Opportunities for all Grades

UPDATED 5/3/17

College Fair
May 24, 2017 6-8 p.m.

Elmira Elks is hosting a FREE College Fair.  It is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 for 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.

IF you are a high school student, already a college student looking to transfer, or want to return to college, this is the event for you to attend!

This college fair is open to the entire Southern Tier community.   There will be representatives from two-year and four-year, public, and private colleges/career schools, as well as the U.S. Armed services.

Elmira Elks is located at 300 East Gray Street, Elmira, NY 14901

Questions:   Please contact cpcallas@hotmail.com or call 607-734-0765.

UPDATED 5/2/17

Time Traveler's 2017 Passport Program

Discover the amazing history and heritage in your own backyard this summer and have a chance to win an overnight history-themed getaway to Philadelphia, PA!

The 2017 Time Traveler's Passport Program offers twelve heritage sites in the Susquehanna River Valley where you are guaranteed to learn something about our region's history that we bet you didn't know! Visit at least five of the sites and you'll be entered to win the grand prize!

Passports are available at the participating sites and can be downloaded:

Dale/Engle/Walker "1793" House The Hotel Edison
Elias Church/Elias Center for the Performing Arts 
Fort Augusta and Hunter House Museum
Joseph Priestley House 
Museum Mifflinburg Buggy Museum
Milton Historic Downtown Walking Tour 
Muncy Historical Society
Packwood House Museum
Slifer House Museum
World of Little League® Museum and Official Store
*Passports not available at Post Offices

visit:  www.VisitCentralPA.org/2017Passport

UPDATED 3/24/27

     One Summer Week That Can Change Your Life!

The NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy Career Edge program offers high school students the opportunity to live and learn in the heart of New York City, the cultural and financial capital of the world.

One-week, professionally oriented intensive programs of study allow you to explore career options. Our courses immerse you in an industry and allow you to gain a comprehensive view of a career path that interests you. Group projects, guest lecturers, and field trips help to enrich the classroom experience. Each course culminates with the creation of a project that can be added to your college portfolio.

Enjoy the use of NYU facilities, while you take in all that NYC has to offer during the summer.

To apply, you must have successfully completed grades 9, 10, or 11, and must submit an application. In addition, you must submit an official high school transcript and a 250-word essay.

Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program Information

Application Deadlines
International Students: May 1, 2017
Domestic Residential Students: June 1, 2017
Domestic Commuter Students: July 1, 2017

: $1,995 per one-week course
Program Fee
: $100 per week
Dining Fee
(required for residential students): $166 per week (includes 10 meals and 30 dining dollars*)
Housing Fee (optional): $244 per week (live in an NYU dorm)

Program Contact
Phone: 212-998-7006
Email: sps.hsacademy@nyu.edu

UPDATED 3/23/17

UPMC Susquehanna
25th Annual Student Athletic Trainer Workshops

Basic Workshop
June 26-29, 9 am-3:30 pm
June 30, 9 am-2 pm

This workshop is designed for students entering 10th-12th grades who have demonstrated an interest in sports medicine and the profession of athletic training.

Advanced Workshop
June 26-28, 9 am-3:30 pm

This workshop is an in-depth workshop experience to the basic workshop and should only be taken after completing the basic course

Register online at UPMCSusquehanna.org/ATW

UPDATED 3/1/17

Alfred University Summer Programs
Creative Writing for High School Students
June 25-29, 2017

Each year Alfred University welcomes high school students to campus to take part in our popular Creative Writing Summer Program.   This program is for students who love to write and wish to hone their writing skills.   It also provides an opportunity for them to sample life on a college campus and meet others with similar interests.

Open to students entering grades 10,11,or 12 next fall.
Online application:  www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/writing.cfm
Applications due by May 1, 2017

Additional summer programs offered at Alfred University:
Art - "Portfolio Presentation for College Bound Artists - July 9-13, 2017
     Astronomy - July 16-20, 2017
     Ceramic & Glass Engineering - June 25-29, 2017
     Chemistry - "The Nature of Light" - June 25-29, 2017
     Computer - TBD check website
     Equestrian - English - July 9-14, 2017; Western - July 23-28, 2017
     Equine Business - July 16-20, 2017
     Robotics - June 25-29, 2017
     Swimming - July 9-14, 2017
     Theatre (our only two-week institute) July 2-14, 2017

For information for any of the above programs visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/hs.cfm

Cedar Crest College 15th Annual Forensic Science Symposium

On March 25th, 2017 fro 8:00-4:00 p.m. the Forensic Science Student Organization (FSSO) at Cedar Crest College will hold the 15th Annual Forensic Science Symposium.   The event, themed "Forensic Science in the Field," will showcase the application of forensic science in many disciplines.  

