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 remotely starting Sunday, July 19 through Saturday, July 25, 2020. This program is for motivated and talented students who will be high school sophomores, juniors, seniors or first year college students in Fall 2020. The Application information is found below. 

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 remote program this year is $500 which includes instructional 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. 

Application and Admittance Forms

For Prospective Students

The priority deadline to apply is April 1, 2020 and the regular deadline to apply is May 30, 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 30 (regular deadline).  Enrollment is capped at 40 students.

Please mail non-refundable $35 application fee to the below or call with your credit card information:

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 15, 2020. 

  • Payment in the form of a check made payable to Clarkson University ($465 which is less the $35 application fee) or call with credit card to the above listed number. 
  • Code of Conduct will be sent via email. It will needed to be signed and returned prior to the start of the program. 
  • Participant Information will be sent via email. 
  • CampDoc Online Health Records

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.