About Young Scholars

The Clarkson School, a division of Clarkson University, will once again offer the Young Scholars Program during the summer of 2021. The weeklong program will be held starting Sunday, July 18 through Saturday, July 24, 2021. This program is for motivated and talented students who will be high school sophomores, juniors, seniors or first year college students in fall 2021.  Please click here to submit the application

Scholarships. Tuition and Fees

A scholarship for the Young Scholars Program is available for up to two students who can prove economic hardship as defined by the federal government’s 2020 low-income guidelines. To be considered, please write a short essay explaining why you need financial assistance along with a copy of your parent(s) W2 statement(s). Students and their families assume cost of transportation to and from Clarkson University.

The cost of the program this year is $875, which includes instructional and activity fees. A $35 dollar non-refundable application fee must be included with the application. If admitted, the $35 application fee applies toward your tuition. 

Application and Admittance Forms

For Prospective Students

The priority deadline to apply is April 15, 2021 and the regular deadline to apply is May 15, 2021.  A completed application received by April 15 receives priority consideration for admission.  Selections for remaining openings are on a rolling basis after May 15 (regular deadline).  Maximum enrollment is set at 40 students.

Each applicant must include a non-refundable $35.00 application fee along with the application form. 

For Admitted Students

If an applicant is accepted to the program, the application fee of $35 will be applied to the total cost of the program which is $875. The balance of the cost ($840) must be fully paid by June 15, 2021.  If this program has to be offered remotely, which will be determined in March, the cost will be less and adjusted accordingly. 

If admitted, you can pay your tuition for the program and complete the required forms by logging in to your Application Status page:

  • Payment can be made online with a credit card or electronic check made payable to Clarkson University ($840 which is less the $35 application fee).
  • Code of Conduct Form
  • Transportation Form 
  • CampDoc Online Health Records - A separate email will follow to complete this information

Continuing Education Scholarship

Once you successfully complete the program and meet 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.