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Young Scholars Program

Young Scholars Program for High School Students


Santa Clara is launching a new program next summer! Sign up to receive more information.


Become a Young Scholar at Santa Clara University

Each year select, highly-motivated high school students explore college in an intensive summer program that includes university courses, advising, and meetings with key people on campus. In addition to college credit (upon successful completion of their classes), students leave with a hands-on experience of college life. Please note: students are required to attend every class meeting. Travel and other summer programs must not occur during the dates of the Young Scholars Program.


Discover Your Answers To:

  • How is college different from high school?
  • What are college professors like?
  • How do I choose a major?

 Young Scholars Program


What Young Scholars Have to Say About The Program

" . . . My college journey so far has spanned the entirety of my high school career, and my vision for my future only truly came into view this past summer. My professor's attitude and method of teaching in my computer science class helped me immensely in making my decision of applying to SCU."  - 2018 Young Scholar


"I enjoyed my time at Santa Clara University thoroughly. Maybe this is more because of the small class size, but I really liked how interactive the classroom environment was. I liked the long classes because of we could really get deep into the content . . . Overall the experience was really valuable and I'm glad that I can go into senior year with the knowledge gained from my course." - 2017 Young Scholar


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About Santa Clara University

Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University sits in the heart of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. The University’s stunningly landscaped 106-acre campus is home to the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís. Ranked among the top 15 percent of national universities by U.S. News & World Report, SCU has among the best four-year graduation rates in the nation and is rated by PayScale in the top 1 percent of universities with the highest-paid graduates. SCU has produced elite levels of Fulbright Scholars as well as four Rhodes Scholars. With undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, and graduate programs in six disciplines, the curriculum blends high-tech innovation with social consciousness grounded in the tradition of Jesuit, Catholic education. For more information visit