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  • A Bridge to Academic Excellence

    SAT Prep and Tutoring Program
    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Application Due Date: Early Fall & Early Spring
    ​​​​​​​Website: Click here

    ​​​​​​​This program provides tutoring and mentoring for students who are having some difficulty with various subjects. ABAE offers tutoring in SAT Math, SAT Verbal, Algebra I and II, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English/Writing. ABAE's main focus is on tutoring, which takes place on most Saturdays at the UM School of Pharmacy.

  • UMD Ascent Program

    Grade: 12
    Application Due Date: Early Fall
    Website: Click here​​​​​​​

    ​​​​​​​This is a program sponsored by the University of Maryland to help select first-generation college students to navigate the complex world of college admissions. Over a series of sessions in the fall semester, selected students will receive sustained assistance through the staff in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This program provides educational, motivational, and practical tools to use.

  • MERIT Health Leadership Academy

    Grade: 10
    Priority Deadline: October
    ​​​​​​​Website: www.meritbaltimore.org/scholarapp​​​​​​​

    This comprehensive academic and career mentorship program provides paid summer internships in hospitals and laboratories, Saturday college prep classes, college admissions guidance, and longitudinal mentoring. 

  • Summer Academic Research Experience

    Grade: 9, 10
    ​​​​​​​Application Due Date: December
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    ​​​​​​​The Summer Academic Research Experience (SARE) seeks to develop exceptional high school students from the greater Baltimore area by introducing them to academic research with a secondary emphasis on STEM and health-related professions. SARE provides these scholars with a unique exposure to modern scientific research, combined with additional tutoring to fortify basic academic skills. 

  • Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program

    Requirement: Must be 15 years old by June 24
    Application Due Date: February
    ​​​​​​​Website: Click here

    This program provides Baltimore City Students the opportunity to complete an either-week long paid internship in one of various departments throughout the institution. The program promotes exposure to careers and workplace culture, while providing an educational experience that promotes mentoring and fosters personal responsibility, 


    Grade: 9
    Application Due Date: February 
    ​​​​​​​Application: Click here

    The MERIT-Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) is four Saturdays of medical skills training, career exposure, projects and service learning for high school freshman in Baltimore who are interested in health care or biomedical science careers. Participation in this program is highly recommended for students who would like to apply to MERIT in 10th grade.

  • Engineering Innovation Summer Program

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Application Deadline: February
    ​​​​​​​Website: ei.jhu.edu​​​​​​​

    Engineering innovation is an exciting college-level summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. Students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University credit. 

  • Law Links

    Grade: 10, 11
    Application Due Date: February
    ​​​​​​​Application: Click here

    Maryland Youth & the Law (MYLAW) has been teaching youth about the law and legal system, and helping to foster an appreciation for the American Judicial System. Law Links is a 7-week, paid summer internship that places students in law firms and law-related agencies. Interns work full-time, Monday through Friday. In addition to the on-site internship, students also participate in the Law & Leadership Institute.

  • BPI: Pay it Forward

    Grade: 10
    Application Due Date: February
    ​​​​​​​Website: www.bpi.edu/payitforward​​​​​​​

    This program provides internships in STEM and business related field for students. Several Pol students were placed this summer at notable companies such as: BG&E, Whiting Turner, CMR Engineering, EN Engineering, and the Baltimore City Health Department. 

  • Bezos Scholars Program

    Grade: 11
    Application Due Date: February 
    ​​​​​​​Website: bezosscholars.org

    Students attend the Aspen Ideas Festival and engage in year-long leadership development, in order to inspire and ignite action in their schools, communities, and beyond. Scholar teams are tasked with developing and executing their own community change project, known as a Local Ideas Festival. Students can address a diverse range of issues that meet an investigated, proven need for their community. 

  • Princeton Summer Journalism Program

    Grade: 11
    Application Due Date: February
    ​​​​​​​Website: psjp.princeton.edu

    This program offers a free, innovative residential journalism and college prep institute for high achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. Over ten days every summer, up to 40 students from across the country explore current events and world affairs through workshops and lectures led by Princeton professors, professional journalists, and alumni on campus. 

  • Henry Hall Program

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    ​​​​​​​Application Due Date: Apply now!
    ​​​​​​​Website: Click here

    This program provides exciting excursions and education and career opportunities for students interested in marine and environmental science. It also offers paid internships for college students and provides one-year $1,000 scholarships for studies in biology, engineering, environmental science, and aquatic science. 

  • YouthWorks

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Application Due Date: March 1
    ​​​​​​​Website: youthworks.oedworks.com​​​​​​​

    YouthWorks is Baltimore City's summer jobs program, offering thousands of youth ages 14-21 five-week job experiences with non-profit, government, and private-sector employers. 

  • AgDiscovery Summer Program

    Grade: 9, 10, 11
    Application Due Date: March 
    ​​​​​​​Website: Click here​​​​​​​ 

    AgDiscovery at Coppin State University is a two week educational summer outreach program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program offers a unique opportunity for students to explore agricultural sciences, and learn about careers in animal science, plant science, entomology, agricultural business, marketing, and food processing and production.

  • Actuarial Science Camp at Lebanon Valley College

    Grades: 11
    Application Due Date: Apply Now! 
    During the summer between students' junior and senior years, Lebanon Valley College offers a week-long intensive programs for rising seniors designed to help them decide if they're interested in actuarial careers. Students will live on campus in a residence hall with a Residence Assistance during the week of camp. 

  • AI4ALL

    Grade: Varies by Location
    Locations: Arizona State University, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Simon Fraser University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC San Franciso, UMD College Park

    ​​​​​​​Application: Click here

    ​​​​​​​AI4ALL is a rigorous summer education program that exposes students to artificial intelligence and computer science. Tuition varies by program, and extensive financial aid is available. 

  • Upward Bound @ Morgan

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Website: Click here​​​​​​​

    The mission of this program is to provide first generation, low-income high school students with access to postsecondary education as full participants. It is designed to enhance the academic and personal skills of students while preparing them while in high school for college admission, retention, and graduation. Students are provided opportunities to be exposed to cultural and career activities and experiences. 

  • Upward Bound @ Frostburg

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    ​​​​​​​Website: Click here

    Frostburg State University offers two programs, the Academic Year Program and the Summer Residential Program, to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in high school and afterwards in college. The Academic Year Program provide students with enriched classes, tutoring, and advising. The Summer Residential Program gives students firsthand experience of living on a college campus. 

  • Exelon STEM Innovation Leadership Academy

    Grade: 10 and 11 
    Application Due Date: April
    Website: Click here​​​​​​​

    A week long, residential leadership program at University of Maryland where young women learn about the energy industry in fun and interactive ways, including field trips, hands on activities, small group discussions with women leaders from across the region, leadership development training, and an energy challenge. Each participant will receive an iPad to use for Academy activities and to take home at the end of the week.

  • AP Summer Academy

    Grade: 9, 10, 11 (Youth Works Site)
    Application Due Date: April
    ​​​​​​​Application: Click here

    Students can get paid to develop AP skills by engaging and supporting their community of their peers. Students can choose 1 of 3 sections to assist with: AP English Language and Literature, AP U.S. Government, AP Capstone or other content areas (ex: math, science).