For high school students and their guest(s), admission is free and lunch will be provided.

Registration deadline is Monday, March 20th

Summer Pre-College Program at Adelphi University

There are plenty of reasons to choose Adelphi’s Pre-College Summer program.

Adelphi’s Pre-College program will immerse you in collegiate life. It prepares you for the next step in your educational journey. It tests your knowledge of specific subject areas relevant to your studies. It also provides you with opportunities to expand your horizons through cultural and academic excursions—creating memories that last a lifetime.

Adelphi University, named a Best Buy for 10 straight years by Fiske Guide to Colleges, offers a one or two-week summer Pre-College experience on our safe and beautiful Long Island campus next to New York City.

You will learn from our renowned faculty in our state-of-the-art facilities, live in our newest residence halls, dine in our cafeterias and eateries, and explore all that Long Island, and nearby New York City have to offer—all while enjoying a fun and worthwhile experience!


The 2017 Summer Pre-College program includes:

  • A residential experience* – Furnished bedroom suites with Internet access
  • Cultural immersion activities
  • The option to earn 3 transferable course credits
  • Access to Adelphi’s resources, including our state of the art Center for Recreation and Sports, computer labs and classrooms
  • Personalized attention from faculty, instructors, advisers and support staff
  • Round-the-clock staffing      
For more information, contact 516.877.3046 or visit precollege.adelphi.edu

Summer Discovery
Summer Programs for High School Students at Penn State

Penn State offers over 20 different enrichment classed in a wide range of subjects.   Take 2 Enrichment Classes or a full day institute of your choice.

Interested? summerdiscovery.com/Penn-State for tuition details and to apply today.

Questions?  Contact us.  PSU@summerdiscovery.com or 516-621-3939.

Wildlife Leadership Academy Seeks Motivated Students to become Youth Conservation Ambassadors


The Wildlife Leadership Academy has opened its exclusive Youth Conservation Ambassador nomination process to the public and is currently seeking referrals of motivated students ages 14 to 17 to become Certified Conservation Ambassadors. Nominations are now being accepted online at  www.wildlifeleadershipacademy.org/nominate. Letters will be sent to nominated students, with an invitation to apply to the 2017 program.


Nominated students should have demonstrated interest in wildlife and/or fisheries conservation. Accepted nominees will become certified Conservation Ambassadors through attending one of six 5-day residential summer field schools which will focus on white-tailed deer, bass, brook trout, ruffed grouse, turkey, and black bear. Students in each field school will gain extensive knowledge about wildlife/fisheries and conservation, leadership experience, and communication skills.


Applicants may be nominated by an adult who knows them well but is not a relative (teacher, school counselor, Envirothon advisor, employer, youth group leader, etc.).


As Conservation Ambassadors, students receive a letter of a recommendation for college applications; certification of community service work, and a certificate designating them as Conservation Ambassadors.  Students are also eligible to apply for three college credits through Cedar Crest College, return to the Academy tuition free the following year, compete for college scholarships, and join an Academy Alumni Network of 100+ wildlife, fisheries, and conservation professionals.


Academy Alumni and Conservation Ambassador Luke Benzinger of Westmoreland County describes his participation in the program as “life changing”.


He shared, “My whole life changed since attending the Wildlife Leadership Academy where I talked to so many knowledgeable adults who wanted to spend time with other teenagers that were there with me.  These adults opened my eyes to what I could do to teach everyone else in the world about the passion I have for the outdoors.”


The mission of the Wildlife Leadership Academy is to engage and empower high school age youth to become Conservation Ambassadors to ensure a sustained wildlife, fisheries and natural resource legacy for future generations. The Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations.


For more information, contact Program Coordinator, Katie Cassidy at kcassidy@wildlifeleadershipacademy.org or (570)939-5109.  You can also connect with the Academy online at www.wildlifeleadershipacademy.org or Facebook (facebook.com/wildlifeleadershipacademy).

