Educational Opportunities & Programs

Educational Opportunities and Programs


StudyNJ 4th Annual Instant Decision Day and College Fair will be on Friday, November 1st. from 10:00am to 12:30pm at Union County College, Cranford, NJ.


The West Point Experience: On Sunday, June 9th at 1:00PM at the Academic Center at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, One Medical Center Drive, Stratford, New Jersey 08084, the West Point Field Force will present a briefing on what benefits you will receive from West Point. Please bring your parents so they can learn about these opportunities too and help support you in this process.You are welcome to bring guests so long as space is available. PROVIDE RSVP TO:

The George Washington University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is excited to announce its annual Your GW overnight fly-in program Saturday, September 21-Monday, September 23, 2019! Your GW is an exciting opportunity for rising high school seniors with a passion and dedication to thriving in a diverse and inclusive college community.

Spend your weekend hosted by a current GW student in one of our residence halls and experience firsthand what it’s like to live, learn, and thrive here in Washington D.C. You’ll have the chance to build relationships with current students, staff, and faculty through conversations around social justice, equity, and inclusion. Not to mention, you’ll also have the opportunity to strengthen your college application with the GW Admissions staff!

Your GW starts on Saturday evening, September 21, and continues through Monday evening, September 23. Accepted students are expected to participate in the full duration of the program and will stay overnight in a GW residence hall with a student host from the Dean’s Council for Multicultural Recruitment.

How to Apply
To apply for the program, students must complete the following by August 16:

1. Go to the Your GW webpage and complete the application (available July 1)
2. Send a high school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable) to

All program applicants will be notified of their acceptance to “Your GW” by August 30.

Nationally recognized for elementary and secondary education, Montclair State University's faculty in the College of Education and Human Services has created an enrichment program in literacy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Program Dates: July 8 - August 1st, Monday through Thursday

NEW THIS YEAR! In addition to our traditional programs, we have created a selection of courses for students grades 8-12 to experience college level academics.

  • Pre-College Literacy + STEM + Social Justice (July 8-18th, 2 weeks, Monday - Thursday, 1- 5:30 p.m.)

  • Gaming, 3D Printing, and the Role of Technology to Learn through Play (July 22, Aug 1st, 2 weeks, Monday - Thursday, 1-5:30 p.m.)

  • College Writing for High Schoolers (4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday, 1- 5:30 p.m.)

  • SAT Practice (4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday, 1 - 5:30 p.m.)

Click here to register. Please feel free to contact us with any questions: 

Dr. Linda Wise, Director of the Literacy program,

Dr. Sumi Hagiwara, Director of the epiSTEMic Program,


Community Food Bank of New Jersey, 2019 Teen Leadership Institute: July 23rd & July 24th, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. A collaborative partnership between the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and America's Grow-A-Row to teacher life-changing leadership skills to high school students to make positive change within their communities. 

2019 Barnard Bound Application is now open!

Barnard Bound provides a taste of both Barnard College and New York City for promising young women who will be high school seniors in Fall 2019 and self-identify as students of color (which we define as individuals from Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latina, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, bi- and multi-racial backgrounds), especially those students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit. Due to limited funding, Barnard Bound is only open to students currently residing within the continential U.S. 

During this two day overnight program, students will have the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of New York City and Morningside Heights, while getting a full perspective of life as a potential Barnard student. Participants will stay overnight on campus with a current student host within the residence halls. They will also participate in workshops, panels and classes while getting a feel for student life and meeting current Barnard students, faculty and administrators.  Finally, students will learn important details about our admissions and financial aid processes.

Click here for Barnard Bound Application. Application Deadline is Monday June 17th at 5 pm.

Fairleigh Dickinson University's Mini Law School Experience for High School Students: Running July 23, 2019- Thursday July 25, 2019 (9:30 am - 2:00 pm) on FDU's Florham Campus. Will feature simulations, discussions, and interactive presentations. These sessions will give students (grades 9-12) a taste of both the first year law school curriculum and the skills and knowledge needed to compete successfully in a moot court exercise. This year's Mini Law School is being run by FDU faculty and undergraduates. The cost for registration and tuition is $229 due by June 15, 2019. Payments received after the June deadline with have an additional $50 late fee. The official cutoff for registration is July 16, 2019. Please click the flyer for more detail. Anyone interested in additional information can email Professor Madelyn Ferrans at or call the Department of Social Sciences and History at 973-443-8721. Click here for registration form.


