COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY-SPONSORED FALL PROGRAMS for FIRST-GENERATION, LOW-INCOME, FEMALE, OR MULTICULTURAL STUDENTS
These programs are designed for seniors of a diverse background who are interested in attending or applying to any of the schools listed below. If interested, speak to your counselor, visit the links below, or contact the college/university admissions officer.
BATES COLLEGE: PROLOGUE TO BATES PROGRAM
Prologue I: October 9-11, 2016 (Registration Deadline: September 7)
Prologue II: November 13-15, 2016 (Registration Deadline: September 28)
BOWDOIN COLLEGE: EXPLORE BOWDOIN
September 15-18, 2016 (Deadline: August 22)
November 3-6, 2016 (Deadline: September 23)
The program offers high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to visit campus. If accepted to the program, The College will cover the entire cost of the trip, including transportation and meals. Complete an application at: www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/explore
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY: STUDENTS EXPLORING AND EMBRACING DIVERSITY
October 6-8, 2016 (Deadline: September 9)
SEED attendees will stay on campus for a weekend of specialized academic programming and community building. Participants will also attend Fall Preview Day on Sunday, which is open to all prospective students and their families. SEED aims to expose students from diverse backgrounds to the overall Brandeis experience by highlighting on-campus resources that focus on multiculturalism and social justice.
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY: JOURNEY TO BUCKNELL
Novemeber 6-8, 2016 (Deadline: October 6)
Program Details: Journey to Bucknell is an overnight program designed to expose high-achieving, traditionally underrepresented (African American, Asian American, biracial/multiracial, Latino/a, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) high school seniors to Bucknell University.Journey to Bucknell is free for students who are chosen to attend (travel expenses including flights and shuttles to and from campus, overnight accommodations with a current student and all meals while on campus).
For more information, visit the website: http://www.bucknell.edu/JourneyToBucknell
CARLETON COLLEGE: TASTE OF CARLETON
October 27-29, 2016 (Registration Deadline: September 3)
Program Details: As part of their ongoing commitment to diversity, Carleton College hosts a number of programs for traditionally underrepresented students. The Taste of Carleton (TOC) program offers students a chance to get just that—a taste of Carleton College! This all expenses paid program brings roughly 60 students to campus for three days and two nights. TOC is open to all prospective high school seniors, but the selection committee will prioritize students from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. Students of color, first-generation college students, and low-income students are particularly encouraged to apply.
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY: CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY WEEKEND
November 12-14, 2016
January 21-23, 2017
Celebration of Diversity Weekends are an opportunity to experience the diverse community, academic, extracurricular and cultural facets of both the campus and Pittsburgh.
COLBY COLLEGE: THE COMMITMENT EXPERIENCE
September 18-20, 2016 (Deadline: August 26)
Colby College invites you to take the opportunity to attend classes with their world-class professors, learn about their talented and diverse community of scholars, stay overnight in a dorm, and experience life as a Colby student. Colby is committed to ensuring students from all backgrounds have access to a Colby education and to providing the support and resources that help students succeed. Students attending U.S. high schools are eligible to apply. Travel grants are available for participants with demonstrated financial need.
COLGATE UNIVERSITY: A DIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE
October 23-24, 2016 (Deadline: September 16)
The best way to see if Colgate is a fit for students from underrepresented groups is to take part in this program. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply early and get an early decision. Apply online at: www.colgate.edu/openhouse
COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: PERSPECTIVES WEEKEND
November 5-7, 2016
Program Details: Perspectives is an overnight, weekend program for seniors from diverse backgrounds. This program is designed for culturally aware students who are intellectually curious and are potentially interested in exploring higher education at a Jesuit, liberal arts college. The Perspectives program provides a chance to explore the diverse environment Holy Cross has to offer, spend two nights in a residence hall with a current student, and explore the academic and social environment on campus.
COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT/SAINT JOHN'S: NATIONAL FLY-IN WEEKEND PROGRAM
Program Details: The National Fly-in Weekend program is designed specifically for accepted students from outside of Minnesota. We will pay for, at least, half of your travel costs through our National Travel Assistance Program. We also arrange a three-day, customized campus experience for you. While we will assist you in visiting us anytime, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to see our campuses and get to know future classmates from across the country!
