Carthage College Summer Program for High School Students
July 6-30, 2020
Carthage offers a four-week seminar in the study of the humanities and citizenship for students entering grade 12. Students selected for the Humanities Citizenship Initiative, or HCI, receive a scholarship that fully funds their experience. Program support has been generously provided by the Harry and Lynde Bradley Foundation, the PNC Bank, and the Teagle Foundation.
HCI provides students with the college-level skills necessary to engage with the great works of the ancient and modern world. Students spend three weeks exploring great ideas in authors such as Plato, Shakespeare, and Frederick Douglass, and examining civic concepts from the ancient world to contemporary times.
Through this seminar, students will:
- Read complex material carefully and critically.
- Engage with great literature.
- Engage in discussion and debate.
- Present their own ideas in argumentative writing and classroom discussion.
- Take field trips to Chicago and Milwaukee to discuss seminar ideas in life of the city.
The HCI program is limited to 20 students. The 20 accepted applicants will receive the HCI scholarship. Interested applicants should contact their high school counselors for a program application. Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For best consideration, please submit applications by April 2, 2020.
Applicants should provide contact information on the registration form, as well as a short personal statement (no more than one page) that addresses why you are interested in this challenging summer program.
Tuition and Fees
The HCI program scholarship covers all program costs, including:
- Program tuition
- Breakfast and lunch daily
- Transportation to or from a Kenosha or Racine site
- All necessary learning supplies, including books
- All field trip costs, including travel and ticket fees
Sample Daily Schedule July 6-30
- Enjoy study-tour experiences in Madison, Chicago, and Milwaukee
- Learn what college life is like by staying on campus for a week
- Explore scholarship and tuition opportunities with college professionals
- Learn how to apply to college and navigate the college admissions process
- Receive college-level credit for your work with faculty and college-tutors
- Network with faculty across all areas of the college, such as business, nursing, the science, and the arts and humanities
- Develop comfort and familiarity in an authentic college classroom setting
Professor Ben DeSmidt
Professor Eric Pullin