Career & College Readiness Summer Institute

We are the leaders in creating opportunities for summer learning through innovation and creativity in the Sandhills Region. Fayetteville State University understands that the students we nurture today are the foundation of our society tomorrow.

Middle and high school students from low-income families often do not have the same opportunities to learn and experience enriching activities during the summer as students from higher-income families. The Office of College Access & Success Programs, ensures that students do not lose ground academically which enables us to close the achievement gap.

As a participant in the program, I learned about an opportunity to get an internship during the summer of my senior year.  This internship introduced me to the concept of networking and it enhanced my knowledge within the world of science and technology!

Children from low-income families often do not have the same opportunities to learn and experience enriching activities during the summer as children from higher-income families. Consequently, they can lose ground academically, contributing to the persistent achievement gap between them and their more affluent peers.

Transition to College Conference

This annual conference teaches rising college freshmen strategies to be successful in college. Transition sessions will focus college success skills and provide assistance on overcoming barriers and challenges that freshmen face once they arrive on their college campuses.

Eligibility: Current 2018 graduating seniors (students must be enrolled in a program hosted by the Office of College Access Programs).

National Summer Learning Day

The Office of College Access Programs will host National Summer Learning Day, a nationwide event created by the National Summer Learning Association in order to boost awareness about the problem of summer learning loss. Educators, parents and community citizens are invited to stop by to witness innovative and engaging activities (i.e., robotics, engineering, dissections, etc.) that showcase the summer programs offered through the Career and College Readiness Institute.

Eligibility: Parents, educators and community citizens.

TRIO Upward Bound Summer Institute

The Upward Bound Summer Institute is a residential program that provides a unique opportunity for Upward Bound participants to experience college life in an organized and supervised environment. Students will participate in challenging academic coursework including English, math, science, and Spanish, along with extracurricular activities to include theater arts, physical education, and computer science. Students have the opportunity to enhance their time management skills, study skills, and social development skills by participating in personal development and cultural activities designed to enhance and enrich their self-awareness. The program is free and all meals will be provided.

Eligibility: Rising 10th -12th grade students enrolled in the Upward Bound Program.

TRIO Upward Bound Math & Science Summer Research Scholar Program

The Upward Bound Math & Science Summer Research Scholar Program is non-residential program designed to strengthen students' math and science skills and allow them to experience college life in an organized and supervised environment. Students will participate in challenging academic coursework to include robotics, math, science, career choices, research, and extracurricular activities. Students have the unique opportunity to recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and pursue post-secondary degrees in these fields. The program is free and breakfast & lunch will be provided.

Eligibility: Rising 9th -12th grade students enrolled in the Upward Bound Math & Science Program.

TRIO Talent Search UNITE Camp

The Talent Search Stem Camp, which is partnered with UNITE, is and Army-funded program for talented high school students from groups historically underrepresented and underserved in science, engineering, and mathematics. Students will gain a better understanding of the real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students will also engage in activities that will promote problem solving skills as a team, gain confidence in STEM fields and be exposed to careers in the STEM field. For more information, please visit the UNITE webpage.

Eligibility: Rising 9th - 12th grade students enrolled in the Talent Search program.

Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP)

A summer STEM program that places talented high school students, from groups historically under-represented and underserved in STEM, in research apprenticeships at area colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work under the direct supervision of a mentor on a hands-on research project. REAP apprentices are exposed to the real world of research, they gain valuable mentorship, and they learn about education and career opportunities in STEM. For more information, please visit the REAP webpage.

Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th grade students enrolled in the Talent Search program.

TRIO Talent Search II Summer Programs

Join the movement and get involved in TRIO Talent Search II summer programs. Select multiple activities or join us every day. Rising 9th-12th grade high school students must be enrolled in the Talent Search II program and ready to learn and have fun. Spaces are limited and filled on a first-come first-serve basis. To attend field trips on Friday, students must attend at least two activities during that specific week. You complete a Talent Search Application to be considered for summer camps offered by this program.

Eligibility: Rising 9th -12th grade students enrolled in the Talent Search II program.