Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Medicine Experience for Ages 12-18


Medicine Summer Experiences
In hospitals and clinics in London I For Ages 12-18 
Medicine I Veterinary I Dentistry I Psychology I Forensic Science

Applications for medicine-related degrees have rocketed since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, but universities often insist on applicants having had meaningful work experience in the field.

We are offering students aged 12-18 exclusive medical experience this summer in world-class hospitals and clinics across Londonhighly-immersive activities supervised by experienced doctors, dentists, vets, psychologists and more.

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We are more than 80% full for these programmes. Please forward this email to relevant students and parents so they can register now. A PDF version of this email is here

Covid update: All Covid restrictions have ended in England. Students do not need to quarantine at all on arrival to the UK, regardless of their vaccination status, so they can register now with full confidence. For those still unsure about travelling, each Summer Experience also has a 'Live Online' option which allows students to attend from the comfort of their own homes.

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Virtual West Point Admissions Briefing May 12th at 7:00 PM


Dear All,

 The New Jersey West Point Field Force is hosting a United States Military Academy virtual meeting for rising freshman, sophomores, and juniors.  The virtual briefing is scheduled on May 12th at 7:00 PM. 

We are a volunteer organization assisting students in their application process to West Point including providing relevant information regarding the many opportunities at West Point.  In the past, our members have met with your staff and students to update them on the Academy and admissions process. 

We are hoping your staff will participate by attending and by spreading the word to your students by posting the attached PDF.  

To many educators, West Point is often seen as off limits to potential Candidates.  Yes, the competition is keen but there are ways to help our young people in finding the path that best suits them, including a career as a leader in today’s Army.  We are including a link to an admissions blog which answers many questions as well as PDF document which covers important facts about West Point.  Some of the items we cover are:

·      Admission’s Blog.  The admissions blog will answer many of your questions and give you an idea what graduates will be doing after graduation.  We strongly recommend you check out the blog. 

    • The Journey Continues - stories of recent graduates 3 to 4 years from graduation and what they have been doing. This is in the process of being finalized.  All branches will be covered.
    • AP Credits and What they mean at West Point
    • Descriptions of each year at the Academy
    • The Scholars Program - Post Graduate Scholarships
    • The Center for Enhanced Performance
    • Info on the CFA, candidate fitness assessment
    • The Honor Code
    • Things to know about choosing a major
    • SLE – the Summer Leadership Experience

§  https://www.blog.westpointadmissions.com


·      The large number of humanities and social science majors at West Point.  It is more than an engineering school.

·      The CORE curriculum which includes composition, literature, 2 semesters of a foreign language, US Government and History, Economics, Mathematics, Cyber and Science.

·      All-expense paid internships like working at the National Security Council in Washington, visiting London to watch Shakespeare’s plays, going to Oxford to study philosophy, working at RAND Corp, Council of Economic Advisors, Goldman Sacks, A T Kearney, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, State Department, Manhattan DA’s Office, and the World Bank.

·      $27 million allocated for cadet research supported by 26 research centers.

·      The West Point Graduate Scholarship Program which prepares cadets to compete for fourteen prestigious scholarships including the Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright programs.  Last year West Point had 40 graduates win these scholarships. 

·      The four pillars of the CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT program not available at any other college.  Character, Academic, Physical and Military.  At West Point, Cadets will learn and incorporate the ideals of loyalty, respect, integrity, courage, and honor in their daily life.  They will learn failure can make them stronger.  Going outside their comfort zone helps them grow.  Character is relevant.  Grit makes the difference in success in life.  Finally, the concept of ‘never, ever quit’ becomes part of their DNA

·      Participation in one of the 130 Cadet Clubs including Academic, Sports, Hobby, Military, Religious and Support Clubs.

·      Full four-year tuition ROTC scholarships available at over 1100 colleges and universities. 

Please take the time to review these materials.  We are here to help the students. 

We look forward to working with your students and staff.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Exciting New Topics for Summer 2022: Pre-College at UMass Amherst


Hi All,

UMass Amherst has several new pre-college programs available this summer for rising 10th - 12th graders. Our pre-college programs offer students firsthand experience with college-level academics and campus life, and are a great way to explore potential majors. 

New Pre-College Programs for Summer 2022

For students interested in healthcare, research, and/or data analysis:

For students interested in current events & social issues, politics, or anthropology:
For students interested in visual arts and communication:
UMass Amherst Pre-College programs offer both residential and online options. All programs are taught by UMass faculty and advanced graduate students, and feature project-based learning. For more program details (including fees and scholarships), please visit our website.

How to Apply

All rising 10th - 12th graders are eligible to apply online via our website. Interested students must provide:
  • a brief, 1-page statement of interest
  • an unofficial high school transcript (including current academic year)
  • a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor
  • a $35 application fee 
Admissions are rolling through June 15th. Students are encouraged to apply early.
Pre-College Application


Email us at summerprograms@umass.edu or call (413) 577-2112

The Villanova NROTC Summer Seminar is Coming


Join Villanova University this summer for the NROTC Summer Seminar, a unique opportunity for rising high school seniors to experience life at Villanova and get a closer look at our well-regarded NROTC program!

