I googled the journalism thing, and its apparently for students of color, and it is sponsored by the asian american journalist association. Fine for some of us, but not so fine for others. I just wanted to let you guys know.
Later in the article it says that its open to all students, kind of different from what I saw earlier. This is weird, can anyone explain it?
^There is no race preference. The organization began in order to promote journalists of color--hence its name. However, their recent aims have shifted toward students and journalists of all races.
The camp will accept all students of all color. The 40 they choose often end up becoming a very diverse group.
Yeah, I applied to that camp (AAJA J camp) and I got rejected..little did I know how hard it is to get in. Do they base their applications off of GPA, or do they look for applicants who are ideally going to be juniors or seniors in the following school year?
Adding to the math list:
Canada/USA Mathcamp -- (personally I think it's more competitive, engaging, and fun than PROMYS) [url]www.mathcamp.org[/url]
SUMaC -- math.stanford.edu/sumac/
Does anyone know any good Business summer programs?
There's a good program at UPenn's Wharton School of Business (it's supposedly the top summer program for business), LEAD. Here's the link:
It's part of a greater program (still called LEAD) that's available at a variety of colleges. Here's the link to that:
what about the summer program at Columbia?
I'm taking advanced creative writing there and I heard it's supposed to be amazing.
The science and math classes are also supposed to be really good.
And even though it's a college program, it really is selective, because I know smart people that didn't get in...
CTY is pretty hot: check the list of where my friends are from there, bar none, in post 13 here: [url]http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=201062[/url]
Questbridge, although I dunno if they're still doing it - for low-income/minority students. At least they aren't doing it this year. The Leadership program is amazing; about 20 people (from over 1000 apps) get accepted per year, and you basically get $20000 (at Stanford and Harvard) of stuff but you pay nothing b/c it's funded by grants and donations. They help you write college essays, you take classes w/ Stanford/Harvard professors, help you score better on SAT, help set you up with community service programs, give you a mentor to help you throughout college, hook you up with colleges like Amherst, Williams, etc....Princeton also had a program this year, I believe, for ppl who were in this program to basically tempt them to go there...Almost everyone from that program has gone to an elite college, with the "least prestigious" being UC Berkeley. Stanford loves to take people from this program. I was a semifinalist, btw, although eventually rejected. Very intense application though - 3 essays and 2 recs.
I dunno where these figure in terms of rank/prestige in relation to the other programs, but I would add Boys/Girls State & Governor's Schools in your State.
yeah princeton has something like that too. low income/minority/at risk kids...
do you know what the princeton program is called by any chance?
Just to note...
Questbridge is NOT offered at Harvard anymore. It did away with the program a few years ago.
the princeton program i'm talking about is for locals
Academic Summer Programs
The most prestigious is definitely RSI, hands down. TASP is awesome too, but maybe not quite as prestigious and it doesn't have quite as many applicants. However, it all depends on what you're interested in. A program like TASP doesn't do much research and is not so indepth into science, so it's not quite as prestigious as RSI, but it's definitely the best in it's own category.
As for RSI, it offers the best environment for student researchers and many of it's participants do great at Intel and Siemens with their RSI projects (or the converse, they did great at RSI with their Intel/Siemens projects).
MOSP is the best camp for math students. It's not that hard to make the USAMO (I've made it twice, freshman and sophomore years - I'm a rising junior right now so I'll aim for another 2 years), however the USAMO itself is rigorous and to make the actual MOSP (not the freshman one) requires both a lot of skill and a lot of luck. A new math camp began this year by the same people who did MOSP for those who are not able to get into MOSP but want to experience olympiad-level math anyway. It's called AwesomeMath.
Other math summer camps: Math Camp for high school, Math Path for middle school, Ross, PROMY, etc.
I've also heard great things about the Young Scholars Program. It's a lot of fun and they give you good classes (perhaps boring at times) as well as a chance to work with undergraduates and their projects. Many participants of the Florida YSP went to MIT, Duke, Stanford, Cal Tech, etc.
Other fun and semi-prestigious camps include EPGY and Sumac at Stanford, CTY at JHU, etc.
Alternatives to summer camps:
1. Dual-enrolling at a local university
2. Enrolling in online credit-earning programs (i.e. - FLVS in florida)
3. Volunteer work
4. Competitions: ARML, Mu Alpha Theta, etc.
5. Working on your science projects
6. Lab Work
7. Work on your free throws
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