Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG)


program overview

Through Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) programs, students experience the energy and excitement of campus life at prestigious schools and universities across America. SIG summer enrichment camps help students strengthen current skills and interests, explore new subject areas, and interact with other kids who love learning.


  • UC Berkeley is only available as a Commuter or Extended Commuter option; you will receive BART travel subsidy
  • Bryn Mawr College, Emory, Northeastern, UChicago, University of Miami are available as Residential option

Program Website:

Specialization(s): General College Prep

Selectivity: Selective

Location: Multiple college campuses

Duration: 3 weeks; multiple sessions available

Financial Aid: Necessary if applying to options outside of the programs above.

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Fee Waiver: 

Please submit the application without the application fee. The application will come through as unpaid and then SIG will waive the fee. A Minds Matter letter of participation supports the requirement of participating in a local or school gifted program.