High-achieving urban and diverse high school seniors can apply for Young Scholars, a comprehensive, year-round educational experience. The summer-fall-spring learning model maximizes opportunities for learning, research, and internships.

Successful completion of the 6-week academic, social, and cultural Summer Start Program is mandatory to begin fall classes.

How to Apply
Financial Aid

Young Scholars at Nazareth

    Sophia Qureshi, Young Scholar

    Sophia Qureshi '19

    Clinical lab sciences

    Hands-on experience is built into the Young Scholars program. A summer role at Highland Hospital helped Qureshi explore geriatric medicine. She also has gained workplace and leadership experience by working for Nazareth's Hickey Center to support interfaith education and by attending an interfaith conference in Washington, D.C., a trip funded by the Young Scholars program.

    "Being a Young Scholar has helped me explore opportunities on campus and off campus in Rochester, helped me financially, and helped me know resources on campus before I started my freshman year."


    Gabriel Marshall

    Gabriel Marshall

    Director of Student Access and Achievement in Student Access and Achievement
    Director in Young Scholars Program
    Smyth Hall 321B