Summer and Pre-College Programs

21st Century Leaders


The 21st Century Leaders is a three-year leadership development program for high school students in the state of Georgia. Participants come from over 200 Georgia high schools and truly reflect the state’s diversity. Students hail from urban and rural settings and represent a range of religious, social, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Since 1991, more than 10,000 students have participated in the program. 97% enter college and 72% report taking leadership roles in their post- high school experiences.

Currently, 65% of the participants are minority students, 40% come from low-income families and 25% are moderately at-risk. By providing students the opportunity to interact and relate with peers from different backgrounds, 21st Century Leaders fosters an appreciation for diversity that is paramount for society.

Students develop leadership skills and build confidence through weeklong summer programs, national service day events and other core events during the year. Throughout the program, 21st Century Leaders gain the leadership skills needed to succeed in the collegiate and professional world.

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TASP Summer Programs for Juniors

A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college.

Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university scholars and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom.

Students attend TASPs because they want a personal and intellectual challenge. Telluride Association seeks students from all kinds of educational backgrounds who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and motivation, rather than prior knowledge of the seminar’s subject matter. TASPers participate solely for the pleasure and rewards of learning with other intelligent, highly motivated students of diverse backgrounds.  The TASP offers no grades or college credit.

  • The TASP seminar
  • The TASP community
  • Why apply for a TASP?
  • Telluride Association Summer Programs are Free

Telluride Association Summer Programs are free.

Housing, dining, and tuition expenses are covered by Telluride Association and the host institutions. Students pay only the costs of transportation and incidental expenses. Participants with demonstrated need may request financial aid to cover reasonable travel costs. We can also offer stipends of up to $500 to replace summer work earnings for students who would otherwise be unable to attend a summer program. It is the policy of Telluride Association that no student be barred from attending a TASP for financial reasons.

The programs are made possible in part by the bequest of Frank Monaghan in honor of Elmer M. “Johnny” Johnson and George Lincoln Burr. Johnny Johnson joined Telluride Association in 1915 and later served as Chancellor of Telluride Association from 1930-1960. George Burr was a Cornell librarian from 1890-1922 and variously a Cornell professor of ancient, medieval, and modern history. He lived at Telluride House as a faculty fellow from 1915-1938.

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Harvey Mudd College Fall Fast Program

Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST)

September and November

The Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST) programs offer high school seniors from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) an opportunity to experience Harvey Mudd College.

Participants of FAST will stay overnight in one of our residence halls, take a campus tour, sit in on classes, complete an interview with the Office of Admission, participate in a hands-on computer science workshop and much more. There will also be discussions on admission policies, financial aid opportunities, campus resources and the benefits of pursuing a technical degree at a liberal arts college.

The FAST Program is free to all participants and includes lodging, meals and travel accommodations (if applicable). Participants will also receive a fee waiver for a Harvey Mudd College freshman application. If you have questions about the program, you can contact Assistant Director of Admission Maureen Ruiz-Sundstrom at


Franklin & Marshall Collegiate Leadership Summit


The Collegiate Leadership Summit

Franklin & Marshall College invites high school students from diverse backgrounds with a strong history of leadership to campus to explore their leadership abilities as they transition to a college environment. The Collegiate Leadership Summit is a two-day program that provides selected delegates an opportunity to develop their leadership skills. Delegates will interact with members of the F&M community and experience life in a selective liberal arts environment as they participate in leadership oriented workshops, seminars, and group activities. Delegates will also demonstrate their leadership skills through an admission interview and group activities. The cost of travel and attendance is covered by the College.

The Collegiate Leadership Summit will occur twice in the fall semester for high school seniors.

*Nominations for both sessions of the Collegiate Leadership Summit will go live in May.


All candidates must be currently enrolled in high school, completing their senior year.

Nomination Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.3 in rigorous classes
  • Must be of a background underrepresented in higher education
  • Must have demonstrated leadership in his or her school or community

Nomination Process

Please nominate students using the CLS Nomination form.

*Once a student is nominated, they will receive the CLS application. Please know that a student must complete the application by the above deadline to be considered for the Collegiate Leadership Summit.


Please send an email to Brittany McClinton, Assistant Dean of Admission, or call (717) 358-7155.

Dartmouth Summer Bound

Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program

Summer Program

Explore the intersection of academics, engagement, and leadership at Dartmouth College.


The Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program takes place in July and is designed to provide high school seniors from historically underrepresented backgrounds and communities with an opportunity to preview college by immersion in student life at Dartmouth. Participants will live in a Dartmouth residence hall and will attend workshops on the admissions and financial aid processes. The program encompasses the academic dimensions of Dartmouth by providing access to classes and interaction with our faculty. Also, there will be ample time to enjoy meaningful conversation with current students and staff on how to weave academics, social engagement, and leadership into your college experience.


Admissions officers will walk you through our individualized review process and provide tips for completing college applications. You will have the chance to review real applications to the College as part of a mock admissions committee exercise. Admissions officers will be available to you throughout your stay to address individuals’ questions about the college application process.

