• Program Opportunities*

    *Stafford High School is not responsible for program or material fees.



    Department of Navy and the Department of Defense STEM Programs

    The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an

    opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a

    Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.



     The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) provides an

    opportunity for college students to participate in research at a Department

    of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.



     The Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART)

    Scholarship-for-Service Program was established as a concentrated effort to

    enhance the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce with talented, innovative

    and brilliant scientists, engineers and researchers. SMART Scholars enter

    the program to pursue their education in some of the leading STEM fields

    currently in high demand by the United States Government. The program offers

    scholarships for bachelors, masters and PhD students pursuing STEM. While in

    school, students will receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health

    insurance and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from

    8 to 12 weeks. Upon degree completion, scholars begin working in a civilian

    position with their sponsoring facility. The internships and work experience

    allow scholars the opportunity to learn from the greatest minds in STEM and

    defense. Not only do scholars pursue their passions in their respective

    field during their educational phase, but they begin a journey towards an

    empowering career to protect national security.



     The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Under Secretary

    for Research and Engineering and the military services, promotes education

    in science and engineering disciplines relevant to the Defense mission. One

    means of promoting science and engineering education is through awarding

    fellowships to encourage promising U.S. scientists to pursue doctoral

    degrees in designated research disciplines.  The DoD National Defense

    Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program is a competitive

    fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. dual

    citizens who intend to pursue a Doctoral degree aligned to the DoD services

    Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) in research and development at a U.S.

    institution of their choice.  DoD plans to award fellowships to individuals

    who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in

    S&E.  The NDSEG Fellowship lasts for 3 years and pays for full tuition and

    all mandatory fees; a monthly stipend ($38,400 annually); a $5,000 travel

    budget over the Fellow's tenure for professional development; and up to

    $1,200 a year in health insurance.



    University of Virgina Hoo's First Look

    Hoos First Look is an annual three-day, two-night fly-in/gas-reimbursement and academic enrichment program in the Fall semester, running from Friday to Sunday. Everything, including meals, transportation, housing, activity materials, and miscellaneous items will be provided to 20 low-income/first-generation, rising juniors in high school. The program focuses on giving these prospective students the experience of being on a college campus, providing them with resources on the college-application process and financial aid/scholarships, forming strong friendships with each other and mentors, empowering them to achieve academic and personal success, and inciting interest in UVA. The program is taking place October 25-27, 2019.  The deadline to apply for the program is September 8th, 2019.  Visit Hoos First Look for more information.


    Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship

    Applications are being accepted for the Apprentice Training Programs's 2019-2020 school year. Applicants must be 18 years of age by the time of application and have either a high school diploma or GED.  Applicants must apply online at Apprenticeship


     Pace University's Summer Scholar Institute

    Pace University's Summer Scholars Institute is a summer program for ambitious high school junior and senior students looking to have an early college experience. Students will have the opportunity to reside on campus within the residence halls.  For more information, visit Summer Scholar Institute


     Norwich University Summer Opportunities

    The Architecture + Art Summer Design Academy is an exciting hands-on learning experience for students who will be high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors next Fall. The week long program takes place July 14th-20th and offers a variety of studio, seminar and field experiences, extracurricular activities, and field trips. For more info, visit Summer Architecture Design Academy

    The Future Leader Camp (FLC) join together for two-weeks of military-style adventure & wilderness survival training, team challenges, physical fitness training, and revolving leadership positions. Activities include rappelling, paintball, first-aid training, classroom instruction, a challenge course, and more.For more info, visit FLC


    Wentworth Institute of Technology's summerFAB High School Architecture Program

    This four-week design-build programs allows students to experience phases of an architectural project from design to full-scale construction, while earning college credit for successfully completing the program.  For more information, visit summerFab High School Architecture Program


    William & Mary's Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History

    Would you like to travel back in time to learn about the men and women who shaped America? Accepted students will live and study on the William & Mary campus, earn 4 hours of transferrable college credit, visit historic sites and museums across Virginia, and more.  For more information, visit Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History


