Summer Opportunities

UGA Summer VetCAMP
  • Hosted by the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
  • June 17-23, 2018
  • For rising high school juniors & seniors as well as rising college freshmen (aka current 10th-12th graders)
  • Program evaluates students' skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, provide mentorship, and help them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path
  • Cost is $900 and includes lodging, meals, instruction, and social activities; financial assistance is available
  • VetCAMP 2018 Application - opens Dec. 1st and is due Jan. 26th
  • Questions?  Contact
Yale University Young Global Scholars Program
  • Click here for information about this summer academic enrichment & leadership program
  • Application is on the program website
  • Application is due February 6th
  • Financial aid & scholarships are available
  • Sponsored by UAB Department of Surgery
  • Pre-College Research Internship for Students from Minority Backgrounds
  • provides promising high school students interested in research and medicine with hands-on research experience under the mentorship of surgeons and peers
  • 8-week experience (June & July)
  • Click here for more information and to apply
  • Application is due March 1st
Samford University Bulldog Pharmacy Camp
  • Sponsored by Samford's School of Pharmacy
  • June 24-29 (overnight camp)
  • For more information and to apply, click here
  • Application is due February 1st
Washington University in St. Louis - Summer Experiences
  • High School Summer Scholars Program & High School Summer Institutes
  • these programs provide academically talented students the perfect opportunity to challenge themselves in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere
  • Application is due April 1st
  • Architecture, Art, and Design Pre-College Program -- click here for information and the application; application is due April 15th
Distinguished Young Women Program
  • Formerly Junior Miss, this is a national scholarship program for current high school junior girls who are residents of Jefferson County, who have demonstrated academic success and who possess a talent in the performing arts; scholarships ranging from $250 to $40,000 are awarded
  • Competition dates: July 20-21
  • For more information and to apply, click here
  • Deadline for entry is March 1st
Furman University Summer Scholars Program
  • For rising high school seniors and juniors; participate in classes, live on campus, and get a sense for college life; lectures, discussions, debates, lab research, field trips, and projects are all part of the program experience
  • Two sessions offered:  July 8-14 and July 15-21; cost is $1,200 for one session
  • For more information and to apply, click here
  • Application deadline:  May 1st
Giving is Good - Summer Volunteer Program
  • Hosted by United Ability (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham)
  • Volunteers have an opportunity to work with staff and interact with amazing individuals who access resources and services at United Ability
  • Learn and work with individuals living with disabilities and learn how to be advocates for them in school, at work, and in life
  • Complete volunteer application to be considered; application due April 27th (including an essay and two letters of recommendation)
  • For students in grades 8-12 (13-18 year olds)
  • See Mrs. Meeks for more information and a copy of the application
Minority Youth Science Academy
  • 4-day residential camp at Samford University
  • open to outstanding minority high school students who aspire to careers in the sciences
  • open to rising 10th-12th graders who would like hands-on experiments in the sciences, college application counseling, study skills and test prep, social activities, networking & mentoring, and interactions with scientists and college science students
  • program fee is $350 (some need-based scholarships are available)
  • register before June 1st at
Cornell University Summer College
  • Pre-College Programs for high school students
  • Programs offered throughout the summer in the following areas:
    • Architecture, Art, Design, Fashion
    • Business, Hospitality
    • College Success
    • Computer Science, Engineering, Robotics
    • Debate, Literature, Songwriting
    • English for speakers of other languages
    • Government, History, International Relations
    • Psychology, Public Health, Research, Science
    • Social Change and Sustainability
    • Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
  • Click here for more information about dates, costs, and the application process
Actuarial Science Summer Camp (Math for Fun and Profit!)
  • An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical and financial tools to help identify and manage risk.  This is a great career for students who are strong mathematically and who like studying business. 
  • One-week summer program at Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA) for rising high school seniors
  • Choose one of the week-long options -- June 24-29 or July 8-13
  • Cost is $900 and includes all camp-related expenses, room/board in a residence hall, and access to campus facilities
  • Click here for more information and to apply
Accounting Career Awareness and Diversity Program (ACADP)
  • Hosted by Christian Brothers University (Memphis, TN)
  • Program of the School of Business designed to increase the number of high school students from diverse ethnic groups who have an interest in business and/or accounting as a career path
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply 
  • One-week residency program at CBU from July 15-20
  • Students selected to attend ACADP receive a full scholarship that covers the cost of tuition, room, meals, books and supplies
  • Deadline to apply is June 1st; click here for more information and to apply
College Bound Birmingham
  • July 24-28
  • Colleges on the Tour - Georgia, Clemson, Furman, Wofford, South Carolina, College of Charleston
  • For information about the cost & registration, email