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Summer Academy, Essay and Art Contest

Duke Summer Session’s enriching summer opportunities for high school students. 

Dear Students,

At Duke Summer Session for High School Students , we believe that intellectual curiosity is a virtue that should be pursued relentlessly.  Each summer we provide high school students with the opportunity to engage more deeply with an academic topic than ever before.  Whether you are interested in becoming a Global Executive, Entrepreneur or Researcher, combating cyber-attacks, defending human rights, or predicting the future through mathematical modeling, our three-week Summer Academy courses are the opportunity of a lifetime!
 
Our one-week Accelerated STEM Academy will provide you a “behind-the-scenes” look at the research happening at Duke, give you a chance to do your own laboratory activities, and learn from renowned faculty from Duke’s School of Medicine!
 
Courses fill quickly, so apply online today and take a powerful step towards pursuing your intellectual passion and honing your global citizenship skills, while living and learning with students from around the world!
 
Improve your college application and go to college while still in high school!
 
At Duke Summer Session, we are committed to providing high school students with the opportunity to be a college student over the summer at one of the world’s premier universities.  By attending our Summer College program, you will not only have the authentic college experience of living in Duke University’s dorms and taking credit-bearing classes alongside undergraduate students, but also the opportunity to accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke instructor and transcript from Duke University – two substantive indicators that you have what it takes to thrive in an elite academic setting. 
 
Courses fill up quickly, so apply online today:
 
Application for US Students
Application for International Students

Or earn a certificate in one of our shorter programs: Summer Academy or our Accelerated STEM Academy !

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The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is hosting a Conservation Camp for incoming 6th to 8th graders during Spring Break on Wednesday, March 20 and Friday, March 22

Paint Hughes County Blue Poster and Essay Contest

Poster contest for students 11th grade and under. Use standard 28x22 Poster board Poster should be about  Stop Child Abuse Now

Essay contest open to seniors Essay must be at least 300 words in length awards are $500, $250, $150 

Deadline April 5th 

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2019 Computer Forensics Summer Academy for Girls Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Who: Incoming 10th-11th grade female students are strongly encouraged to apply. When: June 1 – 10, 2019 (This is a two-week hybrid program. See below.) Where: University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) Program Description The NSF-funded Computer Forensics (CF) Summer Academy, an innovative experiential learning program for high school students using simulation technology, is a two-week hybrid (in-person and on-line) program for high school students to explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Week one is a five-day resident academy at the University of Central Oklahoma. Participants will be provided with career-exploration and job-shadowing venues including site visits at Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Edmond Police. Hands-on activities include the investigation of crime scenes, blood testing, fingerprinting, DNA database, analytics, simulation, and virtual reality.

Week two is an online course for students to further their CSI knowledge. Students will be immersed in virtual crime scenes using avatars. They will be provided with opportunities to learn and interact with law enforcement professionals (e.g. FBI), and cyber security experts (e.g. IBM).

College Experience CF participants will be exposed to life on a college campus and work in teams. Daily activities are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, with an hour break at noon for lunch. Evening activities are from 6 to 8 pm.

Costs & Compliance The academy is free as it is funded by the National Science Foundation. Selected participants will be provided with housing, meals, and learning materials. Participants will receive a stipend of $150 after attending all in-person academy activities for week1 and completing the online course with a passing grade for week2.

Online Application Process & Criteria Online application will be available on November 1, 2018 and close on March 1, 2019. Click here to apply. Each applicant must complete the following:

(1) Submit an application – click here for the online student application

Copy and paste the following URL link in any browser if “click here” does not work https://uco.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_50itpY2aduvic6x

(2) Submit a personal statement – Click here to access the online personal statement. Enter why

you are applying for the program, your personal STEM interests, and education/career goals. Copy and paste the following URL link in any browser if “click here” does not work https://uco.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_50itpY2aduvic6x

(3) For teacher recommendation, see p.2 of this document and print the form and give it to your

science or technology teacher. (4) Mail in a copy of your transcript and the completed recommendation by a STEM teacher.

Any questions please email Dr. Linda Mason or Dr. Cheng at jchengnsf@gmail.com

SUMMER FORENSIC SCIENCE CAMP FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

JUNE 1-10

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 28!

Beacon College's Summer for Success

Girls (grades 10-11 next year) apply here by January 30: http://business.uco.edu/computer-forensics-summer-academy/apply.html

Teachers apply here by January 30: http://business.uco.edu/computer-forensics-summer-academy/teachers.html

 

Want to solve crimes using forensic science? This is the experience for you! All expenses are paid and you can earn a little money, too. Each student participant will be paid. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Camp is held at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Apply NOW!

