New Online Academic Enrichment Program (OAEP)
for Summer 2020!

These are difficult times, and we continue to face many challenges as a global community. As an Institute, we are deeply committed to building our collective future and to continuing our important work developing a cadre of brilliant minds whose aim is to solve the greatest challenges facing this society, especially during these times. 

Although the Summer Institute cannot physically occur this summer, we have created the Online Academic Enrichment Program (OAEP) to provide a unique and notable education opportunity, which includes college level classes designed to strengthen and reinforce both students' scholarly interests and academic development. 

New students can now apply to participate in 1 of 3  currently open online courses that will occur for 5 consecutive days at 75 minutes per daily session. Courses are $125 each. 

How to Apply:
Fill out the application via this link  by Friday June 19th.
Email us ( your latest report card. An overall GPA of 3.0 is required. 
Applications and report cards are reviewed on a rolling basis, so prompt submission is encouraged.
If accepted into the program, please note that payment will be due by June 26th.

OAEP Open Courses (Rising 8th & Rising 9th Graders)

Course Description: At this moment where conventional forms of knowledge are in question, this course aims to equip students with the critical reading skills necessary to identify validated claims from "alternative facts." This course will engage with a variety of texts, especially those written for online platforms. Students will develop strategies for identifying an author's argument, the quality of the evidence they use to support it, and how they interpret the evidence.  

2. Self & Social Change: Reshaping the 21st Century
     - Instructor: Prof. Dawrell Rich
     - Date: July 20th – July 24th
     - Time: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM 

Course Description: This course will explore how social constructions like religion, race, and gender impact one's understanding of self. We seek to understand how our lives have been shaped by these intersections and our role in social change. Questions we seek to answer include: In what ways does our present awareness shape our future self and world? What is our role as activist -scholars in identity formation that affirms life - particularly the lives of marginalized and oppressed people. 

OAEP Open Courses (Rising 10th - Rising 12th Graders)

1. The Dreaming Freedom: The Past, Present and Future of Black Americans’ Pursuit of Liberation
Instructor:  Prof. Beatrice Adams
Date: July 20th – July 24th
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Course Description: How have blacks in America defined and tried to enact plans for liberation? How have blacks in America balanced the need to survive with the drive to resist and demand freedoom during times of crisis? This class suggests answers to these broad and timeless questions. Moving thematically and chronologically, the course explores how African American History can be used as a lens to understand and begin to answer some of the most pressing questions of the present. 
Feel free to email to us at or give us a call (609-955-0666) if you have any questions.

About the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute

Housed on the campus of Princeton University, the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute is an intensive academic and leadership program for high-achieving middle and high school students. Through academic rigor, collaborative learning, collective problem solving, and individual attention and support, we prepare students for college and career readiness.


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