Financial Aid & Scholarships
It is the mission of the Great Books Summer Program to create a lively, warm, and welcoming community of learners who come together to develop their critical thinking skills through free inquiry and civil discourse. Our unique combination of academic rigor within a supportive community gives students the tools and the confidence to develop their own best thinking practices in preparation for college and beyond. It is our goal to extend this opportunity to any student who wishes to learn by asking big questions of literature.
The majority of our financial support is offered in the form of Sponsorships, which are agreements made in cooperation with a host of sponsoring organizations. We welcome and encourage students to secure support through sponsors or scholarship sources outside the GBSP network.
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Great Books Summer Program works in cooperation with following sponsors and mission partners Amherst College, Achievement First, Camp Out For Kids, KIPP Charter Schools, Noble Network: Summer of a Lifetime, Open Books Foundation, Reach Prep, Schuler Scholar Program, and Success Academy. Learn more about our scholarship opportunities and their requirements below.
Financial Aid for Summer 2021:
The 2021 Financial Aid application cycle is currently open.
A limited amount of Financial Aid is available to applicants whose families demonstrate significant financial need. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who complete the Financial Aid application and submit additional Scholarship materials.
At this time, all Financial Aid awards, as well as the Joseph J. Ellis Scholarship, support students to attend Great Books Online and Writer's Workshop Online programs during summer 2021. These awards will be extended to include on-campus programs pending availability.
Scholarship awards (except the Joseph J. Ellis award) support students to attend GBSP's on-campus programs during summer 2021. The recipient of a scholarship award can elect to attend a Great Books Online or Writer's Workshop Online programs instead of an on-campus program.
All application materials are due by 11:59PM, Eastern on April 11, 2021. Applicants will be notified about Financial Aid & Scholarship award decisions by April 30, 2021.Click for Instructions on How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships.