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Crimson Summer Academy at Harvard University

  • Crimson Summer Academy at Harvard University
  • 126 Mount Auburn Street
  • Cambridge, MA 02138
  • (617) 496-0652
  • 2004

Program Description

Over the course of three consecutive summers, 30 high-achieving students from Boston and Cambridge high schools engage in a stimulating mix of classes, projects, field trips and cultural activities as they prepare for success in college and beyond. These students are known as "Crimson Scholars" - promising young people who value being part of a community working toward a common purpose. After a period of orientation, Crimson Scholars live on Harvard's Cambridge campus from Sunday evenings through Friday afternoons, returning to their homes on weekends. Through small group instruction, sustained support, and close mentoring relationships with Harvard undergraduates, Crimson Scholars expand their vision of what's possible as they prepare for admission to challenging four-year colleges and universities.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 30
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Between 25% and 50%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • American University
  • Bates College
  • Bentley University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bucknell University
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Denison University
  • Georgetown University
  • Hamilton College
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvard University
  • Haverford College
  • Holy Cross College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lehigh University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Middlebury College
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Occidental College
  • Providence College
  • Simmons College
  • Smith College
  • St Lawrence University
  • Stanford University
  • Suffolk University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Syracuse University
  • Tufts University
  • Union College - New York
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Vermont
  • Vassar College
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wheaton College
  • Williams College
  • Yale University