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The Summer Institute Deadlines

We accept applications on a rolling basis and will consider applicants with strong qualifications through Friday February 28, 2020. Applications received by Friday, February 21, 2020 will be given priority for scholarships. As such, we strongly encourage students to submit applications as soon as possible. Following the initial application review process, semi-finalists will be notified by Monday March 23, 2020. Semi-finalists residing within 300 miles of Princeton, New Jersey will be interviewed at an Orientation and Screening Program at Princeton University held on Sunday April 5th.  Arrangements will be made to interview other semi-finalists who cannot attend.

Program Duration

The Institute will be in session from June 20, 2020 to July 25, 2020. Participants in the Scholars Programs must check-in on Saturday morning, June 20, 2020; participants in the pre-scholars programs will check-in on Saturday morning, June 27, 2020.

Summer Institute Essay Prompt (for current 9th,10th & 11th graders): Why do you wish to participate in the Institute? Describe your education and career goals, community service activities and/or leadership roles you have performed.



The Accelerated Learning Academy Deadlines

We accept applications on a rolling basis and will consider applicants with strong qualifications. The submission deadline for the application, transcript, two letters of recommendation and essay is  Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Following the initial application review process, semi-finalists will be will be virtually interviewed between November 1 and November 18, 2019. Scholarship amounts are decided and awarded upon receipt of application, supporting materials, and completed interview based on economic need and academic merit, so we strongly encourage students to submit applications as soon as possible. Students will be informed of acceptance into the program by Wednesday November 20, 2019. Students accepted into the ALA will be expected to inform us of their decision to enter the program by November 25, 2019.

The Accelerated Learning Academy will be in session from December 13-15, 2019 February 28 - March 1, 2020; and April 24-26, 2020.

Accelerated Learning Academy Essay Prompt: What is your interest in the program? Describe your Education & Career Goals.



If you prefer to download our application and complete it offline, please mail your application and all supplemental materials (transcript, two letters of recommendation & essay) to: 

W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute 
174 Nassau Street, Suite 360
Princeton, New Jersey 08542

Click here to download the Summer Institute Application.
Click here to download the Accelerated Learning Academy Application.

Applications and supplemental materials can also be emailed to us at admissions@duboisscholars.org

All applications and information submitted should be typewritten or in pen and be submitted by the above-mentioned submission deadline.