Apply to Barrett Summer Scholars

Application and Timeline


Please refer to the application instructions below before completing your application. Applications that do not follow these instructions may be considered incomplete.

Application Due Date: March 4, 2019

The 2019 Barrett Summer Scholars application will open January 2019. Please follow the directions below on how to apply. You must be a rising 8th, 9th, or 10th grade student in the fall of 2019 to be eligible to participate.

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

A complete application includes the following:

  1. Program application – available now
  2. If a student wishes to be considered for a scholarship, they should
    • Select "yes" to question "Do you wish to apply for financial assistance if admitted into the program?" in program application.
    • Questions required include information on family annual average earned income, number of dependents in household under the age of 18, and if applicant receives free/reduced lunch.
    • In the event of recent financial hardship, students have the option to provide additional information about their circumstance and need for financial assistance.
  3. A personal essay that answers one of the following questions. Essays should be 1-1 ½ pages, double-spaced, in Times New Roman or Arial 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. Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for admission to Barrett Summer Scholars?
  4. Documentation of GPA via most recent report card.  GPA can be calculated here.
  5. A teacher recommendation form.

*The teacher recommendation form must be submitted by the March 4, 2019 application deadline. Teachers may access the form directly online at the link provided. Barrett Summer Scholars staff will not be contacting the teacher to complete the form; it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the link and follow up to ensure it is submitted by the deadline. Barrett Summer Scholars staff will not be contacting students to confirm teacher recommendation submission. Inquiries related to teacher recommendation submission status should be sent to Recommendation forms should not take longer than 5-10 minutes to complete. An application is considered incomplete without a recommendation form.*

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.


Dates listed below are tentative and subject to change.

Early January 2019

2019 Barrett Summer Scholars program application made available

January-February 2019

BSS parent meetings held at selected schools

March 4, 2019

Application due date

April 12, 2019

Notification letters sent out via email

April 24, 2019

Payment and return forms for admitted participants

May 4, 2019

May 11, 2019

May 18, 2019

9th grade program orientations for admitted participants

10th grade program orientations for admitted participants

8th grade program orientation for admitted participants

June 2-7, 2019

June 2-14, 2019

June 9-14, 2019

June 16- 21 2019

June 16-28, 2019

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

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