card header iconFRESHMEN THROUGH SENIORS

Updated 10/10/17

The following are opportunities available to you.

card header iconASIAN PACIFIC YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROJECT

Become one of 50 seniors and juniors from high schools throughout California selected to participate in a unique leadership conference that will educate and nurture a new generation of aspiring political and community leaders and advocates from our Asian Pacific Islander American communities.  Students hear from dynamic speakers, actively participate in Mock Legislature at State Capitol and engage in conference workshops.  Full scholarship to include travel, lodging, and meal expenses for those selected to attend.  Apply by October 25, 2017

card header iconBANK OF AMERICA

BANK OF AMERICA is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in in good standing in high school with a passion for improving your community, we want to help you turn that passion into action.  As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play in order to foster positive change. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend a Leadership Summit held in Washington, D.C. (all expenses paid) where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.  You must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2018.   Bank of America employees or members of their family are not eligible.  Opens October 27, 2017

card header iconBOWEN, EMMA L. FOUNDATION INTERNSHIP/SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Any minority student (African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American) who is a rising high school senior, graduating high school senior, or college freshman with an interest in media industry (business, content - journalism, or innovation -computer science or technology or big data), Min. cumulative GPA of 3.0, and plans to attend 4-year college or university.  Award:  Students earn an hourly salary for hours work each summer as well as matching scholarships funds to use toward educational expenses.  Due December 1

card header iconCALIFORNIA/NEVADA MOOSE ASSOCIATION "YOUTH AWARENESS PROGRAM

9-12 grade students - the program requires you register and attend the Moose Congress sponsored by a local lodge.  At the one-day Congress, the student representatives develop presentations to deliver to 4-9 year olds on drug and alcohol awareness.  You are encouraged to come back and deliver a minimum of 3 presentations to this targeted age group.  These run from November through February each year.  After the report, the student presenter submits a written report.  These students will receive a $100 savings bond for presenting the 3 talks.  These students are judged and one or more are invited to a 4-Day International Congress, at the end of which, the top student presenters are awarded scholarships:  1st = $12,000, 2nd = $8,000, 3rd = $5,000, 4th = $3,000, and 5th = $2,000
Local Contact:  Jim Abbott, Grass Valley Moose Lodge, Phone #274-0141, Email

card header iconCALIFORNIA STATE SUMMER SCHOOL ARTS (CSSSA)

CA.gov, State of California. CSSSA - California State Summer School For The Arts
CSSSA is an incredible and affordable opportunity to spend a month this summer at Cal Arts. 
Programs include: Animation, Creative Writing, Dance, Film and Video, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. 
Financial aid is available for the summer programs.  CSSSA students are eligible for the Herb Alpert Scholarship for college.  Counselor and teacher recommendations are required.  See your counselor for details.  Due Feb 28

card header iconCHICANO LATINO YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROJECT (CLYLP) SUMMER CONFERENCE

Click on Programs.  Applications are now being accepted from sophomores and juniors. The conference will be held at Sacramento State University from July 22-29 at no cost to student or family. There is no GPA requirement. Students with strong leadership potential are encouraged to apply.  Due July 7, 2017

card header iconCOSMOS

California State Summer School for Math and Science is a 4-week residential program for talented and motivated 8-12 graders.  You will work with outstanding university researchers and faculty exploring (hands on) advanced topics in science, technology, engineering and math.  COSMOS alumni have exclusive opportunties for internships, college scholarships, mini research grants, and special events. 
Cost to atttend:  $30 application fee, $3,570 tuition fee (includes room & board).  Full and partial financial assistance available.  Application period January 16 - February 16

card header iconCOTTEY COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS

Cottey College will offer a NEW summer program for top academic students who are Women Who are Going Places, open to rising juniors and seniors in high school.  It will offer girls insight into leadership, skill development, and college and career preparation while showcasing everything Cottey has to offer for their future education.   You'll be doing all of this in a sophisticated college setting June 17-22, 2018.  In addition to the toolbox of skills that each participant will take home, all students who chose to attend Cottey College will also be awarded a $12,000 scholarship for her years at Cottey ($3,000 annual scholarship) should she choose to attend Cottey!  The workshop costs $400 which includes room, board, all materials and activities.  A shuttle to and from Kansas City airport is available for $35.  Applications available in January ($50 application fee) and due May 31.

