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CAP Summer Arts Program at California Institute of the Arts

Deadline: April 2016

CAPSA is a tuition-free, three-week intensive arts program that provides teens exposure to the studio environment and guidance in creating their own original works of art. Participants choose from programs in Acting, Animation, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Photography and the Visual Arts. They also have the opportunity to visit prominent L.A. arts institutions, attend talks with accomplished visiting artists, learn about college applications and financial aid programs, and exhibit or perform their work in an arts festival for family and friends.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled high school student (graduating seniors are eligible to apply)
  • Ages 15-18 by June 2016
  • Resident of Los Angeles County

APPLY: Applications for next summer’s CAPSA programs will be available beginning in 2016.Follow CAPSA on Facebook for updates about next year’s program.

Chicano Latino Sacramento Leadership Conference

Deadline: April 2016

Every year, the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) brings 120 high school students from around California to the Sacramento Leadership Conference, a week-long, intensive leadership program. Conference participants are housed on a university campus, and attend workshops and seminars to enhance leadership skills, academic preparedness, self-esteem and cultural awareness, and provide an understanding of state and local government. Participants also have the opportunity to meet with college recruiters and participate in mock hearings with legislators at the State Capitol. Housing, meals, program materials and transportation to and from the conference are provided at no cost to the participants or their families.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled sophomore or junior at a high school in California
  • Have not previously attended Sacramento Leadership Conference as a participant
  • Must be able to attend the entire, week-long program

APPLY: Applications for the 2016 Conference will be available starting in 2016 on the CLYLP website. Application requirements include background information, extracurricular activities, official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation and three essay questions. Essays written in Spanish are accepted.

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project Los Angeles Institute

Deadline: April 2016

Open to 50 students from Los Angeles County, this three-day institute is designed to develop leadership potential and increase knowledge of the region’s cultural and political landscape. Participants interact with education, business, political and community leaders and also have the opportunity to attend workshops on the college application process. Housing, meals and program materials are provided at no cost to the participants or their families.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Currently enrolled sophomore or junior at a high school in California
  • Resident of Los Angeles county
  • Have not previously attended CLYLP Los Angeles Institute or Sacramento Leadership Conference as a participant
  • Must be able to attend the entire, 3-day program

APPLY: Applications for the Summer 2016 Institute will be available starting in 2016 on the CLYLP website. Application requirements include background information, extracurricular activities, official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation and three essay questions. Essays written in Spanish are accepted.

Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program (Washington D.C.)

Deadline: April 2016

The Young Ambassadors Program is a national college preparatory and leadership program for graduating high school seniors in the U.S., which fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences and humanities. The program includes a week-long training seminar at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and a four-week internship in one of 19 cities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Students who complete the seminar and internship receive a $2,000 stipend. The program covers expenses for the training seminar, including meals, accommodations and round-trip travel to and from Washington, D.C.; however, participants are responsible for their own expenses for the duration of the internship. Internship placements are available in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school senior graduating in 2016
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with valid social security number at the time of application
  • Weighted cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university for the Fall of 2016 A

APPLY: Application information for next year’s program will be available on the website in 2016. Applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) Excellence in the arts, sciences or humanities; (2) Academic record; (3) Leadership experience; (4) Commitment to education; and (5) Service learning and engagement with the Latino community. Application includes transcript, letter of recommendation, two 500-word essays and a short video.

Summer Scholars Program at UCLA

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Summer Scholars Support provides financial aid to high school students enrolled in an academic course or pre-college Summer Institute through Summer Sessions at UCLA. You have the opportunity to enroll in a college-level course, earn college credit and study alongside UCLA students, or choose from a number of summer institutes specifically for high school students on subjects such as nanoscience, performing arts, mock trial, media design and more.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Registered and attending a high school in California
  • Continuing high school student in Fall 2015
  • Have not previously received Summer Scholars support
  • Be enrolled in an eligible academic course or pre-college Summer Institute at UCLA

APPLY: Complete Online Application Form. Applicants should also submit an official copy of your most recent high school transcript, a recommendation form and a recent copy of your parent/guardian’s W2s and 2015 Federal Income Tax Return (1040). Please note you must first be enrolled in a UCLA Summer Sessions Academic Course or pre-college Summer Institute in order to apply for financial aid through Summer Scholars. Enrollment requires a $150 non-refundable deposit.

UCLA Science Mathematics Achievement and Research Technology for Students (SMARTS)

Deadline: April 2016

SMARTS is a six-week summer college prep program sponsored by UCLA’s Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity, designed to engage traditionally underrepresented students in rigorous science, technology, engineering and math instruction and training. SMARTS participants take classes in math, SAT preparation, research, and college and career planning. Some students also participate in the Research Apprentice Program, where they conduct research projects in UCLA labs with graduate students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in 10th or 11th grade
  • Completing any of the following math classes by June 2016: Trigonometry or Math Analysis or Pre-Calculus, if taking Calculus (current 9th grade students who have completed one or more of these classes are also eligible to apply)
  • Students who attend schools within LAUSD or Inglewood Unified School District, and/or MESA participants receive priority consideration
  • Ability to commute daily to UCLA campus

APPLY: The 2016 SMARTS application will be available to download on the program website in February. Application includes essay, transcript and two teacher recommendations.