Summer Program Applications

The Center for Excellence in Youth Education 2019 High School Summer Program Application is now open. Please see links for the Application Instructions and the Online Form.

Application due date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Summer Program Dates: June 28 through August 12, 2019

All students will receive a logbook, ID, on-loan laboratory coat, and stipend for the summer. As a participant, you cannot miss more than two days of class.

High School Summer Program Course Descriptions:

We offer a range of programs that provide hands-on experiences. In addition to participating in a science enrichment experience, all students will attend CEYE’s College Readiness Workshop Series as a mandatory program component. The courses are:

Letter of Recommendation

View CEYE summer application recommendation guidelines

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Attend a New York City public or charter high school
  • Meet GPA requirements listed in each course description
  • Identify as an Underrepresented Minority (African American, Latino, Native American, or Alaskan American) OR meet state-determined economic criteria below
  • Any additional requirements stated in individual course descriptions

Economically Disadvantaged Eligibility Requirements

Your family can document economic eligibility by providing proof of receipt of one of the following:

  • Family Assistance Program Aid
  • Safety Net Assistance through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance or a county Department of Social Services
  • Family day-care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Assistance, or a county Department of Social Services
  • Student ward of the state or county status
  • Single-parent family status, meeting income requirements below

If you do not qualify on an economic basis through any of the above criteria, you can also qualify by income, according to the New York State Opportunity Programs Income Eligibility Criteria.

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 *Add $7,733 for each family member in excess of 7.


Note on Eligibility:

A copy of the parent's or legal guardian's 1040 tax return form can be utilized as proof of disadvantaged status. For a full list of acceptable documents, please refer to page 4 of the Application Instructions.

  • What if I am a student applicant that is not from an underrepresented or disadvantaged background?
    • Subject to funding and availability, CEYE may consider applicants who are not from an underrepresented or disadvantaged background. Please be advised that these limited slots are extremely competitive and are outside of our primary target population.
  • What if I am an undocumented or DACA student?
    • Students are eligible to apply regardless of immigration status.
  • What if I do not attend a NYC public school? Can I still apply?
    • Generally, students attending NYC Public or Charter Schools are our primary target area. As a point of context, each year we are contracted by the State and Federal Government to support a specific number of students with specific eligibility criteria, which includes attending a NYC Public or Charter School. That being said, we sometimes make exceptions, particularly cases where students who attend a private or catholic school receive a significant financial aid package (documentation is required). Please note that this consideration is always subject to funding and availability.

Please view our frequently asked questions on page 6 of the Application Instructions

  • For questions or concerns contact or 212-241-7655.

The Center for Excellence in Youth Education’s Science and Technology Entry Program and its activities are supported, in whole or in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department.