Summer and Special Opportunities

  • Check out the great summer and special programs that are held in Arizona for 9th through 12th grade students.  Several of these opportunities are free, check their website for more information.
  • 1.
    • NAU Native American Broadcast Journalism Workshop
    • Junior or Senior
    • April 17
    • $50 Tuition is the only cost of this workshop
    • http://nativeamericanbroadcastworkshop.org
    • Twenty high school students will have the opportunity to produce professional quality radio and television productions while enjoying a week of college life at NAU.
    • Junior or Senior; currently enrolled in high school; be of Native American descent; essay required
    • June 14-20, 2015
  • 2.
    • ASU Math/Science Summer Honors Program
    • 9-12 who meet the criteria
    • February 24
    • Tuition, room and board, textbooks and classroom supplies are paid for by ASU if selected
    • http://mshp.asu.edu
    • This program provides mature high school students an opportunity to begin studying university math and science coursework while gaining university experience.
    • 3.25 unweighted GPA and B or better in math and science courses; completed 3 years of math by spring of 2017 and seniors should be enrolled for the 2017 fall semester at ASU; special consideration for first generation students, underrepresented or rural communities; transcript required; essay required; letter of recommendation required
    • May 29-July 21 or June 11-July 21
  • 3.
    • Southwest Association for Education in Biomedical Research
    • 16 years of age by summer of 2017
    • March 28
    • Paid summer internship in a research lab and finalist will receive a cash prize
    • http://www.swaebr.org
    • Purpose of this essay is to help identify and recognize students who demonstrate superior understanding of the scientific process used in research
    • 16 years of age by summer of 2017; 750 words or less essay; understanding the scientific process, creativity, originality, logic; able to attend a paid internship for 6-10 weeks
    • Varies
  • 4.
    • UofA Business Careers Awareness Program
    • Junior
    • March 31
    • Free lodging, meals, and transportation for the week at UofA
    • https://accounting.eller.arizona.edu/bcap
    • Providing students who are underrepresented in undergraduate business classes with an opportunity to explore the business field and become involved in the Eller Community.
    • Junior; interested in the business majors; volunteer, work experience, activities, honors, and colleges you are looking at are all part of the application; essay required; letter of recommendation required
    • One day - June 2 Week - June 4 -9
  • 5.
    • ASU Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute
    • Sophomores and Juniors
    • March 15
    • One free week leadership seminar at ASU
    • http://outreach.asu.edu/ccli
    • A free one-week leadership seminar at ASU for incoming juniors and seniors, must apply your sophomore or junior year in high school
    • Quality of personal statement; demonstrated leadership in community/school involvement; academic achievement; 2.0 GPA; essay required, 2 letters of recommendation required
    • June 4 -10
  • 6.
    • TGEN
    • Juniors and Seniors
    • February 10
    • Paid 8 week summer internship
    • http://www.tgen.org/home
    • This is a paid 8 week summer internship program in biomedical research. Interns work full-time on a research project at TGen North in Flagstaff
    • 16 years old by 6/5/2017; eligible to work in the US; full time student fall of 2017; attend an AZ high school, community college or university; esay required; 2 letters of recommendation required
    • June 5-July 28
  • 7.
    • Summer Scrubs
    • Current 9th, 10
    • March 1
    • Cost is $250, $500, $1000 depending on sessions
    • http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/summerscrubs
    • This is a health career exploration program that helps young people prepare for their future in the health professions.
    • Current freshman & sophomores interested in medical field; attend the full week including staying on campus the whole week; essay required
    • June and July dates
  • 8.
    • Saturday Scrubs
    • 9-12
    • March 1
    • Free
    • http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/saturdayscrubs
    • These are free programs designed to encourage & inspire high school students to explore their existing interest in becoming a physician.
    • Current 9th through 12 grades
    • See website for Spring and summer sessions
  • 9.
    • Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship
    • Juniors & Seniors- must be 17 years old
    • February 25
    • $1,500 total
    • http://www.SummerScienceInternship.kintera.org
    • Opportunity to work in leading research & clinical laboratories. Internships located at U of California, San Francisco & Stanford U
    • Minimum age of 17 3 Recommendation letters Transcript and test scores
    • June 13 - August 3
  • 10.
    • Governor's Youth Commission
    • 10, 11, & 12
    • May 27
    • N/A
    • See Counselor/Career Center
    • The purpose of this commission is to engage youth through innovative programs, events, and campaigns that effectively serve their communities in areas most meaningful to them.
