For Students


Read on for opportunities for your child to rack up those volunteer hours, snag scholarships and gain valuable high school experience.

We’ve grouped them by type in order to help you find what you’re looking for!

Summer Programs – Arts-related

Summer Programs – CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Summer Programs – STEM-related

Academic and Social Engagement /Year-round programs/internships

Free resources

FOR PARENTS – SAVE THE DATE! Class Size Matters will be holding our annual Parent Action Conference, co-sponsored with NYC Kids PAC and CEC District 2, on Saturday, March 9 at the Peck Slip School, in downtown Manhattan. We will be developing our Action Agenda for this year. To reserve your ticket now, or for info on the panels and workshops that will be offered, click here. In the afternoon, we will show the film Tested, which follows a group of NYC students preparing to take the SHSAT, the specialized HS exam.

Youth Reporting re: Environmental Stewardship
Opportunities to report about the role of rain barrels in environmental stewardship.
Our company provides the free rain barrels that NYC distributes to local residents every year as part of their stormwater management plan.
Contact: Leah Pomerantz, MSW and
646-284-5419 direct line/cell
844-4-BARREL (844-422-7735) x700 toll free


This is the list from the Art Department section in the Weekly Bulletin: Check list here:

Deadline: March 1, 2019
This program offers 15 high school students an opportunity to attend the College’s Precollege Automotive Design summer camp at no cost. The College’s Automotive Design Camp is taught by CCS faculty and works closely designers at GM, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler. THEME: This year, CCS is asking students to envision what will they be driving in 2045. Will cars be autonomous? Will they change radically in shape or form? Will they be green? These and any other ideas are open to students to interpretation. The three-week camp earns each student three college credits and provides an up-close, hands on view of the automotive design industry. All students entering the contest will have their work reviewed by industry professionals, but only 15 will be offered a scholarship that will cover the cost of attending the camp, travel to the camp, housing, food and materials. Apply here:

(Applications are now being accepted)

Founded in 1970, the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) is a highly-competitive summer arts residential program funded by the New York State Education Department and student tuition. The four week, pre-professional summer curriculum includes individual and group instruction designed to help each student explore and develop their talents in ballet, choral studies, modern dance, visual arts, media arts, orchestral studies, or theatre. Students live in a college dorm and take classes from performing and visual artists for 6-12 hours a day, six days a week in their area of concentration.

Reel Works Productions is a youth-run production company specializing in high quality, low-cost media for real clients — while training tomorrow’s storytellers. Led by award-winning young filmmakers under the guidance of professional filmmaker-mentors, Reel Works Productions has created original documentaries, educational shorts, corporate media and fundraising videos. Recent clients include American Express, Microsoft, WNET Thirteen, Time Warner, Hasbro and many NYC nonprofits.

To become a youth producer, you must be a graduate of The Lab or comparable filmmaking program and be fluent in Premier Pro and video production. Applicants may be asked to submit samples of their work and references. Youth Producers are selected for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.

Contact Reel Works Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Stephanie Williams at or call (718) 768-9000, to find out about when and how to apply to become a Reel Works Youth Producer.   Click here for more information.


The New York County District Attorney’s High School Internship Program
Application Deadline: March 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM
The New York County District Attorney’s High School Internship Program is a rigorous internship that provides students with an insider’s view of the criminal justice system. Each intern is assigned to a unit within the Office and helps Assistant District Attorneys and other staff members with their work. Interns also attend presentations and trips and participate in a mock trial competition.

Interns receive a $175 weekly stipend.


