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African American Leaders for Tomorrow

AALT is a four-day long residential program for juniors and sophomores in high school that is held on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills. Students receive leadership training, they attend workshops on college experience, career development and financial literacy. Housing, meals, and program materials are provided at no cost to the participant. Deadline to submit an application is June 5, 2015. For an application visit the following website.

USC Continuing Education and Summer Programs

USC Summer Science Camp for High School Women
Learn about marine biology and oceanography at the Phillip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island. One-week program for high school women.
USC Summer Seminars
Spend four weeks living and learning on the USC campus and earn three units of elective credit at USC Summer Seminars. Open to students who have completed at least the freshman (9th grade) year of high school.
Partial scholarships available to eligible students.

USC SummerTime: Free for LAUSD Seniors who qualify. Check website.

The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program (New Jersey)

Classes at the program are taught by reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The New Yorker, CNN and ABC News, among other media outlets. Students tour the Times and CNN; cover a professional sports event (in past years, a Yankees, Mets, Jets or Liberty game); cover news events in the Princeton area; film and produce a TV segment; and report, write, edit and design their own newspaper, The Princeton Summer Journal, which is published on the program's last day. The program is also designed to give students a taste of what life is like at one of the best colleges in the country—students live on campus and eat in one of the university's cafeterias—and to prepare them to apply to top schools. All expenses paid if selected to participate!

Academy of Business Leadership (UCLA,LMU,USC,CSULA,CSUF,CSUDH & SMC)

Immerse yourself in a college environment and receive instruction from top MBA graduates and college students from prestigious universities. Gain access and exposure at the highest levels to Fortune 500 corporations and leaders of our time. Free if selected to participate!

Experience Berkeley!

The program identifies promising high school and community college students and brings them to the Berkeley campus in small groups during the summer and school year. At UC Berkeley they are introduced to college life, taken to classes, introduced to test taking and essay writing strategies, and mentored throughout the application process. Students who apply and are accepted are brought back to campus for meetings with faculty, students, and financial aid officers. All expenses paid!

University of Notre Dame Latino Community Leadership Seminar (Indiana)
The Latino Community Leadership Seminar is an opportunity for forty outstanding Hispanic students entering their senior year in high school who want to challenge and develop their commitment to the Latino community. This seminar explores the role of Latinos in U.S. society through a series of presentations, discussions, and experiences. Students will examine how their values and experiences interact with political, economic, and social realities to produce new avenues for effective Latino leadership. The seminar is designed to help the students succeed in developing leadership skills that can harness their strong commitment to community service derived from the values of Latino culture and the Catholic social tradition. All expenses paid (including airfare) if selected to participate.

Stanford University Summer Session (Palo Alto, CA)

Accomplishment, inspirational professors, lifelong learning, lasting friendships, outstanding athletic and cultural activities, and the beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area characterize the Stanford tradition. As a High School Summer College student during summer 2011, you will take undergraduate courses and earn Stanford University credit. You will also participate in many interesting and entertaining activities that enhance the academic experience. Our selective program attracts students who are eager to experience a true university environment. Scholarships available!

National Student Leadership Conference (universities in New York, San Francisco, Chicago or Washington, DC) (scholarship link)

Experience a Future Career and Life on a College Campus!
The NSLC uses an interactive approach to learning that enables students to experience a day-in-the-life of a future career. Students can choose from one of 14 career areas, including: Medicine, Engineering, International Diplomacy, Business, Sports Management, Forensic Science, International Business, Law, U.S. Policy and Politics, Theater, Journalism, National Security, Education and the Arts. While at the NSLC, students will meet with and learn from national and world leaders, surgeons and scientists, artists and architects, business leaders, lawyers and more. Exclusive tours and behind-the-scenes visits add richness to the experience. Scholarships available!

Center for Talented Youth Program at Princeton University (New Jersey)

Welcome to CTY's program at Princeton University—a three-week residential summer program for academically talented high school students, grades 10 and above. We enter the twenty-first century facing numerous challenges and opportunities. In an increasingly interconnected world, choices we make locally have significant global implications. CTY's program for 10th through 12th graders focuses on key global issues in the twenty-first century. Quite simply, we believe that critical issues of the future deserve the time and attention of the brightest students of our time. Scholarships available – must submit paper (downloaded) application.

Summer at Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

Make this a summer you’ll never forget. Summer at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., is an exciting, challenging learning experience that extends far beyond the classroom. It is an experience that’s uniquely Georgetown, where your classmates share your drive for outstanding achievement and your thirst for meeting new people and exploring new cultures. This summer, you and your classmates can lay the foundation for lifelong success. Together, you will enjoy an exclusive introduction to the esteemed community of Georgetown University. Partial scholarships are available to qualified students.

CRF’s Expanding Horizons Internships (Los Angeles)

Combine paid internships in exciting professional settings with 12 interactive seminars. The program provides the professional skill-building, community awareness, and educational preparation necessary for effective action in our democratic society. Internships in the areas of law, public policy, health fields, arts, business, education and government. Pays $8.00/hour.

The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, Inc. Summer Conference

Open to 10th and 11th graders interested in politics and leadership. Activities during the week-long summer conference at the capitol in Sacramento include: legislative day at the Capitol, campaign development workshops, and college and career day.

JPL SpaceSHIP (Summer High School Internship Program) (Pasadena, CA)

An 8-week internship for students 16 and over with a strong aptitude for and interest in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics. An opportunity to expand your computer skills and do research. Students are mentored by NASA’s top science and engineering professionals. Pays $3,000 stipend.

City of Los Angeles Public Works High School Internship Program (Los Angeles)

The goals of the program are: (1) To expose high school juniors and graduating seniors in the City of Los Angeles to career options in architecture, engineering, construction management and environmental engineering; (2) To integrate classroom learning with work-based experience; and (3) To create and encourage student interest in science, engineering and construction management. The main components of this six-week paid internship include job training, educational workshops, field trips, and exposure to a professional work environment. Pays $8 - $10/hour.

White House Internship Program (Washington, DC)

Those students selected to participate in the program will gain valuable job experience and an inside look at the life of Obama’s White House staff while building leadership skills. In addition to normal office duties, interns will supplement their learning experience by attending a weekly lecture series hosted by senior White House staff, help at White House social events and volunteer in community service projects.

QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship for High School Juniors

Awards include all-expense paid trips to college campuses, scholarships to summer programs at Harvard, Notre Dame, Stanford or Yale, and individualized college admissions counseling.

Adelante Leadership Program (Los Angeles)
Email for application:

9th, 10th and 11th graders prepare for college and leadership while serving the community. Students learn effective communication strategies and team building skills. Internships are arranged with companies according to student schedules. The program is over 16 weeks (on Saturdays) during the summer.

Dartmouth Bound (Hanover, New Hampshire)
Juniors are selected for Dartmouth Bound inclusion on the basis of their academic achievement, personal character, and potential for college success. The Dartmouth Bound program provides opportunities for students to visit campus and learn about life at the College, as well as our admissions and financial aid process. Program participants receive free round trip transportation and overnight accommodations in residence halls.

COSMOS - California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

COSMOS is a four-week residential program for talented and motivated students completing grades eight through twelve. Students work side-by-side with outstanding university researchers and faculty exploring advanced topics that extend beyond the typical high school curriculum. COSMOS courses are hands-on and lab intensive emphasizing current research underway at the University of California. Scholarships are available for students with financial need.

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