Welcome to Summer College!

Applications are now open.

In Ithaca College's residential pre-college summer program, high school students experience college life and college-level courses while living in a safe environment.

The Summer College for High School Students has two program offerings, each with courses designed and reserved expressly for pre-college students.

ONE WEEK SESSION: June 25-30, 2017

THREE WEEK SESSION: July 2-21, 2017

Students love their classes, stay up late, and enjoy trips, picnics, movies, concerts, talent shows, and other events both planned and spontaneous. Most importantly, our summer college alumni report they were better prepared for a successful transition to college. And many students appreciate the opportunity to earn college credit in their academic courses.

Credits earned during the three-week summer college program are accepted at Ithaca College and normally transferable to other colleges. Students who attend the one-week session earn a certificate of completion.

We hope you'll be able to join us for a one-week or  three-week session (or both!) this summer and become part of our summer college community.

Contact the Office of Extended Studies at 607-274-3143 or summercollege@ithaca.edu for more information

UPDATED 1/26/17

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp at Lebanon Valley College  July 23-28, 2017
     The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.   Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics.  Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.
     For more information, or if you have questions about the camp, you can visit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website (http://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/) or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu.

UPDATED 1/6/17

Tri-County Rural Electric Youth Tour

Tri-County Rural Electric plans to sponsor six students from the co-op's service territory on an all-expenses-paid trip to the nation's capital this summer.
     If you are a high school junior who enjoys sight-seeing, history, politics and making new friends, then this trip may be for you.
     The selected students will have the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C. with a group of their peers from across the country during the 2017 Rural Electric Youth Tour, a six-day excursion that mixes fun and education.  The tour takes place June 11-16.  For more information and application, please stop in the Guidance Office.    Deadline:   February 17, 2017.

UPDATED 12/6/16



UPMC Susquehanna Health would like to introduce a new VolunTEEN program at The Green Home Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation.  Applications are currently being accepted for the VolunTEEN program with the first deadline being January 3, 2017.   A minimum commitment of 4 hours monthly is required in order to make a difference in the lives of others and to gain knowledge of the healthcare field.  this program is open to students 14 to 18 year olds and in 8th to 12th grade.
   For more information or questions, please contact Volunteer Services at 570-723-0191 or email fpreston@susquehannahealth.org.


UPDATED 11/7/16

WHEN:        THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016 9:00-10:00 A.M.

    Check out careers in health care.   There will be informational displays and healthcare professionals available to answer your questions.

UPDATED 11/4/16

Attention 7th through 12th Grade Student and Teachers!
    To help further financial literacy education among our students, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, in partnership with the Harrisburg School District, is conducting a State/Commonwealth-wide Financial literacy Contest entitled...
           "What Does Financial Literacy Mean to Me"
    This contest is for grades 7-12 in the Harrisburg School district, as well as any other school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.   Submissions can include a 2 minute short video, short essay, or poem on what financial literacy means to you.
           Submission deadline:  November 26, 2016
    Submissions are sent to:  Dr. Jay Leibowitz, Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
326 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Questions? Call Jay at 717.901.5163

Winners will be announced in April 2017 in time for "Financial Literacy Month" for Pennsylvania.

UPDATED 10/3/16


Would you like a culturally diverse summer educational experience?

Health Careers Scholars Academy

     Bring together current high school sophomores and juniors for four-week residential learning experiences each summer.

Check our our websites for more information:  www.hcsa.pitt.edu  or

Application deadline:  February 15, 2017

UPDATED 9/27/16

JFK 100 Centennial Celebration 1917-2017

     The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students in grades nine through twelve to honor the 100th anniversary of JFK's birth by participating in the 2017 Profile in Courage Essay Contest.
     In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who demonstrated political courage by risking their careers to do what was right for the nation.   The Profiles in Courage Essay Contest challenges U.S. high school students to write a new profile in courage.

     Special Awards
           First-place prize is increased to $20,000
           Second-place winner receives $1,000
           Five finalists receive $500 each
           Eighteen Centennial awards of $100 each

     Special Contest Topic
            Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S.
            elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of
            JFK's birth.

     For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at JFKLibrary.org/essaycontest     Deadline:  January 4, 2017

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