· Applicants must live in Manhattan or attend school in Manhattan (no exceptions will be made)
· Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school at the time they apply (current freshmen may not apply)
· Applicants must commit to attending the entire program from July 8, 2019 through August 9, 2019, Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (students will not be permitted to start after July 8 or leave before August 9)
Application Requirements

Applicants will be required to attach the following:

· A one-page resume
· A 300-word essay discussing why you want to intern at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office or describing your interest in criminal justice
· A letter of recommendation – may be uploaded by the student or emailed by the recommender to

Application Deadline: March 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Apply here:

Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Accepting Applications
For High School Summer Interns

Application Deadline: March 25, 2019

Internship Will Give Students an Opportunity to Learn About the Criminal Justice System

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced the launch of the application process for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in participating in the summer internship program. The five-week paid internship is open to students who live and/or attend high school in Brooklyn, and are interested in learning about the different careers and responsibilities within the criminal justice system. The internship runs from July 8 to August 9, 2019.
District Attorney Gonzalez said, “We are delighted to welcome the next class of high school interns interested in learning about the criminal justice system. Our goal every year is to provide the students with an understanding of how the system operates and how my office works to keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust. This competitive internship is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in a busy prosecutor’s office, where they will learn how a commitment to fairness and equal justice is integrated into our practice.”
Selected students will be assigned to one of the many specialized units within the DA’s Office, while also getting an overview of the criminal justice system. They can expect to assist with legal research and analysis; help prosecutors to prepare for trial; work on discovery; carry out file maintenance and organization of court documents; participate in Trial Zone workshops; participate in judicial, legal and law enforcement-related field trips; and observe criminal proceedings, including trials, guilty pleas and sentencings.
During the five-week internship, participants will receive a $150 stipend per week, and a weekly MetroCard. Internship hours will be: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Applicants are required to provide their most recent school transcript, a one-page resume, one letter of recommendation, and submit a 300-word typed essay (12 pt. font and double-spaced) on why they are interested in interning with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and what impact they think it will have on their future career goals.

To apply, please visit here beginning February 11, 2019, to upload transcript, essay and resume. Only the recommendation letter should be emailed as an attachment to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office at, with the subject line: Recommendation Letter (Applicant’s First and Last Name). All application materials must be received no later than March 25, 2019.
For questions or assistance, please contact the High School Internship and Youth Initiatives Program Coordinator at (718) 250-4873.

Application deadline: February 17, 2019
Spring Program Application and Letter of Recommendation Deadline
NYRR Run for the Future is a free seven-week scholarship program that teaches 11th grade high school girls how to run. This unique opportunity is designed for young women who have not previously participated in organized sports. With support from NYRR’s coaching staff, NYRR Run for the Future participants are introduced to the sport of running. Participants are taught running technique, nutrition, and goal setting so they can develop the ability, confidence, and motivation to be active for life.

At the conclusion of the program, the runners participate in their first 5K (3.1 miles) race. Those accepted into NYRR Run for the Future who fulfill the program requirements and maintain an 80% attendance rate will receive a $2,000 college scholarship.

NYRR Run for the Future offers a spring training season and a summer training season. Applicants may apply to both seasons but will only be selected to participate in one season if accepted.
The spring training season runs from April 15 to June 1 and meets three times a week (Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) with practices in Central Park. The summer training season runs from July 8 to August 23 and meets three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) for two-hour practices in Central Park. Morning and evening practice times are available.

To be considered for NYRR Run for the Future, high school 11th-grade girls must complete the online application and ask an adult, such as a teacher, counselor, or employer, to upload a signed letter of recommendation. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted.
For more information and to apply, visit their official website.

There is no better way for college-bound students to get a feel for the future than participating in summer pre-college programs. Students gain valuable work experience, build relationships, and boost their admissions chances through these opportunities.
Not every program in the U.S. offers sufficient financial aid for under-resourced students, but here’s a list of programs that fix that problem.
Each entry includes a link to the program’s website, as well as information on program dates, application deadlines, and eligibility requirements.
Check list here:

Apply by March 30, 2019
NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Aspire is a scholarship program for rising high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented communities who will be first-generation college students. Aspire is a two-year college prep and mentoring program that features a variety of classes and workshops, which will prepare selected applicants for the college admissions process and experience. The program begins with a one-week college immersion intensive in the summer and continues with support throughout your junior and senior year in high school.

