Scholarships to College Summer Programs

Full Scholarships to College Summer Programs at Emory, UChicago, Notre Dame, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, Wesleyan, or Yale

QuestBridge partners with Emory, UChicago, Notre Dame, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, Wesleyan, and Yale to offer select College Prep Scholars the opportunity to take college-level courses at a top-tier university while fully immersing themselves in the day-to-day rhythms of college life. These scholarships offer outstanding high-achieving, low-income students a special chance to experience life beyond high school and to gain first-hand experience on attending a selective college. Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, and travel expenses.

Students will:

  • learn, study, and write at the college level with students from around the country
  • attend classes in university lecture halls and seminar rooms
  • get to know and make connections with professors eat in a university dining hall and reside in a dormitory with a roommate
  • explore a college campus and facilities

Emory University

Pre-College Program >>

Session A: June 19 to July 2, 2016
Session B: July 3 to July 16, 2016
Session C: July 17 to July 30, 2016

Students enroll in an intensive two-week course in Biology, Creative Writing, Global Health, Law and Litigation, Neuroscience, or Psychology. Students also participate in College 101, sessions that prepare them for the college application and admissions processes. During their free time, students explore Atlanta’s attractions. In the past, students have visited: World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

University of Chicago

Immersion >>

Session 1: June 18 to July 3, 2016
Session 2: July 9 to July 24, 2016

During this three-week program, students experience in-depth learning through coursework in creative writing, infectious diseases, developmental psychology, and neuroscience. Students will collaborate with their peers, have the opportunity to conduct observational studies or design their own research experiments, or participate in other hands-on activities outside of the classroom.

University of Chicago

Arts and Sciences Summer in Chicago >>

June 18 to July 8, 2016

This is a three-week intensive interdisplinary program that encompasses science, humanities and the social sciences. Arts & Sciences Summer in Chicago will encourage students to think critically, find innovative solutions, and develop effective communication skills. During this program, students examine nature through the lens of numerous disciplines: history, philosophy, science, literature, and art. Students will also visit a number of sites around Chicago to further pursue course themes in a hands-on way.

University of Notre Dame

Pre-College Programs >>

Science, Ethics, and Responsibility: July 16 to 27, 2016
Global Issues - Toward a Just Peace: July 16 to 27, 2016
American Arts, Popular Culture, and Social Change: July 16 to 27, 2016

These week-long Leadership Seminars discuss topics affecting the global community. Students participate in one of three seminar topics, all of which are centered on vibrant discussion and a robust exchange of ideas. This creates a context in which students are encouraged to examine their own conclusions and hone their leadership capacities by improving their communications and analytical skills.

University of Pennsylvania

Leadership in the Business World >>

July 3 to July 30, 2016

Leadership in the Business World (LBW) introduces students to the fundamentals of leadership in business. Students participate in engaging class discussions, attend lectures from Wharton faculty and guest speakers, and visit companies in the areas of finance, retail, and real estate.

University of Pennsylvania

Management & Technology Summer Institute >>

July 10 to July 30, 2016

Through this intensive three-week program, students learn how to bring together technological concepts and management principles. Students will learn from leading Wharton faculty, develop plans for high-tech product ideas, and take field trips to companies such as: Morgan Stanley, Radiate Media, and Harlem Biospace.

University of Pennsylvania

Wharton Sports Business Academy >>

June 26 to July 23, 2016

This four-week summer institute focuses on sports business leadership. WSBA teaches students core business principles such as marketing, management, law, negotiation, and leadership and how they apply to various intercollegiate, Olympic, and professional sports enterprises. Students also take field trips to sports facilities. Past site visits have been: Under Armour headquarters, Comcast headquarters, The M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, and Citi Field.

Princeton University

Summer Journalism Program >>

August 5 to August 15, 2016

A 10-day residential program at Princeton where about twenty low-income juniors from all over the country come together, take classes by reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The New Republic, The New Yorker, CNN and ABC News, among other media outlets, and then complete a number of exciting hands-on projects related to journalism. Students also take a tour of The New York Times and CNN.

Stanford University

Envision Intensive Law & Trial >>

July 20 to July 29, 2016

During this 10-day program, students explore all facets of a career in law. Students learn from legal professionals including Stanford Law School professors, participate in a competitive mock trial simulation, discuss the practice of law, legal rhetoric, and ethics, and develop leadership and public speaking skills.

Stanford University

High School Summer College >>

June 18 to August 14, 2016

This eight-week long program offers high school students the opportunity to take college courses and earn university credit. Classes are taught by Stanford faculty and students take classes alongside matriculated Stanford undergraduate students. Choose from among 145 different classes across 30 departments within the University. Students interact with peers from across the U.S. and have ample opportunity to explore the unique recreational activities available on campus and in the culturally rich San Francisco Bay Area.

Wesleyan University

Center for Creative Youth >>

June 26 to July 23, 2016

Center for Creative Youth offers talented high school students four weeks of intensive study in the arts. The program emphasizes multicultural and interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking and leadership. Each class is designed to enhance students' problem-solving skills in instrumental and vocal music, theater, musical theater, creative writing, dance, filmmaking and visual arts, which includes photography. Students in consideration for this program will be required to submit either an audition video, or a portfolio in their artistic medium.

Yale University

Young Global Scholars Program >>

Politics, Law, and Economics: June 19 to July 2, 2016
Applied Science & Engineering: June 19 to July 2, 2016
International Affairs and Security: July 8 to July 21, 2016
Biological & Biomedical Science: July 8 to July 21, 2016
Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship: July 26 to August 8, 2016
Sustainability, Energy & Environment: July 26 to August 8, 2016

At this two-week academic program, students study the worlds of politics, government, law, international relations, and STEM. The sessions give high school students opportunities to understand contemporary global issues, strategize responses, and find innovative solutions while learning from renowned practitioners and Yale faculty.