Program Dates

Session Application deadline Move in Classes begin End of the program
June December 15, 2023 June 2, 2024 June 3, 2024 June 14, 2024
July December 15, 2023 July 7, 2024 July 8, 2024 July 19, 2024

Participants must choose one of the two sessions to attend. Students will be invited by email to complete an application once their nomination form has been received from their schools.

Students must submit their completed application and required documents (detailed below) prior to December 15, 2023, to be considered by the selection committee.


The following costs will be charged only upon acceptance to the program:

  • $100 non-refundable registration fee to reserve a space in the program. Due upon acceptance.
  • $800 program fee due prior to arrival on campus
  • Students selected to the Lott Leadership Institute for High School Students will receive a scholarship to help with the costs of room, board, tuition, and travel.

Additional costs:

  • Estimated weekend meals/spending money: $50

Students selected to participate are strongly encouraged to fundraise the required funds themselves rather than paying out of pocket. This is a leadership-building exercise that is part of the program experience. Financial constraints should not be a deterrent to applying to and successful completion of the program. Please use our Fundraising Guide to help you get started.

What Students are Saying

Former participants have shared their feedback with us. Take a look!

“The program helped me realize what it really does take to be a leader, and I got to connect with peers throughout the entire state.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2017

“I got a taste of what it would be like to go to college; that definitely increased my knowledge and awareness so that when I get there, I will have had some experience.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2018

“I am walking out a more confident individual compared to when I walked in. I feel like I’ve had a little taste of college life due to the atmosphere and working on projects with friends.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2018