Summer Program Suggestions

Weekly summer program suggestions from College Counseling – please contact Ashlee Lowry, alowry@hollandhall.org, for more information about any of these programs.

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Updated January 28, 2021

Computer Forensics Summer Academy funded by the National Science Foundation
July 25-August 3, 2021
Students entering grades 10-11
The NSF-funded Computer Forensics Summer Academy is an innovative program with co-educational curriculum for high school students to explore career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Criminal Justice, and Forensics (STEM+CF). The 2021 STEM+CF Summer Academy is a two-week hybrid program which engages participants in experiential learning. Week one is a self-paced course which is designed to increase student knowledge of Crime Scene Investigation. Week two builds upon the knowledge derived from week one. Additional activities include the investigation of crime scenes, blood testing, fingerprinting, the use of a mock DNA database, analytics, simulation, and virtual/augmented reality. Participants will be immersed in virtual crime scenes and detective offices using avatars to role play as investigators conducting virtual interviews with witnesses and suspects. Participants will present their findings in a mock court. Each student participant will be paid $150 stipend. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Camp is held at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. FREE.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2021


Wake Forest Summer Institutes online and in-person options
1 week sessions over 7 weeks
Current 9th-11th graders
Over 15 institutes to choose from including sports business, neuroscience, biosciences and engineering, sports medicine, business, psychology, and law. $2,500.

DEADLINE: Rolling admission, but February 28 for financial assistance


Denison University Reynolds Young Writers Workshop
June 20-27, 2021
Rising juniors and seniors
The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison is an energizing 8-day program for motivated high school students (who love to write. For over 25 years, the Reynolds Workshop has brought together young writers who are passionate about writing and eager to connect to a close-knit community of writing friends. $1350 if in-person or $650 if virtual.

DEADLINE: March 8, 2021


Stevens Institute of Technology PreCollege Programs (Virtual)
various weeks 2021
Rising juniors and seniors
Choose from 11 programs including Business Explorer, Cybersecurity, Engineering Bootcamp, Electronic Music Production, Introduction to Coding, Game Design, Pre-Med Biology, and Pre-Med Biomedical Engineering. $1000-2000.

DEADLINE: Priority deadline March 1, 2021


Volunteer Opportunity: Tulsa Dream Center
Each Saturday, Tulsa Dream Center does a grocery giveaway. You can either distribute grocery boxes as cars drive thru the line or package food in the warehouse.

Click link below to create a VOMO account.

Now that you have created your account>>> Download the VOMO App for easy access & check-in

-Download the VOMO App
-Select JOIN
-Your Invitation Code is – TULSADREAMCENTER

You can begin seeing Campaigns for the quarter & Project dates within each Campaign. *I’ve served here a few times and found it very fulfilling!


Updated January 21, 2021

Arts: Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain
July 10-25, 2021
All high school students
The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute (OSAI) is an intensive academy for Oklahoma high school students in the fields of acting, creative writing, dance, orchestra, chorus, drawing and painting, photography, and film and video. FREE/Full scholarships for all accepted students.

DEADLINE: Must apply and (virtually) audition by early March


Cornell University Catalyst Engineering Academy
July 18-24, 2021
Rising juniors and seniors
One-week summer residential program for students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and want to learn more about careers in engineering. Cornell University’s world-renowned faculty and graduate students lead participants in classes, lab sessions, and project research. $1,450. Financial assistance available.

Rising seniors (class of 2022) who are African/Black American, Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander and/or first generation college students meeting the requirements below will automatically be considered for a full tuition waiver for the 2021 CATALYST Academy (PSAT/SAT math subscore of 620 or an ACT math of 28).

DEADLINE: March 1, 2021


Economics for Leaders, Various college campuses
dates throughout the summer
Rising juniors and seniors
Teaches the next generation of leaders to integrate economics concepts into the process of decision-making through a hands-on, experiential atmosphere. The goal of the Economics for Leaders program is to give promising students the skills to be more effective leaders and give students the knowledge to understand the economic concepts shaping the global economy. $1,850. Scholarships available.

*We have had a student attend this program in the past with positive feedback!

DEADLINE: March 3, 2021 to receive a $200 discount. Final deadline: April 14, 2021


Pre-College: Notre Dame Leadership Seminars
July 17-25
Rising seniors
All expenses paid/FREE opportunities. These are great topics to consider. Selection process is competitive. 2021 seminars: The Environment: Science, Policy, and Ethics; Global Issues-Violence and Peace in the Modern Age; The Power of Investing: The Wealth Gap, Financial Literacy, and the Miracle of Compound Interest; or The State of Race in 21st Century America.

DEADLINE: January 25, 2021


Notre Dame Summer Scholars
June 26-July 10, 2021
Current sophomores and juniors
Offers 25 tracks of academic study including cool topics within engineering, sports analytics, cancer biology, journalism, archaeology, social justice, business, global health, film, and psychology. $3,850.

Summer Scholars online option with a few additional topics: July 14 – 27, 2021. Tuition for Summer Scholars Online is $1,750

DEADLINE: February 16, 2021


Travel/Service/Language Immersion: Global Works
Various Summer Dates
Ages 13-18
For 25 years, Global Works has been providing exceptional Community Service, Cultural Exchange, Adventure Travel, and Language Immersion programs for teens. A common trait for participants includes a desire to learn more about other people and cultures. The programs take students to visit three to five different communities, providing a cross-section of cultures and environments— from rural villages to capital cities. Community Service projects are an integral part of every Global Works trip and students can earn up to 60 hours. Programs can include a homestay. Programs range from 2-4 weeks. $3,795-$6,995.

Please contact Ashlee Lowry at alowry@hollandhall.org for more information about any of these programs.