2013 summer emory alan flores-lopez

 

Alan Flores-Lopez

"QuestBridge provided me with an opportunity to reach higher than would have been normally feasible for me or my family. My experience was both enjoyable and didactic, and it inspired me to follow my dreams in spite of pervasive obstacles and difficulties."

2013 College Prep Scholar
Emory University Pre-College Program participant

 

College Summer Programs

 


 

Full Scholarships to College Summer Programs
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Brandeis, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale

QuestBridge has partnered with Brandeis, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, and Yale to offer students a unique opportunity to take college-level courses at a top-tier university while residing in a dormitory with peers from across the country. These scholarships offer outstanding low-income students a special chance to experience life beyond high school and to gain first-hand experience on what to expect from attending a selective college.

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Award Benefits

College summer programs let students immerse themselves in the day-to-day rhythms of college life. They offer students the chance to:

  • learn, study, and write at the college level
  • attend classes in university lecture halls and seminar rooms
  • get to know and make connections with professors
  • study alongside other high school students from across the country
  • eat in a university dining hall and stay in a residence hall with a roommate
  • explore the college campus and facilities

 

Award Specifics

A select number of applicants will be nominated for a college summer scholarship award. QuestBridge will then work closely with these students to advise them through the application process for the program for which they were nominated. Students who are then accepted for the program for which they were nominated will receive a full scholarship to that program.

The scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition, travel expenses, and room & board. Travel arrangements must be made through QuestBridge to qualify for coverage under the scholarship.


Brandeis University
High School Summer College Program for Fein Fellows

The Genesis program at Brandeis University is a month-long residential program for highly motivated high school students to engage in college-level academics, Jewish studies, and community building. Students choose a single course from five subject areas -- science, journalism, world religions, technology, business and gender and society -- in which to enroll during the summer.

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QuestBridge will contact a small number of applicants in April to submit additional information to be considered for admission to Genesis. All program expenses, including room & board and round-trip transportation to campus, will be covered by the Fein Fellows Award.

The program will run from July 7 - August 4, 2014.

More information on Genesis at Brandeis University is available on the Brandeis website.


Cornell University Summer College

Cornell University Summer College, one of the oldest programs of its kind, offers intensive three-week programs in a variety of subject areas, such as art and design, debate, business, social change, and veterinary medicine. Taught by Cornell faculty, Summer College students experience college-level coursework while learning from some of the University’s most distinguished professors. Students live in a residence hall and have the opportunity to participate in various activities, trips, and projects on campus and in the surrounding area.

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A small number of students will be contacted in April to submit additional information to be considered for admission to Summer College.  The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship and Cornell will fully cover all program expenses, including tuition, room & board, books, and travel to and from campus.

The program has two sessions:

  • Session 1: June 21 to July 12, 2014
  • Session 2: July 13 to August 2, 2014

More information on Cornell Summer College is available on the Summer College website


Emory University Pre-College Program

The Emory Pre-College Program offers students the opportunity to enroll in an intensive two-week course in a subject matter of their choice.  Course options range from "Experimental Economics" to "Psychology of Love" to "Neuroscience in the Media." Students live on campus, and have the opportunity to engage in numerous student activities, including campus concerts, movie nights, and visits to Atlanta museums, stadiums, and historical sites. Students also participate in College 101 during the afternoon.  College 101 prepares students for the college application process and provides valuable insight into important tasks such as what to look for in a college and how to write a strong college admissions essay. 

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A small number of students will be contacted in April to submit additional information to be considered for admission to Emory's Pre-College Program. The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship, in combination with Emory financial aid, will cover all program expenses, including room & board, travel, books, and tuition.

The program has three sessions:

  • Session A runs from June 29 to July 12, 2014
  • Session B runs from July 13 to July 26, 2014
  • Session C runs from July 27 to August 9, 2014


More information on Emory's Pre-College Program is available on the Emory website.


 

Harvard University Secondary School Program

Harvard Secondary School Program (SSP) students have the opportunity to take courses ranging in subjects from neurobiology to Shakespeare and to attend College Fairs and College Prep Workshops. When not in class, Harvard SSP students can spend their free time exploring Harvard's extensive libraries and museums, performing in the SSP talent show, playing intramural sports, or attending free films, lectures, and concerts.

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QuestBridge will work with the Harvard SSP to select College Prep Scholars to receive scholarships to attend SSP based on academic achievement and financial need. Students selected for Harvard SSP will be contacted in April and asked to submit applications and financial aid requests directly to Harvard.  The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship, in combination with SSP financial aid, will fully cover the costs of tuition, room & board, travel, and books.

Because admission through QuestBridge is highly selective, students interested in attending the Harvard SSP regardless of QuestBridge's scholarship offer should consider applying directly to the SSP as a back-up option.

The program will run from June 21 to August 9, 2014.

More information on the Secondary School Program is available on the Harvard website.


 

University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs

QuestBridge will work with the University of Notre Dame to select accomplished students to attend one of Notre Dame's week-long summer Leadership Seminars.   These seminars delve deeply into historical, cultural, economic, and spiritual issues, and give students the opportunity to work closely with Notre Dame faculty and student leaders from across the country. To build camaraderie between students, Notre Dame hosts a variety of social events during the week-long program, and participating students have access to Notre Dame's recreational, spiritual, and academic facilities.

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A small number of applicants will be asked to submit additional information in April to be considered for admission to one of the three Leadership Seminars listed below. All program expenses, including room & board and round-trip transportation to campus, will be covered by the University of Notre Dame.  

  • Science, Ethics, and Responsibility: July 19 to 30, 2014
  • Global Issues - Toward a Just Peace:  July 19 to 30, 2014
  • American Arts, Popular Culture, and Social Change: July 19 to 30, 2014


More information on the Pre-College Programs is available on the Notre Dame website.


