Competitive Summer Programs

Did you know there are many competitive summer programs – hosted by colleges, universities, foundations and government offices – that provide an experience, professional development opportunities and a stipend?

These programs are often geared toward students with:

  • Specific interests, backgrounds, class years and courses of study
  • GPAs of 3.4 and above (these are highly selective)

It is important to read the details of each program noting the specific requirements and deadlines (many of which are in January and February). Most programs also require letters of recommendation, so be sure to give your professors advance notice.