    • 10, 11, or 12 grade, able to dedicate a significant amount of time, serve as a role model, attend 4 in person meetings a year, actively participate in 1 sub committee.
    • Start of program is August 8
  • 11.
    • Phoenix Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Program
    • 10 & 11 grades
    • January 13
    • Scholarships are available
    • http://www.phoenixsistercities.org
    • Students will serve as a youth ambassador to one of Phx ten Sister Cities. Students will not only learn how to interact in their host country & what to expect, but also how to best represent Phoenix and AZ state.
    • Resident of Phoenix, be able to spend part of their summer participating in a 6 week reciprocal homestay exchange program
  • 12.
    • ASU Barrett Summer Scholars Program
    • 7, 8 & 9th grade
    • March 3
    • Tempe Campus- Cost of $1,400 - non-weekend Downtown Campus - Cost of $1,55 - weekend Price includes books, room, transportation for field trips
    • http://eoss.asu.edu/bss
    • This program provides students with the opportunity to experience college firsthand & prepare for enrollment & success at ASU & Barrett the Honors College.
    • academically-talented & motivated 7,8,and 9th graders
    • Different sessions from June 5 to June 30
  • 13.
    • Camp Cardiac
    • 9-12
    • March 14- Early Application ($550) April 4 - Scholarship Application April 25 -Regular Application ($650)
    • http://www.campcardiac.org/tucson.html
    • This is a 1 week summer camp that focuses on care and maintenance of the heart, and also provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.
    • 9-12 grade- at least 15 years old
  • 14.
    • ASU New College Veterinary High School Summer Camp
    • 9-12
    • April 30
    • Cost of Camp= $250 per student
    • http://www.newcollege.asu.edu/summerprograms
    • This camp includes an exploration of careers in veterinary medicine with guest presenters in the industry, lessons in animal & physiology, and much more.
    • 9-12 grade
    • June 6-9 M-Th, 9 am to 3 pm
  • 15.
    • ASU New College Summer CSI Experience
    • 9-12
    • April 30
    • Cost of attendance is $250 per student
    • http://www.newcollege.asu.edu/summerprograms
    • This is a week-ong experience introducing high school students to "real life" forensic science.
    • 9-12 Grade
    • July 11-15 July 18-22 M-F, 9:00 am-3:30 pm
  • 16.
    • Summer Enrichment Programs
    • 6-12 grade
    • April 30
    • $30 per student
    • http://www.newcollege.asu.edu/summerprograms
    • Energize Me Learn about energy, sustainable solar' Sporting STEM Discover the many ways science & math intersect with sports.
    • 6-12 grade
    • June Sessions
  • 17.
    • Midwestern Health Careers Institute for High School Students
    • Current 11 or 12 grade
    • May 1
    • Free
    • http://www.midwester.edu/AZHealthCareersInstitute
    • Interactive workshops, behind the scenes field trips, and hands-on look at health professions.
    • Must be current junior or senior, and must attend all eight dyas
    • July 13-22
  • 18.
    • PVCC STEM Summer Camp
    • 10 and 11th grades
    • February 15
    • FEE of $150.00
    • http://www2.pvc.maricopa~durandet/STEAM_reg.php
    • This is a competitive hands-on experience working with cancer cells, 3D printers, etc.
    • Must be a sophomore or junior, pay $150 fee, C or better in all high school math and science classes
    • June5-8 & June 12-15
  • 19.
    • ASU Collegiate Scholars Academy Summer Program
    • Entering grades 10, 11, and 12 Fall of 2017
    • March 31
    • Cost: $1,400 - Non-residential Program $2,900 - Residential Program
    • eoss.asu.edu/collegiate-academy/summer
    • This summer program offers high achieving students who will enter 10,11, & 12 in fall of 2017 the opportunity to fast-track their college experience by enrolling in ASU courses & earning college credit. Courses are available in a variety of topics.
    • 10, 11, 12th grades for fall of 2017 3.2 GPA or higher 3.5 GPA in math or science courses to take math or science courses
    • March 31
  • 20.
    • ASU Summer Engineering Experience
    • Juniors
    • Residential Program - $625 Non-Residential Program - $325
    • outreach.engineering.asu.edu/project/seeasu
    • This is a 5 day summer program for rising seniors that can help you learn what engineering is all about and lets you explore the different engineering disciplines.
    • Juniors interested in engineering and technology
    • July 10-14 July 17-21