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The Renzulli Creativity Program: Pathways to Excellence in Innovation

The Renzulli Creativity Program will be offered this summer at the University of Connecticut in Storrs from July 17th to August 6th. This exciting program gathers students aged 13 to 17 from across the globe to work together in interdisciplinary teams on stimulating projects.

The Renzulli Creativity Program prepares students for life-long academic and career success. The program focuses on developing advanced cognitive skills and a learning methodology, working to create the world’s next generation of confident problem solvers and leaders.

Obtain advanced learning skills that will be useful in all facets of life,make friends and connections from around the world, and experience university life in a secure environment.

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Discovery to Cure High School Internship

The Discovery to Cure High School Internship Program is designed for high school juniors at least 16 years of age, who will enter senior year in the fall following the program. Gil Mor, MD, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Director of the Discovery to Cure Translational Research Program, created the Internship in 2003 with the intention of exposing talented students from local high schools to Yale’s biomedical laboratories and encouraging careers in science and medicine.

Over the past 14 years the program has grown exponentially, mentoring hundreds of exceptional young women and men, not only from Connecticut, but also from throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America—the majority of whom have gone on to pursue careers in medicine and science.

Students accepted to the program must agree to fulfill all requirements of the Internship, including six full weeks of hands-on research in one of Yale’s biomedical laboratories working under the mentorship of a Principle Investigator and participating in a research project as directed by the PI, and attendance at all of the mandatory training sessions and activities. Students must also agree not to participate in any other programs or activities that will interfere with their full-time commitment to the Internship.

Applications open online on Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 31, 2017.

Application materials, which include a brief questionnaire, an essay question and a Confidential Teacher Evaluation are online.  Teachers may distribute applications to (up to) five selected students. A Confidential Teacher Evaluation must be submitted for every application.  If the teacher-contact is not the student’s teacher, that student’s teacher should complete the evaluation and return it to the contact.  Applications submitted without a Confidential Teacher Evaluation will not be considered.  We will accept up to five applications per school.  Schools should submit all of the Applications and Confidential Teacher Evaluations to Sherry Gray at in one email no later than Friday, March 31st, 5:00pm. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY, no hard copies will be accepted.

Questbridge — College Prep Scholars Program


  • Academically outstanding high school juniors
  • From families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four


  • Application opens in February (during junior year)
  • Submit free application and other materials by the March deadline

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions.

College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority are also selected as Finalists for the National College Match.  Being selected as a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that celebrates your achievements and gives you an early start in applying to college.

View the:  2017 Brochure  |  2017 Flyer


SSRI connects qualified high school students from the New Haven area with scientific research labs at Yale. We hope to provide high-quality research experiences to New Haven students in order to excite them about scientific investigation, to enable them to explore new scientific fields, and to increase their college preparedness. In doing so, we hope to foster long-term relationships between Yale laboratories and qualified high school students who are enthusiastic about furthering the laboratories’ research. The program also provides a framework for a mutually beneficial summer experience for both the students and labs. Yale undergraduate students supplement lab work for the high school interns with organized workshops and other mentorship activities. We also work to cultivate a sense of community among the students, organizing events to facilitate social interactions among the interns, as well as between the interns and their undergraduate, graduate, and professor mentors.

The program will run from Wednesday, June 28th until Friday, August 4th.

Eligibility- New Haven Public School students and New Haven parochial school students who  will be at least 16 years old by the first day of the program and have a GPA of at least 3.0.


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Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

What is the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program? We welcome 35-40 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton’s campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students’ travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend the program come from across the country. The program will enter its sixteenth summer in 2017. It will take place from August 4 to August 14.


Yale Center for Analytical Sciences Young Scholars

Who may attend?
9th – 12th graders who live within commuting distance to New Haven with a strong interest in math and science are welcome to apply.

When is it?
Monday through Friday, July 10 – July 21, 2017.
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where is it?
Yale Campus

Is there a cost?
No, it’s free!

How do I apply?
The application is online and will be open from February 1 – April 1, 2017.

Who is the contact?
Audrey Omar
Phone: 203-737-8324
E-mail: or

Pathways Summer Scholars Program

Pathways Summer Scholars is a free two-week summer science day program for 100 rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Yale Pathways students. Pathways Summer Scholars will have the opportunity to select from a variety of STEM workshops, collaboratively designed and taught by Yale faculty and graduate students. Summer 2016’s new workshop topics include, but are not limited to, green chemistry, web development and coding, neurobiology, consciousness, biochemistry, solar cell building, and more. Current Yale students serve as teaching assistants and mentors in the program. Rising Pathways seniors are also eligible to apply to the residential program, living in the Yale student dormitories, and taking part in college preparatory programming, in addition to attending STEM workshops during the day. For more information on Pathways to Science Summer Scholars Program and the application for Summer 2017 (due February 6th!), please go to: