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Summer 2023 

*Columbia University Summer Emersion: New York City

Enroll in an intensive pre-college course, designed to challenge and engage high-achieving students in a supportive environment.

  • Choose from over 70 courses in a dozen subject areas.

  • Study alongside a cohort of like-minded students from all over the world.

  • Experience college life while discovering one of the world's great cities.

  • Attend college success events to prepare for the academic rigors of university life.

  • Earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and an instructor evaluation.


Summer Emersion Online

Dive into an Ivy League education this summer with Columbia’s world-class instructors, and a dynamic online learning platform.

  • Interact with Columbia instructors and experts in their fields.

  • Engage with an international community of students.

  • Prepare for college and the admissions process through specially designed programs.

  • Participate in extracurricular activities led by current students.

  • Earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and evaluation letter


*Guilford College Rise 2023

Are you a high school junior looking for a way to earn college credit and live on a college campus this summer?
The Guilford College Rise program is a three-week residential experience where students live and learn on the Guilford College campus in Greensboro, N.C.
Next year's dates are June 25 through July 14, 2023. Please complete this short form so they can be notified with the application opens.


Next year's courses will focus on international affairs and entrepreneurship and will be led by a team of faculty from Guilford College.
We're looking for self-motivated learners with a record of sound academic achievement. Participants will receive six college-level credits, an increase over the 2022 program. Scholarships will be available.


*Meredith STEM College Summer Program

Summer College is a residential experience that will run Monday through Friday for two consecutive weeks. Students are expected to participate for all ten days and must provide their own transportation to and from the campus each Monday and Friday. Students must arrive on campus no later than 9 a.m. each Monday and depart no later than 6 p.m. on Friday unless a late activity is planned. Dates for the Summer College are June 19 – June 30, 2023 (Monday through Friday of each week). If there is sufficient interest in the program, a second program will be offered July 8 – July 18, 2023 (Monday through Friday of each week). Please be aware that when you apply, you are applying for the program currently being offered in June. View a pdf of the sample schedule.  Click the link below for application information.

*The Young Scholars Summer Research Institute

The Young Scholars Summer Research Institute is a three-week program that provides high school students enrolled in Durham Public Schools (DPS) with training to enhance their writing, research, and presentation skills. The program is sponsored by the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University in partnership with Durham Public Schools (DPS). In keeping with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center’s central mission as a community of scholars engaged in the study of the causes and consequences of inequality, program participants explore curriculum related to the economic, social, and political dimensions of inequality.  Please use the link below for more information.  This program is free to DPS students.

*NC State University Pre-College Programs

N.C. State University has a wealth of summer programs for high school students. Please click the link below for more information.

Each summer, the College of Engineering at NC State University offers rising 9th and 10th grade high school students the opportunity to experience engineering at NC State. We offer multidisciplinary week-long day camps that provides an experience into how engineers solve problems. Teams of campers experience introductory activities then transition to work on a collaborative team-oriented challenge project, learn about how computer scientists impact the world and how entrepreneurs create solutions for our changing lives

*Wake Forest University Summer Immersion Program

The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program empowers high school students to manifest their goals. Through meaningful real-world experiences, robust academics, an inclusive campus culture, networking and mentorship, students are able to discover their passions and clarify their future pathway. 

Students can choose from a variety of on-campus learning opportunities that fit best with their busy summer schedules. Whether you’re interested in applying to Wake or not, the Summer Immersion Program is a great way to experience life on a college campus and Wake is a pretty great place to discover the major or career pathway that’s right for you. There is no hard deadline for the program. We accept students on a rolling basis until all programs are filled!

*Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS

We are looking for rising high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability, especially those from backgrounds that are underrepresented in post-secondary education. Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS are designed for students from underrepresented populations, such as American Indian, African American, Hispanic/Latinx and Asian American backgrounds. We also welcome prospective first-generation college students, students from rural communities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. While these are our target audiences, Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS are open for anyone to attend. Application due by 2/25/2023


In order to be eligible to apply to the 2023 Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS programs, applicants must be a current high school junior or a student who will be graduating from high school during or before the summer of 2024 and planning to enroll as a first-year student in college in the Fall of 2024.

