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CSM Summer Academies

College of Saint Mary is excited to announce the expanded offerings of its 2021 Summer Academy Programs for all young women of color! We are hosting two separate week-long experiences on our campus for young women in grades ten through twelve. With the theme of Positive Vibes: Mind over Matter, participants will learn about neuroscience and how their mentality can positively impact their mind, body and spirit. Students will live in a college residence hall, interact with students and engage in the community.  

During the academies, upcoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors will:

  • Receive a $500 SCHOLARSHIP to CSM
  • Learn from a STEAM curriculum
  • Get acquainted with college life and meet new friends
  • Meet professional women in the community
  • Participate in cultural activities

Tentative Dates

June 6 - 11: Upcoming sophomores and juniors.
June 13 - 18: Upcoming seniors.

In addition to the list above, participants will:

  • Receive assistance with applying and preparing for college
  • Create a plan to apply to 10 colleges and/or universities and for 5 scholarships

Application Information

Applications for the Summer Academies should be submitted through our online application below.

The fee is $25 for the entire week of classes and activities. 

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 14, 2021. 

Please encourage students to sign up early, as the spaces fill up quickly.​

Admission Criteria

A successful applicant should:

  • Complete the online application prior to the deadline; Friday, May 14, 2021
  • Upload the most recent high school transcript
  • Upload a completed essay


Upload a copy of your high school transcript into the online application.  The transcript must include one full academic year of grades.  If your transcript does not include one year of grades, you may upload a mid-term or interim report card.


Write an essay that answers the questions below.  Your answers should be between 200-500 words for each question. Please include your name at the top of each page of your essay before uploading. 

1)  Tell us about yourself.
2) What are you goals after high school graduation?
3) How will participating in the Summer Academy help you achieve your future goals?

Before you begin this application, please make sure you have the following information:

1) Your address, cell phone number and e-mail address
2) Your parent/guardians address, home phone number, cell phone number and e-mail address
3) Your current GPA
4) A copy of your High School Transcript in a format that can be uploaded
5) Your essay in a Word or .PDF document that can be uploaded.

*If you have any questions regarding the online application, please reach our to Summeracademy [at]


Learn More about the $80,000 Marie Curie Scholarship 

The Marie Curie Scholarship provides significant financial support (up to $80,000) and resources for young women majoring in Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics. The Marie Curie Program is so much more than just a scholarship though! Scholars also enjoy participating in several program-specific activities that build friendships with other students that have similar interests. Scholars will also receive mentoring from CSM faculty to develop skills such as those critical for effective learning in college courses, self-assessment, and goal setting.

Through the program activities, scholars will explore STEM careers, complete research with faculty or internships, and network with CSM alumna. These experiences are beneficial for students when applying for graduate or professional schools. Scholars have had high rates of acceptance into graduate programs after completing the Marie Curie Program.