This four-day program will provide young men and women a better understanding of the balance between college life and NROTC commitment. Participants will gain valuable insight into the rigorous academic and physical fitness expectations required to obtain an NROTC scholarship and learn about admission requirements of a top-tier university.  


Dates: June 19-23

Cost: $625 (covers dorm, meals, and swag)

Deadline to apply: April 25, 2022

Maximum number of participants: 50

Location: Villanova University

Staff: Villanova students, NROTC midshipman, and newly commissioned Naval officers. NROTC staff will oversee camp.

If you are interested in competing for a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship, this program might be the right place for you. This program will be held at Villanova University June 19-23, 2022.  Participants will leave with a better appreciation for Villanova academic programs and campus life, as well as information about other colleges and universities that have NROTC programs on their campuses. 

Any questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to novanrotcsummerseminar@gmail.com or (610) 519-7386.

Don’t miss out on Precollege Summer Programs at UM!


Dear All,

With summer fast approaching it is a perfect time to encourage your students to consider a Precollege Summer Program at the University of Miami. Students receive a unique opportunity to explore their academic passions, potential college majors, and future careers with these exciting programs. They will enhance their college resume while developing critical time management and independence skills to help them thrive in their college careers. Check out our brochure here

High school sophomores and juniors can gain an authentic college experience and earn six college credits in a variety of academic areas in the Summer Scholars Program

Some of our exciting new college credit program offerings for 2022:

  • Fintech: Decoding Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology
  • Law and Indigenous Advocacy and Social Justice Movements
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Fundamentals in Work Design, Project Management and Digital Solutions for Engineers

For students looking to get hands-on experience in a more condensed format, we also offer our two-week, non-credit UM Academies for an intense experiential learning environment open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. 

New for 2022:

  • Spanish Immersion Academy: EspaƱol sin Passaporte

Students choose from a wide range of academic specialties in the fields of healthcare and medicine, engineering, technology, business, communication and media, marine science, and much more. 


Students are encouraged to apply early for the best chance of placement in their first-choice program. Applications are processed on a rolling basis and must be fully completed to be considered. Applicants can use waiver code “GUIDANCE” to receive $25 off the application fee.*

Interested in hearing the student's perspective? Check out these blog posts from one of our 2019 participants.


2022 program dates:

Summer Scholars Program (Credit)
For high school sophomores and juniors
Three weeks: July 3 – 22, 2022
UM Academies (Non-credit)
For high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
Two weeks: July 3 – 15, 2022 

Remote program options (Credit and non-credit)
Select programs available. Visit our website for more information.

*Waiver code expires May 1, 2022.  The student’s application must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. EST on May 1. With a waiver code, the application fee is reduced to $50. Please note that refunds/discounts cannot be issued once the application has been submitted.

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Summer entrepreneurship institute with Saint Peter's University



July 11-21 2022 | Mon-Thur | 9AM-3PM | $800
Scholarships Available for Qualified Students!
Guarini School of Business, Jersey City NJ

​Are you ready to learn the ins and outs of making your business ideas into a reality while earning college credit? GNEC has partnered with Saint Peters University to host the Summer Entrepreneurship Institute for rising high school juniors and seniors in northern New Jersey.
Institute Features:
  • Earn college credits!
  • Live in-person classes
  • Highly interactive curriculum
  • Explore concepts such as idea generationmarketingfinancials, and business planning.
  • Pitch competition with cash prizes

Spaces are limited! For information please reach out to kndiaye@gnecorp.org or business@saintpeters.edu.
Application Due May 31!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

PennState Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP)



The Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP) is for incoming first-year students accepted to the University Park campus. The program, which runs during Summer Session II, combines small, cohort-based courses with out-of-class programming and peer-mentoring to help students successfully transition to Penn State.

Each student enrolls in two linked courses that make up a LEAP Pride and each pride is assigned an upper-class mentor who plans programming and helps support LEAP students throughout the summer program.


  • Small, linked classes that help you get to know faculty members
  • Peer mentoring
  • LEAP housing
  • Out-of-class programming


LEAP Pride: The two courses you enroll in are linked together to form a LEAP Pride. Each student selects one LEAP Pride by enrolling in the two classes that are listed for the pride. Each pride will have no more than 24 students.

LEAP Mentor: A LEAP Mentor is an upper-class student who serves as the mentor to a LEAP Pride. The mentor plans social and academic programming for their pride throughout the summer. This programming includes activities to help the students get to know each other, learn about campus resources, and the State College community. Mentors also plan study sessions and other academic activities for their LEAP Pride.

General Education: Most LEAP courses help students fulfill General Education requirements. General Education courses comprise approximately one-third of the courses students will take for their Penn State degree. For more information about the General Education curriculum visit the Office for General Education website.


There is no additional cost for LEAP. Enrolled students pay the same tuition, fees, and room and board costs as any other summer student.

The LEAP program was a bridge that helped me easily transition from high school into college without feeling so overwhelmed.