Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference

The Cornerstone Summer Institute 
The Cornerstone Summer Institute, at the University of Virginia,  provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond.

University of the South
The University of the South in Sewanee, TN hosts this conference, which
will provide workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Writers
of significant accomplishment and promise lead the workshops. For more
information and an application visit their website at

Opportunities to Learn About Business

Wabash College
This is a one-week, hands-on introduction to business and the market
economy. In addition to presentations by business professionals and
Wabash College faculty, students and their teammates will run a mock
business and compete against other teams that are selling a similar
product. OLAB is not all about business. There are social activities every
night and during the day there is recreation time. The program is open to
motivated students who have completed their junior year in high school
and is FREE except for snacks and other personal items. For more
information visit

Summer Scholars Program

University of Miami
This program offers academically-motivated high school sophomores and
juniors the ability to sample college life, form friendships and take classes
with peers from around the world, and explore exciting programs like,
Business and Leadership, Crime Scene Investigation, Digital Media
Production, Engineering, Health and Medicine, International Relations,
Sports Medicine, Tropical Marine Biology, and other stimulating academic
subjects. More information and an application are available at

Summer Academy

University of Vermont
This academically challenging program is for students who have completed
10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Successful students will receive 3 college credits, a greater understanding of what college life is like first-hand and a head start
on their college career. More information is available at

Pre-College Summer
Institute University of the Arts

This is a dynamic program where high school students can find their way in
the world as artists, thinkers, creators and performers, both within and
outside the classroom. Students who are 16-18 years of age can participate
in the following programs: art and media, dance, jazz, and theater. Visit
their website for more information at

Summer College for High School Students
University of Mississippi

The Summer College is comprised of ten programs and institutes in a
variety of disciplines and varying degrees of difficulty. Students will live in a
university resident hall during the four-week summer session and enroll in
two college courses. For more information visit their website at

Student Introduction To Engineering (SITE)

University of Alabama
This program is for rising high school juniors and seniors who are
interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students will
live in a UA residence hall, engage in teaming exercises, and tour an
industrial plant to see engineers at work. For more information visit their
website at

Wharton Sports Business Academy
University of Pennsylvania

This is a summer sports business program that provides an opportunity for
talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study sports business
leadership at the Wharton School. This program will teach students about
ownership, sports agents, marketing and media; students will meet and
learn from leaders in the sports business world. For more information visit
their website at

Summer Study

Babson College
This program provides a living/learning laboratory for rising juniors and
seniors to focus on applying and advancing their knowledge in business
and entrepreneurship. Students will work on a team to develop a new
venture idea and gain experience applying entrepreneurship as a problem solving tool for creating social and economic value. Visit their website,, for more