10+ Free Summer STEM Programs for High School Students

Summer residential programs held at universities are a great way for high school students to develop their interests, learn what college life is all about and prepare for the transition to college.

In our programs, we aim to provide girls with next steps to continue developing their STEM skills and interests. For high school students, we believe the best experience is to attend a summer program where they will have access to advanced content and will be exposed to something new including living on a college campus.

Many summer STEM programs are free or offer full scholarships for low-income students. We recently made a list of summer programs to handout to high school students in our programs. 

Some of the programs on our list include:

MITES at MIT - a free six-week science and engineering program for rising HS seniors.

Earthwatch Ignite - a two week experience where students participate on a fully-funded, scientific research expedition alongside scientists and other students in a natural landscape. 

SAMS at Carnegie Mellon -  a rigorous residential summer experience that focuses on creating interest in tech disciplines and building academic and personal skills. 

Download the full list of Free Summer STEM Programs for High School Students

Know of any programs we can add to this list? Leave info in the comments.