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Summer 2024 Programs

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USC Summer & Online
Pre-College Programs

You are invited to a virtual information session to hear all about USC Summer Programs and gain direct knowledge about the 2024 program.

In our upcoming webinar, we’ll highlight the benefits of attending USC Summer Programs, dive into our on-campus experience, and discuss application best practices and common mistakes!

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask our administrative staff questions through the Q&A feature on Zoom that will be answered in real-time.

USC Summer Programs

Virtual Information Session


Tuesday, February 6, 2024
4:00 - 5:00 PM PT

Register Now for Our February Session!
After registering, you’ll receive a separate email with our Zoom webinar link.

If you’re unable to join this session, we’ll have additional opportunities for you to connect with USC Summer Programs in the future. Watch your inbox for invitations to our upcoming events.

Additionally, we are here to serve as a resource for you at

We hope you'll join us virtually on Tuesday, February 6th and discover what it means to become a “Summer Trojan.”

Review Our Application Resources Today!

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 Summer High School Intensive in Next Generation Engineering (SHINE) Program

Hello SHINE Partners, Alumni and Family,


The Summer High School Intensive in Next Generation Engineering -- (SHINE) program at the K-12 STEM Center at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering is looking for applicants who are currently 9th -11th graders. Please let your peers, students, teachers, parents and community leaders know that:


  • We are eagerly seeking applicants for our incredible 7-week summer engineering research program!
  • We offer Application Fee Waivers, & Scholarships - students must apply by 2/16!
  • Join our information sessions for the opportunity to learn about SHINE and answer any questions you may have!
  • November 20, 2023 & December 18, 2023-- from 4:00PM-5:00PM. RSVP.


Once you complete the RSVP form you will

receive the zoom meeting details.


Please let us know if you have any questions.




Monica Lopez

SHINE Director 

SHINE 2024 Application is

now live! 


Please view the resources below: 

Get to know our SHINE TEAM

Darin Gray, Ed.D

Director of the Center

Dr. Gray is the Director of the USC Viterbi K-12 STEM Center and oversees all of the Center programs including SHINE! Learn more out our center here.

Monica Lopez, M Ed.

SHINE Director

Ms. Lopez is the new SHINE Director who is spearheading SHINE. Learn about our new partnership and overview by accessing our SHINE profile.

Please join the SHINE LinkedIn group

We hope you can also explore our Summer Programs page to discover programs for elementary, middle and high school students!

Please let us know if you have any questions to




Monica Lopez

SHINE Director 

View our SHINE Profile

USC Viterbi K-12 STEM Center | 3650 McClintock Ave, OHE 500, Los Angeles, CA 90089
UC Davis

California State Summer School for Mathematics & Science (COSMOS)

innovation begins with education

Preparing the next generation of STEM leaders


COSMOS is Limited to California High-School Students Only 

** COSMOS is a full residential and in-person program. In case of sudden circumstances that prevent in-person instruction of the planned curriculum, COSMOS may temporarily change the instructional format or the remaining program duration to, e.g., remote instruction to complete the program for the affected students. **


COSMOS is an intensive four-week summer residential Pre-College Program for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty, researchers, and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities while exploring advanced STEM topics far beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields through challenging curricula that are both hands-on and lab-intensive.

Students apply to ONE of the five University of California’s COSMOS campuses — UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Cruz. While each campus employs the best practices in STEM education, each program's curriculum builds on its faculty and host campus's unique teaching and research expertise. Each campus can only accommodate about 160-200 participants. The selection is competitive. A typical COSMOS student has a GPA of 3.5 or above. In addition, students must have achieved academic excellence.



The Intern Project (TIP) Summer Program

Audience: LA County 10th-12th Grade High School Students 

Apply here:

Deadline: March 15, 2024 

Program Dates: June 17, 2024 - August 9, 2024

Program Description: Students will build up career experience and enhance communication, networking, and professionalism through different career-building workshops. Activities include workshops, informational interviews, panel presentations, and skills workshops (communication, networking, organization, and time management).In addition to the hands-on experience working at a company placement as their internship.  


Students Receive:

  • Paid Stipend $$$
  • Free College Credit
  • Mentors and Coaches
  • Work Experience/ Training
Scripps College Academy Scholars 
Grades: 10-12 (Students must apply during 10 grade only) 
Dates: Summer program July 12-23, year-round events 
Application Deadline: April 1 
Location: Scripps College Campus, Claremont, CA 
Cost: NO Cost 
Brief Description: The SCA Scholars program is a multi-year, intensive pre-college program for female students from the greater Los Angeles area and the Inland Empire. Scholars participate in a rigorous summer residential experience followed by monthly events throughout high schoolFocuses its recruitment on students who will be the first in their families to attend college and who may lack the resources in their home, school, or community to fully prepare to enroll in a top college or university. 
During the two-week virtual Summer Residential program students live among their peers and further their academic preparation by exploring issues of race, class, and gender through the four major areas of study (fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences). Following the Summer Residential Program, Scholars take part in additional events and activities throughout high school including book clubs, science research opportunities, SAT/ACT preparation classes, and field trips. As seniors, Scholars receive individualized assistance in the college application process. 
For more information on how to apply, visit: htt

Getty Unshuttered


Audience: Students Ages 13-19

Deadline: January 26, 2024

Submission detailsUnshuttered Open Call 

DescriptionGetty Unshuttered invites teen photographers across California to submit original photographs in response to this year’s Open Call theme, “A Spectrum of …”  The prompt is open to creative and artistic interpretation – no prior experience or specific photography equipment required to participate! A panel of arts professionals will select 25 photographs to win exciting prizes and Getty experiences! Learn more about Getty Unshuttered and submit your photos


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