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Upwind Summer Scholarship Program

Our Goal

Provide ground and flight training to the successful candidate to become a Private Pilot during the summer between their junior and senior year.


  1. Promote piloting and general aviation.
  2. Cultivate interest in aviation as a career

Candidate Requirements

Scholarship Candidates must:

  • Be a US citizen or legal resident
  • Be a high school student, at least 17 years of age at the time of the checkride (late August)
  • Have no criminal record prior to or during the program
  • Maintain good grades and academic standing throughout the period
  • Attend ground school classes
  • Obtain a third class medical examination prior to completing ground school
  • Participate in Upwind activities
  • Author short stories detailing progress throughout the program
  • Participate in the selection and mentoring of the next year’s candidate

Outline of Program

The entire program is provided free of charge to successful candidates. This includes:

  • Ground school instruction with all necessary materials, books, charts, and basic flight planning tools
  • Scheduling and completing the FAA written knowledge test
  • Scheduling and completing a third class medical examination
  • Flight instruction with certified instructors
  • Mentoring and guidance from other instructors and pilots
  • Phase checks at appropriate training milestones
  • Check ride with FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)

To apply, please click HERE


Applications are due February 23, 2018.

Paid Summer Internship at San Francisco International Airport

Please see Ms. Dielacher in the Career Center to learn more about this opportunity and to sign up to attend an information session on December 6, 2017.

Washington University in St. Louis High School Summer Scholars Program

Through our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. 


High School Summer Scholars live on campus in one of the residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of weekend and evening social events.


A reminder that to be eligible for the High School Summer Scholars Program you should:

  • Be a current sophomore or junior in high school.
  • Have an academic average of B+ or better.
  • Have a combined SAT score of at least 1200 or a combined ACT score of at least 25 (we will accept the PSAT in place of the SAT or the ACT Aspire in place of the ACT).

For more information and to apply, click HERE


Deadline to apply for the program and for financial aid is April 1, 2018

Community Learning Center Volunteers Wanted!

The Community Learning Center, located in South San Francisco, is looking for volunteers! Individuals are asked to dedicate 4-12 hours of their time selecting a program that matches interests and availability. Various programs to volunteer with include:


  • Computer Class for Adult Learners (Mon. 5-7 PM or Sat. 8:30 - 10:30 AM)
  • Creative Center for 3-12 year olds (Mon. - Thur. 5:30 - 8:30 PM)
  • Homework Club for 3-5th graders (Mon. - Fri. 3:30 - 6 PM)
  • Spanish Literacy for Adult Spanish Speaking Learners (Sat. 9:30 - 12:30 PM)
  • Voices of Our Community for families (Mon & Wed. 5:30 - 7:30 PM)

If interested, please see Ms. Dielacher in the Career Center for a paper application.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

Passionate about learning? Intellectually adventurous? 

Find programs and peers that share your interests at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies.

For more information and to apply click HERE