Science and Nutrition Summer Program

City of Hope’s Science and Nutrition Summer Program is a free, three-week long course for high school juniors and seniors ages 16 and over. During the program, students will focus on different topics related to the science of nutrition and the connection between nutrition and disease.
The program will cover an introduction to working in a laboratory that is designed to teach students basic laboratory skills in order to prepare them for the experiments they will complete during the program. Specifically, the program curriculum will focus on cholesterols and fats, sugars and carbohydrates, and superfoods, diet and disease. Students will be presented with an introduction to each topic and information on how that topic is related to nutrition and disease.
Students will then perform simple experiments around each topic, followed by more in-depth experiments and analysis on the topic. During the final week of the program, students will be asked to present information from a literature search on a science and nutrition related topic of their choice, which they will present on the last day of the program.
Week 1: July 13, 14, 16 ,17
Week 2: July 20, 21, 23, 24
Week 3: July 27, 28, 30, 31
All classes will run from 9 am to noon.
Students entering 11th or 12th grade during the 2020-2021 school year, and who will be 16 years old by July 13, are eligible to apply.
Located at City of Hope’s Teaching Laboratory in Duarte, California.

How to Apply

  • Please download and fill out ONE of the applications linked below. There is a fillable application available in the event that you do not have access to a printer.
  • IMPORTANT: It is encouraged that you submit written responses on a separate document for either application version. This ensures that we are able to read your responses and prevents delays during the selection process.
  • Email your completed application packet directly to [email protected]. Be sure to include “Hilton Summer Program Application” in the subject line. (A hard copy is NOT required; please do not mail anything).
    What to Include in Your Completed Application Packet:
  • Please send unofficial transcripts and/or most recent grades as a part of your application (scanned copies are OK)
  • Letter of recommendation encouraged, but not necessary
  • Resume/CV encouraged, but not necessary
  • Please include whether or not you have a personal laptop you could bring in to class in the body of your email. Your answer will not affect your ability to participate in this program.
  • Applications close on April 17, 2020.