Project Uplift accepts applicants from ALL U.S. states and territories. Uplift PLUS, however, is only for North Carolina residents.

Academic Achievement:

Students should be academically motivated and be enrolled in a curriculum that includes foreign language, advanced mathematics, and honors courses. In addition to Project Uplift, particularly high-achieving students should consider participating in the Uplift PLUS program if they are a North Carolina resident. Uplift PLUS applicants should take college-level courses such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate ® (IB), or Dual Enrollment. Students should show active involvement in extracurricular activities and have demonstrated leadership.

Selection Criteria:

The Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS team reviews all applications holistically. Our staff understands that students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and with different educational and extracurricular opportunities. As a result, the essays are the most important parts of the application.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to the equality of educational opportunity. The University does not discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office (214 W. Cameron Avenue, CB #9160, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9160 or 919-966-3576) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policies.

Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS


University Office for Diversity and Inclusion
SASB North, Suite 3226
Campus Box # 9128

*Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics
Overview: Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  You will have the opportunity to engage in research with faculty and get hands-on experience at a university. 
Deadline: January 17, 2023
Learn more:


*The NC House Page Program
Overview: The NC House Page Program allows students a unique opportunity to see firsthand how the government operates. Students are connected with elected officials in North Carolina, observing lawmakers, staff, lobbyist, and constituents working together to move along the legislative process. Pages attend daily sessions for one week in the House Chamber. They are assigned stations to be available to assist House members. They will also assist in committee meetings and as office assistants.   
Deadline: Until all spots are filled
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*CHICAGO Enrichment Programs 
Overview: UChicago enrichment programs offer pre-college students the opportunity to explore different areas of study and learn about different disciplines, especially those that make UChicago a distinct destination for higher education. Each enrichment program will advance and enhance skills that students can apply to their studies in high school, college, and beyond. Whether it be leadership, civil discourse, or quantitative analysis of complex problems, all enrichment programs give pre-college students a window into the unique culture of inquiry and discourse and the dynamism of intellectual discovery at the University of Chicago.  
Cost: FREE
Deadline: March 31, 2023
Learn more:

*Chuck Stone 

Chuck Stone Program
Overview: The Chuck Stone Program, sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media, the Capitol Broadcasting Company and Gannett Foundation, is seeking applications from high school students who will be seniors in the 2023-2024 school year and who have expressed a career interest in journalism. The program aims to attract students of varying diversity, including but not limited to religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender.  
Deadline: March 3, 2023
Learn more:

REEX Jumpstart Scholars in Commercial Real Estate

The REEX JumpStart Scholars in Commercial Real Estate is a residential program that will focus on developing a Pipeline of high-achieving, diverse students (current high school sophomores and juniors) by providing an immersive learning opportunity and preparation to make meaningful change in the world.


2023 REEX JumpStart Information:


REEX JumpStart is a 2- week on-campus learning experience dedicated to helping high school scholars of color take charge of their future. Scholars will be provided training and exposure to the following:


  • Entrepreneurship & Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals in “Masterclass” Modules as well as Small Group Cohorts

  • Access to University Partners & their College Faculty/Admission Officers

  • Experiential Learning through engaged instruction, virtual site visits, case studies, etc. with other diverse students nationwide

  • Engage with CEOs, Founders & Executives in Business & Commercial Real Estate

  • Participate in Team University Competitions culminating at a National Competition



REEX JumpStart will culminate with a capstone project competition in which top students will apply the skills they have learned to a real-world case study

2023 University Partners include:

Harvard University / MIT, Howard University, University of Miami, NYU / Cornell University, Roosevelt University.

n addition, students will participate in a total of four (4) virtual sessions during the Winter of 2023/2024 that focus on the following core competencies:


  • Leadership Development

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Team Building & Development

  • Social Justice 

Summer 2022 Information:

