About Young Scholars

The Clarkson School, a division of Clarkson University, will once again offer the Young Scholars Program during the summer of 2020. The week-long program will be held on Clarkson University's campus starting Sunday, July 19 through Saturday, July 25, 2020. This program is for motivated and talented high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and entering first year college students. The Application information is found below. 


Participants will reside in Moore House which consists of traditional suites (two bedrooms with a private bathroom between accommodating two students per bedroom, four per suite).  Each room includes basic furnishings including: bed, desk, dresser and closet.  In addition, Moore has it own common lounge, small laundry room son each floor.  Students are required to bring their own linen for the week (extra long twin sheets and bedding, towels).  The program counselors live on the dormitory floors, with the participants. Meals, classes and recreation are held in Clarkson facilities. 

Scholarships. Tuition and Fees

A scholarship for the Young Scholars Program may be provided to students who can prove economic hardship as defined by the federal government’s 2019 low income guidelines. To be considered for a scholarship, please write a short essay explaining why you need financial assistance along with a copy of your parent(s) W2 statement(s). Cost of transportation to and from Clarkson University will still be assumed by students and their families.

The cost of the program is $900 which includes room, board and activity fees. A $35 dollar non-refundable application fee must be included with the application. If you are selected for the program, that fee will be applied toward your tuition. 

If you wish to commute, please indicate this on your application form. The cost will be $700 (which includes lunch every day) for commuting students.

Application and Admittance Forms

For Prospective Students

The priority deadline to apply is April 1, 2020 and the regular deadline to apply is May 15, 2020.  A completed application received by April 1 will be given priority consideration for admission.  Selections for remaining openings will be made on a rolling basis after May 15 (regular deadline).  Enrollment is capped at 40 students.

Please mail non-refundable $35 application fee and application to:

The Clarkson School
Young Scholars Program
Box 5650
Potsdam, NY 13699

For Admitted Students

If you are accepted into our Young Scholars Program, payment and the following forms will need to be received by June 1, 2020. This year, our summer camps will be using an online portal called CampDoc to electronically file all health paperwork. It is a completely safe and secure way to store your child's information. You will receive an email from CampDoc with a link to create an account and fill out the health forms for the Young Scholars camp.:

Continuing Education Scholarship

Once you successfully complete the program and meet the admission requirements you become eligible to receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year) towards tuition if you attend The Clarkson School or Clarkson University full time for your undergraduate education. Please note that $1,000 per year is the maximum scholarship amount you can receive for attending Clarkson University summer programs, no matter how many programs you attend.