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Summer Programs

Louisiana Tech University

Design Camp 
Learn about design, live on campus, and meet students like you! Taught by faculty and students from the School of Design, this program offers hands on experience in the fields of Art, Architecture, Graphic Design and Interior Design. It provides students with a window into what they can expect in these design disciplines and how they are taught in college.


Design Camp is for students who have completed at least their sophomore year in high school. It will take place July 12th through 17th, 2015. The program has a rolling admission and the total cost is $745, which includes room, board, materials, field trips, and course instruction. Space is limited so reserve your spot today! Register now through April 1, 2015:


Junior Volunteers
This program offers local teens a unique opportunity during the summer for community service and exploration of medical careers in an environment of commitment and responsibility. The annual Junior Volunteer program is for young adults age 14 through 17, who are sufficiently mature to be a part of the day-to-day activities of a busy health care provider.

Positions are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be completed and returned to the Volunteer office by the date specified. Those accepted will be required to attend an orientation session to begin the summer and will be expected to participate throughout the summer.

To request an application, contact Volunteer Services at (985) 230-6811.


Louisiana Lions Camp
The Louisiana Lions Camp is now accepting applications for summer staff positions including Junior Counselor, Senior Counselor, Activity Instructors and assistant. The camping season runs from June 9 through July 25. The Louisiana Lions Camp is a nonprofit organization owned and funded by the Lions Club of Louisiana. The camp is located in Leesville, LA. For more information, please visit  

Louisiana State University Summer Scholars (SS)

This program is an eight-week summer program that prepares high achieving under-represented minority students to make a successful transition from high school to college.  The program is only open for 2015 high school graduates who have applied and are eligible for enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College for Fall 2015.  Summer Scholars makes a lasting impression on all who attend, giving participants the opportunity to become adjusted to the academic, personal, and social challenges they may face as new freshmen.  The weekly meetings with campus faculty, staff and administrators give the participants a head start on the fall semester.  The participants are able to establish their own sense of community before they are joined by more than 5,500 of their fellow freshman classmates in the fall! 

There are tutoring sessions that teach learning strategies and exciting programs on leadership development.  The participants will be enrolled in 6 credit hours.  The enrichment trips include places, such as the Houston Museum of Natural ScienceTangipahoa African American Heritage Museum in Hammond, World War II Museum in New Orleans, STENNIS Space Museum, in Stennis Center, MS, and the Brooks Museum of Art and the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

The program awards SCHOLARSHIPS covering tuition, housing, and a meal plan

We invite you to visit Summer Scholars online at  Please share the application materials with your college-bound, minority high school seniors.




Complete applications must include all of the following from the student to be considered:

§  A completed Summer Scholars online application coversheet

§  A copy of high school transcripts, including ACT or SAT scores

§  Two letters of recommendation (at least one letter of recommendation should be from a high school representative)

§  A Personal Statement:  This should be autobiographical, and no more than one single-spaced typed page.  It should explain your reason for applying to the Summer Scholars program, as well as choosing LSU, and your course of study/career goals.

NOTE: Program participants will be required to cover some LSU fees and additional services, estimated to be $500.  Other expenses such as parking, books, and other incidental charges will be the responsibility of program participants.

 For more information, please contact me at or (225) 578-7465.

Stanford University

Summer Institutes
At Summer Institutes, students ages 14-17 will engage in 3-4 week intensive study single-subject courses with instructors and peers who share their talents, passions and interests. Coursework is tightly integrated with the social experience in academically themed houses. Courses in areas ranging from biotechnology to entrepreneurship and creative writing are customized to give students deep exposure and hands-on experience.

Summer College 
At Summer College, students from around the world ages 16-19 will choose from more than 125 college courses in 30 academic departments, earning undergraduate course credit and an official Stanford University transcript. Students in the residential and the commuting Summer College programs create their own course schedules and experience what life is like as undergraduate students at Stanford.

To learn more about both programs and their application process, visit:

Louisiana Youth Seminar
 LYS is a weeklong leadership camp held on the campus of Louisiana State University during the third week in July. During LYS, students go through a series of skill building exercises focused on leadership skills. Through a series of “hands on” experiences, they use their newly developed skills in a group setting to discover that leadership is not merely a matter of position or authority, but a matter of action. Students are encouraged to make a difference and to apply their knowledge and experience in their schools and communities. LYS is specifically designed for incoming high school juniors and seniors (and sophomores who are up for the challenge) who demonstrate leadership abilities in their schools and communities. If you would like to receive more information, please call the information line at (866) INFOLYS or send an e-mail to 

Air Force Academy
Summer Seminar at the United States Air Force Academy offers a unique opportunity to get the Academy experience first-hand. Specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year, Summer Seminar allows participants to see a realistic slice of cadet life. This fun yet demanding program will give you a solid understanding of the challenges and rewards of life as a cadet, as well as insights into what it means to serve as an officer in the United States Air Force. You will leave Summer Seminar more informed, prepared and motivated to excel! The registration fee for Summer Seminar is $300.00. This fee pays for your room and all meals, as well as workshop supplies and seminar “uniforms” and accessories. Visit