Pratt Young Scholars

Pratt Young Scholars is a need-based, three-year scholarship providing instruction in art and design with college preparation to motivated high school students. This Scholarship covers three years of studio instruction, all art materials for courses taken, Summer Scholars courses in July, a year-round college access program including SAT preparation, and one-on-one guidance throughout the college application and financial aid processes. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about art and design, meet other students with similar interests, and prepare for college in a creative environment! If any students or their parents have questions, they are encouraged to call us at the number below. We will be pleased to answer their questions about the program.

CALENDAR: October to April, Wednesdays, 4:30–6:30 PM and Saturdays, 10 AM–1:30 PM ; Summer: Two weeks in July, Monday to Friday, 10 AM–4 PM


Tel: 718.636.3654 | Fax: 718.230.6876

Deadline March 2

Pre-college scholarship opportunity at Parsons School of Design

The Parsons Scholars program is a multi-year, need-based scholarship program for motivated New York City public school students interested in art and design study. Accepted students participate from 10th grade through 12th grade.

Parsons Scholars have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of studio subjects in the  Pre-College Academy and  Summer Intensive Studies programs, where they acquire skills and knowledge that will help them gain admission to and succeed in colleges of art and design.


For more information visit the Parsons Scholars website

Pre-college Summer Art Intensive 2018 – The Cooper Union

The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive accepts resident and non-resident students, ages 15-18, who will be living in New York City or surrounding areas this summer during the course of the program.

Students take drawing classes in addition to their chosen concentration.  All students attend a contemporary art seminar and creative writing workshop once a week, and visit major museums and gallery districts.

Students must submit their application and portfolio on-line by April 15th here.

Tuition and fees:

Application fee:  $29
Instruction, material, travel, book & museum fees: $2,700


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Juilliard Pre-College Program

The Juilliard Pre-College Division is a program for students of elementary through high school age who exhibit the talent, potential, and accomplishment to pursue a career in music.

The division offers a complete curriculum of music instruction that requires a considerable amount of time and commitment on the part of the students. Recognizing the importance of early development and discipline in the music field, the School provides an atmosphere where artistic gifts and technical skills can flourish.

The curriculum includes weekly lessons in the major field, chamber music, and classes in music theory and ear training. Additional electives are offered in areas such as composition, music history, conducting, and other specialized topics.  Students are given ample opportunities in solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts.

Juilliard’s proximity to leading Lincoln Center performing arts organizations such as the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center provides further enrichment to dedicated music students.


For more information, contact  (212) 799-5000, ext. 241 OR visit follow the link.


W.E.B DuBois Scholars Institute

The WEB DuBois Scholars Institute consists of various academies for Pre-Scholars, who are rising 8th and 9th graders, and Scholars, who are rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Pre-Scholars, rising 8th and 9th graders, participate in one of two academies, the Junior Achievers Academy (for rising 8th graders) or the Fellows Mentoring Academy (for rising 9th graders). These pre-scholars receive four weeks of instruction. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, with each class meeting every day for 75 minutes. Students are in class from 8:45am to 3:15pm.

Scholars, rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders, participate in one of five academies, including the Management and Business, Leadership, Engineering, Pre-Med/Neuroscience, or Talented Tenth Academy. These Scholars receive five weeks of instruction in university level courses. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, with each class meeting every other day for 120 minutes. Students are in class from 8:00am to 4:50pm.

Our curriculum structure is based on the philosophical assumption that self-knowledge, motivation, good skills, and an interest in the well-being of others are essential for effective leadership and academic success. For all seven academies, the courses emphasize time management, collaborative learning, critical thinking and problem solving. The important elements of effective leadership and community service are emphasized across the curriculum. The average class size is 12 students.

Fridays and weekends are reserved for field trips, test prep, leadership workshops and recreation.

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Accelerated Learning Academy:

The WEB DuBois Scholars Institute has created the Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA) to bring welcome and much-needed diversity to STEM studies and industries, especially for others who are underrepresented in these fields yet have a long history of achievement. The ALA provides an opportunity for high-achieving, forward-thinking 10th and 11th graders—students who will evolve into our next generation of engineers, software developers, mathematicians, architects, doctors and physicists—to explore STEM in new and exciting ways.

Led by industry experts and renowned professors from major medical and research institutions, the program features three tracks: Medical Science, Biomedical Engineering and Technology, and Applied Mathematics.  Students participate in career development and academic enrichment activities through a series of weekend workshops held throughout the school year on Princeton University’s campus. They will explore STEM through both in-classroom and “real world” opportunities, including group activities, workshops, hands-on demonstrations and real world applications.  Across our STEM curriculum, we focus on critical thinking and problem solving, skills that prepare students for life. Participating in this program will not only spark and further students’ interest in STEM careers, but will also enhance their profiles and college applications.

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Pre-College: NYC

Barnard College
Baruch College
Columbia University
Columbia Science Program (Apps due in March)
Fashion Institute of Technology:
Fordham University
New York University &
NYU Poly 
Pace University (Apps due by March 1)
Parsons School of Design
Pratt Institute
Sarah Lawrence
School of Visual Arts

Pre-College: Outside NYC

Boston University
Brown University
Carnegie Mellon University
Cornell University
Davidson College
Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP)
George Wahington University
Georgetown University
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
Marlboro College
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Stanford University
Summer Focus at UC Berkeley
Syracuse Summer College
Tufts Summer Study
UCLA Summer Discovery
University of Chicago Summer
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
Yale University

Pre-College: Medical

Brown University: So You Want to be a Doctor? (online)

Cornell University: Health & Medicine
Biological Research and the Health Professions (6 weeks) - Juniors, Seniors
Body, Mind and Health (3 weeks) - Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Johns Hopkins University: Discover Health

Standford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP)

Pre-College Programs with Scholarships

Pre-College Programs with Scholarships
Adapted from Summer Search

Academic Study Associates
Boston University Summer Term 
Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs
College Orientation Workshop
Concordia Language Villages
Cornell University Summer College
Cushing Academy 
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Emory University 
Economics for Leaders
The Hun School of Princeton 
Ithaca College Summer College 
Junior Statesmen Summer School
Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session
Ojai Valley School Summer Programs
Phillips Andover Academy Summer Session
Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School
Project SMART at UNH 
Rassias Language Programs Abroad
SEA Education Association
Skidmore College Pre-College Program 
Stanford Medical Youth Science Program
Summer Academy at Suffield
Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program
Summer Study Programs
Summer@Brown Pre-College Programs 
Super Camp
Syracuse University Summer College
Teton Science Schools
University of Delaware
University of Miami 
Washington Univeristy’s High School Summer Scholars

Pre-College: Arts

Parsons School of Design:
New York School of Interior Design:
School of Visual Arts:

Carnegie Mellon University:
Catholic University of America Architecture Program: 
Maine Photographic Workshops:
Maryland Institute College of Art:
Massachusetts College of Art:
Ringling College School of Art and Design:
Rhode Island School of Design (RISDI): 
Snow Farm Summer in Arts (crafts program):