Applying to be a Summer Scholar @ CHQ

Before applying, please read Our Program page to learn more. We seek applicants who meet the following guidelines:

  • Community College student in an Honors program or Phi Theta Kappa
  • Pell Grant-eligible (or under-resourced in another way)
  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • 18 - 24 years of age
  • Academically curious
  • Interested in meeting new people
  • Participating in leadership development, community service, or other extra-curricular activities

Please complete the Pre-Application Form and Questions below and then click on the Submit Pre-Application button. Please do not use AI to answer the questions. We will be in touch with you after receiving it. If you seem like a potential Summer Scholar, we will send you a full application to complete.



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Application 2023

Please Respond to EACH of the Following Prompts in 1-2 Paragraphs

Our program takes place in western New York state at Chautauqua Institution where numerous educational and cultural activities take place each week. Please check out the educational and cultural events currently planned for the last two weeks of July here.