card header iconCyberPatriot Camp

Do you have an interest in cybersecurity and computers? Are you a beginner and would like to learn more about securing networks and hardening Operating Systems? AFA CyberCamps is the perfect first step towards learning more about cybersecurity! Many students that attend AFA CyberCamps go on to join a CyberPatriot National Defense Competition team during the school year. Get a head start on your STEM career and experience what makes CyberPatriot the best National Youth Cyber Education Program!   

  

The camps will run for three (3) days and their goal is to inspire students toward pursuing careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) discipines critical to our nation's future. There will be no cost to students. Enrollment is focused on students who will be entering grades 9-12. Students will not be charged any fees for participating in the camps. Their plan is to have 25 student seats per camp with a goal of serving 125 high school students.

 
 

card header iconEngineering Awareness Program (EAP)

Small banner for the Society of Women Engineers - Sierra Foothills Section. 

Engineering Awareness Program (EAP) for High School Girls.  February 28 from 8 am until 3 pm at Intel Corporation in Roseville.  Sponsored by Society of Women Engineers/Sierra Foothill Section.  Complete hands on labs in multiple engineering disciplines and interact with professional engineers, while developing a network of local female peers also interested in engineering.  First come, first serve.  Scholarships available to cover registration fee.  Register online and submit $10 program fee by February 14.    

card header iconEXPLORING CAREERS IN HEALTH SUMMER INSTITUTE

This program is sponsored by the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office.  Explore health careers by attending this summer institute in July at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.  Open to students in 8th through 12th grade.  Contact Sharyn Turner @ 478-6400 ext. 245 or e-mail her for more information.

card header iconJOINT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (JSTI) SUMMER OPPORTUNITY

NEW!   JOINT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (JSTI) SUMMER OPPORTUNITY:  Open to high school students.  Must be at least 15 years old by July 17, 2017 and must be entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the 2017-18 academic year.  The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Joint Science Technology Institute Office partners with arms of the Army and Navy to help expose students to scientific research through hands-on projects and increase their awareness of STEM career opportunities.  This two week experience is an all-expenses paid, residential program, and affords 60 high school students the opportunity to work on leading edge science, technology, engineering, and math projects with the Department of Defense scientists and engineers.  Camp is July 22-August 4, 2017 in Edgewood, MD.  Deadline to Apply is March 15

card header iconNASA INTERNSHIP

For high school students, who are at least 16 years of age and including students with disabilities, pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.  Must have a minimum 3.0 gpa on a scale of 4.0.  Summer Internships are a minimum of 8 weeks.  There are three locations in California:  Ames Research Center in Palo Alto, Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, and Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena.  Students can apply for summer internships starting Nov 1 and the deadline is March 1.  NASA will begin extending offers as early as Jan 15 so be sure to apply soon!  NASA internships for high school students are for 8 weeks.  To apply, register for an account at the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) - NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS).  Due Mar 1        
  

card header iconNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STUDENT EXPEDITION

Explore, Engage, Create:  this summer experience is for students who have completed 9 through 12 grade.  In addition to our National Geographic On Assignment projects, enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, snorkeling, rafting, or horseback riding.  Get immersed in the local community, playing sports with children, interacting with fishermen, or visiting the homes of artisans and farmers.  Our itineraries allow us the flexibility to take advantage of spontaneous events while still providing full and structured days.  Full Scholarships are available to students whose parents combined income is less than $50,000 and who have few assets.  Allocation of scholarship funds is competitive.  Due March 2

card header iconNAVAL ACADEMY SUMMER STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS) PROGRAM

Engineering is all about creating, building, and making things better!  So what does it take to be an engineer?  If you like math and science, you are off to a great start!  If you enjoy discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work - even better!  This experience is available to rising 9th through 11th graders.  Scholarships are available based on financial need.  Each student is responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the Naval Academy.  Program tuition is $525, which includes room and board (meals), and a variety of materials. Students responsible for arranging own transportation to and from camp.  Applications open early January. Recommended you submit application as soon as possible after they become available.

