Scripps College Academy Scholars 2019

    Summer Program

    Students admitted to the SCA Scholars program begin by attending the two-week Summer Program which provides the opportunity to experience what it is like to live and study at a private, liberal arts college.

    Students enhance their studies by exploring issues of race, class and gender through a variety of academic subjects.Participants develop their writing, critical analysis, discussion and presentation skills under the mentorship of Scripps College professors. The academic program is designed to challenge the ways students think about their world and encourage them to become leaders and college-bound scholars. In addition to the academic program, participants attend fun and informative workshops, field trips, and recreational athletic or art activities.

    The 2019 Summer Program will be held Sunday, June 16– Saturday, June 29, 2019.Students are required to live on campus for the full duration of the summer program.

    Year-Round Activities
    Following the Summer Program, SCA Scholars receive academic resources and mentorship throughout high school. Students attend weekend events on the Scripps College campus including book clubs, science research opportunities, SAT preparation classes, workshops and field trips. As seniors, SCA Scholars receive personalized assistance in the college application process.

    Young women who are currently in the tenth grade and live in the greater Los Angeles and Inland Empire area are invited to apply. The SCA Scholars program seeks to serve students who demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and motivation, but may lack the resources in their home, school, or community to fully prepare for admission to top colleges and universities.

    Students are eligible to be considered for the SCA Scholars program if they meet ONE or more of the following criteria:
    • Qualify for free or reduced price lunch, or otherwise demonstrate financial need
    • Will be the first generation in their family to attend college
    • Attend a Title 1 school
    Selection Criteria
    Applicants should be highly-motivated students seeking a challenging and fun academic experience. Evaluation of applicants is based on:
    • Academic performance: While there is no minimum GPA requirement, the selection committee seeks students with grades of A and/or B in core subjects
    • Essays: Applicants must demonstrate strong writing and critical thinking skills
    • Recommendation(s)
    • Extracurricular activities and community engagement
    • Demonstrated commitment to completing the multi-year SCA Scholars program as outlined in the application
    Application Checklist
    A complete application will include the following items:
    • Completed Student Application Form
    • Official or Unofficial High School Transcript
      • Must include all grades and classes from high school, including fall 2017.
    • Essays
    • Recommendation(s)