Apply today by visiting the Aspire program’s website

10th Grade Students – A Travel Scholarship Opportunity to Ghana
Applications for this travel scholarship are due March 1, 2019

I Am C.U.L.T.U.R.ED, a nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn, NY, will offer the selected student a trip to Ghana, Aug. 15-22, fully covered by a travel scholarship from Purpose Driven Passports! The opportunity is open to students who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence/potential and would benefit from exposure to international travel. It covers all trip expenses outside passport fees and scholarships.Details here:


City Limits’ Paid Internship for NYC High School Students
Deadline: February 18.
City Limits is now taking applications for the spring semester of our youth journalism training program. CLARIFY, or the City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth, is a 10-week internship that teaches students the the ins-and-outs of reporting and writing news stories, with a focus on how to successfully cover community board and other civic meetings. Under the guidance of City Limits staff, interns work on stories related to issues in their neighborhoods and have the chance to get their articles published.

Applicants must be of high school age, and must live in New York City. No previous journalism experience is necessary, though we do look for applicants who are interested/enthusiastic about writing and current events, and who are generally curious about the world around them. Interns who successfully complete the program are paid a $750 stipend. Since the program’s launch in 2014, our youth interns have interviewed lawmakers, covered protests and local elections, and have written about issues like crime reporting,unaffordable public transit and local development. You can read more of their stories here.
For more information and to submit an application –


Dorot’s Summer Teen Internship Program 2019 – Community Service Hours!
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in December 2018 and ending on May 10, 2019. Apply early.
DOROT’s Summer Teen Internship Program offers two four-week sessions for high school students. Through a competitive process, we choose up to 20 interns for each session. Summer interns are expected to volunteer with DOROT during the academic high school year. Who is Eligible? Rising sophomores through rising seniors.

Session 1: June 24 – July 18 (exceptions made for Regents exams)
Session 2: July 22 – August 15

The internship is 4 days a week, Mondays-Thursdays,
10:30am – 5:00pm.*
*On the last day of the internship, the day ends at 6:30pm.

Community Service Hours
The internship is unpaid and designed to provide students with a minimum of 92 hours of community service.

What expenses are associated with the program?
There is no charge to intern with DOROT.
Interns are expected to cover their own travel expenses and should plan to use their metro cards 2-4 times a day. Stipends are available toward travel costs.

The Internship program covers the following:
• Student screening and interview
• Orientation and training
• Internship oversight, coaching and supervision
• Snacks and program supplies
• Letter of completion and college recommendation

Application Process:
For Summer 2018 we received over 300 applications for 55 spaces. We encourage applicants to apply early, as spots will likely fill up prior to May 10th. Interns can only participate in one session and applicants need to select their preference on the application.

What happens during the summer internship program?
Each morning interns gather together at DOROT for their daily assignments. The first day of each session will include an orientation and training. On Thursdays the interns gather for lunch, group reflection and occasional guest speakers. Teen Interns may:
• Visit seniors in their home for companionship
• Teach seniors how to use a computer, iPad, iShuffle, and other types of technology
• Celebrate seniors’ birthdays
• Deliver meals to seniors
• Send birthday cards out to seniors
• Read to visually impaired seniors
• Shop and deliver groceries to seniors
• Play chess, cards, scrabble, and other games with seniors
• Assist with office work at DOROT
• Have the opportunity to plan, run and implement an intergenerational game day or museum trip
• Visit DOROT’s Homelessness Prevention Program and take part in cooking a meal for the seniors who live in our transitional housing facility

Application Deadline: Rolling, but apply early for best opportunities
A growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, is seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students to serve as summer reporting interns. Our reporting teams cover schools in seven places – Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, and New York City – and we have a national bureau covering education issues affecting schools across the country.

The 10-week paid internship from June to August 2019 will offer student journalists the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation’s top education journalists in a dynamic, rapidly growing organization. At a critical moment for an active independent press, join us as we build an organization working to sustain journalism that matters.  Interns will work 40-hour weeks and will have the opportunity to undertake daily education news assignments, work on enterprise stories, and participate in the life of our reporting teams in every way.

