Young Scholars Program

Young Scholars Program for High School Students

June 20 - July 27, 2018

Young Scholars Group Photo

Become a Young Scholar at Santa Clara University

Each year select, highly-motivated high school students explore the world of higher education in a five-week intensive program that includes university courses, advising, and meetings with key people on campus. In addition to college credit, 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 should not occur during the dates of the Young Scholars Program.


Discover Your Answers To:

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


What Young Scholars Have to Say About The Program

"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


“I walked in expecting a college level course and that’s what I received. The class I decided to enroll in . . . taught me material and lessons about myself that I can put to use and develop in this last year of high school before going to college.”  - 2016 Young Scholar


About Santa Clara University

Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University has provided education for the whole person in the Catholic and Jesuit traditions for 150 years. It offers top-quality undergraduate and graduate programs distinguished by their Jesuit character and a commitment to an ethical, values-oriented curriculum. Santa Clara University was founded in 1851 and is California's oldest operating institution of higher learning.