Youth Programs

Carnegie Mellon University Summer Pre-College Programs

Carnegie Mellon University offers Summer Pre-College Programs in AP, Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, Music, & National High School Game Academy. Limited tuition waivers available. Visit

Yale Young Global Scholars Summer Program

Yale Young Global Scholars is a selective leadership-development summer program for high school students from around the world. Different sessions include: Politics, Law, & Economics; Biological & Biomedical Science; Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship; International Affairs & Security; Applied Science & Engineering; and more. Scholarships and financial aid are available. Application deadline is February 6, 2018. Visit

University of Virginia Summer College Experience

University of Virginia Summer College Experience applications for talented high school students will be available in December. Visit for more information.

Harvard Summer Programs

Harvard Summer Programs applications open in December for high school students ages 15-18. Visit for more information.

FAPA Future Pilot Forums

FAPA Future Pilot Forums are FREE career seminars providing future professional pilots of all ages with objective and independent information about a flying career. The next forums will be on 12/9/17 in Dallas and on 1/20/18 in San Diego. Register to attend in person or virtually at

Duke University Summer Programs

Duke University offers summer programs for grades 9-12: Summer College, Summer Academy, and Intensive STEM Academy. Visit for more information.

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest (Grades 9-12)
“Why Diplomacy & Peacebuilding Matter”
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018
Winner: $2,500, a trip to Washington DC, full scholarship to a Semester at Sea Educational Voyage
Runner-up: $1,250, full scholarship to attend the International Diplomacy Program of the NSLC
Contest details at:
Email questions to:

In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, identify two cases—one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful—where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict-affected country.

Analyze and compare these two cases, addressing the following questions:
What relative strengths did members of the Foreign Service and military actors bring to the table?
What peacebuilding tools were employed?
Ultimately, what worked or did not work in each case?
How was each situation relevant to U.S. national security interests?
What lessons may be drawn from these experiences for the pursuit of U.S. foreign policy more broadly?

Bank of America Student Leaders Program (Juniors and Seniors)

Bank of America Student Leaders Program (Juniors and Seniors)
Bank of America Student Leaders Program is now accepting applications. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their partner organization. If selected as a student leader, you will:
• Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks
• Attend the week-long student leaders summit in Washington, D.C.
• Develop leadership and career skills
• Connect with like-minded students from your own community and across the country.
Application deadline: February 2, 2018.
Apply at
Call 1-800-218-9946 for more information