 

University of Pennsylvania
Leadership in the Business World

The University of Pennsylvania's Leadership in the Business World (LBW) summer institute introduces students to the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to lead business organizations in an increasingly global and technology-driven market. Sponsored by the Wharton School, this diverse program consists of 120 talented and driven students from across the world. LBW develops students' business and leadership skills through engaging class discussions, lectures from Wharton faculty and guest speakers, visits to businesses, and coaching on communication and team-building skills. Working in small groups, students formulate business plans that are judged by a panel of venture capitalists.

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A small number of students will be contacted in April to submit additional information to be considered for admission to LBW. Together, the QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship and LBW will cover all program expenses, including room & board, travel, books, and tuition.

The program will run from July 6 to August 2, 2014.

More information on Leadership in the Business World is available on the Wharton website.


 

University of Pennsylvania
Management & Technology Summer Institute

The University of Pennsylvania's Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI) is an intensive three-week, for-credit program on the integration of technological concepts and management principles. M&TSI students learn through both coursework and co-curricular activities; they visit innovative businesses, develop plans for high-tech product ideas, work in small teams on case studies and projects, and take rigorous seminars. The program also explores academic and career opportunities in business and engineering. Students live on Penn's campus and participate in recreational and cultural activities on evenings and weekends.

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A small number of students will be contacted in April to submit additional information to be considered for admission to M&TSI. The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship and M&TSI will cover all program expenses, including room & board, travel, books, and tuition.

The program will run from July 13 to August 2, 2014.

More information on M&TSI is available on the Fisher Program in Management & Technology website.


 

University of Pennsylvania
Summer Academy in Applied Science & Technology

The University of Pennsylvania's Summer Academy in Applied Science & Technology (SAAST) is an intensive three-week program that offers challenging college-level coursework and combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. Six programs are offered: Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Nanotechnology, Complex Networks and Robotics. SAAST students work in Penn Engineering's world-class laboratories, collaborate on group projects, and visit technology and engineering companies. Academics keep students' schedules busy, but students can also participate in social, cultural, and recreational activities on Penn's campus and in Philadelphia—and live in Penn's historic Quadrangle dormitory.

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A small number of students will be contacted in April to submit additional information to be considered for admission to SAAST. The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship and SAAST will cover all program expenses, including room & board, travel, books, and tuition.

The program will run from July 6 to July 26, 2014.

More information on SAAST is available on Penn's School of Engineering website.


 

University of Pennsylvania
Wharton Sports Business Academy

The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Sports Business Academy (WSBA) is a four-week summer institute focused on sports business leadership. Sponsored by the Wharton School and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, this program teaches students about core business principles such as marketing, management, law, negotiation, and leadership and how they apply to various intercollegiate, Olympic, and professional sports organizations. WSBA students will learn about ownership, sports agents, and celebrity endorsements from leading academic and industry experts in the field. As part of the program, students will visit sports businesses and learn about career opportunities in the sports industry. Students will live at Penn and can take advantage of recreational activities on campus, Saturday trips to other East Coast destinations, and sporting events on Sundays.

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A small number of students will be contacted in April to submit additional information to be considered for admission to WSBA. The Wharton Sports Business Academy and QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship will cover all program expenses, including room & board, travel, books, and tuition.

The program will run from July 6 to August 2, 2014.

More information on the Wharton Sports Business Academy is available on the Wharton website.


 

Stanford University
Summer College Program

Students at Stanford Summer College take courses with Stanford professors, and can choose from over 175 courses from 35 departments. When not in class, students can compete in intramural sports tournaments, have dinner with their favorite professors at ''Faculty Dinner Night,'' perform in the Summer Chorus and Symphony, and take the ''College Admissions 101'' workshop.  Students will reside in Stanford dorms with other high school students from around the world.

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College Prep Scholars selected for the Stanford program will be contacted in April to submit additional materials directly to Stanford.  The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship, in combination with Stanford financial aid, will fully cover the costs of tuition, room & board, travel, and books for selected students.

The program will run for eight weeks, from June 21 to August 17 , 2014.

More information on Stanford Summer College is available on the Stanford website.


 

Stanford University
Envision Intensive Law & Trial

Students attending the Envision Intensive Law & Trial program will have the opportunity to explore all facets of a career in law. Endorsed by the American Mock Trial Association, the program offers students the opportunity to learn from professionals including Stanford Law School professors, participate in a competitive mock trial simulation, develop leadership skills, and learn more about the legal field. Students will reside at Stanford for the 10-day program, and will experience life on campus. 

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A small number of students will be contacted in April to submit additional information to be considered for admission to Intensive Law & Trial. The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship, Stanford Law School, and Envision will cover all program expenses, including room & board, travel, books, and tuition.

The program will run from June 22 to July 1, 2014.

More information on Intensive Law & Trial is available on the Envision Intensive Law & Trial website.


Yale University Summer Session

Yale Summer Session students take college courses with Yale undergraduates and have access to a wide variety of courses, from "Belle Epoque France" to ''Basic Quantum Mechanics'' to ''Eastern Philosophy.'' Yale is home to three world-class museums and the second largest library collection in the US; during the summer, students can participate in volunteer projects and social and athletic events organized by residential counselors, and attend film and lecture series.

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College Prep Scholars selected for the Yale program will be contacted in April to submit additional materials directly to Yale.  The College Prep Scholarship will fully cover the costs of tuition, room & board, travel, and books for selected students.

When applying, students can choose between two sessions:

Session A: June 1 to July 4, 2014

Session B: July 6 to August 8, 2014


More information on the Summer Session is available on the Yale website.





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