CONNECTICUT COLLEGE: EXPLORE WEEKEND
November 12-14, 2016 (Deadline: October 3)
Program Details: Explore Weekend is a fall program for high school seniors from underrepresented groups and those committed to issues of diversity. Over three days, you’ll get a sneak peek at the challenging liberal arts environment Connecticut College provides and learn about campus resources for students of color.
For more information, visit the website: https://www.conncoll.edu/explore-weekend/
DAVIDSON COLLEGE: MULTICULTURAL VISITATION PROGRAM
October 30 - November 1, 2016 (Deadline: October 16)
Program Details: Davidson's MVP is designed to provide students from traditionally under-represented groups, including College Access affiliated students, the opportunity to visit campus. Due to the brevity of the visit, students living outside of the United States are not eligible for consideration. Only students who have not been on an official visit may be selected for the program.
For more information, visit the website: https://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/plan-a-visit/open-house-programs/multicultural-visitation-program
GRINNELL COLLEGE: DIVERSITY PREVIEW PROGRAM
October 2-3, 2016 (Deadline: September 12)
The Grinnell Diversity Preview Program offers you the chance to apply for a FREE trip to campus so you can discover your place at one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges.
HAMILTON COLLEGE: DIVERSITY OVERNIGHT PROGRAM
September 18-20, 2016
October 23-25, 2016
Program Details: The Hamilton College Diversity Overnight Program is an opportunity for diverse seniors to visit campus and experience life on the Hill. We offer this visit program to introduce Hamilton’s campus, students, faculty, classes, and residence halls to students who represent the many dimensions of diversity. While all are welcome to apply, our selection process will prioritize the applications of students from ethnically diverse backgrounds and those from families with limited financial resources, regardless of racial background.
For more information, visit the website: https://www.hamilton.edu/admission/diversityovernight/do-program-page
HAVERFORD COLLEGE: MULTICULTURAL SCHOLARS EXPERIENCE
October 23-25, 2016 (Deadline: September 16)
The Multicultural Scholars Experience is a program designed to help prospective students from diverse backgrounds become acquainted with the academic and social opportunities at Haverford. The program gives students the opportunity to interact with professors, audit classes, learn about multiculturalism on campus, hear current Haverfordians’ perspectives, and to immerse themselves in the Haverford experience.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY: OVERNIGHT MULTICULTURAL EXPERIENCE
September 25-27, 2016 (Deadline: September 2)
Program Details: The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is proud to present HOME—an on-campus, overnight program connecting African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and multiracial high school seniors to the clubs, organizations, and resources that bring together our multicultural community.
For more information, visit the website: https://apply.jhu.edu/homewood
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY: MULTICULTURAL PRIDE DAY
September 12, 2016
Multicultural Pride Day celebrates diversity and opportunities on this campus where students can find out about what major or career fits with their interests. During Multicultural Pride Day, students will attend break-out sessions, dine in the K-State Student Union and explore academic and multicultural student programs. You must pay $20 to attend. For more information, visit: http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/multicultural.html
KENYON COLLEGE: CULTURAL CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
November 5-7, 2016 (Deadline: October 31)
LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE: L.E.A.D. PROGRAM
November 6-8, 2016 (Deadline: September 15)
Program Details: Seniors in high school who are leaders in their schools and communities and who are interested in applying to Lewis & Clark College. Preference will be given to students from historically underrepresented backgrounds including students of color and first generation prospective college students.At the College’s expense, meet current students and faculty, participate in leadership development activities, sit in on classes, spend two nights in a residence hall, try the food, have an admissions interview, visit Portland, and experience life at Lewis & Clark College firsthand.
For more information, visit the website: https://college.lclark.edu/offices/admissions/multicultural_recruitment/lead/
MIAMI UNIVERSITY OF OHIO: BRIDGES PROGRAM
Session I: October 30-31, 2016
Session II: November 6-7, 2016
Session III: November 13-14, 2016
Session IV: November 20-21, 2016
Miami University is proud to present the Bridges Program, an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors from historically underrepresented populations or who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Students representing different ethnic/racial, sexual orientation and gender identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
OBERLIN COLLEGE: MULTICULTURAL VISIT PROGRAM
October 27-29, 2016 (Deadline: September 29)
November 17-19, 2016 (Deadline: October 20)
December 1-3, 2016 (Deadline: November 3)
Program Details: Access Oberlin is a selective, all-expenses-paid visit program for high-achieving high school seniors. We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds such as Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic/Latino(a), or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. To support socio-economic diversity, the selection committee will also consider students from families with limited financial resources, regardless of cultural or racial background, as well as those who are among the first in their families to attend college (first-generation).
