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Summer opportunities for High School students.

high school students

“I enjoyed taking a college course and experiencing the life of a college student…”

Summer Sessions student  

Summer Sessions at UH Mānoa are less hectic, with smaller class sizes and more opportunities for interaction with instructors and fellow classmates.

Medical Diagnosis & Treatment

July 11 – 15, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

If you are currently in grades 10-12 . . .

This week-long summer program provides an engaging learning opportunity for students interested in health professions. Through gross anatomy laboratory demonstrations, clinical skills laboratories, computerized manikin simulations and standardized patient interactions, students will learn how to: 

  • describe the epidemiology, signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses common in Hawai‘i; 
  • perform basic clinical skills such as measuring vital signs and listening to the heart and lungs with stethoscopes; and 
  • interview and counsel patients. 

We are planning for an in-person program and adjustments for safety reasons will be made as needed. This course is not graded and not for college credit.

Application for Medical Diagnosis & Treatment

There are two full scholarships available for this program. To apply, please complete the scholarship application. Additional information about the scholarship can be found in the FAQ’s document here.

Marine Science Investigations at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology

July 18 – 22, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

If you are currently in grades 9 – 12…

This week-long summer program provides an engaging, hands-on learning opportunity for students interested in marine science research. Weather permitting, activities planned include a marine bioacoustics laboratory, sea urchin spawning and fertilization laboratory, ocean acidification laboratory, reef transects and data analyses, a science walking tour of the island and an in-water swim assessment.

The program will take place at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology at Moku o Lo‘e in Kāne‘ohe Bay, part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at UH Mānoa. Students will take a shuttle boat ride (approximately 3 minutes) from the Lilipuna Pier to Moku o Lo‘e (Coconut Island). This course is not graded and not for college credit.

Application for Marine Science Investigations

EPʻIK Summer Program

June 6 – 17

If you are currently in grades 9 through 12…

EPʻIK (Earth-Planets-ʻIke-Kuleana) Summer offers a multi-day summer experience for both high school students and teachers, designed to promote exposure to the geosciences through hands-on activities and field trips. Participants receive a stipend for completing the EPʻIK Summer Program. This course is not graded and not for college credit. There is no on-campus housing available to participants of this program. Program dates and applications available in Spring 2022.

EPʻIK Scholar Program

If you are currently in grades 10 or 11…

EPʻIK Scholar is a scholarship program for Hawaiʻi high school students taking a college credit course in the summer. Two selected students can take either ERTH 101: Dynamic Earth or ERTH 111: Introduction to Volcanoes tuition-free (a $1,500 savings). Participants will earn a grade and start an official college transcript. Students must first be admitted to the Summer Scholar Program.

Summer Scholar Program

Session 1: May 23 – July 1

Session 2: July 5 – August 12

Midsummer Session: June 13 – July 22

If you are currently in grades 10 or 11…

Join the Summer Scholar Program and earn college credits during six weeks in the summer. Upon acceptance to the program, qualified high school sophomores and juniors can register for University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Summer 2022 courses and experience the college environment while still in high school.

Early Start Program

July 5 – August 12

If you are currently in grade 12 and coming to UH Mānoa in Fall 2022…

Get an early start on your college experience with the Early Start Program. Ease in to college with one or two classes in the summer and take advantage of additional resources and activities designed specifically to make your transition from high school to college a smooth one.