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A Summer Institute for Rising High School Seniors

June 27 - July 15, 2022
Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.

Application to Attend and Application for Scholarship Deadline: June 1, 2022

Guilford College Rise is a three-week residential experience that allows rising high-school seniors to earn college credits while living and learning in Greensboro, N.C. Taking part in the program allows you to interact with a diverse group of students from across the United States!

Selected applicants will receive up to $3,250 toward their cost of attendance. Plus, funds are still being raised, which means more may be applied to your final award amount! Students interested in receiving this scholarship should also complete this application.

The deadline to apply to attend and to apply for a scholarship is June 1.

This selective program provides a unique curriculum that integrates experiential learning with community-building. This year's theme, Exploring Topics in International Affairs, will be led by a team of Guilford College faculty. It's designed to introduce rising high-school seniors to the field of international affairs, focusing specifically on:

  • World History
  • Humanitarian Affairs and Migration
  • Global Environmental Studies

Participants in this three-week program will receive college-level credit. These credits will be awarded by Guilford College and may be transferable to other institutions.

The application to attend is now open at this link.

We look forward to learning more about you!

Guilford College is a nationally distinguished liberal arts school in Greensboro, N.C. Empowering students to design a personalized education focused on their interests and passions, Guilford emphasizes real-world learning for every student, every semester. Established in 1837, Guilford is the only Quaker-founded college in the Southeast. The principles of our founders are reflected in the College’s seven Core Values: community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice, and stewardship.

Meet students from across the United States.

Live and learn on a college campus.

Earn college-level credits.

These credits will be awarded by Guilford College and may be transferrable to other institutions.

Guilford College Rise FAQ

Application and Fee

The application to attend Rise is now open. Please click this link to apply. The cost to attend is $4,950, and scholarship opportunities will be available. Students selected for the program will pay a $150 deposit to hold their spot. Questions? Please email


Program fee includes on-campus lodging and all meals during the three weeks, some in the Dining Hall and some off campus.


For more information, please contact Gemma Herrera, Director of Rise and Associate Director of the Intercultural Engagement Center and Latinx Community Coordinator, at