 
Summer in Washington D.C. -GW Pre- college 2019 Open to ages 14-18 for more informtion go to   GO.GWU.EDU/PRECOLLEGE
At Duke Summer Session, we are determined not only to inform you about it, but to transform you into one who envisions, shapes, and delivers the incredible possibilities of tomorrow.  It is for this reason that we are thrilled to offer the following life-changing programs this summer:
 
Summer College – Take a credit-bearing Duke University course during this four-week program and experience the life of a Duke student.
 
Summer Academy – Choose from any of our transformative three-week certificate courses and become a leader in an ever-changing tomorrow.
 
Accelerated STEM Academy – Experience the life of an elite researcher by touring Duke’s premier research facilities, participating in a variety of hands-on labs, and engaging with Duke faculty members during this one-week program.
 
Apply online today on each program’s homepage, as spots fill quickly!

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies summer program with your top students as they make plans for Summer 2019. Please direct students to our website to learn more about our diverse program offerings.
Learn More About Our Summer Programs

We offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.

Deadlines for our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.

  • Stanford Summer Arts Institute students in grades 8–11 come together for a three-week intensive interdisciplinary arts program offering academically rigorous, hands-on courses in art, visual design, and music.
  • Stanford Summer Humanities Institute students in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students in grades 8–11 to engage in single-subject intensive study selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
  • Stanford AI4ALL invites young women in grade 9 to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals.
  • Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.
Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here: https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs.

2018-19 U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program

Deadline: September 28

The members of the U.S. Senate and the directors of the Hearst Foundations have announced the annual U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program.

 

Two student leaders from each state will spend a week in Washington witnessing their federal government in action. Delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials for the Departments of State and Defense and others. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, Pentagon and various Smithsonian museums.

USSYP Logo

OSDE coordinates and implements the USSYP annually. Two Oklahoma high school students will win a one-week, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the week of March 2-9, 2019, and a $10,000 college scholarship.

 

The competition is limited to juniors and seniors who are currently serving in any of the following student government offices:

  1. Student body president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer
  2. Class president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer
  3. Student council representative
  4. National Honor Society officer (including discipline-based honor societies such as the National English and Social Studies Honor Societies that include service components)
  5. Student representative elected or appointed to a district, regional or state-level civic or educational organization

Each student must be a permanent resident of the United States and currently enrolled in a public or private secondary school located in the state in which either one of his or her parents or guardians legally resides.

The only requirement for accepting the scholarship is that students must, within two years after high school graduation, enroll at an accredited United States college or university, pledging to include courses in government or related subjects in their undergraduate program

 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. • Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. • Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of Students! Win cash prizes! Oklahoma’s 2018 First Amendment Essay Contest Oklahoma high school students—grades 9 to 12—are invited to enter the 2018 Zach Taylor First Amendment Essay Contest, sponsored by Freedom of Information Oklahoma. For the essay, pick one of the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment (speech, press, religion, assembly, or government petition) and write about its importance to our way of life. Students are encouraged to do factual research on the topic, but to write creatively and personally, rather than write a report. Entries should be about 500 words, typed, double-space. Each entry must include the following: Student’s name Name of student’s school Name of student’s teacher Name of student’s principal Student’s mailing address Contact phone number Student’s personal e-mail address (if student has one) Cash prizes will be awarded to winning essays. First prize is $300, second place will receive $200, and third place will win $100. Seven students will receive honorable mentions and iTunes® gift certificates. Cash prizes will be awarded on November 14 at the 2018 First Amendment Congress at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. All entries must be received by October 24. E-mail entries to: Bill Young, Public Information Manager Oklahoma Department of Libraries Bill.Young @ libraries.ok.gov Sharing a Google Doc? Give permission to youngbill57@gmail.com Contest deadline October 24 2018 Questions about the contest? Please contact Bill Young at (405) 522–3562
Students! Win cash prizes! Oklahoma’s 2018 First Amendment Essay Contest Oklahoma high school students—grades 9 to 12—are invited to enter the 2018 Zach Taylor First Amendment Essay Contest, sponsored by Freedom of Information Oklahoma. For the essay, pick one of the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment (speech, press, religion, assembly, or government petition) and write about its importance to our way of life. Students are encouraged to do factual research on the topic, but to write creatively and personally, rather than write a report. Entries should be about 500 words, typed, double-space. Each entry must include the following: Student’s name Name of student’s school Name of student’s teacher Name of student’s principal Student’s mailing address Contact phone number Student’s personal e-mail address (if student has one) Cash prizes will be awarded to winning essays. First prize is $300, second place will receive $200, and third place will win $100. Seven students will receive honorable mentions and iTunes® gift certificates. Cash prizes will be awarded on November 14 at the 2018 First Amendment Congress at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.