Summer & Youth Programs

The objective of these program opportunities offered through the Office of Student Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging is to help facilitate a pipeline for underrepresented minority and/or economically disadvantaged students who are interested in the fields of research, science, medicine, and related health professions. We aim to:

  • Expose our program scholars to basic and medical sciences
  • Provide career awareness in science and health professions
  • Prepare students for high education
  • Offer academic counseling

Each year we receive more than 3,000 applications from academically talented high school, undergraduate, and post-baccalaureate students who attend public, private, parochial, and independent schools. The admissions processes are very competitive and a select few are invited to participate in our programs each year. If you are selected, the time you spend at VP&S will be challenging and exciting. Program scholars will also have the privilege of attending events sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging which encourage long-lasting relationships and a continuous support network for students as they pursue their goals.