Enrichment Programs

You should think about participating in enrichment programs. Enrichment programs can help you prepare for college level courses. Some of the programs are residential so you will have the opportunity to stay in a college dorm with other students and experience campus life.

Some of the enrichment programs are free while others require a fee. Remember to speak with the contact person to obtain up-to-date program information. Remember to mention that you are a Ventures Scholar!

Please note:
Some of the information has not been updated. Make sure you contact the colleges to find out about application deadlines, etc.

Pre-College Summer Enrichment Programs at Member Institutions

Alfred University:
Creative Writing
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Summer Astronomy Institute

American Indian Graduate Center* (non-member)
College Horizons

American University:
College Writing Skills for High School Students
Leadership for High School Students
Writing College Application Essays

Barnard College:
Pre-College Program

Boston University:
Research Internship Program in Science and Engineering
Summer Challenge Program
Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

Brandeis University:
Genesis Program

California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly):
Summer Institute

Calvin College:
Entrada Scholars Program

Carleton College:
Summer Writing Program
Carleton Liberal Arts Experience
Environmental Science at Carleton
College Horizons

Carnegie Mellon University:
Summer Academy for Minority Scholars

College of William and Mary:
STAR (Science Training and Research Program)

Colorado School of Mines:
Summer Minority Engineering Training (SUMMET)

Columbia University:
Columbia Summer Program for High School Students

Cooper Union:
Summer Research Internship Program

Cornell University:
Cornell Summer College

Davidson College:
July Experience

Denison University:
Reynolds Writing Workshop

Dickinson College:
Pre-College Summer Programs

Florida International University:
The Honors College Pre-Collegiate Institute

Grinnell College:
Honor Scholars Program in Mathematics and Science

Hampshire College:
Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSiM)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges:
Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI)

Hollins University:
Hollins Summer

Indiana University:
The Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program in Biology
Junior Executive Institute
The Pre-college Summer Program

Johns Hopkins University:
Johns Hopkins Summer Programs

Luther College:
Summer Science Symposium
Summer Business Institute
Summer Humanities Seminar

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:
Individual Enrichment Program Summer Seminar

Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
MITE2S – (Minority Introduction to Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Science)

Miami University:
Multicultural Leader Program: Summer Leadership Institute

Mount Holyoke College:
SummerMath and SEARCH (Summer Explorations And Research Collaborations)

New York University:
NYU Summer Programs for High School Students
Pre-College Summer Camps at NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Ohio State University, The:
The Engineering Summer Academy

Purdue University:
STEP (Seminar for Top Engineering Prospects)
CFS-ASOC Consumer and Family Science Able Students of Color
Explore Purdue
The Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program (BOP)
Pre-Freshman and Cooperative Education (PREFACE)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:
PREFACE Summer Program

Rochester Institute of Technology:
College & Careers

Rutgers University:
The Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science & Engineering

Seton Hill University:
Science Quest

Simon's Rock College of Bard:
Young Writers Workshop

Skidmore College:
Pre-College Program in the Liberal Arts

Smith College:
Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP)

Stony Brook University (SUNY):
Biotechnology Summer Camp
Garcia MRSEC Polymers at Engineering Interfaces
Simons Summer Research Program

SUNY Potsdam:
Honors Program

Susquehanna University:
The Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship (LIFE)
The Summer Ecology Institute
The Advance Writers Workshop
Stalking the Wild: As Writer, Reader and Explorer

Syracuse University:
Summer Program for High School Students

United States Coast Guard Academy:
Academy Introduction Mission (AIM)

United States Naval Academy:
United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar Program

Towson University:
Science and Math Women's Academy for Maryland Summer Center for Gifted and Talented

University of Tennessee, The:
Introduction to Engineering Concepts for Rising High School Sophomores and Juniors

Wabash College:
Opportunities to Learn About Business (OLAB)

Westminster College:
Finance Challenge Camp
Aviation Challenge Camp
Entrepreneuer/Leadership Challenge Camp

Xavier University of Louisiana:
The Howard Hughes Biomedical Scholar Summer Program (HHBSSP)
Computer Scholar Summer Program
SEM Scholar Summer Program


courtesy of Pomona College
"When I was looking for a placement over the summer for my science research class, Ventures was able to refer me to a summer program."
— A Ventures Scholar
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