In the spirit of the Empower Initiative, the University of Chicago is proud to announce an exciting new opportunity that allows select high school students from rural and small town high schools to take advantage of two fully-funded summer programs during our Summer Session. Each program gives students the chance to explore a college atmosphere, develop their leadership skills, and spend time on UChicago’s campus.
The two fully-funded opportunities are:
Emerging Rural Leaders I for Freshmen: This week-long program takes place the summer between a student’s freshman and sophomore years of high school. During this program, students interested in developing their leadership skills will take part in faculty-led programming exploring different academic disciplines and opportunities across campus. Students will discuss what it means to be a leader in their communities, engage with UChicago professors and students, as well as participate in fun group activities around the city of Chicago.
Emerging Rural Leaders II for Juniors: This three-week program takes place the summer between a student’s junior and senior years of high school. Selected students will gain exposure to a subject closely related to their academic area of excellence by taking a Summer Session Pathways or Immersion class of their choosing. During the three weeks, students will also have the chance to explore the city of Chicago, meet new friends from around the world, and participate in programming to help them navigate the college application process.