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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign- Summer Programs

Gies College of Business
The Gies College of Business will once again host its summer Emerging Business Leaders (EBL) Program from July 9 to 20. This on-campus program is designed for high-achieving Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino/a, and Native American students interested in studying business who are entering their senior year of high school. All students who participate in the EBL Program and enroll as a student in the Gies College of Business will receive a renewable merit-based scholarship to help cover their college costs.

The EBL website contains all of the necessary information, including activities, application criteria, costs, and important dates. The EBL application will be available on this website starting February 1. New this year, a high school counselor letter of recommendation will be required along with the student application. If you have any questions, please contact Business Undergraduate Admissions by email or phone at 217-244-3890.

College of Engineering

GAMES Camp
Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) Camp is a summer program held on campus for academically talented girls (rising 6th through 12th graders) interested in math, science, and engineering. Alongside women in these disciplines, girls will explore engineering through demonstrations, presentations, and fun hands-on activities. For more information, visit our website. Applications open in mid-January. Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) Camp is a summer program held on campus for academically talented girls (rising 6th through 12th graders) interested in math, science, and engineering. Alongside women in these disciplines, girls will explore engineering through demonstrations, presentations, and fun hands-on activities. For more information, visit our website. Applications open in mid-January.

WYSE Camp
The Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Camp is a summer program held on campus that offers co-ed, week-long residential camps for high school students interested in learning about different engineering disciplines through demonstrations, presentations, and fun hands-on activities. For more information, visit our website. Applications open in mid-January.

College of Fine & Applied Arts

Summer Programs
The College of Fine and Applied Arts offers four residential summer programs for high school students: Illinois Summer Youth Music, Discover Architecture, iSTEAM, and FAA Summer Intensive. For more information, visit our website. The College of Fine and Applied Arts offers four residential summer programs for high school students: Illinois Summer Youth Music, Discover Architecture, iSTEAM, and FAA Summer Intensive. For more information, visit our website.

High School Talent Competition
Students in grades 9 through 11 are encouraged to enter one of our seven talent competitions: Architectural Drawing, Self-Portrait, Dance Choreography, Design a Playscape, Music Performance, Acting: Shakespeare, or Ideal City. Prizes include full scholarships to our summer programs. For more information, visit our website.

College of Media
Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to join us at our 360° Sports and Entertainment Summer Camp July 8 through 13. They can personalize their on-campus experience with classes and workshops that interest them in the fields of journalism, advertising, or media and cinema studies.

Campers will learn from faculty and pros in the field about broadcast and mobile journalism, photography, play-by-play, film reviews, podcasts, animation, working with drones, GoPros, and more. We've added new sessions and more labs for returning campers, but space is still limited. Applications are now open.

School of Social Work
This summer, the School of Social Work is hosting a day of service learning specifically for high school students interested in exploring the field of social work. If you know students who enjoy helping others, volunteering, and serving in their community, this event may be for them. Interested students should contact Laura Graven, Undergraduate Affairs Coordinator, for more information.

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