Scholar Weekends

About Scholar Weekends

Scholar Weekends are designed to give academically talented students a short but intensive academic challenge. The advanced coursework allows students to discover potential new majors or careers, many of which aren't available from most local schools. And the community of like-minded peers offers a preview of college classrooms. Combined, these two elements ensure that over the course of just two days, students receive the intellectual rigor that they need and crave.

Eligibility

Scholar Weekends are open to students in grades seven through eleven who are Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search participants, who joined TIP through TIP Option, or who are identified as academically gifted by their local school criteria. (Seventh graders are only eligible for the spring term.)

Term and Courses

Scholar Weekends course offerings include classes across a range of disciplines and subjects.

Site
Fall Session 1
Fall Session 2
Duke University October 6–7 November 3–4
Queens University of Charlotte October 20–21 November 17–18
Rollins College October 13–14 November 17–18

Key Dates

August 22, 2018

Application opens

October 6, 2018 to October 7, 2018

Scholar Weekends at Duke University

October 20, 2018 to October 21, 2018

Scholar Weekends at Queens University

November 3, 2018 to November 4, 2018

Scholar Weekends at Duke University

November 17, 2018 to November 18, 2018

Scholar Weekends at Queens University

November 17, 2018 to November 18, 2018

Scholar Weekends at Rollins College

Over the course of two days, students in grades seven through eleven can explore new subjects in detail through hands-on and project-based learning. Courses cover a range of subjects and take place in Charlotte or Durham, North Carolina, or Winter Park, Florida, throughout the academic year.