Today’s most promising high school students will be tomorrow’s scientists and engineers, doctors and entrepreneurs – the people who invent the future – but only if they realize their potential. Gifted teens have unique needs not often met in school: for role models, for intellectual challenge, and for the confidence to dream bigger dreams.

Each summer since 1959, highly gifted and motivated high school students have come to the Summer Science Program to immerse themselves in hands-on, experimental science, and to live and work with their intellectual peers for the first time. The experience changes their lives, and the benefits continue for life.


Please support SSP ’17 students with a donation to the Annual Fund.
Alumni from 2007-16 check out the Ellipsoidal Challenge Match through Dec. 31.

Dec. 15

Applications open for 2017 – we can remind you

Feb. 3

Deadline for international applicants

March 3

Deadline for U.S. applicants

June 18 – July 26

SSP in Astrophysics @ New Mexico Tech
SSP in Biochemistry @ Purdue

June 25 – Aug. 2

SSP in Astrophysics @ CU Boulder