SAVE THE DATE! We are tentatively planning an in-person program from May 30 – June 4, 2021. However, a final determination cannot be made until April. (If delivered virtually, the cost to participate will be drastically reduced.) The same program application will be used no matter the program format; we hope to see yours soon!

You can join the top-ranked Pharmacy program in Georgia for a 6 day/5 night immersive learning experience on the campus of the University of Georgia!

About the Summer Science Institute

The Dean Stuart Feldman Summer Science Institute is designed to provide an introduction and overview of the many career opportunities available in the pharmacy profession. The program exposes rising juniors and seniors in high school unique classroom and laboratory experiences including an early look at the components students should expect from a college experience.


This unique program includes…

  • A opportunity to live the “college” life: Staying in a residence hall on the campus of UGA, you will not only enjoy academic discussions during the day but also make new friends (and meet caring, college-age mentors) during exciting activities each evening!
  • College-level academic activities: You will conduct scientific research and participate in academic discourse with renowned faculty.
  • Site visits to several research laboratory environments: You will get a behind-the-scenes look at where life-saving work in the pharmaceutical sciences take place on UGA’s campus.
  • Research teams project presentations: Working as a team, you will experience what it feels like to be a college student as you present your research findings.
  • Guest presenters: You will hear from the brightest minds in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences today.
  • Bar-b-que with professors: You can start creating connections with current UGA Pharmacy faculty — individuals you may learn from in class one day!

Participants are expected daily and must participate actively in all facets of the program. 

Program Dates and Pricing

Sunday, June 30 to Friday, June 4, 2021

Participation cost is $350.00 per student ($150 of which is for on-campus housing).

If held virtually, the multi-day program will cost $75 per participant to cover online platform delivery costs.  

All other cost associated with the program is covered by grants, gifts, in-kind services, and College of Pharmacy.


How to Apply

Admission is competitive and based on the following materials:

  1. The Application
    • Rising juniors and seniors in high school with a strong interest in math and science, the health sciences, and/or pharmacy are invited to apply. The application asks for information on relevant honors, awards, and leadership positions as well as includes the following essay prompt: “Explain why you are interested in a career in pharmacy or a science field and how you will
      add to the diversity of the program.”
  2. Recommendations
    • Two letters of recommendation are required. These should be from:
      • A school counselor or teacher
      • A second person of your choosing
        • You should select individuals who know you personally and can speak to your academic ability, initiative, character, extracurricular involvement, and potential for leadership.
  3. Transcript
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (on 4.0 scale) is required, however rising seniors are expected to have at least a 3.33. You must arrange for your high school to submit a copy of your academic records to

The deadline date for application is March 29, 2021, and all applicants will receive notification of their admission status by April 9, 2021.

Access the Program ApplicationAccess the Scholarship Application


For more information, please contact Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott at or call 706-542-6466.

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