    College of William & Mary Law School

    The Center for Legal and Court Technology is offering summer courses to high school students who are interested in learning about the legal system. For more information on courses, visit Summer Program at the College of William & Mary Law School  


    Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Rising Star Program

    Rising Star is a five-week challenging pre-college program for rising high school seniors. Students will enroll in two college-level classes while experiencing college life at one of their three locations, SCAD Savannah, SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Hong Kong or online through SCAD eLearning.  For more information, visit SCAD Rising Star


    University Of Pittsburg

    The Bridge: College Prep and Leadership Academy is open to rising high school juniors and seniors.  The Bridge helps students develop an action plan for applying to college and gain skills that will support the application process and matriculation.  For more information, visit University of Pittsburg: The Bridge


    VCUarts Pre-College Summer Intensive Program

    This summer, explore your interests in the fine arts, design arts, or performing arts at the #1 public arts school in America, VCU, according to US News and World Report.  For more information, visit VCUarts


    Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)

    STEM apprenticeship opportunities available for high school students.

    Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP)

    High School Apprenticeship Program ((HSAP)

    Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

    For more information, visit USAEOP


    Duke University Summer Session 

    At Duke Summer Session, we're in the business of creating life-changing experiences. With our breathtaking campus, world class instructors, and downright fun residential program, our students leave our program not only equipped for a future of collegiate success, but with a lifetime of memories and friendships. This summer, we are offering more opportunities than ever to engage in one of our transformative programs. 

    For more information, visit Duke University Summer Session


     George Washington University Pre-College 2019

    George Washington University Pre-College offers summer immersion programs for rising sophomore, juniors, and seniors, providing students with an enriching learning experience in our nation's capital, Washington D.C.   College Intensives offer rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn college credit by taking challenging courses.  Admissions is highly competitive.  Scholarship deadline-March 1.  Application deadline-May 15.  For more information, visit GW Pre-College 2019


    Actuarial Science Summer Camp

    What is an actuary?  An actuary is a business professional that uses mathematical and financial tools to identify and manage risks.  An actuary is a great career for someone who is strong mathematically and like business. Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA has an opportunity for rising seniors interested in this field.  For more information, visit Actuarial Science Summer Camp


     NASA Opportunities for Students

    The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following STEM opportunities for free to all Virginia students:

    Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS)-Program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, with a Summer Academy program at NASA WAllops Flight Facility.  For more information, visit Virginia Space Coast Scholars

    Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS)- Program for 11th and 12th grade students focusing on NASA's human spaceflight missions and the Journey to Mars with an online course with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  Students can earn up to 4 free dual enrollment credits.  For more information, visit VASTS

    Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS)-Program for 11th or 12th grade students, VESSS is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The students can earn up to 5 transferable, free dual enrollment college credits and can also compete to attend a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  For more information, visit VESSS


    Gettysburg College Summer Academic Camps

    This is an opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors. The subject options include: Camp Psych, Sunderman Piano Institute, Writing Camp, 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp, Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp, & Civil War Institute Summer Conference.  For more information, visit Gettysburg Summer Programs


     Beacon College's Summer for Success

    This 3-week emersion experience for rising high school juniors and seniors who learn differently.  It prepares LD/ADHD students for the transition to college.  Students will experience what it's like to live and learn on a college campus, while learning how to self-advocate and make the most out of the college support programs.  Beacon College is located in Lynchburg, Florida.  For more information, visit Beacon College's Summer for Success  

     Check out this program video to see what the students are saying!


    Faison Center's Summer College 101 Program Open House 

    The Faison Center is a non-profit educational and treatment center serving individuals and families impacted by autism.  The College 101 Program provides a two-week overnight college experience on the University of Richmond's campus.  Trained professionals from the Faison Center, along with the University staff will help build the confidence students need and ease the anxiety of the unknown for a positive college experience.  For more information, visit Faison's Center College 101 Program


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