In addition to attending regularly scheduled classes, you will attend sessions led by our featured faculty members. These offer a chance for you to hear a faculty member speak about how his or her work contributes to the themes of academics, social engagement, and leadership. Additionally, faculty will show the relevance of undergraduate classes and research to the great issues facing us in the world today.

You’ll have the opportunity to tour the campus, which will help you gain a general orientation of the Dartmouth campus and facilities, as well as specific areas of interest.

Need-based financial aid makes a Dartmouth education affordable for students. Our financial aid officers will provide an overview of the financial aid application process and address how special circumstances are taken into consideration. Admissions and financial aid staff will help you decipher the vocabulary of “full need,” “Early Decision,” “Regular Decision” and other terms that will empower you to make a smart financial choice while navigating the college process.

Throughout your time on campus you will connect with current Dartmouth students who will tell you about their college experience and provide answers to your questions about what campus life is really like.

Auburn University Veterinarian Camp

The Vet camp is for individuals entering grades 9-11 in the fall of 2017.

Camp participants will learn about veterinary medicine first-hand in classrooms, laboratories, and outdoor facilities that include Auburn’s raptor, equine, dairy, beef, and swine units. Students will learn about public health, food animals, wildlife, anatomy, imaging, and first aid, as well as gain valuable mentoring about veterinary science careers.

For more information on our world renowned Veterinary program, please visit our website at:

Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

The Federal Diversity Internship Initiative provides an amazing opportunity to intern within the Federal Government. Carefully consider this resource to help you determine whether it is the right choice for you. As a general note, the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative is not the best or only way to seek an internship with a federal agency. Further, if you attend a TWC-affiliated institution, you are likely to be better off applying for the D.C. General Program (option 1 in the application), through which you will be considered for all opportunities that match your experience and background.

Important Information for Applicants

  • Please read all details provided on the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative section of the website for information on this opportunity. This initiative differs from the Washington, D.C. Internship Program in many ways.
  • Internship opportunities through the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative are available during the fall, spring, and summer each year. The number and types of positions open vary by term, and you can be considered across multiple terms and years.
  • Given the uncertain nature of placement timelines, applicants may be notified of their status only if they have been offered an interview.
  • All supplemental materials should be submitted as soon as possible after applying. You must submit an official transcript to complete your application. You may be asked to submit an updated transcript and/or resume if you are being considered a semester or more beyond the time you initially submitted these items.

Placement Availability

The government often has internships* available with the following agencies:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • U.S. Department of Treasury
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • and others!

*Please note that internships may be regionally based.


The Washington Center facilitates placements for each semester and summer with as much notice as possible, but some applicants may be informed of an internship opportunity near or after previously listed start dates for their term of interest. Applicants are encouraged to inform TWC of changes in their availability for a given term.


If you have questions about applying to the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative that cannot be answered by the website, please feel free to contact Reid May at or 202-238-7702.

Disney Dreamers Academy

The Disney Dreamers Academy is a 4-day, power-packed event in which 100 select high school students, ages 13-19, are inspired, motivated and prepared to dream big. Disney Dreamers experience:

  • Inspirational guest speakers with immersive presentations
  • Career activities ranging from animation, journalism and entrepreneurship, to culinary arts and zoology

The Disney Dreamers Academy takes place at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. Conducted on stage and behind the scenes, the theme parks become vibrant “classrooms” where Dreamers imagine bright futures, make exciting discoveries and learn how to put their plans into action.

Dreamers are creative, eager to learn and dedicated to pursuing their dreams with passion. If you have what it takes and you are between the ages of 13-19, you live in the United States of America and you are enrolled in high school grades 9-12 when entering, apply here!

Disney seeks students with a winning combination of attributes that reflect strong character, positive attitude, and persistence to take advantage of opportunities.

Key Attributes:

  • Intellectually curious – Creative and quick-witted
  • Compassionate – Gives to others who need their assistance
  • Courageous – Overcomes obstacles, brave, spirited, survivor
  • Leader – The “go-to” person, pursues ideas with passion


  • Dreams about their future
  • Positive approach to life
  • Grateful and humble
  • Takes advantage of resources

Does this sound like someone you know? We’re looking for Dreamers for next year’s Disney Dreamers Academy, so they can get the tools to help make their dreams come true. Follow the Dreamers Academy on Facebook and Twitter for updates.


Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)


Accounting Career Awareness Program

The primary objective of Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) is to increase the understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups. ACAP began in 1980 when NABA recognized the need for a program that would direct African-Americans and other minorities towards the accounting and finance profession. Recognizing that preparation for a professional career begins in junior and senior high school, NABA designed a pilot program that would be informative, yet go beyond words.   The result was the development of an on-site, interactive enrichment program.

The ACAP program is a one-week residency program for high school students interested in a career in business. Held at a local college or university, the program introduces students to accounting, finance, economics and management through a focused, undergraduate-level program taught by college faculty and guest lecturers from business and government.  During the week, students have the opportunity to attend classes on careers in accounting and business, personal development and college preparation and tour college campuses, local companies, and CPA firms.  The program concludes with the students inviting their parent(s) or guardian(s) to a banquet in commemoration of their completion of the program at the end of the week.

