Summer Programs That Look Good on College Applications

<p>-RSI
-TASP</p>

<p>List more if you can, I'd like to check out the websites for next year.</p>

<p>MOSP is probably the best for math students.</p>

<p>MathCamps is an option if you can't get in in MoSP</p>

<p>-Sumac
-PROMYS
-Cornell Nanobiotech
-Summer Science Program
-HSHSP
-LEAD
-National Institute of Health</p>

<p>I'm not quite sure about prestige, however, those were all the programs that i really ReALLY wanted to do, but things just didn't work out.</p>

<p>-Research Science Institute (RSI)
-NASA Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP)
-Summer Science Program (SSP)
-Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)
-Women's Technology Program (WTP)
-Minority Introduction to Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Science (MITE2S)
-The Ross Program
-Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)
-Texas State University Honors Math Camp
-Canada/USA Mathcamp</p>

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MOSP is probably the best for math students.</p>

<p>MathCamps is an option if you can't get in in MoSP

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<p>Are you kidding me? MOSP is INCREDIBLY hard to get into (esp if you are a junior or senior). Not only would you have to qualify for the USAMO; you have to do very well on the USAMO (top 60 or so) to even qualify. Granted, the chances for freshmen and sophomores is higher for qualification into MOSP, but it's still hard nevertheless. Getting in basically says you're the top 60 of all math students in the nation. That's some prestige right there.</p>

<p>In fact, MOSP > RSI and TASP because it's so hard.</p>

<p>NASA SHARP no longer exists due to funding problems.</p>

<p>Meh. Depends. I've heard of people who turned down MOSP to go to RSI. That doesn't mean anything though, since RSI is a one-time thing. And they might not have been, well, * too * mathy.</p>

<p>The California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)
at the uc's i don't know if its prestigious, but they do have great financial aid</p>

<p>The list in post #4 is very good.</p>

<p>these are only math and science camps...</p>

<p>does anyone know of any good english/history/language ones?</p>

<p>I'm taking Advanced Creative Writing at Columbia this summer, and I heard it's supposed to be good...</p>

<p>NJ Governor's School (arts, science, engineering/technology, international studies, public issues, environment)</p>

<p>In addition to listing these programs, can people also add some background to them or put a link to web pages with information on them as well? It'd be a lot more helpful this way.</p>

<p>RSI: <a href="http://www.cee.org/rsi/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.cee.org/rsi/&lt;/a>
TASP & TASS: <a href="http://www.tellurideassociation.org/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.tellurideassociation.org/&lt;/a>
PROMYS: <a href="http://www.promys.org/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.promys.org/&lt;/a>
Cornell Nanobiotechnology Internship: <a href="http://www.nbtc.cornell.edu/mainstreetscience/hs_internship.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.nbtc.cornell.edu/mainstreetscience/hs_internship.html&lt;/a>
SSP (Summer Science Program): <a href="http://www.summerscience.org/home/index.php%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.summerscience.org/home/index.php&lt;/a>
HSHSP: <a href="http://www.msu.edu/%7Ehshsp/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.msu.edu/~hshsp/&lt;/a>
CCIS (yay!): <a href="http://ccis.stanford.edu/intern_program.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://ccis.stanford.edu/intern_program.html&lt;/a>
COSMOS (though not very prestigious in my opinion): <a href="http://www.ucop.edu/cosmos/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.ucop.edu/cosmos/&lt;/a>
MITES: <a href="http://web.mit.edu/mites/www/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://web.mit.edu/mites/www/&lt;/a>
YSP (Young Scholars Program): <a href="http://ysp.ucdavis.edu/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://ysp.ucdavis.edu/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>And for all those interested in a summer internship in science...
<a href="http://www.rit.edu/%7Egtfsbi/Symp/highschool.htm%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.rit.edu/~gtfsbi/Symp/highschool.htm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>You're welcome! ;D</p>

<p>You rock Yuxin!!!!:):)</p>

<p>For journalists, there's a week-long camp which is quite prestigious in the journalism realm called "J-Camp," which accepts 40 students max from 450-500ish applicants each year. </p>

<p>Everything is free, including coverage for airfare. This years' is held at NYU I think.</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>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?</p>

<p>^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. </p>

<p>The camp will accept all students of all color. The 40 they choose often end up becoming a very diverse group.</p>

<p>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?</p>

<p>Adding to the math list:</p>

<p>Canada/USA Mathcamp -- (personally I think it's more competitive, engaging, and fun than PROMYS) <a href="http://www.mathcamp.org%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.mathcamp.org&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>SUMaC -- math.stanford.edu/sumac/</p>

<p>Does anyone know any good Business summer programs?</p>