Lyndon Institute
An independent day and boarding school for grades 9 - 12 located in northeastern Vermont

Appalachian Mountain Club- Teen Wilderness Adventures -
The oldest conservation and recreation organization that is based in the Northeast.  They have a program called the Teen Wilderness Adventures which is for youth ages 12-18. They offer fun, challenging outdoor trips providing supportive, professional leadership while teaching valuable wilderness skills and essential life lessons with over 40 trips to choose from with destinations in New Hampshire, Maine, and New York.  Go to for more information and to obtain a catalog.

Women of Distinction Program - Smith College - This will be held on October 20 - 22, 2017. This is a program for high school seniors which highlights the opportunities at Smith College for African American, Latina, Asian American and Native American students.  Smith College provides the round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all participants.  The program is for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who reside in the United States or a U.S. territory.  International students and U.S. citizens abroad are not eligible. Admission is based on academic and personal qualities and is very competitive.  Go to for more information.  The application will be available online May 1, 2017.  Deadline: June 16, 2017.   

University of King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia - Humanities for Young People -
This is a residential summer program where students can get a feel for university life, and encourage their interests in literature, philosophy, history, politics, and art.  The program will run from July 7-16th, 2017.  Students in grades from 9-11 are eligible.  For more information and to apply online go to Deadline for applications: June 1, 2017.

Vermont Tech Summer Camps - Registration is open.  Rosie's Girls STEM Leadership Camps: June 19-23 or July 10-14 - These are overnight camps for girls entering 9th & 10th grades held at the Randolph Center Campus, Deadline:  April 26, 2017, Coder Camp for Girls: July 17-21 - This is a day camp for girls ages 13-16 and gives them an opportunity to translate their creativity into a computer program using SCRATCH where they can learn about software development an experience making a program of their own creation and is held at the Williston Campus, & AeroCamp: July 24-28 - This is a day camp for boys & girls between the ages of 12-18 who are given the opportunity to explore the world of aviation and aerospace and is held at the Williston Campus. Deadline: June 1, 2017.  Go to for more information and to register.  

Governor's Institutes of America Entrepreneurship: June 24-30 - This is an overnight residential Institute for students entering 10th-12th grades held at the Vermont Tech Randolph Center Campus.  Bring your ideas, passion and curiosity about business, get guidance of proven entrepreneurs and experts plus a network of peers to guide you in owning your own business.  Go to for more information and to apply. 

Discover Business Degrees - This site provides assistance to prospective college students who are considering a business degree.  They have guides and resources that can be helpful in deciding which business degree is a good fit for you.  There is also helpful education resources from various universities, libraries, and school districts and information on available business degree scholarships. To find out more information go to    

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale,MI  - High School Summer Study and Travel Programs - You can earn college credit while you study abroad with faculty from Hillsdale College.  Candidates can be students considering Hillsdale College, want to earn college credit during the summer or wish to study abroad.  Go to for more information.

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI - Hillsdale College is having monthly campus visit programs. You can tour the campus, meet other prospective students, interact with faculty, staff, and current students and learn more about their academic programs, financial aid and student life.  You can also be a student for the day where you can pick the day that is convenient for you, sit in on a class lecture, eat lunch at the student union and do an overnight in a residence hall if you prefer.  Go to for more information and to register online for a visit. 

Bowdoin College -
Bowdoin College no longer has an application fee for all applicants who would be first generation in their family to attend college as well as any student seeking financial aid assistance from the college. Regardless of your economic background, they are committed to provide educational opportunities to students. For more information, deadlines for admission and to learn how to apply go to

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) - Savannah College of Art & Design is having SCAD Day which is an open house for prospective students and their families who want to get a taste of what Savannah College of Art & Design has to offer students.  Go to for more information about SCAD Days and to register. 



80 Top Colleges Launch "Common App" to Broaden Access
Aiming to attract more underprivileged students, a coalition of 80 competitive colleges has launched an online platform intended as a one-stop shop for applying, understanding financial aid and more. The coalition says the platform will help students who lack the sophisticated advisors and savvy parents who help many of their privileged peers. Skeptics worry word of the platform won't reach the students who would benefit from it most.

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Lyndon Institute
168 Institute Circle
P.O. Box 127
Lyndon Center, VT  05850
844-277-1645 (toll-free)
802-535-3636 (local)
“Per Aspera Ad Astra” - Through Hard Work You Reach The Stars.
Lyndon Institute is a comprehensive, independent high school providing thoughtful and rigorous preparation for students of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and beyond to reach their intellectual, creative, and physical potential.