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Summer Scholars Institute



Earn a SCHOLARSHIP to cover your first year of college!

Guaranteed Scholarship for First Year of College

Students who successfully complete a Summer Scholars Institute session will automatically receive the Skyline College Promise Scholarship, which covers the all registration and student fees for a student's first year of college. Details about the scholarship are available at the Skyline College Promise website.

What's the Difference Between Sessions?

The 5-week session prepares students for BOTH English AND math college courses through English and math workshops; students will also take a Career and Life Planning Course worth 3 College Units.

The 2-week session prepares students for EITHER English OR math college courses through a choice of one workshop in either English or math; students will also take a Student Success Strategies Course worth 1 College Unit.

Both sessions include the Skyline College Promise Scholarship for students who successfully complete.

More About the Program

The Summer Scholars Institute provides entering Skyline College freshmen with a free accelerated college preparatory summer experience. Students will complete a college-level course for credit which can be applied to a future degree or used to transfer to a four year institution. They will also participate in programs and activities designed to improve their academic skills, and accelerate their college adjustment.

Who can participate?

Graduating High School Seniors or GED recipients who intend to enroll as full-time students at Skyline College in the fall semester.

Program Costs:

This is a FREE program. There are no costs associated with participating in the Summer Scholars Institute. Students will receive free support and services equivalent to more than $2,000 in the summer, with additional support provided during the academic year.

Program Courses Include:

Career and Life Planning (3 College Units)
NOTE: For 5-week session only

Students will gain a comprehensive approach to life and career planning, vocational interests, and insight into their abilities, interests and personality. Students will also identify and refine their educational purpose, gain an understanding of the collegiate culture, become acclimated to college and create an academic pathway to success.

Student Success Strategies (1 College Unit)
NOTE: For 2-week session only

Designed to help students explore and understand issues that determine academic success. Students will learn strategies to help them succeed in college.

Math Workshop

Students will develop a growth mindset, understand and develop their mathematical abilities, problem-solving strategies, and learn Math faculty expectations.

English Workshop

Students will understand and develop their writing abilities, college-level reading skills, higher order thinking skills, and learn English faculty expectations.

Program Benefits:

  • Receive Skyline College course credit
  • Priority (early course) registration
  • Placement in transfer level math and English courses for the fall semester
  • Chrome book Loan Program (summer and academic year)
  • Fall Textbook Loan Program (summer and academic year)
  • Enhanced academic skills in math, English, and writing
  • Increased skill in critical thinking, reading, and reasoning
  • Early campus connection, engagement and acclimation
  • Faculty, staff and student mentoring
  • All expenses covered (lunch, transportation, books/materials, summer tuition)
  • 2017-18 Skyline College Promise Scholarship