Eligibility: Current High School sophomores and juniors 

  • Program Fees: $3200.00

2023 University Partners

REEX JumpStart Session Dates: July 9 - July 22, 2023

  • Harvard

  • MIT

  • Howard University

  • University of Miami

  • Cornell

  • New York University

  • Roosevelt University

Internship in Science and Health Training at UNC-Chapel Hill

At the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (UNC-SOM), diversity, equity and inclusion are integral parts of the culture. We are committed to creating a more equitable working environment to improve the health of all North Carolinians. The Internship in Science, Health Training, and Research (ISHTaR) program is sponsored by UNC’s Department of Emergency Medicine and is designed to help local High School students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds to develop research skills and explore careers options in medicine and public health over the summer. The project aims to increase representation in health care and public health by impacting and inspiring the next generation of clinicians.

ISHTaR offers many opportunities to help interns gain experience in research and clinical medicine, including:

  • Working with a team of researchers on a variety of projects

    • Planning health communications materials for lay and clinical audiences

    • Creating informational documents for research partners

    • Developing educational courses

    • Reviewing literature on health conditions and programs related to emergency medicine

  • Shadowing clinicians in practice and developing mentorships

    • Shadowing EMS paramedics on an ambulance

    • Shadowing physicians during inpatient and outpatient efforts

    • Discussing life experiences and careers pathways with clinicians and researchers

    • Other experiences tailored to student’s interests

  • Team activities

    • Book club exploring complex healthcare-related issues

  • A minimum of 20 hours of paid work per week

  • Flexible start and end dates to align with the intern’s school year

  • Applicants are asked to reach out to Ms. Julianne Cyr ( between January and February of the year they wish to apply. Further instructions will be provided to interested applicants upon request.

  • All applications are due in mid-March. Notifications of acceptance are delivered in April.

*Duke University Neuroscience Experience (DUNE)

DUNE provides high school students with a cutting-edge research experience in neuroscience laboratories at Duke University and encourages participation by students from underrepresented minority groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Participating students will be paid a stipend.

Participating students must be:

  • Rising juniors (summer after sophomore and before junior year) OR

  • Rising seniors (summer after junior year and before senior year) OR

  • Graduating seniors who have not yet applied to college

  • Be at least 15 years old by the program’s start date

  • Attend a high school in the research triangle area of North Carolina

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend in person programming on campus

  • Important Dates

  • Mid-February 2023: Application Opens

  • Late March 2023: Application Deadline

  • April 2023: Admissions Decisions Announced

  • June-Early August, 2023: Program runs for 8 weeks

Click the link below for application information

*St. John's Summer Academy 
Overview: Summer program for students age 15-18. Introduces students to college life and helps students hone their reading, critical thinking, and discussion skills. Locations includes campuses in Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, Mexico. Virtual and in-person opportunities available.  
Cost: $1,200 per session (*Financial Aid Available)
Deadline: April 1, 2023
Learn more:

*CAMINOS: Your Journey to College

During the on-campus program, students will participate in workshops to learn about university student life, engage in topics as they relate to the Latinx/Hispanic community and higher education, and receive assistance with the college application and financial aid process. Click here to watch a video and learn more about CAMINOS: Your Journey to College.

The 2023 CAMINOS program will be held June 18 through June 22.

CAMINOS: Your Journey to College is for you if you:

  • Are a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Hispanic/Latinx or have an interest in Hispanic/Latinx Culture

  • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of a 3.4 or higher or are in the top 15% of your class

  • Are interested in pursuing higher education

  • Are a leader in your school, family and/or community

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2023 program are open now! The application will close on Friday, April 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply Now 

*Emerging Scholars Academy (ESA)

During the on-campus program, students will participate in workshops to learn about university student life, engage in topics as they relate to the Black/African American community and higher education, and receive assistance with the college application and financial aid process. Click here to watch a video and learn more about Emerging Scholars Academy.

The 2023 Emerging Scholars Academy will be held June 25 through July 1.

