Summer Programs


Furman University: Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) Program (JUNIORS)

Deadline: May 6, 2016

Amount: Free to all students who are selected to participate.

Visit the webite, which contains a brief three-minute video about EPL as well as description of all previous community service projects, a list where EPL students have chosen to attend college, and the application.


Emerging Public Leaders (EPL), launched in 2003 by the Riley Institute, is an intensive, statewide, and service-oriented leadership program for 16 rising high school seniors across South Carolina.

Emerging Public Leaders Program 2016
June 19 - 24, 2016

To apply for the 2016 program, click here.

Claflin University Upward Bound Math & Science

The Upward Bound Math and Science Program, also known on the campus as the P.R.I.S.M. Program, is a regional math and science program. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession. The program offers a highly focused learning experience in science and in mathematics for students with sharp minds and "can-do" attitudes. Instruction is provided by college and high school faculty in an environment conducive to learning and experimentation.

The 2016 UBMS/P.R.I.S.M. residential program will last six weeks. The program will be conducted June 12, 2016 through July 23, 2016. Students will receive instruction in mathematics (Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-calculus, or Calculus), science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Robotics), computer concepts, English and Composition, and a foreign language. Weekly educational and career exploration activities will be completed, as well as sessions on financial literacy and ACT Preparation. Weekly field trips will be taken to introduce participants to postsecondary institutions and enhance career awareness. Each student will be required to complete and present a research project during the summer program, as well as complete and submit an Educational/Career research paper. They will learn how to develop research plans, engage in independent inquiry and to present findings in written and oral reports. A three day culminating activity will be taken by all students who complete all required assignments, participate fully in program activities and who have not had discipline issues. During the academic component, when the participant returns to his/her school, he/she will participate in the Mentor Component. He/she will meet with his/her chosen mentor twice a month. Additionally, he/she will be required to complete a monthly assignment.

In order to participate in the UBMS/PRISM Program, a student must:

Ø Have a keen interest in a science or math career;

Ø Be currently enrolled in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade;

Ø Have completed at least one math and science course;

Ø Be a U. S. Citizen;

Ø Reside in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina or Tennessee;

Ø Participate in Upward Bound or Talent Search OR be eligible for participation in UBMS by meeting federal guidelines for income and/or be a potential first generation college student.

If any additional information is needed, please contact me via email or at 803-535-5063, Ms. Sabrina Prioleau at 803-535-5057 or Mrs. Chondra Jacobs at 803-535-5063.

Brochure & Application

2016 Summer Junior Volunteer Program at Lexington Medical Center

Deadline: Not Listed

**Eight week commitment over summer break (June 15, 2015 - August 7, 2015)**

Interested in volunteering at Lexington Medical Center - Our Junior Volunteer Program consists of two programs. We have a Year Round Program, which runs continuously during the year. You must be 16 years old to participate in this program. We also have a Summer Program, which is an eight-week program during the summer months. You must be 14 to 17 years old to participate in the summer program.

Year Round Program Application Requirements:

  • Application
  • Teacher Reference Form
  • Orientation – Application and Teacher Reference form must be returned to receive an invitation to orientation.

Summer Program Application Requirements:

  • Application
  • Teacher Reference Form
  • Orientation – Application and Teacher Reference form must be returned to receive an invitation to orientation.
  • Eight week commitment over summer break (June 15, 2015 - August 7, 2015).

***For our 14 year old Junior Volunteers we only have 15 positions available.

Cover Letter


South Carolina Business Week

Deadline: April 17, 2016

Amount: $50 Application Fee (Do not include fee with the application)

**July 24 - 29, 2016**

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is seeking bright, talented high school students interested in attending the prestigious South Carolina Business Week, July 26-31, 2015. Each year, Business Week offers young adults the unique opportunity to interact with business leaders along with their peers to learn more about the ins and outs of a successful career. Highlights include keynote speakers, business simulations, field trips to places like BMW, talent night, a “Shark Tank,” all while gaining a sneak peek at what college life is like with dorms, cafeterias and teachers.

For the past thirty-two years, Business Week has contributed to the preparation of young adults for the business environment by introducing them to the principles of leadership, teamwork and the American free enterprise system while promoting self-reliance, individual responsibility and entrepreneurship.

During the week, teams of students develop mock companies, led by company advisors loaned from some of South Carolina’s most successful businesses. Students attend workshops to learn about all aspects of business and test their newly acquired knowledge in a business simulation designed to achieve a real company feel with challenging, real-world situations. Along with an emphasis on teamwork and leadership skills, Business Week includes programs on public speaking, career readiness, ethics in business, the significance of diversity in business and entrepreneurship.

How to Apply for Business Week:

To be accepted to the program, you must:

  • Possess demonstrated leadership skills through school and community activities.

  • Rank academically in the top one-third of your class;

  • Must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior by the spring; and

  • Complete the application form (PDF format) in its entirety with the signature of your school principal or guidance counselor, and return to the S.C. Chamber.

Application & Information

Columbia College 2016 Summer Institute

Deadline: April 15 (Nomination); May 8 (Completed Application)

Amount: Fee Involved (see Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid for assistance)

Summer 2016 marks the 26th year of the Summer Institute at Columbia College, through which more than 1,600 women have taken their first steps to becoming successful leaders.

This year we will be offering four unique, week-long summer camps serving rising 9-12th grade girls with individual leadership gifts.

2016 Summer Institute Programs
Step Up (June 26 - July 1):

Establish the foundation of leadership.
For rising 9th graders.

Step In (July 10 - 15):
Build your leadership framework.
For rising 10-11th graders.

Step Above (July 10 - 15):
Become a future ready leader.
For rising 11-12th graders.

