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Summer High School Institute

Student Application Process:

Students interested in attending HSI should finish the online application, which includes:

  • Basic information about the student
  • A Letter of Application (this should include the reasons for wanting to participate AND an explanation of what you hope to gain from the experience)
  • An Essay Written by the student in regards to one of the prompts provided below

Students must also have two letters of reccommendation submitted online, and have a transcript of their grades submitted by thier counselors. All of this must be submitted by the appliication deadline. 


Student Selection

The Student Selection Committee is made up of outstanding UW faculty.  Nominees must express, through their application, the following to the selection committee:

  • creativity, imagination, and curiosity
  • initiative and motivation
  • communication skills
  • problem-solving skills
  • insight
  • humor
  • enthusiasm about learning and life in general
  • responsibility and a good attitude (able to follow rules, will get to class on time, can turn things in on time, etc.)

These qualities are taken seriously.  We expect all of our HSI participants to have traits, aptitudes, and behaviors associated with the "gifted and talented."

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Summer High School Institute

University of Wyoming

1200 Ivinson Ave

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307)766-3005


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