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Check out our photos from the Summer 2021 program

Read coverage of our 2021 seminar from the Carlisle Sentinel

Check back in February 2022 for next summer’s application

In July 2021, the House Divided Project Dickinson College will host a three-week college-level seminar for rising high school seniors from across south central Pennsylvania.   The seminar is part of the Knowledge for Freedom program, a remarkable initiative from the Teagle Foundation which helps introduce students to a series of great texts that address fundamental questions about freedom, democracy, and self-government.    The seminar is free for participants, including residential room and board.   Successful participants will not only enjoy a college-style experience this summer on the beautiful Dickinson campus, but also will be eligible to receive college credit for their completed course work and extensive additional mentoring and guidance as they navigate the college admissions process during their senior year of high school.   The program is highly competitive and  targets low-income or first-generation college students.  Applications are due by May 31, 2021.  For more details and to apply, just visit our How to Apply page  [NOTE–Applications now closed for 2021]

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UPDATED COVID STATEMENT:  Participants in the 2021 seminar will be required to receive their full vaccination at least two weeks prior to their on-campus arrival on July 11, 2021.  Those unable to meet this requirement may request permission to participate remotely during our three-week session.  Also, please note that even with a fully vaccinated cohort of students and staff, we will still be following CDC-recommended safety protocols, as they apply, for masking, socially distancing, and frequent hand washing.   All accepted students and their families will receive a copy of our comprehensive COVID safety plan.