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Young Scholars Program

Young Scholars Program for High School Students


June 17 - July 24, 2020


Become a Young Scholar at Santa Clara University

Each year select, highly-motivated high school students (currently enrolled in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grades) 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


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.