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					                            UHS COUNSELING ANNOUNCEMENTS
                                          MARCH 2008

Summer Programs
Boston University offers two opportunities for high school students. High School
Honors is a six-week residential program which students can either take 2 Boston
University undergraduate courses, earning up to 8 credits , or conduct scientific
research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Summer Challenge is a two-week
residential program that the students enroll in 2 non-credit seminars. Seminar topics
this year include abnormal psychology, business, creative writing, ecology, the history of
Boston, international politics, introduction to Chinese, journalism, law, mass
communication, persuasive writing, and visual arts. For more information, visit

United States Naval Academy’s summer seminar offers the opportunity for high
school students to visit the Naval Academy for one week during the summer. Students
will experience all aspects of the Naval Academy including the academic program,
physical training and midshipmen life. Apply online at

Colorado College offers their summer program College Ahead! It is a summer
enrichment program for rising high school juniors from the American Southwest. The
program goal is to provide a pre-view to the college experience. Students will work on
reading, analyzing, writing, and speaking in the context of pre-college course. During
their time on campus students will meet with representatives of the admission office,
financial aid office, career center and student learning center to learn more about the
college experience. This program is free of charge to accepted students. Stipends for
travel and spending money are also provided. Visit the college website Deadline for application is April 18,

Earlham College offers the Explore A College summer program for high school
students from June 22 to July 5, 2008. This program is designed to help students
prepare for college by taking a class for two college credits, live in a dorm, study hard
and play a lot!! For more information visit the website

Claremont McKenna College is now inviting applications for the Step Up to Leadership
Program! This weeklong program will take place from Saturday, June 21 to Thursday,
June 26 and Saturday, June 14 to Thursday, June 19. The second session will take
place if enough applicants select this session. Step Up to Leadership is designed for
high school leaders to explore and develop their leadership skills. The program is
modeled after comprehensive management development programs that employ self-
development feedback and experiential skills building techniques. For more information
see Mrs. Stiehl in the UHS Counseling Center. Deadline is March 15, 2008.

30 Full Scholarships to study Arabic in Egypt with AFS Intercultural Programs
For high school students with zero to two years of Arabic study
Program dates: June 28, 2008 - August 10, 2008
AFS-USA is seeking applications from outstanding high school students to spend six
weeks studying Arabic in Egypt this summer, from June 28 - August 10. The AFS
Arabic Summer Language Institute is designed to give students an intensive
introduction to Arabic and immersion into Egyptian culture. They will have the
experience of a lifetime living with an Egyptian host family, visiting cultural and historic
sites, and being a part of this ancient culture. Pending funding, AFS is offering 30 full-
tuition scholarships! Students must apply by March 25, 2008. The application process
includes a recommendation form, a full AFS application, answers to three essay
questions, and a one-page action plan on how he/ she will continue studying Arabic for
12 months after returning. Please visit our website at:

Cornell University Explorations in Engineering Program provides high school juniors
and seniors with the opportunity to work with senior engineering faculty members and
Cornell graduate and undergraduate engineering students. From June 21 to August 5,
Summer College students from around the world will gather on the beautiful Cornell
campus to learn about college life and earn college credit. Cornell University also offers
summer college programs for high school students in a wide variety of programs for all
interests and majors. Information is available by visiting

The University of Arizona, the Writing Skills Improvement Program is offering the
2008 Summer Institute for Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum for 45 minority
and economically disadvantaged high school students. The major goal of the program
is to stimulate students to regard writing as a key learning and organizational tool in all
academic subjects. Application deadline is April 30 at the latest. Mrs. Stiehl has more
information and applications in the UHS Counseling Center.

Morehouse College, The Summer Institute is an intense, three week, on-campus
experience for rising 10th and 11th graders on their historic campus. It is the summer
component of Project Identity, a federally funded program designed to stimulate interest
in college attendance and to raise the awareness of college requirements for African-
American and other minority males. The program is an exciting, educational, college
preparatory experience. Applications and more information can be obtained by visiting
the website Application deadline is April 1, 2008.

The University of Chicago offers a wide variety of classes during their Summer
Session. The program for 2008 will also be an exciting, challenging, and fun summer
for high school students while earning college credits. Check out the website
International Seminar Series offers Service Learning in Paris – cultural immersion
through community service. Mornings are spent taking French Language and academic
courses with the afternoons are doing service placements throughout Paris. To learn
more about this program visit

Lewis and Clark College offers Fir Acres Workshop in Writing and Thinking. A typical
day includes three sessions during which students gather in groups of 12 with faculty
and residential life staff to engage in creative and critical writing and thinking. During
the workshop, participants also explore recreational and cultural offerings in and around
Portland, OR. For more information visit

The American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy is for youth who have an
interest in a possible law enforcement career. The program will be five days long and
will be held at the Emmanuel Pines Camp outside Prescott. This year’s session will be
from Sunday, June 8th through Friday, June 13th. This week will be educationally and
physically challenging as you learn some of the basic skills of our Arizona Law
Enforcement Officers. Mrs. Stiehl has the application forms in the UHS Counseling
Center. Deadline for application is April 26, 2008.