card header iconNAVY SEAP (Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program)

Provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at the Department of the Navy laboratory during the summer in an 8 week program.  Open to students who have completed at least 9th grade.  Graduating seniors are also eligible.  Must be 16 years of age for most laboratories, but some may accept 15 year old applicants.  Must be a U. S. Citizen and participation by Permanent Resident Aliens is limited.  Some labs will accept dual citizenship applicants.  No travel/relocation allowance will be provided so it is recommended you request a lab near you.  You may apply to a maximum of 2 labs.  Students will receive a stipend of $3,300 for the 8 weeks.  Housing is not provided, but Navy host personnel and lab coordinators may be able to assist you in finding suitable housing and should be contacted directly with inquiries.  Apply online by October 31, 2017

card header iconNORWICH UNIVERSITY FUTURE LEADER CAMP (FLC)

Open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors and accepted applicants to Norwich University.  Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Designed to focus on individual and team skill development as well as problem solving and communication, campers face daily challenges as the camp tests their initiative, develops their self-confidence and challenges their strength of character.  Each participant is evaluated and receives a formal evaluation and transcript at the end.  Program costs $1,975 (which includes uniforms, dorm room, meals, and all activities) with at $25 non-refundable application fee.  

card header iconPROJECT SEED PROGRAM

PROJECT SEED PROGRAM:  Do you like science? Are you interested in learning about what scientists really do in their laboratories? The ACS Project SEED program gives economically disadvantaged rising junior or senior high school students a unique opportunity to spend 8 to 10 weeks in the summer working side-by-side with scientists to conduct hands-on research.  Must meet specific academic requirements, demonstrate potential to work in a chemical lab and be recognized as economically disadvantaged.  A SEED program must be available in your location to participate. Applicants who are physically disabled are considered on the same basis as any other applicant and may not be discriminated against in any way.  Project Seed Summer Program participants may apply for a one-year non-renewable freshman college Project Seed Scholarship of up to $5,000.  Recipients of the Project SEED Scholarship entering their sophomore year and continuing to major in a chemical science are eligible to apply for a three-year renewable CIBA Scholarship of up to $5,000 per year.

card header iconRotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange: This is an opportunity to spend a year studying abroad, broadening your horizons and enriching the lives of those with whom you come in contact.  Must be between the age of 15 and 18 1/2 at the beginning of your year abroad (usually mid-August). 
Applicants must be of good character and reputation, and should preferably have a history of community involvement of some degree.  Applicants should be in the upper third of their class and must have an outgoing and pleasant personality to fit them for their role as ambassadors for their countries, their communities, Rotary, and themselves.  They must have the ability to accept discipline, and be capable of adjusting to new and different conditions. 
All applicants are selected solely on merit.  Sons and daughters of Rotarians are eligible to participate in the program, but receive no special preference in selection.  All applicants and their parents must understand that this program is a one-year exchange and be willing to make a commitment to the full exchange period.  Due Late September.  Contact Barbara Ross for more information.

card header iconStanford University Medical Youth Science Program

Logo for the Stanford School of Medicine. There is a Coat of Arms next to the text.The 2018 Summer Science Program is a five-week Summer Resident  Program held at Stanford University in June and July.  The program is designed for economically-disadvantaged sophomore and junior High School students
Applications for the program will be available in December and application deadline is February 15

card header iconStudent Conservation Association National Conservation Crews

For high school students age 15-19 (may have just graduated high school directly before their summer camp).  Build a hiking trail, protect a vital habitat, and help protect our precious natural resources for years to come. Enjoy nature at its best.  Apply for a 3-5 weeks summer tuition-free crew position online.  Develop leadership skills, create team spirit, and mamage day-to-day challenges - all while connecting with and caring for Planet Earth.  One time $25 application fee.  Application window from September to March.  Due March 2

card header iconUC Davis Young Scholars Program

Summer Residential Research Program for High School Students  (June 21-August 1, 2015)
The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose 40, high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphases on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. To be eligible for the summer of 2015, students must be currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in high school.  Participants in the 2015 UCD-YSP will work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in state of the art laboratories for six weeks. Each student will work on an individual project and prepare a journal quality paper and symposium presentation about their work. 
There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.  Cost of attendance is $6,200; however, there is a fee reduction based on need available.  Due March 19, 2015

card header iconJUNIORS

The following are leadership opportunities for students for the summer after their JUNIOR YEAR (interview/application process due during junior year).  Most camps are held in June.

