Young Scholars Program (YSP)
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Miami

The Young Scholars Program (YSP) pairs high school students and faculty mentors in the College of Arts and Sciences.  The main objectives of this YSP are to offer an immersive research/scholarly experience in a University of Miami program and encourage future enrollment of outstanding students to the University.  

Students interested in this program can apply throughout the year.  The Program is also open to out-of-town students.  We do not provide housing or stipend to the students. Upon successful completion of the program (a minimum of 40 hours), students will receive a Certificate of Participation from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Requirements: The student has to identify a mentor (UM faculty member at the College of Arts and Sciences) to work with.  He/she must have completed his/her sophomore year of high school in the United States, be in good standing, and  be at least fifteen (15) years old. He/she must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.  If accepted, participants will be required to complete appropriate University forms and may be subjected to a background check. Depending on the type of research, we will inform students if the latter is required.

Required Documentation:

  1. Application Form (Click here)
  2. Consent, Waiver and Release Agreement Form (Click here)
  3. Mentor Form completed and signed by UM faculty (Click here)
  4. A statement (not to exceed one page) describing your personal goals, as well as how this research experience will enhance your education and future opportunities
  5. An unofficial copy of the student’s high school transcript (preferred) or high school report cards

Email all required documentation to: ysp@miami.edu

*The original signed copy of the Consent, Waiver and Release Agreement form must be delivered or mailed to the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami, 1252 Memorial Drive, Ashe Building – Room 227, Coral Gables, FL 33146. This original form must be received by the Office of the Dean prior to when the student begins his/her assignment.  

For any questions about this program, please contact the Dean’s Office at 305-284-4117.