About the Youth Scholars Program

An Opportunity to Preview College Life

June 17-21, 2013

Spend a week learning and living at a college known for its atmosphere of academic excellence, personal attention, and annual recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top tier “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the North.

Since 1974, Lebanon Valley College has offered a one-week, non-credit program that enables exceptional high school students to preview college life. At the Daniel Fox Youth Scholars Institute, these students live on campus or commute and take an intensive workshop in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities, choosing from among many programs.

Youth Scholars work closely with College faculty members and are encouraged to make full use of the College’s well-equipped science laboratories, computer labs, and athletic facilities. The residential program also includes supervised extracurricular activities such as off-campus trips, sports, swimming parties, dances, movies, and an outing to nearby Hersheypark.

Who Can Apply
Students who will have successfully completed 9th, 10th, or 11th grade by June 2013 are eligible for entry into the program; applications are reviewed by individual class instructors, and their acceptance decisions are based on the strength of each student's qualifications.

      "The Youth Scholars faculty opened up a world of possibilities and choices in a way that my high school 
      experiences simply couldn't. During Youth Scholars week, I could envision myself, for the first time,
      having a career in scientific research."

      "As a high school student, the Youth Scholars Institute helped me to decide what college major to
      pursue and which college to attend."

Program cost for Residential students is $560, which covers tuition, room, board, and extracurricular activities on campus. The Commuter fee is $365, which covers tuition and daily lunch.