Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars

Neubauer Summer Scholars

Neubauer Family Adelante
Summer Scholars

Thanks to the vision and the generosity of the Neubauer family, top students engaged in Hispanic and Latino communities can now participate in select University of Chicago Summer Session courses free of charge.

The Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars program brings talented rising high school seniors to the University of Chicago campus to get an early taste of an exceptional college experience. Outstanding students who share the Neubauers' commitment to the Hispanic and Latino communities are invited to apply.

Students selected will receive a full scholarship to participate in one of two Summer Session courses: Collegiate Writing: Awakening Into Consciousness and Contagion: Infectious Agents and Emerging Diseases. Even if you don't plan to study English or Biology in college, being a Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholar is a great way to get an early look at college-level classes and get a feel for life on campus--and to have a ton of fun in the process. You'll spend the morning gaining hands-on experience from teachers who are experts in their fields and the evening exploring Chicago with your classmates.

“I was a part of the Neubauer Adelante program and absolutely loved it! I took Awakening into Consciousness and cannot begin to say how much I enjoyed the Socratic Seminar style of learning--the answers were not given, they were discovered, something that was hugely different from my high school's way of teaching, and I believe to be much more intriguing. It was here that my love for learning was fully realized. But if I were to be perfectly honest, I would have to say that the part of the program I missed most was the people I encountered. All 31 of us Neubauer scholars became unimaginably close; whether it was dancing to tango, exploring the city, or simply working on essays, we were always together. I can't thank the University of Chicago enough for giving me this opportunity.”

Stephanie W.
Waunakee High School
Waunakee, WI


Program Requirements

  • Open to students who are current juniors for the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • This is a residential program.  The scholarship covers residential fees and the cost of travel to and from campus


  • Applications accepted mid-November 2015
  • Final deadline is March 15, 2016 at 5:00pm CST
  • The online application and all supplementary materials must be received by the final deadline.  Applications completed after this time will not be considered.
  • Review Application Overview pages for detailed information.
  • All applications will be reviewed after March 15 and decisions will be emailed to all students in mid-April.

Course Details

June 18-19, 2016
June 20- July 8, 2016

Class runs Monday through Friday. The daily schedule will vary, but students should plan to be engaged in coursework from approximately 9am-4pm each day.

Students can apply for one of the following courses:

Tuition & Fees

Students selected for the program will receive a full scholarship, including course tuition, housing and dining, residential and student life fees, and the cost of travel to and from campus.

I am so grateful for this experience. The Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars program truly changed my life for the better. I feel so prepared to go out into my community and the world and make a real difference.

This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I found value in everything I did and learned: becoming accustomed to the college lifestyle, doing college level work, developing life-long (hopefully) friendships, learning to navigate public transportation, exploring Chicago, learning more about the college application process. This was an experience that I will treasure forever.

The sense of community that college brings. The other students in the Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars program honestly became like a family to me - there was always someone to spend time with in the lounge, always someone ready to get a shake at Medici's with you, always a group ready to go to salsa. I thought college was more isolating than high school, but it really is not. Here at UChicago I felt closer to my fellow Neubauers then most of my peers back at home. I love the sense of community on campus.

The most important thing that I am coming away with is that I am beyond excited to go to college and major in the sciences. I was passionate before, but UChicago has only impassioned me more. I can't wait to delve into new ideas and concepts and get a new perspective on the world. Liberal arts college is definitely for me. I have a lot of interests and I want to satisfy all of them; however, I am not sure that my curiosity will ever be satiated.

The most important thing I can take away from this program is the adventurous spirit I cultivated. Whether it was making a bold comment in class discussion or going on a downtown Chicago adventure or dancing full out in a salsa class, I definitely got out of my comfort zone at UChicago.

Additional questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions and Apply pages for more information.

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