Pima County Summer Youth Program positions are limited so call 243-6684 for an
appointment now! The program will allow you to earn money in summer education,
internships and jobs, work experience and education, and sixteen hours of
Employability Skills Training to help you in your job this summer and in the future. Call
for an appointment before turning in your application. Mrs Stiehl has applications in the
UHS Counseling Center.

The High School Summer Scholars Program offers an early taste of college life at
Washington University in St. Louis. As a High School Summer Scholar, you will
explore the realities of college life as part of a small, select group of high school
students entering their senior year. You will earn up to 7 units of college credit that will
transfer to most accredited colleges and universities, giving you a head start toward
your college career. More information is available at

Northwestern University offers summer programs for high school students. The
National High School Institute offers programs in Film and Video, Speech, Theatre Arts
and Policy Debate. More information is available on the website

University of Maryland offers a summer engineering program for student’s grades 6
through 12. Attend the Clark School of Engineering and learn about the fascinating field
of engineering, participate in hands-on activities, take laboratory tours and meet
engineering students and professors. For more information visit the website
U.S. Congressional Seminar and National Youth Summit 2008 for High School
students is sponsored by The Washington Workshops Foundation. It is a memorable
and historic learning opportunity in conjunction with the 2008 US Presidential Election
Campaign in June and July. There will be daily briefings and meetings on Capitol Hill
and across Washington D.C. Visit for more information and to
make reservations.

2008 Constitutional Academy offers students the opportunity to investigate historic
sites in and around Washington, D.C. Students will earn 3 units of college credit at no
extra cost while debating controversial issues and discussing the ideas of liberty with
university scholars. For eligibility, tuition, and application information, visit

The University of Arizona offers youth summer specialty camps on campus that allow
exploration into a variety of fields and topics, including astronomy, web design, law,
optical sciences, photo journalism, Hohokam Culture, English and Writing, fencing,
musical theatre, classics, girls with tools, environmental research, iD Tech Camps.
Camp sessions start June 2 and continue through July 11. For more information visit
the website

Arizona State University’s César E. Chávez Leadership Institute is a one-week
leadership seminar for Arizona high school juniors and seniors. Students who are
selected to attend will participate in workshops, create original work projects and live on
the campus during the program. The program is free to the participants. Participant’s
selection will be made based on: quality of personal statement; demonstrated
leadership in community/school involvement; and academic achievement. For more
information visit the website Deadline is April 4, 2008.

Young Writers Conference is held at The University of The South in Sewanee,
Tennessee on June 29 – July 12. The Conference offers workshops in fiction, poetry,
and creative nonfiction lead by writers of significant accomplishment and promise. For
more information and to apply visit the website

St. George’s University’s Med Vet Summer Academy offers a chance to see what it
takes to become a doctor or a veterinarian. The academy offers hands-on premedical
and pre-veterinary programs in state of the art laboratories, a new library and a 30 year
history of expertise in medical education. For more information about the 10 – day high
school program call 1-800-899-6337 or visit the website

9th - 12 Grade High School Summer Institute of Robotics (SIR)
Morgan State University/NASA Goddard Summer Institute of Robotics
SIR holds two 2-week residential programs at Morgan State University in Baltimore,
MD, for students enrolled in 9th through 12th grades. SIR is designed to provide
opportunities to learn and discover the science and technology of robot design and
operation. (Note: The 2008 application will be posted in the March/April time frame with
an expected due date of mid-May.) Application will be posted at:

University of California Summer Seminars allows rising juniors and seniors the
chance to live on campus, study with USC instructors, and sample college life. Twenty
different seminars are offered and each seminar is 3 units of university elective credits.
For the most up-to-date program information and to secure an on-line application, visit

Pratt Summer 2008 PreCollege is offered in three locations: Brooklyn; Manhattan; and
Utica starting on Monday, July 7 to Friday, August 1, 2008. This is an excellent
opportunity to explore the possibility of studying art, design, architecture, creative
writing, or critical and visual studies. Completed application forms are due, along with
an initial, non-refundable fee of $25.00 by April 1, 2008. Apply online at

Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts asks “Want to change the
world?” Join action-oriented student leaders from across the country for a two-week,
hand-on program fir idealistic high school women. Applications are accepted on a
rolling basis. Selection is competitive, and space is limited to 80 students. Apply at

Sojourns Abroad offers an ideal “Gap Year or “Time Out” option. Cultural Immersion
for College age student programs including: language learning; outdoor adventures;
social services internships; art, dance & music classes; art history seminars; homestay
accommodations; mid-week excursions & weekend trips; and hands-on culinary
instruction. For more information visit the website www.sojournsabroad.

