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Pre-College & Summer Opportunities

U.S. Service Academy Nomination

If you are interested in going to any of the U.S. Service Academies, you may want to consider requesting a nomination from U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy. Applications are due at the beginning of November and are announced in the Spring.

A-HEC Summer Opportunity

This opportunity is for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in learning about health careers to gain hands-on experience. This program is offered in 21 parishes in North Louisiana and encompasses a 15-day summer program. Students may be eligible for community service hours (with prior approval) through this program as well as earn CPR certification. Applications are due each Spring.

Day with the Doctors

This is a one-day interactive program that provides Louisiana high school juniors and seniors with an opportunity to experience and observe a day's activities on a medical school campus at LSU Health Shreveport. Student participation is by invitation to those who have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applications are due in November of each year and the program runs in January or February.

LA Tech's M.A.S.H. (Medical Applications of Science for Health)

This is a two-week summer camp that introduces high school juniors and seniors to health careers. Students who complete this program may be eligible for college credit.

Study Abroad Rome & Ireland Program

Rising seniors may apply for this incredible international adventure to Rome, Italy or Ireland and earn college credit. Applications are due each January for the following summer.

Leadership Seminars

Rising seniors may apply for this 10-day residential program, which is fully funded by the University and includes travel expenses. This is a competitive program for students who have excelled academically and in areas of school and community leadership. Applications are due each January for the following summer.

Summer Scholars

Rising juniors and seniors can apply for this two-week residential program. Students apply for one of 22 courses of study, ranging from business, science, liberal arts, and social science. Applications are due each February for the following summer.

Brandeis Pre-College Summer Programs

Brandeis offers diverse programming for high school students that ranges from STEM, medicine, leadership, arts, activism, and much more. Students must be nominated for these opportunities. Please see Ms. Parnell before Christmas break for information.

Stephen F. Austin State University Pre-Law Academy

This annual academy is a week-long, and introduces high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to the exciting legal profession. Students must have two letters of recommendation to apply.

Washington University in St. Louis Summer Institute

Summer Institutes offer traditional undergraduate class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and small group activities. These programs do not offer high school or college credit, but offer a valuable academic and career experience.

John Hopkins University Humanities Overnight Program

This is a two-day event held each Spring that is tailored to high school juniors with a demonstrated interest in humanities, which includes archaeology, classics, English, German dn romance languages and literatures, history, history of art, history of science and technology, Near Eastern studies, philosophy, and writing. Students must be nominated for this program by early December of each year.

American College of Cardiology Young Scholars Program

Twenty students are selected each year to participate in a mentorship and growth in investigational research. All youth scholars will be paired with a mentor for one year.

Pratt Institute Pre-College Program

Each summer, hundreds of high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are welcomed to Pratt's Brooklyn campus for nearly a month to encounter life as an art and design college student. Pre-college students are immersed in their studio practice and actively participate in a rigorous schedule of classes Monday to Friday.

Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute in STEM

This institute offers middle and high school students the opportunity to explore science and engineering at Tulane University. The program is project-based curriculum designed around fun and engaging activities that foster the creative problem-solving skills needed for lifelong engagement with STEM fields.

Louisiana Boys State @ Northwestern State University

Louisiana Boys State (LABS) is the premier leadership development program for young men in the state of Louisiana. This opportunity is held each summer and is open to eligible high school juniors where students become part of the operation of local, county, and state government.

Louisiana Girls State @ Northwestern State University

This program is for high schools students who have completed their junior year and are interested in government and current events. This premier program develops leadership and pride, educates students about our system of government, and stimulates a desire to maintain our democratic government process.