Emerging Scholars Academy is for you if you:

  • Are a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Black/African American or have an interest in Black/African American Culture

  • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of a 3.4 or higher or are in the top 15% of your class

  • Are interested in pursuing higher education

  • Are a leader in your school, family and/or community

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2023 program are open now! The application will close on Friday, April 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply Now 

*Native Education Forum (NEF)

During the on-campus program, students will participate in workshops to learn about university student life, engage in topics as they relate to the American Indian/Native American community and higher education, and receive assistance with the college application and financial aid process. Click here to watch a video and learn more about Native Education Forum.

The 2023 Native Education Forum will be held June 18 through June 24.

Native Education Forum is for you if you:

  • Are a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Native American/American Indian or have an interest in Native American/American Indian culture

  • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of a 3.4 or higher or are in the top 15% of your class

  • Are interested in pursuing higher education

  • Are a leader in your school, family and/or community

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2023 program are open now! The application will close on Friday, April 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply Now 


The Department of Emergency Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill is excited to offer this experience for rising undergraduate first years and sophomores interested in learning more about Emergency Medicine. This week- long experience will allow students to participate in lectures, procedure labs, simulation, and clinical experiences that introduce them to the specialty of Emergency Medicine, its unique scope of practice, combination of professions, and varied patient population. Through these experiences, we will also explore how the specialty of Emergency Medicine addresses healthcare disparities.   The program runs Monday through Friday one week each Summer. Days are typically 8-noon. This year’s dates are June 26-30, 2023. Transportation will not be provided. There will be an opportunity for 2 students who do not live locally to receive a needs-based scholarship for on campus housing, which will be arranged by the program.  Applications due by April 26,2023.

NCSU Summer Textile Exploration Program

The Wilson College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) consists of five one-week sessions for rising high school seniors interested in learning about the textile industry, fashion, engineering, polymer science and business marketing. Up to 35 students per week are chosen based on their academic success, interest in NC State Wilson College of Textiles, and extracurricular activities. Students participate in sessions learning about the five degree programs offered in the Wilson College of Textiles, applying to NC State University, Centennial Scholarships, future internship and job opportunities, and learning about the industry from partners and alumni. Each student has the opportunity to rank their top project interest and will spend parts of the day working on project pertaining to one of the following that has been completed in the past. Please note that the projects listed are subject to change each week.

Chowan University Academic Summer Campapalooza

Campapalooza is a 5-day academic summer camp for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. They will live on campus, have their meals in the University cafeteria, and spend their days engaged in exciting academic activities with our University Faculty! 

Available Camps:

Bridge to College

Crime Scene Investigator

CU Catalyst

 Drawing History

Horror Films, History, and Pop Culture

Movie Making

Music Exploration

Studio Art

Vocal Workshop

Click the link for more information.

Kids Voting Durham

Youth 14-24:  Looking for a meaningful experience that summer that where you earn service hours, work with a great team of youth and adults, meet Durham decision-makers, and make an impact on your community and the upcoming Durham City Council Elections?  Learn more about the Civic Leadership Intern opportunities at Kids Voting Durham at .  Questions?  Email or call 919-423-9227

NCCU Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Program

Join the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) at North Carolina Central University for this two weeklong in-person summer program that offers middle and high school students a hands-on, collaborative entrepreneurship experience. Students can create and fully develop their own products or services while building skills. Students will get real-life college experience being on the campus of NCCU (North Carolina Central University). They will connect with entrepreneurs and business experts who serve as coaches and mentors to guide students. Throughout the program, there will be opportunities for students to develop their adaptability, collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills through group work and hands-on learning experiences. The program will also include opportunities for students to network with local business owners and entrepreneurs. Students will leave the program with materials needed to jump start their business, such as a business proposal, marketing skills, public speaking training and will compete in a mock pitch competition for prizes.  

 Program Details

  • Program Dates: June 19-30, 2023 ( Monday- Friday) 

  • Program Location: NCCU New Student Union 500 Nelson St. Durham, NC

  • Time: 9am-3pm 

  • Price: Free  

  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2023

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