Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is the first step in navigating your future to becoming one of our nation’s next generation of leaders. If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training at the #1 public college in the U.S.* (Top 25 Public College in the U.S. 2017, Forbes). Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year For more information please visit: https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS.php#fndtn-panel1-Steps-For
Virginia Tech’s College of Science is offering several fun and educational camps this summer for rising 6th through 12th graders. Campers will carry out experiments, work with cutting-edge technology, and solve real-life problems. Our talented professors and staff will inspire and prepare campers for a great future in science! Camps include: Explore Science (an array of topics) CSI: Blacksburg Outbreak at Virginia Tech Geosciences: Using Data & Technology to Understand Earth and Mars Nanocamp Visit https://www.science.vt.edu/get-involved/camps.html for more information.
The MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) is a rigorous, world-class STEM program for talented students who will be entering their senior year in high school. The four-week program teaches STEM skills through project-based, workshop-style courses. BWSI began in 2016 with a single course offered to 46 students, a mix of local daytime students and out-of-state residential students. In this course, RACECAR (Rapid Autonomous Complex Environment Competing Ackermann steering) students programmed small robotic cars to autonomously navigate a racetrack. For more information visit https://beaverworks.ll.mit.edu/CMS/bw/BWSI
Virginia Tech invites talented, high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a summer, residential, academic leadership program at the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer five-day sessions twice during the summer of 2020: June 14 -June 19 and June 21- June 26. Black College Institute (for rising juniors) will offer a three-day session for the summer of 2019: June 28 - July 1. All programs are FREE of cost to students! *Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the Virginia Tech, Blacksburg campus.* Application closes: April 1, 2020 Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2020 Confirm attendance: May 10, 2020 Unofficial Transcripts due: May 20, 2020 Apply today: https://admit.vt.edu/register/BCIapp2020
This summer, William & Mary Law School offers an exceptional opportunity for high school students to experience law-related courses ​in the comfort of their homes using an interactive videoconferencing platform. Courses will be offered online, and students may join us for one, two, or all three courses. Registration is available on the William and Mary Law website. This unique program consists of interactive and dynamic modules designed to stimulate students' conceptual learning and problem-solving skills. The courses are:
  • Introduction to Law & the U.S. Legal System (June 15-18, 2020) 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, EST (June 15, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, EST)
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (June 22-24, 2020) 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM, EST
  • Introduction to Negotiations (June 24-26, 2020) 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, EST
The courses are taught by Professors Fred Lederer and Iria Giuffrida, members of the faculty at William & Mary Law School and respectively Center for Legal & Court Technology’s Director and Deputy Director. For more information, contact or 757-221-2494
The Virginia Latino Higher Education Network's 2020 Hispanic College Institute (HCI) will now be a virtual, free, 3-day program that gives you the opportunity to learn about the college admissions process while meeting Latinx professional and engaging with Latinx college students from all over our Commonwealth. The Hispanic College Institute will be held each afternoon on July 9 through July 11, 2020. Benefits of attending HCI:
  • Gain peer mentorship from college students attending various universities nationally
  • Learn about the college life experience of residential living, campus dining, and engagement with Virginia Tech and other universities
  • Daily workshops on navigating and completing the college application process, applying for scholarships and financial aid
  • Learn about local resources available to Latinx Virginia high school students
  • Networking with professionals and building community
Requirements to apply:
  • 2.5 GPA or above
  • Rising junior or senior
  • Enrolled full-time in a Virginia high school
  • Access to internet and electronic device
Deadline May 3rd. For more information about the Hispanic College Institute, visit this website or email .