The following is a list of college preparatory, internship and summer enrichment programs for high school students. Most programs take place in or around Los Angeles, though a few offer students the opportunity to travel to Sacramento or out-of-state. All programs listed provide either free tuition, stipends or financial assistance for low-income students. This guide lists a basic description of each program, along with eligibility requirements and application deadlines. You can follow the links to individual program websites for more information about each program.

In order to assist you with timely planning during the application process, programs are listed according to the month the application is due. It is best to start working on your application several months in advance, in order to give yourself enough time to prepare your application materials, and obtain letters of recommendation (if applicable). Please be sure to confirm the application deadline for any program you apply to on the individual program website.

This page is updated monthly, so be sure to check back regularly for upcoming opportunities.

Viterbi Volunteers
The USC Viterbi School is launching a program this fall to help our students get more active in serving our community. If you would like to have Viterbi Students volunteer for your organization, please click here to submit your information!
Find out about STEM events in the LA area:
City of STEM is an opportunity for L.A. to showcase a science, technology, and engineering ecosystem that is creating new opportunities every day and putting L.A. at the center of a global movement to envision tomorrow and build it today.
Learn all about the city of STEM and upcoming events.
DTLA Mini Maker Faire is BACK for the third time! Los Angeles is again joining a global network of Maker Faires to celebrate invention, creativity, craftsmanship, science, and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture with more diverse representations of all of the kinds of making in Los Angeles and beyond!
Proudly hosted by the Los Angeles Public Library, the DTLA Mini Maker Faire will take place at the gorgeous and historic Central Library in downtown Los Angeles (otherwise known as DTLA).
Mark your calendars, the 2023 DTLA Maker Faire is happening on April 1, 2023 at Central Library in beautiful downtown Los Angeles. Click here for more information.
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Applying to college is a complicated process, so the College Board created a program that guides you through it.
It doesn’t require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Starting this December, complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.
Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)
Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.
CSSI is not your average summer camp. It’s an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering and other closely related subjects.
Program will take place online July 11 – August 5, 2022. Students will be assigned to cohorts based on local U.S. time zones.

Teacher Advisor with Watson
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