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2020 Summer Programs Summary





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June 1-19, 2020

Grades: Rising 10th-12th graders

Costs: $0

Capacity: 30-50


This program provides female high school students in rising 10th-12th grades with hands on experience in STEM related experiments and activities with the goal of inspiring their pursuit in a STEM career.



Dr. Bernard Singleton

Associate Professor, Department of Biology

Email: Phone: 504-816-4308


Dr. Abdalla Darwish

Presidential Professor, Professor of Physics

Email: Phone: 504-816-4840







DATES: June 18-July 24th

Preferred Age Range/Grade: Students who have been fully accepted as first-year students

Program Capacity: 30-40

Total Cost of Program: $250.00

Welcome to the Dillard University Emerging Scholars Program. This residential summer program is designed to provide an academically stimulating and culturally motivating experience. The goal of the Emerging Scholars Program is to increase the number of students who successfully matriculate through the undergraduate curriculum by enhancing their reading, writing, analytical and critical thinking skills, while heightening their cultural and social readiness. The restructured program not only provides academic support during the six (6) week summer experience, but provides tutoring, academic counseling and mentoring throughout the freshman year and beyond.


Emerging Scholars is designed to provide students who do not meet the minimal standardized test score with stimulating academic, social, and cultural experiences to aid in their transition to the Dillard family.
Program Goal: Provide opportunities for students to strengthen their academic skills in the areas of critical thinking, English and Mathematics


1. Incorporate programming to improve student academic preparedness through the development of academic success skills

2. Provide programs that assist students in their transition to Dillard University and college life through the development of critical relationships with faculty, staff and peers, as well as through the introduction of a holistic approach to the demands of college life

3. Create a summer experience that is supportive and stimulating academically, socially, and culturally  
Admission Requirements
1. Students who require at least one developmental course prior to enrolling in the fall

2. Completed application, which includes an essay and recommendation letter from a high school guidance counselor or teacher
For more information, contact:
Angelia Lomax
Phone: 504-816-4520
Office: 101 PSB, Dillard University

The remaining balance can be covered via a payment plan or with federal aid which in all cases will be a student loan and for some students the Federal Pell Grant might be awarded. To determine eligibility each student must complete the FAFSA at
Federal financial aid is available for Emerging Scholar students for this summer program. 

A math textbook and a calculator, a cost savings of $250, will be provided.
A rigorous academic program, focusing on communications and quantitative skill building with additional sessions on:
1. Learning Strategies  
2. Critical Thinking & Analysis
3. Leadership Development
4. Professional Mentoring

Co-curricular Activities include:
1. Financial Literacy Seminars
2. Cultural Outings
3. Off-Campus Career Exploration


Program Organization
1. Incorporation of leadership development strategies
2. Enrollment in two academic courses which once successfully completed will qualify students to enroll in their first level Math, English and/or Science courses
3. Participation in specialized workshops and training focused on academic success strategies (time management, study skills, money management, etc.), transition topics (personal management, relationships, etc.), to support their transition into college
4. Exploration of academic majors and careers


In addition to lecture examinations, quizzes and rubrics designed to evaluate specific assignments, standardized examinations will be used as pre and post program assessments.
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Mock Trial Camp

Date: June 15-20, 2020

7th-9th graders

Capacity: 20 students

Costs: $0


Open to students from Fannie C. Williams, Kipp Morial, Mary McCleod Bethune, St. Augustine, and St. Katherine Drexel.


The Mock Trial Camp offers students a unique opportunity to learn public speaking skills through a concentrated focus on the American judicial system.


Students will work on a problem for the week that is age-appropriate, balanced, and challenging. The adversarial nature of the American legal system places a premium on effective communication and persuasion through well-reasoned arguments. Therefore, our focus on this system provides students with an exciting and challenging medium for the development of speaking skills.


