Summer Programs

Summer Scholar Opportunities

 

You may have already read the Mentor Tip about the value of reading to curb Summer Melt.  Being involved in a career related program is another great way to make the most of summer break.  While we cannot blame Scholars for not being interested in reading a school textbook over the summer, a hands-on experience can spark interests that, at the very least, keep their minds engaged and learning, but can also lead to career interests that set a new trajectory for their future.  As a Mentor you may wonder what types of summer opportunities exist for Scholars, so we have put together a helpful list.  As you can see, the list is long and the opportunities are varied.  Talk with your Scholar about the value of investigating areas of interest and how much fun these experiences can be.  Perhaps you could go through the list with your Scholar and encourage them to pick a few to apply to, and at your next meeting review their applications and offer some tips.  Most programs offer free or discounted admissions for low-income students, and application deadlines can be as early as February.

 

Name: Preparing Outstanding Women for Engineering Roles (POWER)

Location: IUPUI

Focus: designed for young women interested in learning more about what engineers do and determining whether it might be a career path for them

Eligibility: high school females

Link: http://et.engr.iupui.edu/infofor/community/summer-camps/power-camp.php 

 

Name:  Women in Technology (WinIT)

Location: IUPUI

Focus: designed for high school females interested in a technology career

Eligibility: high school females

Link: http://et.engr.iupui.edu/infofor/community/summer-camps/winit.php 

 

Name: School of Informatics and Computing Summer Workshops

Location: IUPUI

Focus: Informatics and Computing

Eligibility: high school students

Link: http://soic.iupui.edu/summerworkshops/ 

 

Name: IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy Summer Camp for High School Students

Location: IUPUI

Focus: Nanotechnology

Eligibility: high school students

Link: http://crl.iupui.edu/programs/INDA/nanotechnologyForStudents.asp 

 

Name: Young Innovators Quest (YiQ) Program

Location: IUPUI

Focus: Science/Technology

Eligibility: high school students

Link: http://scienceinnovations.org/yiq/apply-now/ 

Name: IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (IUSCCSRP)

Location: IUPUI

Focus: Biomedical and behavioral-science careers

Eligibility: Entering Senior year, Underrepresented student in cancer research field (not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, but can also include individuals that the institution determines to be underrepresented in cancer research)

Link: http://crl.iupui.edu/programs/IUSCCSRP/

 

Name: Indianapolis Project SEED (Summer Experience for the Economically Disadvantaged)

Location: Indianapolis

Focus: science

Eligibility: high school students, one year of chemistry

Link: http://www.indyprojectseed.org/ 

 

Name: Indiana CTSI Summer Internship Program

Location: IUPUI

Focus: clinical and laboratory research

Eligibility: high school students

Link: https://www.indianactsi.org/programs/summerinternships 

 

Name: Summer Honors 2015

Location: Indiana State University

Focus: varies

Eligibility: high school students

Link: http://www.indstate.edu/experience/ 

 

Name: Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

Location: IU Bloomington

Focus: biology

Eligibility: underrepresented high school students

Link: http://www.bio.indiana.edu/community/precollege/Holland_SEP/index.shtml

 

Name: Duke Energy Academy at Purdue

Location: Purdue

Focus:  researching and developing the energy resources

Eligibility: junior and seniors

Link: http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/energy/energyacademy/apply.php 

 

Name: University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs

Location: Notre Dame

Focus: varies

Eligibility: varies

Link: http://precollege.nd.edu/summer-scholars/ 

Name: Opportunities to Learn About Business

Location: Wabash College

Focus: business

Eligibility: Seniors

Link: http://www.wabash.edu/olab/ 

 

Name: Future Latino Leaders Law Camp

Location: Washington DC

Focus: law

Eligibility: latino high school students

Link: http://www.hnbf.org/programs-partnerships/future-latino-leaders-law-camp/ 

 

Name: Speed Reading Program

Location: IUPUI

Focus: reading

Eligibility: Seniors

Link: http://iupui.readingprograms.org/level/7/

 

Name: Speed Reading & Study Skills

Location: IUPUI

Focus: speed reading, study skills

Eligibility: 9th-11th graders

Link: http://iupui.readingprograms.org/level/6/ 

 

Name: The High School Journalism Institute

Location: IU Bloomington

Focus: journalism

Eligibility: high school students

Link: http://journalism.indiana.edu/programs/hsji/ 

 

Name: Achievers Summer Academy

Location: IU Bloomington

Focus: academic workshops and various presentations such as, SAT/ACT preparation, test taking strategies, financial aid, college planning, time management and goal setting.

Eligibility: high school students

Link: http://www.indiana.edu/~cpartner/programs/programsasa.htm

 

Name: High School Summer Academy

Location: Hanover College

Focus: varies

Eligibility: high school students

Link: http://www.hanover.edu/academics/summeracademy 

 

Name: Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Location: Baltimore, MD

Focus: varies

Eligibility: high school students

Link: http://cty.jhu.edu/summer/index.html

 

Name: DesignWorks Summer Academy

Location: Ball State

Focus: architecture and environmental design

Eligibility: high school students

Link: http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/cap/summer-academy/admissions 

 

Directories

 

Name: Indiana Summer Programs and Camps (directory)

Location: varies

Focus: varies

Eligibility: high school students

Link: http://www.studenteducationprograms.com/indiana.html 

 

Name: Purdue Summer Enrichment (directory)

Location: Purdue

Focus: varies

Eligibility: varies

Link: http://webs.purduecal.edu/talent/summer-programs/ 

 

Name: Kelly School of Business Pre-College Programs (directory)

Location: varies

Focus: varies

Eligibility: varies

Link: http://kelley.iu.edu/Ugrad/PreCollege/page39077.html 

 

Name: The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities (directory)

Location: varies

Focus: varies

Eligibility: varies

Link: http://www.bsu.edu/academy/counseling/summer.htm 

 

Name: IU School of Medicine (directory)

Location: varies

Focus: Medicine

Eligibility: varies

Link: http://medicine.iu.edu/research/student-research-opportunities/

 

Name: Engineering Education (directory)

Location: varies

Focus: Engineering

Eligibility: varies

Link: http://www.engineeringedu.com/store/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=29 

Name: IU Precollege Programs (directory)

Location: varies

Focus: varies

Eligibility: varies

Link: http://www.indiana.edu/~dema/resources/precollege_pgms.shtml 

 

Name: American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana (directory)

Location: varies

Focus: STEM

Eligibility: varies

Link: http://acecindiana.org/index.php/education/student-outreach/ 

 

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