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    AI Camp

    AI Camp is offering scholarships to their 2023 Summer AI Camp. In this hands-on, virtual summer camp, students will learn about AI and build real AI products (like ChatGPT) with guidance from instructors from top universities like Stanford and MIT. This experience will make you academically competitive, master concepts such as machine learning, and even get you internships at top companies. No coding experience is needed. If interested, please visit this link to apply. The decision deadline is 2/19. The space is limited, and it's first-come first-serve. 


    Abilene Christian University

    Rising Scholars is a unique, pre-college program Abilene Christian University is offering to current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. 

    This coming summer, ACU is providing multiple opportunities for high-performing students to earn one hour of college credit while developing academically and forming lasting friendships with students from all over the U.S. We are offering sessions on campus in Abilene, Texas, in the mountains of New Mexico, and abroad in England, France and Germany. 

    These courses, taught by some of ACU’s best faculty, cover a broad range of topics that include chemistry, physics, pre-law and photography. For more information and a complete list of courses and programs, please visit acu.edu/rising-scholars

    Space is limited and applications will close January 15, 2023


    Business Careers Awareness Program - University of Arizona

    Through a partnership with Ernst & Young (EY), the University of Arizona’s (UA) Dhaliwal-Reidy School of Accountancy is offering two Business Careers Awareness Programs (BCAP) for high school juniors in the summer. EY is an international accounting firm that sponsors our program because they are interested in exposing high school students to careers in accounting and increasing the diversity of employees in accounting fields. The School of Accountancy is ranked among the top 20 public programs in the nation, and they are honored to host BCAP for its 19th annual year.

    Two Program Options Offered:

    A week-long BCAP program June 4-9th, 2023, at the University of Arizona campus. Students will participate in classroom activities, compete in a case competition, live in a UA dorm, and visit EY’s office in Phoenix. The program cost is fully covered by EY scholarships, therefore, there is no cost for students to attend the program.

    A one-day BCAP Experience on June 2nd, 2023. This day will also involve classes and a case competition as well as networking with EY professionals.

    The application deadline is March 31, 2023. Application can be found here: https://accounting.eller.arizona.edu/bcap 


    Harvard Young Leaders Program

    The Harvard Young Leaders program is an intensive virtual program spread over 2 weekends for high school students to create impactful change with project-based and experiential learning.

    The program is rooted in a uniquely designed curriculum for high potential students from grades 8th to 12th which will help them to think through problems critically and to creatively come up with actionable solutions, under the guidance of qualified Harvard mentors. The program will enable students to work in groups and network with like-minded peers from across the world, develop leadership and communication skills, and hone their analytical and creative thinking skills.

    Program Details

    Program Start Date: 15th April 2023

    Program Duration: 2 weekends (2 Saturdays and 2 Sundays)

    Early Program Deadline: 10th April 2023

    Regular Program Deadline: 12th April 2023

    Program Fee for Early Applicants: 300 USD

    Program Fee for Regular Applicants400 USD

    To apply, click here!

    To know more about the program, visit https://learnwithleaders.com/certificate_programs/harvard-young-leaders-program/.


    Rabbi Klein Summer Internship

    Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas provides the opportunity for local high school students to intern at one of the Greater Dallas area's many nonprofit organizations. Designed as a tribute to the late Rabbi Klein of Temple Emanu-El, this internship celebrates the passion and commitment to the issues of social justice.

    The 180-hour summer program is designed to help participants gain knowledge of nonprofit management through the following core competencies: direct service, philanthropy, advocacy, community organizing and social entrepreneurship. At the end of the internship with their nonprofit agency, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a letter of recommendation.

    Program is open to all sophomore, junior, and senior students in the Greater Dallas area.

    • Applicants must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2023.

    • Interns are chosen through a competitive process involving a written application and in-person interview. Students are selected based on merit - without regard to religion, race or ethnicity.

    Submit your application at jfsdallas.org/kleinapplication

    For more information contact: Michelle Squillace, Volunteer Coordinator, at msquillace@jfsdallas.org at (469) 461-1240.

    Deadline to apply is March 19, 2023.

    Rhode Island School of Design

    This summer, live like a RISD student and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students who will inspire you to push your limits and produce your best work.

    Complete and submit your Pre-College application by December 1, 2022, and attend the program, to receive $100 in RISD Bucks upon your arrival to campus. June 24–July 29, 2023 To learn more, click here.


    Stanford University Qualia Global Scholars

    Organized by Stanford University undergraduate and graduate students, Qualia Global Scholars is a selective pre-collegiate virtual summer mentorship program matching talented students in grades 6-12 with Stanford mentors. The program features personalized mentorship, interdisciplinary research, project-based learning, and guidance on college applications. The program aims to empower students to become future global leaders by teaching them about leadership & problem solving, emerging areas in STEM & liberal arts, critical thinking & communication skills, and real-world impact through research & innovation. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Need-based financial aid is available for the program. 

    To learn more, click here.


    Subiendo Academy at SMU

    Subiendo is a five-day summer leadership program designed to prepare young leaders in addressing the needs of the next generation by problem solving issues facing the business world. Students will not only hear from speakers who will share their leadership stories, but they will also participate in communication workshops, learn networking skills, utilize project based learning, and develop mentor relationships with community and business leaders.

    Current high school juniors can apply for this unique opportunity to address real world challenges with today's top business leaders. 

    Deadline to apply is February 15, 2023.

    June 25-June 29, 2023 To learn more, click here.


    Summer Springboard @ Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

    Spend two weeks this summer on the campus of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA, engaged in a program that combines hands-on learning, career exploration and college prep. This summer program is for high-achieving students entering grades 9,10,11, or 12 next fall. There is an informational webinar on February 25th at 9:30am (PST) if you would like to participate. Visit here to sign up!

    June 25-July 7, 2023 To learn more, click here.


    Texas Christian University Neeley Analytics Academy

    The TCU Neeley School of Business is hosting a one-week residential program for high school students, providing a hands-on experience with opportunities to learn and hone your skills in data analytics and market research. TCU selects the top high school students for the program based on:

    • Strong math skills • Scholastic achievement • Leadership • Motivation and interest in analytics and problem solving.

    Deadline to apply is April 21, 2023.

    July 9-July 14, 2023 To learn more, click here.