The Greater New Orleans Martinet Legal Society along with the Dillard University Pre-Law Program will

host its first ever Mock Trial Camp from June 10 - 14, 2019. The week long camp will offer 7th and 8th
grade students the opportunity to explore the exciting profession of law. During the camp, the students
will learn all stages of preparing a case for trial that will culminate with the students participating in a full
mock trial on the final day of the camp. Students will engage in problem-based learning, and develop key
critical thinking skills, and analytical reasoning.


For more information, contact:

Mrs. Adria Kimbrough


Phone #: 504-816-4367







June 3 - July 12, 2019

Cost: $325 non-refundable

Capacity: 25-30


The aim of the program is to strengthen skills in the sciences, mathematics, computer science and introduce engineering for middle and high school students, as well as sharpen individual communication and critical thinking skills. Participants will be introduced to courses in mathematics, general biology/chemistry, English, and computer science. Throughout the six-week summer program, students will participate in scientific demonstrations and experimentations, mathematical reasoning, computer science training, Science and Engineering Fairs; as well as exposure to various fields of Science and Engineering field trips.



Dr. Ruby Broadway, (504) 286-4725 or

Grade Level:  7th through 10th  

Program Date: June 1st - July 10th

Times: 8 AM to 4 PM

Course Content: Seed planting, park building, acid rain climate control, ecosystems, energy, waste, water and Healthy Minds in Healthy Bodies.

NOTE:  All money is paid to Dillard University, PREP at the Cashier’s window.





June 1 - June 22, 2020; 8am-4pm

Cost: $0

Program Capacity: 100 (1st come, 1st served)


A dynamic,three-week summer program for middle school boys, where they’ll learn and enjoy design thinking, 3D printing, coding/ circuit engineering, robotics, application development, logic games, virtual reality and enhance social skills.


Free STEM Program for Boys in Grades 6 Through 8

Dillard University and Verizon are offering a free programto engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The program is for African American and Latino boys attendingNew Orleans Public Middle Schools entering grades six through eight.


FREE Breakfast and Lunch served.


All participants will receive a FREE School Supplies and Backpack upon completion.

Sessions are held Monday through Thursday


Program Contact:

Ms. Akendra Johnson

Phone: (504) 816-4092

Office: STEM Suite 342, Dillard University







June 3 - July 12, 2019

Cost: $325 non-refundable

Capacity: 25-30


Whether it's learning a new and exciting skill, exploring outdoors, or preparing for the upcoming academic year, Dillard has a program for all ages and interests. At Dillard University, our summer program offers every participant an enjoyable and enriching summer experience in a physically safe, emotionally supportive and fun-filled environment. During this 6-week summer enrichment program, our commitment is to nurture character development in our campers through the four core values of the Young Scholars Environmental Camp (YSEC): Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.



The Young Scholars Environmental Camp is designed to meet the unique needs and interests of children and youth. Young campers will participate in their favorite sports promoting health and the development of important social skills; explore environmental interests that could lead to rewarding careers; get an early taste of college life and the value of academic achievement; engage in dynamic, hands-on learning experiences that enable growth and success; be involved with environmental demonstrations by guest speakers; participate in environmental science field trips; meet peers with similar interests and build new friendships and have fun and create memories to last a lifetime.



Dr. Ruby Broadway, (504) 816-4725 or

Grade Level:  1st through 6th

Program Dates: June 1st - July 10th

Times: 8 AM to 4 PM

NOTE:  All money is paid to Dillard University, PREP at the Cashier’s window.


DUPSI Summer Institute

Date: June 8-June 26, 2020 (residential, off-site research (9am-4pm, M-Th), 9am-5pm on Fridays

Rising Sophomores - Rising Senior DUPSI Scholars

Capacity: 7-10 Scholars

Cost: $0

Location: PSB 307 & one PSB 3rd Floor Classroom, Stern Hall Biology Lab


This three week summer program will expose current Dillard University Pre-Health Scholars Institute (DUPSI) Scholars to laboratory research techniques, introduction to understanding healthcare inequities, as well as site visits to healthcare sites across the metropolitan area.



Contact: Tracie L. Thomas

Phone #: 504-816-5004




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