Youth Volunteer Corps: If you want to make a difference in Southern Arizona the
Youth Volunteer Corps is the place to be! When you join YVC you can: create real
change in your community; make new friends and have fun; get insider tours of places
in Tucson; meet your community leaders and much more! Visit the website at or call 881-3300 for an application.

The College of William and Mary has announced their pre-Collegiate Summer
Program in Early American History. This summer they will offer two three-week
sessions: June 22 – July 12 and July 13 – August 2, 2008. Students will earn college
credit for the academic program that will teach early American history through the use of
historic places, including surviving structures, archaeology sites, and museums.
Students will live in dormitories and experience campus life under the guidance of
William and Mary staff. Students can get more information and download forms from
the web site at www.wm.deu/niahd.

Carleton College offers Summer at Carleton! July 6 – 25 2008, the Summer Writing
Program for college-bound juniors with strong reading and writing skills, is offered. Full
and partial scholarships are available for this program where students learn to write
effective academic essays. Carleton also offers the Carleton Liberal Arts Experience,
July 12 – 18, 2008. This program is an introduction to college life and to the strengths
of a liberal arts education. Full scholarships are available for college-bound
sophomores finishing 10th grade by June 15, 2008. For more information on both
programs see or call 866-767-2275.

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center is again sponsoring MEDCAMP – a
free, three-day summer health careers camp. MEDCAMP is designed for Arizona high
school juniors and seniors considering a career in medicine, nursing, research or
pharmacy. All MEDCAMP students are housed in a UA dormitory and are supervised
by medical students. MEDCAMP will begin on Monday evening, July 14 and end on
Thursday, July 17. Application and letter of recommendation deadline is April 15.

Spend summer in New York City! Live and Learn at Barnard College. All programs
are open to students who have completed 10th or 11th grade. Choose from a four week
liberal arts program, a one week liberal arts intensive program and a young women’s
leadership institute. For a brochure and application send a completed request card
(available in UHS Counseling Center), call 212-854-8866, or visit:

Northwestern University’s School of Music offers the National High School Music
Institute from June 29 through August 1, 2008. The National High School Music
Institute offers gifted students a realistic preview of collegiate-level music study and
music as a career. During five weeks of residency, students perform in more than 20
concerts, enjoy field trips to Chicago’s top musical venues, and participate in master
classes and seminars related to performance, health in the performing arts, audition
preparation, and applying to top music school. Mrs. Stiehl, in the UHS Counseling
Center, has the application materials. Application deadlines - Early decision: Monday,
March 10 and Regular decision: Friday, April 25.

Landmark Volunteers is a non-profit organization that gives high school students the
chance to make a real difference in the world around them. They offer one-week spring
and two-week summer volunteer opportunities with leading environmental, historical,
cultural and social service organizations. For more information, and to apply, visit

University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management Accounting Department provides
students who are underrepresented in under-graduate accounting classes with an
opportunity to explore the accounting field and become involved in the Eller Community.
The week long ACAP program will include on-campus housing, transportation and all
meals and it is free. Events include introductory accounting, finance and economics
classes, case study competition, book scholarships, site visits, formal dinner etiquette
training and a closing banquets and celebration. This program, for High School Juniors,
is held on the U of A Campus on Sunday, June 1 to Friday, June 6th. Application
deadline is Monday, April 14, 2008. See Mrs. Stiehl in the UHS Counseling Center for
more information and the application.
United States Military Academy has announced their Summer Leaders Seminar at
West Point. There are two sessions scheduled, June 7 – 13 and June 14 – 20. For
more information call, 845-938-4041 or email To apply, visit

Notre Dame Summer Scholars is a unique opportunity for outstanding high school
students seeking to grow academically, socially, and spiritually. The summer program
involves two weeks of studying life sciences to literature, pre-law to psychology, theatre
to theology while being challenged by the finest faculty members. This year’s summer
program will be June 22 through July 5, 2008. More information and applications are
now available on-line.

Washington University in St. Louis offers an early taste of college life with their High
School Summer Scholars Program. These are real college courses – the credits you
earn can apply toward a future Washington degree or may be transferred to another
college or university. You may choose your classes from the following areas; foreign
languages, the sciences, the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences. For more
information and application materials: or 1-866-209-

The George Washington University Summer Scholars pre-college program is a 10
day session offered June 22 to July 2, 2008. Courses offered in Law and Evidence,
Photojournalism, Election Politics and Biomedical Engineering. Check the website for
more information

Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland is an opportunity for young
women to meet other women interested in math and science. Learn about the various
engineering disciplines offered at the University of Maryland including: Aerospace
Engineering; Bioengineering; Chemical and Biomolecular engineering; Civil and
Environmental engineering; Electrical and Computer engineering; Fire Protection
Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering.
Experience what college life is like in and out of the classroom. Session one is July 13
– July 19, 2008 and session two is July 20 – July 26, 2008. To apply for the one week
residential program go to www.ENG.UMD.EDU/WIE.