Step Ahead (June 27 - July 1):
Cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit.
New day camp for rising 10-12th graders.

Application Process

Young women can be nominated or apply directly to the program, however, all participants must complete the Summer Institute application in order to be selected for the camps. Applications must be completely filled out and submitted by May 8, 2016. A $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold a place in the program, and the deposit is deducted from the total program fee.

Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

The all-inclusive total tuition/fee for Step Up, Step In and Step Above is $550, which includes all meals, room and board, activities and program materials for the entire week. Tuition for the Step Ahead programs is $250 and includes all meals, programs and activities. A limited amount of financial need-based scholarships are available. The $50 non-refundable deposit is required and is applied directly toward this fee. We anticipate waiting lists for all four camps this summer.

Information & Application

Columbia Museum of Art

CMA wanted to take a moment to remind you of the scholarship opportunities available for our summer camp program. The scholarships are need-based so if you know of any deserving students (aged 4-18) please feel free to share the application with them or their guardians. You can find more information about our summer camps, as well as the scholarship application, on our website.

Our mailing address is:

Columbia Museum of Art

P.O. Box 2068

Columbia, SC 29202

Volunteer Services Department of Palmetto Health Richland

Deadline: April 15, 2016

The Junior volunteer program begins TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 and will end on Friday, July 29, 2016. Individuals must be between 14-17 years of age in order to participate in the program. Please complete the enclosed application and reference material (5 pages in total). References are required from your physician and guidance counselor. Return the information in the enclosed self addressed, stamped envelope no later than Friday, April 15, 2015.

This year, we will be conducting interviews prior to an orientation session. One of the volunteer staff will conduct a phone interview the week of April 25th 2016.

The orientation session will be held on Thursday, May 5th, from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Palmetto Health Richland Auditorium. All applicants are required to attend. Parents are encouraged to attend. Please bring a pen with you.

Paper Application


Online Application

Nathan M. Wolfe Law Enforcement Cadet Academy          

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Amount: Cost per cadet $175 plus $25 Registration Fee (June 18 - 24, 2016)

Cadets must be rising high school students of good character, age 15 to 18 who have not reached the age of 19 by June 1, 2015 who will return to their communities with a better understanding of our state's law enforcement system. The program is educational as well as entertaining. We are pleased to announce that seventy (70) cadets can be accommodated for this program. Complete the forms below with the application, health forms, ID & all four permission forms and the full fee of $200.00 and return it to Department Headquarters by May 1, 2016.

The cadets will be housed at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. The staff and counselors are members of law enforcement agencies. In interviewing prospective cadets, be sure he/she understands that they will not be allowed to leave the Academy during that week. A counselor will be with the cadets at all times. Cadets will not be allowed to have a car as parking is limited. Posts should make sure the cadets have transportation to and from the Academy.

Letter & Application

Carolina Wildlife Center

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Carolina Wildlife Center is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife to reintroduce it back into its natural environment. Carolina Wildlife Center offers young adults (ages 15-17) who are interested in this field of science the opportunity to volunteer for 8 weeks over the summer.

Details & Application

Carolina Masters Scholars Adventure Series

Deadline: Early applications received online or postmarked by April 30, 2016 will receive the early bird discount rate.


Residential $975

Commuter $575

Commuter Plus Evening $665

Early Bird Discounts are available. Lab fees also apply to some courses. For more information, please visit our Applications & Fees page.

Have serious fun this summer at Adventure Series, our award-winning youth academic program. Meet other academically talented students from across the country as you explore future careers.

The Adventure Series is for academically talented rising 6th through 12th grade students and is specially designed each year to be challenging and rewarding for top students and are offered in a wide variety of subjects. Learn from top University of South Carolina faculty and research professors as you practice law and order, author an anthology or build your own robot.

Have fun, meet new friends, and continue your quest for new knowledge as you experience this nationally recognized learning experience that embraces healthy living, community service and social interaction in an interactive learning environment.

Information on Various Camps & Application

University Test Prep SAT Summer Institutes

SAT Summer Institutes Include:

  • 20 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • Access to online office hours
  • Four (4) love online review sessions leading up to the fall test dates
  • Course textbook: the Official SAT Study Guide
  • Real SAT practice questions and tests
  • Course workbook
  • Easy-to-follow- study plan

This blending learning program offers intensive classroom training by experienced test prep instructors followed by four periodic online review sessions.

information & Registration

University Test Prep ACT Summer Institutes

ACT Summer Institutes Include:

  • 20 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • Access to online office hours
  • Four (4) love online review sessions leading up to the fall test dates
  • Course textbook: the Official ACT Study Guide
  • Real ACT practice questions and tests
  • Course workbook
  • Easy-to-follow- study plan

This blending learning program offers intensive classroom training by experienced test prep instructors followed by four periodic online review sessions.

Information & Registration

Summer Seniors

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Amount: $75 (Space Limited!)

Summer Seniors is a four-day, residential recruitment program designed exclusively for high-achieving African American rising high school seniors from South Carolina. If selected to attend, you will experience firsthand what it's like to live on a college campus. This year, Summer Seniors will be held from July 13 through July 16, 2016.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Experience life as a college student
  • Learn how to navigate the college admissions process
  • Learn what it takes to be a successful student
  • Connect with Carolina students, faculty, and staff
  • Discover what Carolina has to offer.

NOTE: If selected, attendees must pay a $75 program fee to secure their space at Summer Seniors. The fee covers overnight accommodations, meals, and activities for the four-day program. The program fee can be waived for South Carolina students who qualify for a College Board fee waiver, ACT fee waiver, or NACAC fee waiver.

How to Apply For Summer Seniors

Applying is easy. Simply fill out our on online application form. Make sure you have a copy of your unofficial high school transcript ready to upload at the end of the application.