Three full scholarships for middle and high school students!

Nominations for this special opportunity are now closed. Thank you, teachers and educators, for nominating students. Students, thank you for your essays! Winners will be announced by April 30.

Do you have a student who just loves Great Books? One who lights up when it’s time for Shared Inquiry discussion? Who can’t stop talking about the story after discussion is done?

That student would be perfect for the Great Books Summer Program (GBSP). We are offering a free scholarship to attend a one-week program at each of three campuses in summer 2019:

The Great Books Summer Program is the result of collaboration between David Ward, President of Early Advantage Learning, Professor Ilan Stavans of Amherst College, and the Great Books Foundation.

Each scholarship includes:

  • Tuition, lodging, and food for a one-week camp
  • Transportation to and from the camp location
  • All reading materials (to be provided at the camp)

About Great Books Summer Programs

Programs for Grades 6–8

For younger students, the Great Books Summer Program is often a time of intellectual awakening and fascination, as their own personal powers of critical thinking and perception blossom. Through stimulating questions and expertly led discussions, young minds learn how to make the connections between the themes of great literature and their own lives.

Students in the Intermediate Program will read such texts as:

  • Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Ovid’s Metamorphoses
  • LeGuin’s  “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”
  • Dante’s Inferno
  • Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Aleph”
  • Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron

Programs for Grades 9–12

The Senior Program provides bright students from all around the world the opportunity to hone their critical and analytical thinking skills and intellectual risk-taking. Advanced reading selections, Formal Discussion Groups, and seminars led by experienced collegiate faculty help lead students to their own best thinking.

Students in the Senior Program will read such texts as:

  • Seneca’s On the Happy Life
  • Emerson’s Nature
  • Homer’s Odyssey
  • Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels
  • Borges’ Everything and Nothing 
  • and more!