Young Scholars Program (YSP)

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

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 fifteen years old
  • be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • complete the initial application form below

If accepted, participants will be required to complete appropriate University forms, including a parental consent form*, and may 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 words essay summarizing their experience.  Upon completion, students will receive a Certificate of Participation from the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Summer 2020 application period will be open from February 15, 2020-March 15, 2020.  Please check back at that time to apply online.

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

*Upon acceptance to the program, prior to beginning your YSP placement, an original signed copy of the Consent, Waiver and Release Agreement form must be delivered or mailed to Dr. Maryann Tobin, Executive Director of Programs, Office of the Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami, 1300 Campo Sano Avenue, Suite 215, Coral Gables, FL 33146.   Accepted students will be asked to submit additional forms as part of their enrollment process.

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