Educational Opportunities & Programs

Educational Opportunities and Programs


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



Cisco High School Summer Externship program for a 2nd year! 

The externship starts on July 8thfor 2 weeks. Last date to submit application is March 15th. Attached please find additional details. Please feel free to share the details with our customers as well.


Current junior or senior in high school (Class of 2019 or Class of 2020)

Minimum 3.5 GPA

2 letters of recommendation, resume, transcript, and video cover letter

Able to commute to and from theNYCcampus every day

We are also currently recruiting volunteers for this summer (job shadow hosts, mentors, and workshop leaders). This is a great way to give back to our communities and inspire the next generation of technology leaders. If interested, please complete thisVolunteer Interest Form. We will setup info sessions in May with more information.


TheGroupSummerScholars Research Program(GSSRP) is a 6-week, hands-on research experience aimed at attracting and developing talented students who are interested in pursuing an education in a STEM field. Upon entering the program students are divided into small research teams that are paired with a faculty mentor conducting authentic scientific research in Analytical Chemistry, Virtual Reality & Scientific Visualization, Microbiomes & Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Computational Mathematics and Modern Drug Discovery. Students learn how to conduct basic and applied researchduring this program and developa true appreciation of the scientific research process while contributing first hand to the acquisition of new scientific knowledge.The 2019GSSRPruns fromJuly 8 - August 15(Mon-Thurs) and applications are now being accepted. The application deadline isMarch 15th.For more information, you can visit our website


Montclair State Summer Journalism Workshop Information Session: Friday March 29, 2019 9 am School of Communication and Media. For More information please visit:www.montclairjournalism.comIf you would like to attend this eventplease click here.


VCU Arts Summer Intensive:

Three week Pre-College Summer Intensive residency programis an opportunity for high school students to immerse themselves in art. Students can select from the following majors:

2D Portfolio Development

2D/3D Portfolio Development

Comics, Graphic Novels and Sequential Storytelling

Creative Coding

Digital Filmmaking

Digital Photography

Fashion Design + Merchandising

Graphic Design

Interior Design


This eye-opening program will allow students to explore their interests, learn valuable skills, test out a potential college major, prepare for the college application process, make new friends, and have more than a little fun.The deadline to apply is March 29.


Outward Bound Summer Program: Take the ultimate challenge, as you and a select crew of students from communities across northern New Jersey embark on a 14 day Outward Bound expedition featuring backpacking, rock climbing and canoeing in and around the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This course is designed for rising sophomores that are looking to develop as leaders: young people who are eager to face new challenges and are open to discovering the lifelong benefits and perspectives that wilderness travel with Outward Bound offers.


Complete the online applicationincluding a personal intent essay and 2 letters of recommendation.

Submit $100 Application Fee – Fee will be refunded to applicants who are not accepted.

Application deadline: February 28, 2019

Please submit all applications

After we receive your materials, you will be contacted for a brief interview.


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 andJuly 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 atbrewer@lvc.eduregarding 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


College Pathways on Teens with Learning Differences taking place on the morning of Friday, April 12 in Manhattan. In this boutique setting, guidance counselors and parents will be able to glean information from a panel and then be able to interact directly with over 20 colleges from across the country who have specialized programs and supports for students with learning disabilities. We hope that someone from your team will be able to join. We also would appreciate it if you could pass this information along to parents who you think would be interested. Our goal is to empower people with information and help people make direct contacts with these schools. I have attached a flyer with additional information to this email. You can register and learn more 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. Alsopartner 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 emailbrandon@summerdiscovery.comfor more information.


 Try Engineering Summer Institute: July 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:

The ACLU Summer Advocacy Program (July 20-26) brings together high school students from across the United States to participate in a firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. During this week-long program in Washington, DC, students participate in electives and seminars led by lobbyists, community activists, lawyers, and ACLU experts to enhance their knowledge of civil liberties, social justice issues, and advocacy campaigns. The Close Up Foundation – a DC based civic education non-profit – partners with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning and small group discussion opportunities throughout the program. To read more about the program, please visit our website.


Application Process

The application can be found here.

Priority Decision applications are due by March 3 and Regular Decision applications are due by April 7.

Financial Aid is available (full and partial scholarships).

High school-aged students who are 15-18* years old are welcome to apply.*High school graduates are eligible to apply for the Advanced Advocacy Program.


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.

 NJIT Academy College Courses for High School Students: July 1-August 3, participants earn NJIT credit in small customized classes. Application deadline Monday, May 6, 2019. Click here to apply online.


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