Student Services / Counseling
We will provide updated information here, so please check back frequently, and hang in there!
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Attention Seniors – SME Scholarships
Note: we are working with scholarship providers to offer extensions and alternate methods of submitting applications. We will post updated information here when it is available. Thanks for your patience!.
Attention Juniors – SMSD Stepping Stone Scholarship
- Even though many summer programs are tentative, as of right now, you should still consider applying for this scholarship if you are interested.
- Deadline has been extended to April 15.
Your completed application should be emailed to Traci Ybarra, email@example.com
Students explore academic interests and future career choices during the summer between the student's junior and senior year. The program of study may include any content area. Programs involving a touring component will not be considered. Each high school may recommend up to a total of $500 in scholarship funding. Scholarship amounts may vary based on number of students each school recommends. Scholarship awards will be sent directly to program office of the university or college offering the summer program.
Summer Programs & Camps
(Please check with these organizations directly to determine how COVID-19 is affecting their programs.)
Are you ready to practice your leadership skills and create lasting social change? Apply for AnytownKC, a weeklong social justice leadership camp to help youth dismantle oppression and create more just and inclusive communities. Camp dates are July 12-18. Applications are due by May 27. Click here for the application, more information, and contact information.
Kansas Boys State
ATTENTION JUNIOR BOYS: If you are interested in the opportunity to learn leadership skills through role-play civic exercises, then Kansas BoysState is for you! Boys State will be held at K-State University on May 31-June 5, 2020. If you are interested in attending, please visit https://ksbstate.org/ for more information and registration details.
Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro
Scholarship and standard applications are open for Camp Cardiac Kansas City 2019! Run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, these are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.
The Kansas City region offers all kinds of ways to explore science, technology, engineering and math. You may be surprised at how many ways you can learn about STEM in the metro area! Search STEM Connect-KC for events, camps, career days and more.
KU Engineering & Biotech Summer Camps
Project Discovery is a week long, intensive learning camp for high school students (entering grades 9-12 in fall 2020) with a day or overnight option. Campers choose from different engineering disciplines and work closely with KU faculty and graduate students as they complete a hands-on project. Held on KU’s Lawrence campus, students will get an up-close view of KU and the School of Engineering classrooms and labs.