card header iconAmerican Legion California Boy State

For males who have successfully completed their junior year and have at least one more semester of high school remaining.  Must have outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty, and service to their schools.  Nomination by high school staff (February) and Interview (March) required.  Cost is covered by American Legion except for transportation.

card header iconAmerican Legion Auxiliary "California Girl State"

Provides leadership and citizenship training for girls who have completed their junior year.  Nominations by high school staff (January) and Interview (February) required.  Cost is paid by American Legion Auxiliary except for $50 registration fee and transportation.

card header iconFAST (Future Achievers in Science and Technology Program)

If you are interested in science and engineering, check out the FAST (Future Achievers in Science and Technology Program) at Harvey Mudd College. Program include class visits, research lab demos, an overnight stay in a residence hall, and much more.  If you need additional information, see your counselor.  The program is free for participants, including all meals.  There are FAST programs for juniors and seniors.  Participants will also receive a freshman application fee waiver.  Applications must be received by March 10th for spring or October 8th for second opportunity.

card header iconLEADERSHIP ENTERPRISE FOR A DIVERSE AMERICA (LEDA)

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America – LEDA is the preeminent national nonprofit organization dedicated to diversifying the national leadership pipeline by helping high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds gain admission to our nation’s most selective colleges and supporting their success at these institutions.
 
Each year, they recruit a new cohort of LEDA Scholars – 100 qualified high school juniors who show leadership potential but lack the exposure and support they need to attend highly selective colleges. LEDA Scholars receive leadership training, writing instruction, standardized test preparation and a year of highly personalized guidance as they navigate the application and admissions process at the most competitive colleges. Throughout college and beyond, Scholars are offered ongoing advising, career counseling, postgraduate planning and community-building support to help them succeed and lead.  
 
LEDA Scholars spend the following summer at their signature program on the campus of Princeton University.  The Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week program and completely free of charge for LEDA Scholars. It includes leadership training, academic writing instruction, standardized test preparation, college guidance, and community building. The Summer Institute provides LEDA Scholars with a unique range of learning experiences that help them develop and sharpen their problem-solving skills and open the door to reaching their potential as students and leaders.    
 
To gain admission to the LEDA Scholars Program, students must complete a competitive application.  Due December 12, 2017

card header iconLeadership Seminar - University of Notre Dame

The Notre Dame Leadership Seminars invite diverse, highly creative rising high school seniors to explore and engage in a vibrant discourse with world-renowned Notre Dame faculty. Through a series of integrated themes and experiences, students participate in intellectual discourse and discovery through the lens of Catholic social teaching.  There is a $50 application fee and $150 non-refundable confirmation fee to be submitted at time of acceptance.  If you are accepted into this special program, all expenses—including transportation to and from Notre Dame—will be paid by the University. Qualifiers typically include: top 10% of class, mid-range SAT score for Math & Reading is 1300 -1500 or 31 and above for the ACT, demonstrated leadership, and student of Catholic faith (may be attending a public school).  Due January 29

card header iconQuestbridge College Prep Scholarship for High School Juniors

Provides awards that equip high- achieving students with family incomes of less than $65,000 to compete for admission to leading colleges.  Full scholarships available to college summer school programs at Brandeis, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale (@40 awards).   In addition, Questbridge offers applicants opportunity to apply for Quest for Excellence awards, which include a new laptop computer or an expense-paid campus visit to one of our 31 partner colleges, Fein Fellows Award (for Jewish juniors)  http://www.questbridge.org  
Applications Due March 22, 2017