Program information:

NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest Submission
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Students in grades 2-12 are invited to create original artwork and/or compose poetry that reflects an appreciation for our shared water resources. Entries should address one of the five central themes of the contest: Water-A Precious Resource, NYC’s Water Supply System, NYC’s Wastewater Treatment System, Harbor Water Quality and Healthy Marine Ecosystems, or Water Stewardship and Climate Change. Teachers should first register their students for the contest then they will be sent a link to submit student entries. Learn more about the contest here.


NYC Department of Design & Construction (DDC) Summer Internship
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS until Monday, March 4, 2019 at Midnight.
During the summer of 2019, the DDC, in partnership with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD), will offer a summer internship for thirty (40) talented NYC high school students to work full-time in house at New York City Department of Design and Construction. The High School Summer Internship Program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in architecture, engineering, building trades, public administration, business administration or information technology. The program is structured to enable students to gain exposure to the many careers in the built environment and to learn about what it takes to build NYC. It is a unique opportunity to prepare students for the growing demands of the job market. LENGTH OF PROGRAM: The 6-week internship begins Thursday, July 8, 2019 and ends Friday, August 16, 2019 APPLICATION PROCESS:
See flyer for detailed application steps

Stop the presses!
The Ditmas Examiner, a Brooklyn community paper produced by high school (and older middle school) students, needs reporters, artists, photographers, graphic designers and entrepreneurs to work on our next issue. No experience required – just energy and enthusiasm. Email with questions or if you’d like to participate. We had a great first issue and are looking to involve more teen journalists for even better things in 2019. Be there!

National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools: Young Reporters for the Environment Competition
Application Deadline: February 22, 2019
In the United States, youth between the ages of 11 and 19 are invited to participate in the National Young Reporters for the Environment Competition.
Participants investigate an environmental issue and report on it using journalistic techniques in either writing, photography, or video.
Entries must be relevant to participants’ local community, connect to a global perspective, include possible solutions, and be disseminated to an appropriate target audience.
Participants enter in one of three age categories: 11-13, 14-16, and 17-19. The category is determined by the participant’s age on the day the entry is submitted to the national competition. Submissions may be authored by an individual student or a group of students working together (maximum of 4 students per group). In the event that students working together on a group project fall into both age categories, the entry will be judged in the elder category. Participants may submit more than one piece to the competition. Any student under the age of 13 (whether participating as an individual or as part of a group) must submit a parental/legal guardian consent form before submitting an entry.
Pieces must be entered into a single category (article, photo, or video). However, if a group of students wishes to work on a topic together and incorporate several media types, it is possible to include photos in an article, or to submit both an article and a video on the same topic, as an example.
For more information visit here.


Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Summer Internships
Deadline: February 28, 2019.
Applicants will be notified of their status by March 22, 2019.

Internships at the Gilder Lehrman Institute provide a strong foundation in various aspects of the museum, archives, and education professions as well as an introduction to working in a nonprofit organization.
College interns will begin their internship on Monday, June 10, and end their internship on Thursday, August 1. High school interns will begin their internship on either Monday, June 24 (if they are not a New York City Department of Education student) or Wednesday, June 26 (if they are an NYCDOE student) and will end their internship on Thursday, August 8. Interns will report Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All interns will be paid $15 per hour. Interns in the Gilder Lehrman Collection will also receive a travel stipend.

For more information and to apply click here:


Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City. The program is an initiative of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and supported by the NYC Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Online application, available here.


Deadline: February 21, 2019
In 2019, the Taco Bell Foundation will award $4 million in Live Más Scholarships. The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. We’re looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers who want to make a difference in the world. Application information available here.


The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August.

Participants work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries including:
Arts and Recreation; Educational Services; Financial Services; Healthcare/Medical; Hospitality/Tourism; Information Technology; Manufacturing; Marketing/Public Relations; Media/Entertainment; Real Estate/Property; Retail

SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.

Programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City. Youth can apply for the program online or at a community-based organization during the application period. Participants are selected by lottery for the program.

Application Deadline: Not yet posted – most likely coming in March.
Here’s the website for more information

The White House Internship Program is a public service leadership program that provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Visit here for information and to apply.

Helping Tomorrow’s Leaders Follow their Political Passions
A new organization founded in the spring of 2018 by James Kuntz, a 10th grade student at The Dalton School. The organization’s founding mission is to make political internship and volunteer opportunities more readily available for high school students.
High School students interested in a political internship can view the website.


Technight 2019! TechHacks is organizing its largest hackathon ever!
Technight will have students from all around the country, joining each other to learn how to code, better their coding skills, win amazing prizes, and have a good time! Spots are limited so make sure to sign up now! We’ll be having several experienced speakers and possibly speakers from Google and Vice Media Group. If programming is your thing, or you want to learn it with friends, sign up for Technight 2019!
For more information such as scheduling, logistics, and what you can expect, please visit.

Summer 2019 Programs for Minority and Women High School Students Interested In Engineering and Science

Deadline is April 12, 2019
This is an engineering awareness program which will include lectures and laboratory experiences related to concepts in science and the various engineering disciplines such as civil, mechanical, chemical, electrical, environmental, and computer engineering. Attention will be given to analyzing material properties and how they relate to design of structures. Applying to college and financial aid will be looked into. Career opportunities in engineering and related fields, such as law, education, and medicine will be discussed. Laboratory experiences in aerospace, structural design, green buildings, computer aided design, robotics, and physics, as well as SAT preparation, are being planned. There is no charge for the program to the students. This is a ten-day program which includes all of the following dates and times: July 8th through 12th from 8:30 AM to 3 PM July 15th through 19th from 8:30 AM to 3 PM High student interest in the above program has led to the creation of two more programs which are similar in content and are called the Women and Minority Engineering Summer Extension Program I or II for High School Students.
It is anticipated that Extension Program I will be sponsored by the New York Building Foundation, and Extension Program II will be sponsored by the General Contractors Association.
Student applicants not accepted to the 10-day program will be considered for the six-day program if interested. If funded, these six-day programs will run: Extension Program I: Wednesday, June 26 to Saturday, June 29, and Monday, July 1 And Tuesday, July 2, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Extension Program II: Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26, and Monday, July 29, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

All Star Code 2019 Summer Intensive
This is the first year All Star Code will be implementing monthly rolling admissions!
The Summer Intensive is All Star Code’s flagship program, a six-week coding experience featuring both technical web development skills as well as soft skills.
Using our three pillars: Dare Greatly, Celebrate Failure, and Tell Your Story, we give young men the skills, networks, and mindsets they need to succeed through technology.
The Summer Intensive is a FREE 6-week crash course in coding! Food, transportation, and a laptop are provided for every student of the program.

• Must be able to attend the entire program – July 8th to August 16th, Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
• No coding experience necessary to apply
• Identify as male
• Current high school sophomores & juniors
• Boys and Young Men of Color
Apply here:

Girls Who Code Our 2019 Summer Immersion Program
February 15, 2019: Early Acceptance Deadline/
March 15, 2019: Regular Acceptance Deadline

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week introductory computer science program for 10th-11th grade girls going into their junior or senior year of high school. During the 7-week program, girls learn about computer science, gain exposure to technology careers, and join a sisterhood of girls who are using computer science to become change-makers in their community. We also offer stipends of up to $1,400 to cover transportation and living expenses to those who qualify. APPLY FOR SIP 2019!

American Museum of Natural History
Attention Teens, Parents, and Teachers –
Please click below for session 4 classes, Teen SciCafe and more!
If you are interested in apply to the Science Research Mentoring Program – applications are now open:


High School Summer 2019 Program Information Sessions

Thursday, February 21st at 1:30 PM

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the American Museum of Natural History’s Summer Programs for High School Students! You’re invited to learn more about our programs at an upcoming information session for families, teachers, and high school students . To register to attend, please complete the form below.

