Scholarships to College Summer Programs

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

QuestBridge partners with Emory, UChicago, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, 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 17 to June 30, 2018
Session B: July 1 to July 14, 2018
Session C: July 15 to July 28, 2018

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).

Stanford University

Envision Intensive Law & Trial >>

July 14 to July 23, 2018
July 25 to August 3, 2018

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 Summer Session - Horizon Scholars >>

June 23 to August 19, 2018

This 8 week program provides low income, high-achieving students a transformative educational experience. Horizon Scholars students enroll in and maintain 7 to 9 units, receiving a combination of both challenging academics and a rich array of extra-curricular programming. Stanford Summer Session – Horizon Scholars successfully shares the University’s culture of innovation, academic excellence, and global responsibility.

Please note that eligibility for the Horizon Scholars Program through the partnership with QuestBridge corresponds to eligibility to the College Prep Scholars Program.

University of Chicago

Arts and Sciences Summer in Chicago >>

Session 1: June 18 to July 5, 2018
Session 2: July 9 to July 26, 2018

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 Chicago

Immersion >>

Session 1: June 18 to July 5, 2018
Session 2: July 9 to July 26, 2018

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 Notre Dame

Leadership Seminar >>

Science, Ethics, and Responsibility: July 14 to 25, 2018
Global Issues - Toward a Just Peace: July 14 to 25, 2018
American Arts, Popular Culture, and Social Change: July 14 to July 25, 2018

The ten-day 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 7 to August 4, 2018

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, collaborate with teams to design and present a business plan, and visit business enterprises in the areas of finance, retail, and real estate.

University of Pennsylvania

Wharton Sports Business Academy >>

June 24 to July 21, 2018

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 include: Under Armour headquarters, Comcast headquarters, The M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, and Citi Field.

Yale University

Young Global Scholars Program >>

Applied Science & Engineering: June 17 to June 30, 2018
International Affairs & Security: June 17 to June 30, 2018
Frontiers of Science & Technology: July 8 to July 21, 2018
Sustainability Development & Social Entrepreneurship: July 8 to July 21, 2018
Biological & Biomedical Science: July 27 to August 9, 2018
Politics, Law, & Economics: July 27 to August 9, 2018

At this two-week academic program, students study the worlds of politics, government, law, international relations, sustainability, 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.