Foundation Academic Summer Programs  Varies Varies KE Foundation offers academic summer programs in the US, UK, and Canada, which are designed for high schools students with intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning. Students can take 2 or 3- week courses at universities including Cambridge, Durham, St. Andrews, University of Massachusetts, Santa Clara University, McGill University, Queen’s University, or University of Toronto.
LEAD Summer Business Institute  February 15, 2019 $4,000 (limited number of scholarships available for students with financial need) The SBI program exposes scholars to business principles and the skill sets needed for successful business careers. scholars reside and attend classes on-campus at a select number of the nation’s top business schools for three or four weeks.
Loyola University Chicago Pre-College Summer Scholars TBD for 2019 Varies ($995-$1.495) One-week seminar courses give high school students the opportunity to learn more about different fields of study offered at Loyola and to explore career possibilities through hands-on activities and field trips. Students will learn in a diverse environment while engaging with like-minded individuals. Courses are offered in Business & Leadership, Pre-Health & Wellness, Psychology, and STEM Fields.
Miami University- Summer Scholars Program  May 1, 2019 $1,450 (financial aid available for qualified students) The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically-talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program.
University of Missouri- Summer Programs  Varies Varies by program Do you enjoy doing your own scientific research? Do you have an interest in veterinary or human biology? What about getting your hands dirty and helping the planet through environmental sciences? Maybe you fancy yourself an artist, musician or even a five-star chef. At Mizzou, we have camps and academies related to all kinds of fun and fascinating stuff.
University of Notre Dame- Pre-College Programs Varies Varies by the program (scholarships available) Explore a variety of pre-college summer programs including 22 summer scholars seminars, leadership seminars, and even study abroad.
Introduction to Engineering at the University of Notre Dame (IL-ASCE Scholarship) March 11, 2019 Scholarship available The Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (IL‐ASCE) is seeking applications from minority students interested in participating in a two‐week summer Introduction to Engineering Program at the University of Notre Dame. The program is designed to provide high school students with a broad exposure to the profession of engineering and to motivate those who possess an interest in pursuing a career in this exciting field. During the two‐week program at the University of Notre Dame campus (located near South Bend, Indiana), students will attend lectures and participate in hands‐on laboratory exercises related to the various fields of engineering analysis and design, computer programming, and other special topics. In addition, students will gain the experience of living in a university environment. Application for the scholarship can be found here.
Summer Arts Campus at Northern Illinois University  Varies Varies by program NIU offers five residential camps in the fields of theatre, jazz, percussion, and visual art. Campers stay in the newly renovated Gilbert Hall dorms and work with amazing instructors and counselors on NIU’s main campus.
St. Norbert College- Summer Academy of Medicine  First-come; first-served basis $800 (limited number of scholarships available) The Medical College of Wisconsin–Green Bay (MCW) and St. Norbert College partner to offer high school juniors and seniors a unique summer experience during the Summer Academy of Medicine. Classes are taught by faculty and students from MCW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College, with a strong emphasis on ethics, collaborative work and leadership. The program is open to students entering their junior or senior year of high school; a limited number of scholarships are available. Participants will be housed in St. Joseph Hall on the St. Norbert campus. Meals, snacks and evening activities will be provided, and parents will be invited to join their student for the closing ceremony and lunch.
Summer Discovery Varies Varies by program Explore pre-college, enrichment, and internship programs at college campuses and in cities across the United States and around the world.
Washington University in St. Louis Varies Varies by program Washington University’s Summer Experiences provide academically talented students the perfect opportunity to challenge themselves in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Various options are offered including the High School Scholars Program and High School Institutes.
Wentworth Institute of Technology – SummerFab High School Architecture Program Varies $4,000 (limited number of scholarships and need based aid available) Participants in this four week program will work through a three stage process from investigation, to prototyping, and finally fabrication of architectural plans.
Wheaton College Pre-College B.R.I.D.G.E. Program early March Free of charge Building Roads to Intellectual Diversity and Great Education (B.R.I.D.G.E.) is a four-week intensive and residential academic and leadership program that brings together high-achieving, first-generation college-bound, low-income, and African-American and Latino students from the Chicagoland area who are eager to experience the academic rigor of college.
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse Athletic Training Workshop TBD TBD The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is offering its 14th annual UWL Athletic Training Workshop for high school students interested in athletic training. The workshop is designed for students to experience first hand knowledge of the athletic training profession through programming by athletic training students as well as licensed athletic trainers in the UWL Athletic Training program. Students with no experience as well as those with previous athletic training experience are both welcome.

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Elmhurst Park District Summer Employment Opportunities Available now Elmhurst Park District is hiring high school students for summer employment positions. Apply online at www.epd.org (click on “Jobs” at the top of the page). Positions include Guest Services, Admission Staff, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, and Hub Concessions.
FermiLab TARGET Internship Program February 1, 2019 The TARGET Program is a highly competitive, paid, six-week summer internship opportunity for Illinois high school sophomores and juniors who have strong interest and demonstrated aptitude for physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering. The program’s design combines both work and hands-on experiential learning. TARGET encourages high school students to undertake college study and pursue careers in STEM disciplines. Increasing the number of minorities (Black, Hispanic/Latino, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Alaska Native/American Indian) and women in science, engineering, and computer science is a program priority.
Girls Who Code Immersion Program TBD for 2019 Learn computer science through real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, websites, apps and more! Our classrooms are at the leading tech companies in the world including Amazon, Twitter, and AT&T .  Spend 7 weeks connecting with female engineers, designers, and leaders during this free 7-week immersive experience.
Lincoln Park Zoo Internship Program TBD for 2019 The Malott Family Zoo Intern Program provides Chicago high school students the opportunity learn about Lincoln Park Zoo and educate guests about animal and conservation sciences. This is an eight-week paid internship which takes place from late June through mid-August. During the program, interns will learn and apply informal education techniques, develop public speaking skills, interact with zoo guests and create a collaborative project. Interns will also meet with researchers and animal care staff to learn more about potential careers in the animal science field.
Saper Law Immersion Program TBD for 2019

The Saper Law immersion program was founded in 2013 and has evolved into a week-long camp that exposes high school and college students to the legal profession.  The course takes place at Saper Law Offices and is taught by Daliah Saper and other Saper Law attorneys. The curriculum consists of negotiation and writing exercises, field trips to the state and federal courthouse, and mock legal proceedings.

Shedd Aquarium Teen Programs  Varies Test the waters of new interests or take a deeper dive into your passions with one (or more) of our programs, designed to help you explore animals and the aquatic world. Programs vary from one-day experiences to nine-month internships.
USDA AgDiscovery Program  March 15, 2019 AgDiscovery is a summer outreach program designed to help teenagers explore careers in plant and animal science, wildlife management, agribusiness, and much more! The program allows students to live on a college campus and learn about agriculture from university professors, scientists, and administrative professionals who work for the U.S. Government in a variety of fields. This 2- to 4-week summer outreach program for 2019 targets middle and high school students who are interested in learning more about plants, animals, and agribusiness. Students chosen to participate in AgDiscovery will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, and field trips. There is no cost to participate.  Tuition, room and board, lab supplies, meals, and activity fees are provided.
  Last Updated 1/24/19