Program Requirements

NSEP is looking for enthusiastic foster youth who are excited about their future and need an opportunity to explore college life.


Applicants to the NSEP Summer Academy must meet the following criteria: (1) rising high school junior or senior (GED recipients will also be considered), and (2) at least 16 years old when the program begins.




(1)  A Completed Application

Applications may be submitted online or youth may download the Word Doc copy of the application and email it to

(2)  Essay

Youth are to submit a typed, 1-2 page, double-spaced, essay that shares information about themselves and how participating in NSEP will help them to reach their personal goals.