LEDA- Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America is a FREE 7-week Summer Institute at Princeton University for Juniors. Students receive leadership training, writing classes, college guidance and college trips, and ACT/SAT prep. Room, board, and travel is fully funded by LEDA. Applicants must have a minimum 3.6 gpa, have a total family income less that $90,000/year, and be taking advanced classes. Applications are due December 14th, 2020. Apply online at https://ledascholars.org/our-program/leda-scholars-program/recruitment-admissions/apply/
The U.S. Department of State offers merit-based scholarships for American high school students to study abroad from three weeks to an academic year. Students live with host families, engage with local schools, and gain skills to be competitive in the global workforce. For a list of opportunities and to apply, visit https://exchanges.state.gov/highschool/
Freshmen - The Polson Rotary Club typically sponsors 2 PHS freshmen to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) camp held at Luccock Park Camp near Livingston, MT during the summer. Applications will be available in the School Counseling office in the spring.
Sophomores - the HOBY State Leadership Seminar typically takes place in June in Bozeman, MT. Polson High School sponsors one sophomore student to attend. Applications will be available in the School Counseling in November or December. http://www.hoby.org/programs/leadership-seminars/
Juniors - American Legion Auxiliary Girls State http://mtlegion.org/forms/girls-state.html and American Legion Boys State http://mtlegion.org/department/boys-state.html