Young Scholars Program

Applications for Summer 2024 are now closed


Young Scholar working in a lab

The Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a unique experiential learning summer program that pairs high school students with faculty mentors within the College of Arts and Sciences, so that they may participate in high-level research and scholarly work in a real, working laboratory.

Many students who have completed the Young Scholar Program go on to enroll at the University of Miami’s College of Arts & Sciences, continuing the tradition of welcoming outstanding students to the university. 

Please note: the program is not for credit.

Requirements for admission to the YSP:

All applicants must:

  • have completed his/her sophomore year of high school in the United States
  • be in good academic standing
  • be at least 16 years old by the time they start their YSP hours.
  • be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Click here to apply. There is a limited number of openings. Please apply by May 10, 2024, and ensure the application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified by May 24, 2024.

Those chosen to participate will be contacted by a staff member and required to submit a resume, copy of their driver’s license (front and pack) or passport, copy of their Social Security card (front and back). Participants may also be subjected to a background check. 

While the Young Scholars Program is open to out-of-town students, we do not provide housing or any stipends to the participants.


Requirements for completion of the YSP:

Successful completion of the program requires a minimum of 40 hours of supervised laboratory research and a 500-750 word essay summarizing theirs experience. Upon completion, students will receive a Certificate of Participation from the College of Arts and Sciences.

For any questions about this program, please contact the Office of the Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies at 305-284-8783 or

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