Program Name Deadline Program Length and Costs Description

February 23, 2019

Dates: June 10-August 1, 2018

Costs: Free if you are selected. They select lower income students

Eligibility: All of the following requirements must be met (no exceptions): - Students must currently be juniors or seniors as of the spring of 2019 and must be in the graduating class of 2019 or 2020. - Students must also be 16 years old or older by the start of the program (June 10, 2019). - Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

This is an 8-week summer research internship program where students are mentored by a graduate student, post-doc or Faculty in one of the School of Medicine research labs. Applicants must be current juniors or seniors (as of spring 2019).

Application opens March 1, 2019 - Rolling Admissions

Dates: July 8 - August 2, 2019

Eligibility: Students must currently (at the time of registration) be in 9th-12th grade at the time of registration. Students must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a green card living in the U.S.

The Stanford Explore Lecture Series is an exploratory series covering the basic fundamentals and current research areas represented by the various research areas of the Stanford School of Medicine (Immunology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Medicine, Regenerative and Stem Cell Medicine, Cancer Biology, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics and Genetics).

April 1, 2019

Dates: July 7 - July 19, 2019

Costs: Around $351 per unit plus additional fees


  • Enrolled in grades 9 - 12 during Spring 2019
  • Strong science foundation in chemisty, physics, and biology

The Applications of Nanoscience course is designed for high school students with a background in chemistry to learn the basics of pursing a scientific research project. As a model students will explore a few important applications of nanoscience, learn the basics of reviewing existing scientific literature, and go through the process of proposing a research project in pursuit of new scientific data.

February 14, 2019

Dates: July 1- August 9, 2019

Costs: Click here


Juniors entering senior year who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Consider school grades, rigor of courses taken, standardized test scores, essays, and two recommendations.

For juniors only. Students who are passionate about the sciences and currently in their junior year of high school are invited to apply for the Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) program. Spend six weeks at BU conducting university laboratory research with some of the nation's brightest scientific minds, and advance your knowledge and skills in the sciences.

February 23, 2019

Dates: 8 Week Program

Cost: If selected, there are no costs

Eligibility: Must currently be juniors or seniors as of the spring of 2019 and must be in the graduating class of 2019 or 2020.

- Students must also be 16 years old or older by the start of the program (June 10, 2019).

- Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a green card in order to apply.

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.

February 27, 2019 and Rolling Admissions after this date

Dates: Varies depending on program

Costs: Click here

Eligibility: Varies depending on program

Discover the awesome course opportunities for high school students this summer at the University of Chicago. Within a supportive campus community, students from all over the globe are exposed to diverse ideas in classrooms taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In the classroom, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive more deeply into subject matter, and discuss questions that go beyond the realm of their high school curriculum.

March 16, 2019

Dates: June 23- August 3, 2019

Cost: $6500 for 6 week program

Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in high school and be rising juniors or rising seniors during the program summer.

The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphasis on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. Participants in the 2019 UC Davis Young Scholars Program will work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in state of the art laboratories for six weeks.

Until spaces are filled or April 1, 2019

Dates: June 30-July 12, 2019

Costs: $3,985


  • Be a current freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school (graduating in 2020, 2021, or 2022).
  • Have an academic average of B+ (3.3/4.0) or better.
  • As an international student, provide documentation of your ability to complete coursework in English (equivalent of a TOEFL score of 90).

How do we preserve the world for future generations? What can we do as individuals and as a society to minimize harmful effects on the environment? Students answer these questions and more as they examine the physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment and discover the ecological principles that are the basis of environmental science and sustainability. Students explore how environmental studies incorporate concepts from politics, social sciences, economics, ethics, and philosophy.

March 20, 2019

Dates: June 23- August 17, 2019

Costs: Click here

Eligibility: Students be at least 14 years of age on the program start date of June 23 (at least 16 years of age for certain research project placements) and currently enrolled in high school.

The Science Internship Program provides motivated, advanced students with a unique opportunity to work and learn at a premier research institution.

SIP is a summer-long (10 week) research internship program for high-school students in STEM fields. UCSC faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers provide one-on-one mentoring of these high-school interns. The research projects are real in that they are not made up just for the high-school students; instead students are inserted into existing research projects here at UCSC.

Three different deadlines. Click here for details.

Dates: Session 1: June 24-July 12, 2019

Session 2: July 15-August 2, 2019

Cost: $7,250

Eligibility: Grades 8-11 and ages 13-17

The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for academically talented students to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits and to meet other students who share their interests and abilities. Subject areas include arts and humanities, business, computer science, engineering legal studies, mathematics, social science, physical and biological science, and writing. The instructors are assisted by undergraduate and graduate student mentors who have expertise in the course subject areas.