SUMMER ENGINEERING ACADEMY (SEA) - Innovative university-industry
partnerships to recruit qualified women and minority high-school students into
engineering. During the summer of 2008, the College of Engineering at the University
of Arizona (UA) will offer a Summer Engineering Academy (SEA) to attract qualified
high school students to consider engineering as a career option. The fundamental idea
behind the SEA program is to show prospective engineers exactly how an idea
becomes reality. For further information and applications, please contact Cecilia Gaxiola
621-4018, e-mail: Applicants may also access applications
from the SEA website
The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts (Washington University in St
Louis, MO) is committed to the development and success of young architects. The
Architecture Discovery Program is an exciting introduction to architecture and design for
students between their junior and senior year. Design studio, the heart of the program,
focuses upon how creativity and discovery can foster passion and compassion in
design. You will also learn how sustainability and the importance of the environment
are shaping the practice of architecture. More information is available at or call 314-935-6200. Application deadline is April 1,

Youth For Understanding USA is now accepting applications for the 2008 Programs
and Scholarships. During this exchange experience, students will live with a volunteer
host family, experience another culture, make new friends and change how they view
the world. Students who attend the semester or year programs will also enroll in a local
high school. For program details, and to download the American Overseas application
please visit the website

National Hispanic Institute sponsors a nationally recognized leadership experience for
Latino High School Sophomores and juniors called the Lorenzo De Zavala (LDZ) Youth
Legislative Session. The eight-day residential program takes place on a college
campus and places students in a “reality leadership experience”. LDZ youth are
challenged to envision multiple roles they could play as future leaders. This occurs
while simultaneously undergoing skill training that includes communication,
organizational management, constituency development, and vision building. For more
information, and to apply go to

The STAR Experience at Northern Arizona University is a five-week summer bridge
program that provides an introduction to college life for incoming freshman who meet
specific criteria. Participants earn six credit hours, learn about campus resources, and
make new friends. To be a part of the STAR program, apply for admission to NAU and
visit the web site at to check eligibility criteria and learn about the
selection process.

Carnegie Mellon’s “A Summer of Exploration” offers you the opportunity to experience
college in a diverse social and educational environment. It will provide the chance to be
inspired by world-renowned faculty, the excitement of campus life and the vibrant city of
Pittsburgh. For program dates and more details visit

Washington and Lee University’s Summer Scholars 2008 Program enables
students to experience college life before their freshman year. The Summer Scholars
program will take place June 29 to July 25, 2008. The four-week academic program
offers six curriculum choices, has a superb faculty, and a wide variety of co-curricular
activities. For more information visit or call 540- 458-
The Washington Internship Experience, through The Washington Workshops
Foundation, arranges the Congressional Internships on Capitol Hill or politically related
office assignments. The program can be taken in three week or longer segments
starting June 15 extending through July 26. While in Washington, participants
experience college living and dining on the campus of Marymount University in nearby
Arlington, VA. Daily transportation is provided to and from office assignments Call 1-
800-368-5688 with questions or need additional information. Mrs. Stiehl, UHS
Counseling Center, has the application.

Windsor Mountain International programs bring people together in the spirit of fun,
education, service, global friendship and environmental awareness. Summer camps
and student travel programs are available. For the latest details and itineraries on all
the programs offered visit

The Student Conservation Association is made up of more that 50,000 volunteers
and alumni engaged in the hands-on conservation of our nation’s parks and forests.
They offer more than 1000 tuition-free SCA High School Conservation Crew
Opportunities nationwide. You can serve the environment through work in parks and
forests and gain hands-on conservation and outdoor skills. The tuition free program
includes an outdoor adventure trip after your project with camping equipment and meals
provided. For more information or to apply visit

ASSE International Student Exchange Program provides programs in a variety of
destinations. Programs include: academic year homestay programs; summer
homestay, adventure, and language programs; and Teen Twin Program. Scholarships
are available for students demonstrating academic excellence and financial need. Visit
ASSE on the web at or call 1-800-333-3802 ext. 219 with questions or
to request a brochure.

Southwest Conservation Corps empowers individuals to positively impact their lives,
their communities and the environment. Get paid to work and live outdoors! SCC hires
young adults ages 14 to 25 and organizes them into crews focused on completing
conservation projects on public lands. Information and applications are available at

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