Visit http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/admissions/mvp/ to learn how you may be selected for an Oberlin visit or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PITZER COLLEGE: FALL DIVERSITY PROGRAM
October 27-29, 2016 (Deadline: September 12)
Program Details: As part of their commitment to diversity and intercultural understanding, Pitzer College will host a Fall Diversity Program. This program is designed specifically for high school seniors from underrepresented racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds from across the continental United States.
POMONA COLLEGE FALL WEEKEND
October 8-11, 2016 (Deadline: September 5)
The Fall Weekend at Pomona is an opportunity for prospective students from first-generation, low income, and/or underrepresented minority backgrounds starting their senior year of high school to visit the campus.
REED COLLEGE: DISCOVER REED FLY-IN PROGRAM
October 9-11, 2016 (Deadline: September 6)
Reed invites a highly qualified group of high school seniors from around the US to campus on ?October 9-11 for a three-day, two-night exploration of Reed and the City of Portland. Students stay in residence halls with current students and participate in Discover Reed, a program of classroom visits and student-professor engagement opportunities.
RENSSELAER STAR (Science, Technology, Arts at Rensselaer)
October 27-29, 2016 (Deadline: September 23)
Rensselaer invites academically talented seniors, who are young women or underrepresented minorities to participate in this 3 day experience.
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER: MULTICULTURAL VISIT PROGRAM
November 14-16, 2016 (Deadline: October 9)
Program Details: The Multicultural Visitation Program brings together high school seniors from diverse backgrounds and allows them to experience Rochester on a more personal level. Admission is a competitive process that will consider your academic and personal qualities. Travel assistance is available; be sure to apply on time in order to qualify.
For more information, visit the website: https://enrollment.rochester.edu/mvp/
SCRIPPS COLLEGE: DISCOVER SCRIPPS
October 9-10, 2016 (Deadline: September 7)
November 13-14, 2016 (Deadline: September 7)
Program Details: Discover Scripps is an opportunity for students from underrepresented backgrounds to explore the Scripps College campus over two days. Prospective students will engage with the on-campus community, spend the night in a residence hall, sit in on intensive and intimate classroom discussions, explore our co-curricular activities, get to know professors, staff, and current students, tour our beautiful campus, and discover all of the resources available for underrepresented students.
To find out more, visit the website: http://www.scrippscollege.edu/admission/visit/discoverscripps
SMITH COLLEGE: WOMEN OF DISTINCTION PROGRAM
October 14-16, 2016 (Deadline: September 14)
The Women of Distinction program for high school seniors highlights the opportunities at Smith College for African American, Asian American, Latina and Native American students. Participants in this three-day program will explore Smith College and determine whether it might be an appropriate college choice for them. Students will live in campus houses, experience the academic and social life at Smith and attend panels and workshops on student life and the college admission process. Click here for an application and more info: http://www.smith.edu/admission/wod/
ST. OLAF COLLEGE: THE FLY-IN VISIT PROGRAM
November 1-3, 2016 (Deadline: )
Program Details: The Fly-in Visit is a special opportunity for a select group of 25 high school seniors to visit St. Olaf College and explore the education, experiences, and resources we offer. We’ll fly you to Minneapolis-St. Paul, get you to and from the airport, and give you a chance to see what it’s like to be at St. Olaf.The Fly-in Visit program is free for all participants. St. Olaf College will provide transportation, meals on campus, and overnight accommodations with student hosts. Participants will need a small amount of personal spending money for snacks or other minor expenses in transit.
For more information, please visit the website: http://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/fly-in-visits/
SWARTHMORE COLLEGE: DISCOVER SWARTHMORE!
October 20-22, 2016
Discover Swarthmore! 2016 is Swarthmore College's all-expenses paid* overnight weekend program for Asian, Black, Latino/a, and Native American high school seniors
*The Admissions Office will cover all transportation, meal, and on-campus housing expenses for students invited to attend the program.