Benefits of ACAP

There are educational and personal development benefits to attending the ACAP Program. Some of the benefits include:

  • Attend technical sessions to learn more about Accounting and Finance as a course of study
  • Meet and hear from a panel of Accounting and Finance professionals from metro Detroit accounting firms and corporations
  • Participate in corporate visits and network with corporate executives
  • Learn the requirements for becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the importance of having a CPA certification
  • Network, make new friends and develop personal skills in a real-life college setting
  • Join the ACAP Alumni Association to keep in contact with former ACAP students

ACAP Program Offerings

Today, NABA Chapters offer ACAP programs in more than twenty cities across the country.  Many of the 2016 programs are starting to accept applications, others are still in the process of building their 2016 program.  Here is a list of the Chapters that offered programs last year and/or programs that have already been confirmed for this year.  To learn more about a program, including program details, program contact information and how to apply, click on the links below.

Applications are currently being accepted.  Deadline to apply is April 15.
Applications are currently being accepted. Deadline to apply is June 15.

Through ACAP’s efforts, students have received educational enrichment experiences and practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting.

Contact us to receive an application, become a sponsor or learn more about the program.

Amount: Varies

Sponsor: NABA, Inc. Atlanta Chapter

Open Date: Dec 15
Close Date: Apr 08

Scholarship Overview

The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) – Atlanta Chapter will host the Accounting Career Awareness Program (“ACAP” or the “Program”) in June 2017. This free week long summer residency program provides minority high school students with an exciting opportunity to:

  • Reside on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia for 5 days and 4 nights;
  • Learn about diverse careers in Business Administration focusing on Accounting, and Finance;
  • Visit some of Atlanta’s top Fortune 500 companies to network with Accounting and Finance professionals;
  • Tour select colleges and universities in the Atlanta metropolitan area; and
  • Work with other high school students in a business case study competition.

Application and Selection Process

Students, who are currently in their sophomore, junior or senior year in high school with at least a 3.0 grade point average, may complete an application for ACAP. The completed application package includes:

  • The application
  • A current, official academic transcript – sent separately by the registrar or in an envelope sealed by the school official,
  • Two letters of recommendation—letters may be submitted by anyone who knows you well and able to attest to your character, leadership ability, commitment to community service, or academic achievement. This may include someone such as an employer, coach, high school guidance counselor, teacher, principal or mentor. It cannot be your mother, father or guardian, and
  • A brief statement of interest.

Students must complete the entire application package to be considered for ACAP. Incomplete applications will not be considered. There will be no follow-up communication to request information not received by the application deadline.

Select applicants will be invited to an in person interview in the Atlanta area on a date, time and location chosen by the ACAP Committee. Telephone or teleconference interviews are not permissible. The tentative interview date is Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Notifications, including interview details and rejections, will be communicated via electronic mail (e-mail). Please confirm the email addresses provided in the application are accurate and legible. Failure to respond to email correspondence within the requested timeframes will be considered forfeiture of interview time.

If selected to participate in the Program, each student and one parent/guardian must attend an orientation in the Atlanta area tentatively scheduled for the morning of Saturday, May 20, 2017. Students selected for ACAP must also attend the entire Program from check-in on the afternoon of Sunday, June 18 through the awards reception on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Additional rules and regulations will be provided to the students chosen to participate in the Program.

Please note that all mail is received at a PO Box, therefore please do not send application packages that require signature receipt.


Please email with any questions. The electronic version of this application is located on the NABA, Inc. Atlanta Chapter website (



Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Academy


Attention: 10th and 11th graders.

The Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Exposure Academy (MHSPEA) is a two-week entry-level residential academic enrichment program sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) Office for Health Equity & Inclusion (OHEI). The MHSPEA brings together highly motivated rising 10th and 11th grade high school students to gain exposure to the University Michigan and UMMS. Participants will take college prep courses taught by experts in the field such as: English, Chemistry, Biology, and Math, which are essential courses for a successful track to health professions.

Other courses participants will take include:  Introduction to College and ACT preparation. The MHSPEA features workshops on health disparities, health equity, introduction to research, and academic wellness.  In addition, students will take tours of the UMMS, UM Hospital and UM Central Campus.  During the two-week session, student leaders stay in the residence hall with participants and provide one-on-one and small group mentoring, academic coaching, and intellectual and social stimulation. Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Exposure Academy participants will be exposed to fun-filled evening events highlighting cultural diversity, self-development, and the arts.


The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion leads efforts, advises, and coordinates initiatives to enhance inclusion, increase the diversity, and promote equity within the University of Michigan Health System and UMMS. The Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Exposure Academy seeks to expose students who are underrepresented in medicine, are from medically under-served areas or have an interest in combating health disparities to health professions. Our goal is transform medicine by developing highly qualified students to become leaders in our educational, clinical and research programs.


Students must be in the 9th or 10th grade at the time of submitting their application.Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.This program is open toall students with an interest in medicine and health disparities.  OHEI particularly encourages applications from students that are from underrepresented minority groups in medicine. Applicants from rural and socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.

For more information contact:
Telephone: (734)764-8185
Fax: (734)615-4828