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Applications are currently open for Summer 2020.

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The 2020 Barrett Summer Scholars application is currently open and will close March 2, 2020.  Students must be entering grades 8, 9, or 10 in the Fall of 2020 to be eligible to participate in June 2020.

Essays and report cards can be automatically uploaded to the online application.


Compose a personal essay that answers one of the following questions. Essays should be 1-1 1/2 pages, double spaced, in Times New Roman 12 pt font. Please include your name and grade in the top right corner.

1. Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.

2. Barrett Summer Scholars learn from both successes and failures. How have you turned a failure into a success?

3. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

Acceptance and Notification

The Barrett Summer Scholars Program will send you notification via email that your application has been received. We are unable to accept telephone calls regarding the status of student applications while they are being processed. Students will be sent a letter by email regarding the outcome of their application in April.

Summer 2020 Timeline

Dates listed below are tentative and subject to change.

January 6, 2020

2020 Barrett Summer Scholars program application made available

January-February 2020

BSS parent meetings held at selected schools

March 2, 2020

Application due date

April 10, 2020

Notification letters sent out via email

April 2020

Payment and return forms for admitted participants

May 2, 2019

May 16, 2020 

May 2, 2020

May 16, 2020

Tempe 10th grade program orientations for admitted participants

Polytechnic 9th grade program orientations for admitted participants

Downtown 10th grade program orientations for admitted participants

West 8th grade program orientation for admitted participants

May 31 - June 5, 2020

May 31 - June 12, 2020

June 7 - 12, 2020

June 14 - 19, 2020

June 14 - 26, 2020

9th grade Session One program at Polytechnic campus

10th grade Session One program at Tempe campus

9th grade Session Two program at Polytechnic campus

8th grade program West campus

10th grade Session Two Downtown campus

*By submitting your application, you agree that ASU may contact you regarding ASU events and enrollment.