Summer Opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors

University of Arizona Med-Start Program- Summer 2011


Med-Start accepts Arizona students who have a strong interest in the health professions and are currently juniors. We hope that you will encourage all juniors interested in health careers to apply to the Med-Start Summer Program. Students who are of groups underrepresented in the health care professions (Hispanic, Native American, or African American) are especially encouraged to apply.


Deadline: February 15, 2011*

Please see Ms. Allen for more details


Saint Mary’s College of California Summer Math Camp- Summer 2011


We would like to bring to your attention a math camp we are hosting this summer (2011) at Saint Mary's College of California. We have been given a grant by the Math Association of America (MAA) to run this enrichment program and are therefore able to offer it entirely for free to students (except for a small deposit, which students will get back.)

This is a residential program. Please inform students that they will stay on campus at St Mary’s College  of California!!!


Deadline: December 1, 2010*

Please see Ms. Allen for more details



US Military Service Academies


The following are links to the various service academy summer programs:


West Point –

Deadline: accepting applications now through 1 April 2011

There is an EXCELLENT video on this link for applicants and advisors. 


Coast Guard –

Deadline: accepting applications from "late February" (per the link) to 1 April 2011


Air Force –

Deadline: accepting applications from now until 2/28/2011

The link at: takes a long time to load and is difficult to navigate, but there is a great video clip of the program. The link at is easier to access but gives no information.


Navy –

Deadline: accepting applications from 1 February to 31 March 2011 (implied).


Merchant Marine –

The USMMA has no formal summer program.  However visits to the Academy are beneficial and highly encouraged. 

The link for visiting Kings Point is at:  Visits are scheduled at least one week in advance.


Four things to remember

1.  These are highly competitive; earlier is better than later.  

2.  Cadets need to research the time frames of different programs if they want to attend several (there may be overlaps).  

3.  An application to a summer program is an application to the academy; only US citizens with SSN's can apply. 

4. These are not free.  Tuition/program costs are $350 with the student responsible for travel expenses. 


It is never to late to start planning ahead! Please see Ms. Allen with any questions you may have!!!!