Harvard Secondary School Program Scholarships

A college program at Harvard for high school students. The Harvard Secondary School Program (SSP) allows high school students to attend college-level courses alongside undergraduate and graduate students, earn college credit in subject areas such as life sciences, social sciences, math, and humanities, and work with distinguished faculty during the summer. By living on campus or participating in intramural sports, a trivia bowl, dances, and other social activities, students make friends from all over the globe. Students can also attend college prep workshops, a college fair, and talks by Harvard students and Harvard admissions staff.

Offered for: Summer

Eligible: Allston-Brighton residents. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school who have been admitted to the Secondary School Program. Scholarships are awarded based on Allston-Brighton residency, academic eligibility, and financial need; all students must demonstrate potential for success in a college environment.

Where: Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

Cost: Scholarships cover up to half the tuition for one summer course. Additional program fees may apply.

Status: The application process for summer 2015 will be available in January.


Harvard provides scholarships for a range of educational, athletic, and enrichment programs for Allston-Brighton residents and Ed Portal members.

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For more information on scholarships and the application process, please email allston_edportal@harvard.edu or call 617-496-5022.