Susquehanna University offers a number of pre-college summer programs. See their website for further information.

Pace University's Summer Scholars Institute is designed for highly motivated and talented high school juniors and seniors eager to experience what college can be like academically, intellectually, and socially. 

St. Lawrence University
 is offering a selection of week-long non-credit mini-courses, including: Crime Scene Anthropology, Astronomy: A Window to the Universe, and Hip-Hop Culture & Society. The full list is available at

In addition to the academic offerings, there will be afternoon co-curricular workshops to provide a glimpse into the St. Lawrence experience. These include:

  • The College Application Process (writing college essays, investigating what matters to you in a prospective college, developing an effective resume, and interview training) 

  • Information Security and Building Your Digital Brand

  • Exploration of College Athletics, Study Abroad Opportunities, Campus Organizations, Service, and Leadership

  • Success Skills in College (time management, study skills, reading for college, and health/stress management)   

More information is available at:

Early College Program at Montclair State University:Academically ambitious high school students have an exciting opportunity to complement high school study with Montclair State University coursework. Through this pre-college program, rising juniors and seniors earn transferable college credits, experience the rigors and expectations of college-level classes, learn alongside Montclair State University students and engage in courses taught by University professors on campus or online. Application Requirements Prospective Early College Program students must submit:

1. Completed online Early College Program Application
2.Official high school transcript with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
3. Personal statement – What are your academic goals and where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?
4. $25 non-refundable application fee
5. Optional– Letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher (non-relative)

Submit all materials to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Early College Program
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue, Dickson Hall
Montclair, NJ 07043 
For more information, contact Gregory Nasser at

Actuarial Science Summer Camps
 are week-long intensive programs for rising high school seniors designed to help them decide if they’re interested in actuarial careers. LVC has had a successful Actuarial Science Program for more than 40 years, and we’ve run this summer camp for more than three decades. Leveraging industry connections and alumni suggestions, we’ve forged an authentic experience that features interaction with actuaries and an introduction to relevant software and content.In the summer of 2019, we will have two one-week long camps:June 23—28, 2019 and July 7-12, 2019.During the week, students live on campus in a residence hall with Resident Assistants who are current LVC students. Students will eat their meals in the Allan W. Mund College Center. The camp fee is $950, and it covers all camp-related expenses, including room, board, and access to campus facilities. Please visit the links on the left panel and contact Patrick Brewer, director of Actuarial Science at regarding any camp questions. To apply to the summer camp, fill out the application form using the Apply button below. A letter of recommendation is also required. The letter should be no more than one page, and be from a high school teacher familiar with your work in mathematics. The letter of recommendation must be emailed to Dr. Patrick Brewer at

Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships
. Partnership with 14 Universities to manage summer pre-college and internship programs for high school students: UCLA, U Penn, CU Boulder, UT Austin, U of Michigan, U of Miami, Georgetown, UCSB, Pace, Emerson, Johns Hopkins, Cambridge U, City U of London, Yale-NUS. Also partner with various companies, spanning 25 different career fields in NYC, Boston, and London to provide high school students the chance to gain work experience through our internship program. Company placements are customized to the student’s preferences. Information about our five $2,000 Merit Scholarships is also available. Please email for more information.

Try Engineering Summer InstituteJuly 7-20 and July 21 - August 3. Summer engineering programs for high school students, where you'll explore various engineering fields, electrical, civil, mechanical, and aerospace. Meet working engineers and experience VIP tours of companies and centers. Learn new schools and engage in hands-on projects and explore how engineers solve real world problems. For more information, click here

The Boston Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for Summer 2019 STEM programs designed for high-achieving high school students. Participants engage in experimental research with faculty experts in cutting-edge areas of science. Programs are offered in fields that generate high demand STEM careers.Programs provide:

Hands-on, in-depth research experience that can be included in college admissions essays

Research skills that afford students an edge in obtaining internships and research positions

A platform to explore potential college majors and careers

An opportunity for students to demonstrate initiative, drive, and mastery of upper level STEM subject matter

Apply Now:

2019 Essex county prosecutor’s office summer youth internship program: The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host a summer internship program beginning on July 8, 2019 and concluding on August 9, 2019 to introduce high school juniors to careers in law, law enforcement and government.  For additional information visit under Community Programs.  You can contact Mrs. Nicole Graves-Watson, Community Justice Coordinator at (973) 621-4317 or

 for info. Click here for application.

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