Summer Scholars Program at Centre College

Posted by Centre News in Events 12 Dec 2016

summerscholars16Motivated high school students can get a taste of the Centre Experience this summer at Centre College’s Summer Scholars Program, which runs from Sunday, June 18 through Saturday, July 1, 2017 and is led by Centre faculty members.

The intensive, two-week program open to rising high school juniors and seniors incorporates informed discussion, field study at area locations and evening programs that feature talks by leaders in their respective fields.

“The goal of the program is to help young people realize their potential, introduce them to a liberal arts atmosphere and give them the tools needed to take positive action in improving our world,” Lee Jefferson, director of the program and Centre College assistant professor of religion, said.

“Centre is committed to producing critical thinkers and responsible leaders,” he added. “By exposing high school students to the nuances of topics such as biology, cultural diversity and religion, and politics, they will gain some insight into the benefits a liberal arts education provides.”

During the two-week event, students will have an unparalleled opportunity to test-drive the college experience both academically and socially, living on campus in residence halls, taking meals in the dining hall and attending classes taught by Centre faculty.

Registration will open in June. For more information, contact Lee Jefferson, assistant professor of religion and Centre Summer Scholars director, at