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w.e.b. dU bOIS sCHOLARS iNSTITUTE: 2021 ONLINE SUMMER PROGRAM!

In light of the pandemic, the Summer Institute will not be held at Princeton University. Instead, we will be running the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute: Online Summer Program this summer!

The 2021 Online Summer Program Deadlines

We will consider applicants with strong qualifications through Monday, April 12, 2021. As such, we strongly encourage students to submit applications as soon as possible. Following the initial application review process, semi-finalists will be invited to participate in a virtual interview April 15th - April 21st . Finalists will be notified of placement in course(s) by April 28, 2021.  Please note the time for rolling admissions has officially passed. The Institute is no longer accepting applications for the program.

Program Duration

The Online Summer Program will operate from June 28, 2021 to July 26, 2021. It will consist of 3 Academic Sessions. Students can apply for various courses held in each session. Please visit our “Academies” page to view the courses offered in each session and accompanying course descriptions.

Session 1: June 28th – July 6th  (5 courses available)

Session 2: June 7th – July 15th (6 courses available)

Session 3: July 16th – July 26th (6 courses available)


Course Duration & Cost:
Each course operates over 7 class days (EXCLUDING WEEKENDS). Each class meeting is 90 minutes a day. Students can apply for more than one course. However, given that space in each course is limited to 20 students, finalists will be assigned to a course before additional courses are granted. The total cost for each student participating in the Online Summer Program will be $300.00 per course. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a digital certificate of program completion.


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




The Accelerated Learning Academy (for 8th & 9th Graders)

Deadlines

Due to COVID-19, the 2022 ALA Program will be an online program. 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 February 2, 2022. Following the initial application review process, semi-finalists will be virtually interviewed between February 4th and February 10th. Students will be informed of acceptance into the program by February 11th. Students accepted into the ALA will be expected to inform us of their decision to enter the program by February 15, 2022. 

The Accelerated Learning Academy will be in session from March 11-13, 2022 April 8-10, 2022; and May 13-15, 2022.

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

The application for the Accelerated Learning Academy (for 8th-9th graders) will open in the winter of 2021.



The Accelerated Learning Academy (for 10th & 11th Graders) 

Deadlines

Due to COVID-19, the 2021-2022 ALA Program will be an online program. 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  Friday, December 10, 2021. Following the initial application review process, semi-finalists will be virtually interviewed between December 11 and December 16, 2021. Students will be informed of acceptance into the program by Friday, December 17, 2021. Students accepted into the ALA will be expected to inform us of their decision to enter the program by Monday, December 20, 2021. Complete program payment will need to be received by January 2, 2022.

The Accelerated Learning Academy online program will be in session from January 7-9, 2022 February 25-27, 2022; and April 22-24, 2022.

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 email your application and all supplemental materials (transcript, two letters of recommendation & essay)  to us at admissions@duboisscholars.org by the above-mentioned deadline. Recommenders can also email the letters of recommendation to us directly.