Offering a first-class experience to these first-class students costs $6,250 each.
But SSP is committed to staying within the financial means of every qualified student, regardless of income.
That's why, net of financial aid, families pay only about 40% of our costs.
Your generous contribution today keeps this life-changing opportunity open to tomorrow's leaders.
The 2013 financial aid budget is $107,000.
"My parents could not afford to pay for any summer activities. Generous aid was the reason I could share in the experience of a lifetime, meet amazing people, learn about incredibly new and fascinating topics. I am extraordinarily grateful to those who made a completely free, totally engaging summer possible." -from a student
"We think SSP is worth the whole fee and then some. But realistically we couldn't afford more than $1,000, given the size of our family." -from a parent
Read the letter from former Academic Director Dr. Dave Pierce. Questions, comments, or want to volunteer? Call 866-728-0999 or email support [at] summerscience [dot] org.
SSP students work hard … so do your dollars
We are careful stewards of every donation. A volunteer, unpaid Board of Trustees ... elected by alumni and former faculty ... oversees SSP's budget. Campus housing, meals, and facilities plus summer faculty salaries make up 2/3 of total expenses.
Number of paid fundraisers: 0.
Please consider these other ways to maximize the impact and/or lower the net cost of your donation. Contact us for more information.
Matching: Apply for a matching gift from your employer.
President's Council: Pledge to donate at least $1,000 per year toward Program operations.
SSP Endowment Fund: Your gift is invested, with returns providing a long-term financial cushion for SSP. Named opportunities are available to honor an individual. Significant donors are recognized as the Benefector's Society. See FAQ.
Legacy Society: Remember the Summer Science Program in your will, and let us know that you have done so.
Recurring: Set up an automatic monthly, quarterly, or annual donation through Network For Good.
Capital Gains Tax Savings: Contribute appreciated securities to avoid capital gains taxes.
Payroll Deduction: If your employer provides for charitable payroll deductions, e.g. through United Way, direct all or part of the deduction to SSP.
eBay: Designate for SSP a percentage of the proceeds from an item you sell on eBay.
Search Engine: Point your browser to Goodsearch (powered by Yahoo) as your default search engine. After you designate SSP as your preferred nonprofit, Goodsearch will donate about a penny to SSP for every search you make. Over time it can really add up!
eBay: SSP is registered with eBay Giving Works. Whenever you list an item to sell on eBay, you can designate some or all of the proceeds to go to SSP.
The IRS has designated SSP as a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit, EIN #94-3341965, so your contributions are deductible as provided by law.