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2023 Summer Institute at Princeton university

The traditional Summer Institute will resume in-person at Princeton University in the summer of 2023!

The Summer Institute Deadlines

We accept applications on a rolling basis and will consider applicants with strong qualifications through Friday March 10, 2023. Scholar applications received by Friday, March 3, 2023 will be given priority for scholarships. As such, we strongly encourage students to submit applications as soon as possible. Following the initial application review process, semi-finalists will be notified by Wednesday March 15, 2023. Semi-finalists will be invited to participate in a virtual Orientation and Screening Program held via a web conferencing platform on Saturday March 25, 2023.  

Program Duration

The Summer Institute will operate at Princeton University from June 24, 2023 to July 29, 2023. Participants in the Scholars Programs must check-in on Saturday morning, June 24, 2023; participants in the pre-scholars programs will check-in on Saturday morning, July 1, 2023

Summer Institute Essay Prompt (for current 9th,10th & 11th graders): Why do you wish to participate in the Institute? Describe your education and career goals, community service activities and/or leadership roles you have performed.




The Career Development Academy (for 7th & 8th Grade Trenton Youth)

Deadlines 

Due to COVID-19, the 2022 Career Development Academy (CDA), specifically for youth who live in Trenton, NJ, will be an online program. We accept applications on a rolling basis and will consider applicants with strong qualifications. The submission deadline for the application, latest report card and essay is April 24, 2022. Following the initial application review process, semi-finalists will be virtually interviewed at the Orientation and Screening program on May 7th. Students will be informed of acceptance into the program by May 10th. Students accepted into the program will be expected to inform us of their decision to enter the program by May 12, 2022. Program participation is covered by a philanthropic grant, so there is no charge for participants!


The Career Development Academy will be in session on the following Saturdays: May 21st, May 28th, June 4th, June 11th, and June 18th.



The Accelerated Learning Academy (for 8th & 9th Graders)

Deadlines

Due to COVID-19, the 2023 ALA Program will be an online program. We accept applications on a rolling basis and will consider applicants with strong qualifications. The submission deadline for the application, transcript, two letters of recommendation and essay is February 6, 2023. Following the initial application review process, semi-finalists will be virtually interviewed between February 7nd and February 13th. Students will be informed of acceptance into the program by February 15th. Students accepted into the ALA will be expected to inform us of their decision to enter the program by February 17, 2023. Complete program payment will need to be received by February 24, 2023.

The Accelerated Learning Academy will be in session from March 3-5, 2023 March 31-April 1, 2023; and May 5-7, 2023.

Accelerated Learning Academy Essay Prompt: What is your interest in the program? Describe your Education & Career Goals.




The Accelerated Learning Academy (for 10th & 11th Graders) 

Deadlines

Due to COVID-19, the 2022-2023 ALA Program will be an online program. We accept applications on a rolling basis and will consider applicants with strong qualifications. The submission deadline for the application, transcript, two letters of recommendation and essay is  Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Following the initial application review process, semi-finalists will be virtually interviewed between December 7 and December 12, 2022. Students will be informed of acceptance into the program by Wednesday, December 14, 2022. Students accepted into the ALA will be expected to inform us of their decision to enter the program by Friday, December 16, 2022. Complete program payment will need to be received by December 30, 2022.

The Accelerated Learning Academy online program will be in session from January 6-8, 2023 February 24-26, 2023; and April 21-23, 2023.

Accelerated Learning Academy Essay Prompt: What is your interest in the program? Describe your Education & Career Goals.



If you prefer to download our application and complete it offline, please email your application and all supplemental materials (transcript, two letters of recommendation & essay)  to us at admissions@duboisscholars.org by the above-mentioned deadline. Recommenders can also email the letters of recommendation to us directly.