The information session is on a day where NYC Public High Schools are closed.
Please enter the Museum at the 77th St. entrance. Our staff will direct guests to the auditorium.

Saltz Summer Internship: 
Deadline: March 18, 2019
Consider becoming a Saltz Intern and learn to use equipment and technologies to guide visitors of all ages in investigations of artifacts, specimens, and the laws of physics. Use pieces of a telescope to explore how scientists view astronomical bodies in the Hall of the Universe, or discover how a snake’s vision is similar to Infrared cameras. Training is provided for science content and communication skills. Participating in the Saltz Internship Program is an opportunity for you to meet Museum personnel, explore scientific content, learn valuable skills for working with and teaching learners of all ages, and have an impact on the experiences of thousands of Museum visitors. Visit here for more information and for the link to the online application.

Saltz Internship applicants MUST:
● Live or attend high school in New York City.
● Be 14-18 years old at the start of the program.
● Submission of Online Application
● Valid Working Papers


Brown Scholars Program
Admission Deadline: March 18, 2019

The Brown Scholars program is a 2+ year intensive focused on the intersection of computer science and science for high school girls.

This program is an introduction to programming and is intended for students who have had limited access to coding classes/resources. It is tuition-free thanks to a generous grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust.

The program has three components – here are the first two…
1) 120 hours of coursework
The coursework is offered in an after-school format: two afternoons a week, Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 p.m., late September-June or in a summer format: 5 days a week, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for 6 weeks (July- August)

Brown Scholars who successfully complete the 120 hours of coursework are eligible to apply for the second component:
2) A 9-month paid internship in computational research within a scientific division at AMNH. Interns will work on a team of six Brown Scholars under the mentorship of a post-baccalaureate Helen Fellow. Internships run two afternoons a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 p.m., September-June, and culminate with presentations.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering K-12 Student Programs
Summer and academic year programs for local students that provide unique opportunities for in-depth STEM studies. Visit here for list of programs, eligibility and deadlines.  Programs are FREE and very competitive.

10th and 11th Graders: Check out Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE)  Application Deadline: March 3, 2019

Rising 9th to 12th Grade Girls: Apply for Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS)

High School Students: Learn, Teach, Get Paid Internships: Apply for Creativity in Engineering, Science and Technology (CrEST)



Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

The Columbia University Science Honors Program (SHP) is a highly selective program for students who have a strong interest in science and mathematics. Classes are held at Columbia from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturdays throughout the academic year. Applicants for the 2019-2020 school year must now be in the eleventh, tenth, or ninth grade and must apply online. The program is available only to students who attend high schools in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut and who live within a 75-mile radius of the Columbia campus.

Application Requirements

  • A completed online application, including a report of high school grades and an essay describing one’s interest and background in science and mathematics.
  • An official high school transcript, to be mailed directly to the SHP by the student’s high school.
  • An online letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal.
  • A $30 non-refundable fee to cover the costs of application processing and test administration.


Information about summer classes and programming offered at Hunter College and other CUNY schools across the five boroughs.


BkM Teens take over the Museum and plan, promote, and host a variety of  free events for teens throughout the year! At Teen Nights you can see and make art, hear music, dance, win raffles, and meet new people. Connect online to learn more!

The New York Public Library offers an amazing variety of classes, meet-ups and programs for teens in branches all around NYC. To find out what’s going on in your area, visit the NYPL website.



Calling all junior and senior parents: As you embark on the college application (and hopefully soon, acceptance) process, you can start planning your financial options and expenses by using this college loan calculator, as published in the New York Times.

Your LaGuardia student can download a FREE copy of the latest Microsoft Office software! Click here for details.

Parents and guardians of NYC public school kids can be eligible for FREE Wi-Fi at home through The New York Public Library’s Library HotSpot program, designed for patrons without home internet.
For more information, click here.

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