Cornell University Summer College



Each year, Dorson Community Foundation selects a small cohort of program participants to receive full scholarships to attend three-week summer sessions at Cornell University Summer College for High School Students. The students take college-level courses with renowned faculty, interact with students from around the world, and experience life on a college campus.


We are seeking volunteers to help with student tracking and follow-ups, as well as to provide mentorship and internship opportunities for this cohort.

Get in touch with us today!

Scholarship 2020 Info


Donations go towards providing spending money for the students, contributing to transportation costs and school supplies, as well as program resources and marketing.

Program Testimonial


West Orange High School, 2019

I’ve gained lifelong friendships with a rainbow of different people from around the country and the world, which I love.


East Orange STEM Academy, 2018

Rutgers University, 2022

At Cornell Summer College, I was able to meet socially conscious, brilliant, and passionate people with a similar ambition to succeed. The campus environment helped me get accustomed to interacting with people of different races and prepared me for working with a variety of people in the future


Newark Tech, 2020

My favorite program was the Cornell University Summer College because it was like a new adventure for me and I met the most amazing and loving friends. The program has helped me improve my art and desire to excel academically, as well as socially.


Newark Tech, 2019

Through Cornell Summer College, I gained more reading and listening skills. After reading Shakespeare and depicting various concepts related to the text, I gained a better view of psychology as well. Most importantly, I learned what the definition of a Scholar is: it is one who reads, listens, observes, and expresses what he knows thereafter.




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280 S. Harrison Street, Suite 300, East Orange, NJ 07018

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