card header iconRYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) Camp

For high school juniors (rising seniors), this camp attendance is by scholarship only. All winners are local and are selected and funded by your local Rotary Club.
Young men and women spend a week in a challenging program of discussions, inspirational addresses, leadership training and social activities designed to enhance personal development, leadership skills and good citizenship.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in a character building program provided by the Grizzly Creek Ranch Ropes Course, which focuses on leadership, effective communication, trust and cooperation. Utilizing adventure, personal commitments and shared insights, you will gain an increased sense of confidence in yourselves and in your team.  Share your interest and desire to attend with your school teachers/staff/administration to potentially procure their nomination.  Camp is held in June and July and nominations are received in late February. 
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card header iconU.S. Air Force Academy Summer Seminar

One-week program for rising seniors who excel in math/science/engineering and have an interest in attending the Air Force Academy.  Cost $300 plus transportation.  Minimum gpa of 2.5.  Applications are accepted online between December 1 and January 15.

card header iconU.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar

A fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school.  The Summer Seminar teaches you about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders.  If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving your country as an officer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar.  Cost for the program is $525 plus transportation.  (By applying to the Summer Seminar, you are also submitting a preliminary application to the Naval Academy.  There is no need to submit a preliminary application when it becomes available on April 1st).  Applications accepted online beginning January 3 and deadline is March 31 (but fills quickly so apply early)! 

card header iconWabash College OLAB (Opportunity to Learn About Business)

Logo for OLAB - Opportunities to Learn About Business  OLAB is a one-week hands-on introduction to business and the market economy for young women and men entering their senior year in high school.
Considered one of the premier summer programs in Indiana, OLAB teaches students that business can be fun, creative, challenging, and rewarding.  Students do not have to be planning on a career in business to attend.  What is required is a desire to learn how business and the market economy affects our daily lives.  If selected, you will receive a Full Scholarship for the camp.  Two recommendation letters are required and should be completed by a teacher, guidance counselor, principal, employer, member of the clergy, or community leader.  These letters should be returned to you in a sealed envelope to include with your application materials.  Application Due April 25

card header iconSOPHOMORES

The following leadership opportunities are available to you.

card header iconHugh O'Brian Youth (H.O.B.Y.) Leadership Seminar

Hugh O'Brian Youth (H.O.B.Y.) Leadership Seminar
Three-day camp filled with leadership building skills and fun.  For sophomores with demonstrated or potential leadership skills.  Cost is $150 to $350 for student (depending upon availability of local scholarship funds) plus transportation.  Camp is within 4 hour drive of Grass Valley.  Application by Nomination from high school staff (early October)

card header iconNorthern California Youth Leadership Seminar (NCYLS)

Now Called EDGE (Explore Develop Grow and Empower)
The EDGE Leadership Seminar believes in fostering leadership and a commitment to service in high school sophomores to enable them to create change in their communities and in the world.  EDGE is a three day seminar focused on cultivating critical thinking, communication, responsibility, and leadership skills in high school sophomores who demonstrate leadership potential.  EDGE offers powerful speakers, challenging activities, and lifelong connections.  There are no expenses except transportation to and from camp.  Camp is within 3.5 hour drive of Grass Valley.  Application by Nomination from high school staff (October)

card header iconTelluride Association Sophomore Seminars (TASS) SCHOLARSHIP

 Any sophomore, including non-U. S. citizens, interested in African American studies are encouraged to apply.  However, traditionally TASS targets underprivileged and historically underrepresented groups.  All-expense paid scholarship (to include a stipend to make up for lost summer job wages) for six-week college seminars.  TASP is a free academic opportunity for talented intellectually curious high school sophomores to participate in a challenging 6 week summer seminar and to share the dynamic African American learning community.  They offer seminars in critical Black and Ethnic studies in partnership with Cornell University, Indianan University, and the University of Michigan.  You may also request help with travel costs to and from the program.  Submit name to Barbara Ross (District Scholarship Coordinator) for nomination Due Dec. 1   Application Due Jan 9, 2018

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