Hayes grantees and their families have found many of the following programs and organizations useful in pursuing both specific opportunities and general resources for intellectually gifted young people. While the Hayes Foundation does not endorse any specific program, we hope these links will be of some help as you pursue your interests. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of other programs that might be of interest to others, please feel free to share them with us.
It is worth noting that many summer programs have application and financial aid deadlines months ahead of the program, and require considerable input from students and their recommenders. For students seeking summer learning experiences, it pays to plan ahead, keeping in mind our January 1, April 1, June 1, and October 1 grant deadlines.
iDTech - summer camps and online programs in computer programming, game design, more
MathPath - advanced summer program for 11-14 year olds who show high promise and love mathematics. Location changes yearly
Rose-Hulman Summer STEM camps one- and two-week science and engineering camps for high-school students, on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana
Research Science Institute at MIT. RSI is a highly selective (test scores required) free summer science & engineering program combining on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research
Shared Worlds interdisciplinary creative writing experience in the speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, etc.) discipline of "world building." For rising 8–12th graders; on the campus of Wofford College in South Carolina
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