TRINITY COLLEGE: PREVIEW WEEKEND
November 13-14, 2016 (Deadline: October 12)
Trinity College is sponsoring PREVIEW WEEKEND, an overnight program designed to give seniors in high school an opportunity to explore both the academic and social aspects of the Trinity community, with a focus on the experiences of our students of color. Visiting students enjoy observing classes, meeting faculty and students, attending campus events, and interviewing with a member of our staff at one of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges.
TUFTS UNIVERSITY: VOICES OF TUFTS: THE DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCE
Engineering: October 20-21, 2016 (Deadline: October 6)
Arts and Sciences: October 27-28, 2016 (Deadline: October 6)
The Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, are overnight programs designed to expose high school seniors to the vast diversity that exists in our community. Participants have the opportunity to experience academic and social life by staying in a residential dorm with an undergraduate student, attending lectures from professors, eating in the dining halls, and watching a student-led showcase by several on-campus performance groups. Travel assistance is available for students for whom the trip would present a financial hardship. Find out more here: http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices
THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT: DISCOVERING UVM
October 23-25, 2016 (Deadline: October 7)
November 6-8, 2016 (Deadline: October 21)
This program, geared toward high school seniors from underrepresented groups, welcomes students from as close as Vermont to as far away as the Dominican Republic.
WELLESLEY COLLEGE: DISCOVER WELLESLEY
October 16-17, 2016 (Deadline: August 31)
Wellesley provides fully funded travel grants to select high school seniors (who wish to visit campus during this weekend. Applicants from underrepresented cultural backgrounds such as African American, Latina American, Native American, Asian American, and low-income students are encouraged to apply. Go to: www.wellesley.edu/Admission/falltravelgrant to apply.
WHITMAN COLLEGE: VISIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
October 13-15, 2016 (Deadline: September 16)
November 6-8, 2016 (Deadline: September 30)
Visiting students will experience life on our campus by staying with a student host in a residence hall, eating in our dining halls, visiting up to two classes, and meeting with an admission officer, coaches, faculty, staff and student leaders upon request. Students visiting during the Fall Visitors' Day program will also have an opportunity to attend information sessions about study abroad, athletics, and a variety of other academic and extra-curricular programs.
MULTICULTURAL SUMMER PROGRAMS
Dates and deadlines will be updated by January 2016
Cornell University – Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – PREFACE
University of California San Diego - COSMOS
Carleton College – Summer Academic Programs
Sewanee: The University of the South – The Bridge Program in Math and Science
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Connections
Calvin College – Entrada Scholars Program
Colorado School of the Mines – Summit
The University of Southern California – Summer @USC
Smithsonian Latino Center – Young Ambassadors Program
College Prep for Native Americans, Eskimos, and Hawaiians
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MITES
MIT Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science program
California Institute of Technology – Young Engineering and Science Scholars
Pamona College – Academy for Youth Success
Summer Search – Student Services in Various Cities
I’m First – Master List of Opportunities
University of Notre Dame – Summer Leadership Seminars
Andover Phillips Academy – Math and Science for Minority Students
Stanford School of Medicine – Summer Residential Program
Texas Tech University – Clark Scholars Summer Program
The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project
Children’s Hospital Oakland – Summer Research Institute
Clark University, Worcester, MA: Summer Science Program
Telluride Association Summer Program
Interamerican College of Physicians and Surgeons, Washington, DC: National Hispanic Youth Initiative (stipend and program-related expenses paid, full scholarships also available)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Women’s Technology Program
Michigan Technological University: Summer Youth Program
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: The National Space Club Scholars Program
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease’s (NIDDK): Short-term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ: Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America
QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship (providing scholarships to various summer programs)
Spelman College: Howard Hughes Biomedical Summer Science Program
Stanford University Linear Accelerator Center: Youth Opportunity Program
Stanford University, Stanford, CA: Asian Liver Center Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) on Asian and Pacific Islander Health (residential program)
Stanford University: Summer Residential Camps
Stanford University Center for Clinical Immunology: Stanford Institutes of Medical
Research (SIMR) Summer Internship Program
University of Houston: Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES)
University of Illinois: GEMS – Girls Engaged in Math and Science
University of Wyoming: Summer High School Institute
USDA Agricultural Research Service: Summer Internships and Research Apprenticeships
Index of Engineering Camps
Carnegie Mellon University: SAMS Minority Program
** Check out the “Summer Programs” link from the Main Counseling Homepage for other opportunities and programs