Young Scholars Program (YSP)

Young Scholar working in a lab

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.

The Summer 2019 application period for this program is now closed.  

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

*The 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. This original form must be received by the Office of the Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies prior to when the student begins his/her assignment. 

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