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Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars

Neubauer Summer Scholars and the Chicago Skyline

Thanks to the vision and the generosity of the Neubauer family, top students engaged in Hispanic/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/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 or 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 mornings gaining hands-on experience from teachers who are experts in their fields and the evenings 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


Eligibility: current high school juniors

Applications will be accepted online beginning in early December. The Priority deadline to apply is February 27, 2019. Rolling admissions is not offered for this program. There is no application fee to apply. Review the Application Overview pages for more detailed information.

Tuition & Fees

All programs expenses are covered by the program.

Course Dates

June 24 - July 11

Move-in: June 22
Move-out: July 12

Updates Regarding Immigration

President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Daniel Diermeier issued a statement on January 29 confirming the University’s commitment to our members of the community with undocumented immigration status or who qualify for relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

You may read the entire message online and please don’t hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.

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Collegiate Writing: Awakening into Consciousness

How might we, as individuals and societies, sometimes remain unaware or ignorant? How can our lives – psychological, social, political, and spiritual – be reshaped by awakening from this lack of awareness? What does it mean to achieve true consciousness? This intensive course in analytical writing at the collegiate level will offer a chance to think through these questions and to craft rhetorically-effective essays that explore the enduring struggle to understand what it means for us to awaken into consciousness.


Session I

Contagion: Infectious Agents & Diseases

Zika, Ebola, HIV, SARS…in our increasingly globalized and mobile world, infectious diseases can emerge and spread faster than ever before, making epidemics, even pandemics, a real possibility.  That, together with increasing antibiotic resistance, makes understanding where these threats come from and how we can control their spread one of the most urgent issues of our time.  In this three-week course, students will learn about the origin, biology, and evolution of some of the most feared viruses, such as Ebola, HIV, and Influenza, and lethal bacteria such as E.


Session I