The F&M Difference

A Pre-College Experience Like No Other

With enrollment limited to only 80 students and a low student-to-teacher ratio, each Summer Scholar receives the individualized attention they deserve in order to flourish in a very safe and supportive learning environment. The three-week experience balances a combination of class time, service learning, and outdoor fun while encouraging all students to develop their “tool belt” for success by learning how to think critically, problem solve, socialize, collaborate, and find their passions in order to leave the program better equipped for the future.

Character & Life Skills

Offering a wide variety of courses and a focus on independence, discovery and fun, the program is expertly designed to explore and enhance innate talents, curiosities, self‐esteem and social skills. Through highly acclaimed character-building curriculum, F&M Summer Scholars strives to develop students socially and academically. Scholars will learn that character, which is revealed in your treatment of others through honesty, kindness, respect, caring and gratitude is the most important part of who you are as a person. The only way to truly win in life is to win with character.

Commitment to Safety

In addition to Public Safety and Campus Security, Summer Scholars will have around the clock designated residential nurses and experienced staff on duty, as well as an on-call doctor. Student safety, security, and health are always our top priorities for our Summer Scholars.

Academic Development

Summer Scholars provides project-based learning that will encourage students to think critically, while developing the confidence and abilities to take charge of their academic futures. Students will take a deep-dive into subjects they are passionate about and discover new interests along the way. Stay tuned for our Summer 2021 course offerings – coming soon!

World-Class Faculty

Work with some of the finest collaboration of educators brought together for a premier summer learning experience. Experts within their fields, the F&M Summer Scholars instructors and staff will challenge students while providing an environment that promotes personalized learning, civic responsibility, and finding your passion. Faculty will help students learn that the greatest gift one has to give to the world is your full and best effort, regardless of the outcome.

Program Options

Our courses represent a broad range of interests from Technology and Science to Arts and Communications.  F&M Summer Scholars programs are designed to encourage hands-on participation, while activities are customized based on student interest, ensuring a highly personal experience. Stay tuned for our Summer 2021 course offerings – coming soon!

Outside the Classroom

F&M Summer Scholars recognizes the importance of student growth outside of the classroom.  Recreational activities, field trips, service-learning projects, and residential living learning communities provide students with social interaction, an opportunity to grow, and most of all, have fun!

Limited Enrollment & Classroom Size

Acceptance will be limited to only 80 students per session, resulting in smaller classes. This ensures more individualized attention, increased participation, and better communication between the instructor and students.