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Young Scholars Program

Join us this summer!

Young Scholars Program 2016

"Before the program, I wasn't really passionate about any particular subject or field of study. But after completing the five week program, I feel like I have a much better idea about what I want to pursue and get out of my college experience." - 2015 Young Scholar


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?


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.

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.