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The Clarkson School, a division of Clarkson University for talented high school students, will once again offer the Young Scholars Program during the summer of 2015. The week-long program will be held on Clarkson University's campus starting Sunday, July 12th through Saturday, July 18th, 2015.

In general, The Young Scholars Program provides a unique summer experience for students. Consistent with Clarkson's overall focus on interdisciplinary education, students are given a problem to examine and solve from three different perspectives. The three main disciplines involved are business, engineering, and ethics/social values. Working individually and in small groups, students conduct research and make a final presentation to campus and community leaders. Students’ families are also encouraged to attend the final presentation.  This innovative program sparks intellectual development and requires students to exercise strong communication skills, and cooperative problem solving.

Tuition and Application Deadlines

The cost of the program is $875 which includes room, board, and activity fees.  A $35 dollar non-refundable application fee must be included with the application.  If selected for the program, the fee will be applied to the student’s tuition.  Up to two full scholarships for the Young Scholars Program may be provided to students who can prove economic hardship as defined by the federal government’s 2014 low income guidelines. Cost of transportation to and from Clarkson University will still be assumed by students and their families.

Priority consideration is given to completed applications postmarked by April 1, 2015 and selections are made on a rolling basis beginning after the first deadline.  Enrollment is capped at 40 students.  We seek motivated and talented rising sophomore, junior, senior and graduating high school students to participate in our summer program. Students who successfully complete the program and meet the admission requirements, will receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year) towards tuition if they attend The Clarkson School or Clarkson University full time for their undergraduate education.  Please note that $1,000 per year is the maximum scholarship amount a student can receive for attending Clarkson University summer programs, no matter how many programs he or she attends.


Participants reside (two in a room) in a Clarkson University dormitory. The program counselors live on the dormitory floors with the participants. Meals, classes and recreation are held in Clarkson facilities.

Contact Brenda Kozsan, Program Director, at or (315) 268-4425 for more information.


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