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6-Week Summer Program


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Applications, supporting documents, and fees must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on the stated deadline.

1. Request two academic letters of recommendation 

2. Complete the online application form  (paper forms available upon request)

3. Upload a copy of your resume 

4. Upload a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) 

5. Pay the $25 application processing fee
Click here to pay your application fee.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of their admission status typically within 1-2 weeks of submission.


Program is subject to 6 people minimum and max 20 people. Spaces fill up fast so interested students are strongly encouraged to apply today.


For a list of further deadlines (including application, visas, vaccinations etc) please see our deadlines page or follow the link below. 


The SSSA Signature Program is open to both current academic and non-university students. A college degree and/or enrollment is not required. GPA is not a consideration. 


Must be 18 years or older to apply. There is no maximum age requirement. We believe everyone is a learner and we meet participants where they are at in their journey. 


All participants are subject to a background check and must have no prior record of a violent offense. Applicants previously convicted of a non-violent charge may submit an addendum to us at


After applying, accepted participants must receive clearance from a medical professional.


This program is open to individuals passionate about social justice & human rights regardless of their area of study, social identity, employment or citizenship status.  


SSSA provides one modest scholarship based on available funds. For additional financial support, we recommend a host of resources rom college funds and scholarships to Lions Club and Rotary Club support, and we support a host of fundraising from virtual sales and GoFundMe campaigns. 

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