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Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting, works with high-achieving high school students to help them get into America’s top colleges. He works with students one-on-one throughout high school to help them come up with and achieve their college goals. He provides support at all stages of the college process, such as essay writing, interview prep, finding summer programs and extracurriculars, and much more.
The Simons Summer Research Program at Stony Brook University gives academically talented, motivated high school students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research in science, math, or engineering at Stony Brook University. Simons Fellows work with distinguished faculty mentors, learn laboratory techniques and tools, become part of active research teams, and experience life at a research university.
Every summer, Smith College offers unique opportunities for high school girls who wish to pursue academic interests outside of the classroom. Their programs include Field Studies for Sustainable Futures, Hidden Lives: Discovering Women’s History, Summer Science and Engineering Program, Young Women’s Writing Workshop, as well as a college admission workshop. Students get to experience life on a college campus and meet motivated college-bound young women.
This 18-day course was designed to meet the special needs of campers who are both intellectually gifted and LD/ADD/ADHD (otherwise known as 2E students). This course addresses their desire to explore and interact with the environment around them and provides experiential and environmental learning opportunities not found in other courses. Campers will be encouraged to keep a journal of their entire experience, and will visit local museums, education centers, and local libraries.
Socially Gifted’s mission is to support the growth and development of gifted children through social events, community building, and providing research and speakers to families about social needs of gifted children. The aim is to support students, parents and families; other gifted and talented focussed organizations; K-12 educators and service staff; and the community at large.
The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism Education Association want to increase high school students’ knowledge and understanding of the importance of independent media to our lives. National winners of this essay contest receive scholarship awards. computing and IT.
Each year the Los Angeles Section of the Society of Women Engineers administers scholarships which are funded by donations from industry and individuals to support SWE student members in their study of engineering and to help alleviate the financial burden.
The Solar Car Challenge is the top project-based STEM Initiative helping motivate students in Science, Engineering, and Alternative Energy. The end product of each 15-month education cycle is the Solar Car Challenge: a closed-track event at the world famous Texas Motor Speedway, or a cross country event designed to give students an opportunity to show the country the product of their efforts.
Sound Formation offers several music education programs, including classes about the symbiosis between music and math, after school courses, summer programs, and one-time workshops. Founder and CEO Curtis Madigan is passionate about gifted education and has honed a novel approach to music education, which develops comprehensive music understanding, deeper inspiration, and more creativity.
Soundview School is a private school serving Pre-K through 8th grade students from north Seattle and throughout south Snohomish County. Soundview uses the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework for delivering an education that develops international mindedness in their students.
Southeastern Louisiana University offers many opportunities for high school students to earn college credits while they’re still in high school through their early admission program, gifted-talented youth programs, and dual enrollment program.
Spring Branch Academic Institute provides individualized instruction at the appropriate pace, depth and complexity needed by highly gifted students in a multi-aged setting. By creating a school-within-a-school for this specific population, SBISD is filling a great need for students in Spring Branch ISD.
Spring Break in France is an opportunity for eighth grade and high school honors students as well as interested adults to spend eight days learning about the history, culture, and people of France. This program, sponsored by The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University, is designed to provide participants with a carefully structured experience. Twenty-five qualified participants will be accompanied by the program director.
The Stamps Foundation offers a nationally-prestigious merit scholarship program and community that helps exceptional students become meaningful leaders throughout society. With its partner schools, seeks students who demonstrate academic merit, strong leadership potential, and exceptional character. Scholars receive annual awards that range from $69,000 to $5,000 (four-year awards total an average of $275,000 – $20,000) with additional funds for enrichment activities such as study abroad, academic conferences, and leadership training. The foundation welcomes and supports students from all backgrounds and areas of study. Financial need is not a consideration.
Stanford AI4ALL intends to increase diversity in the field of Artificial Intelligence by targeting students from a range of financial and cultural backgrounds. Our mission is to inspire tomorrow’s leaders to know, think and use Artificial Intelligence. We aim to educate students through this three-week residential program with a combination of lectures, hands-on research projects, field trips, and mentoring activities.
During Stanford University’s Summer Quarter, high school students from the United States and around the globe are invited to spend eight or nine weeks living and learning in the heart of Silicon Valley. Alongside visiting undergraduate and matriculated students, one will have an exclusive opportunity as a student in Stanford Summer Session’s High School Summer College program to earn credit and a Stanford University transcript at one of the most competitive universities in the world. Choose from more than 145 courses offered by 30 departments within the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering.
The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.
The Stanford Online High School (OHS) is an accredited, diploma-granting independent school serving students in grades 7 – 12. The OHS brings together academically talented and motivated students from around the world into a vibrant intellectual community with teachers who are passionate about their disciplines, accomplished in their fields, and above all, dedicated to teaching. Students can customize their school experience with a variety of enrollment options: full-time, part-time, or single-course. OHS offers online instruction which includes live, synchronous seminars on a college-style class schedule, encouraging independence, discipline, and strong time-management skills. Learn more by visiting their website.
In this 4-week program, CU Boulder faculty and graduate students act as mentors to highly motivated high school students interested in gaining real world laboratory experience. Each mentor works with 2 students, based on research interest.
STEM World offers eight exciting and educational STEM programs. All of the after-school classes, weekend workshops, and holiday/summer camps are filled with practical, hands-on activities, carefully chosen to be fun, relevant and engaging! Through a supportive learning environment, students are encouraged to try things out for themselves and learn from their mistakes, developing confidence, independence, and critical thinking skills. They also exercise their creativity and develop teamwork skills with activities and challenges designed to excite and inspire!
Stemanities is a national research competition for high school students that conduct research integrating the fields of STEM and humanities. They hope to encourage research that examines its chosen topic comprehensively by utilizing both of these fields to obtain a more in depth and nuanced perspective.
Sternberg Science Camps at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History have become a destination for top science students from across the country. Their elementary through high school sciences camps encourage excitement for the natural sciences using a variety of outdoor and classroom-based education methods to make science fun, exciting, and memorable. From dinosaurs to sunflowers, students will find a wide range of topics to engage their energy and curiosity!
Student Conservation Association (SCA) offers a tuition-free summer volunteer program for high school students, as well as 3-12-month expenses-paid internships for those 18 and older. SCA’s mission is to create the next generation of conservation leaders through active stewardship of the environment.
Student Introduction To Engineering (SITE) is a summer program hosted by The University of Alabama College of Engineering for rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.