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Center for Talent Development (CTD) Online Programs »


Gifted LearningLinks (GLL) offers engaging gifted online courses and programs, including family programs, enrichment, core essentials, honors, and AP® courses for gifted and talented students in kindergarten through grade 12.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 9 weeks - 9 months


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Summrr Programs »


Life-changing residential and commuter programs providing challenging enrichment, honors and Advanced Placement® courses taught in a highly supportive environment. From early childhood through elementary, middle and high school, Center for Talent Development (CTD) gifted summer programs encourage gifted kids to explore academic areas of interest and connect with a community of peers.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 1-3 weeks


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program »


Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University assists the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKC) in building awareness fort its prestigious Young Scholars and College Scholarship Programs.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Application Due Date: Sunday, April 21, 2024


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Service-Learning Programs »


The Civic Education Project (CEP) combines service-learning with study and reflection. Through this award-winning leadership and civic engagement program, middle and high school students engage with social issues first hand and develop skills to change the world.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 7 days - 3 weeks


Honors Program »


Program for high achieving students–expands what students do as part of any degree program, including a required thesis.

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Resource Types: Academic Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Arts, Business, Education, Science

Contact Name: Dr. Jon Hageman

Eligibility Criteria: Prospective freshman with ACT score of 25 or above, or current NEIU student or transfer student with cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above
Program Duration: 1.5-4 Years
Students Funded: Access to merit-based scholarships


IES Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program »


The Q-Center offers a postdoctoral training program in applied education research.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Institute for Policy Research
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Education, Fellowship

Contact Name: Valerie Lyne

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2 years
Students Funded: 2-4 per year


Leadership Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling »


This course helps leaders find their own story through personal branding; develop storytelling success with all constituencies; initiate an effective voice for crisis; interact well through social and third party media; and communicate a vision for innovation.

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Resource Types: Massive Open Online Courses
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels:
Subject Area: Education

Contact Name: Tom Collinger Executive Director Spiegel Research Center Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Program Duration: November 16 - December 21


McNair Scholars »


The goal of the McNair Program is to increase the attainment of doctoral degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Arts, Business, Education, Science

Contact Name: Angela Vidal-Rodriguez

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Status as a first-generation college student with income eligibility and/or a member of a group underrepresented in graduate education.
Program Duration: Academic Year with Summer Research
Stipend Amount: $2,800
Application Due Date: Friday, November 29, 2024


Northwestern Academy »


A program designed to prepare Chicago Public Schools high school students for highly selective colleges and universities through supplemental educational opportunities and support services.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Education, Health

Contact Name: Program Director: Cassandra Geiger

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Student attending Chicago Public School, low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented minority (African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander)
Program Duration: 4-year academic program with summer activities
Students Funded: 200 students will be enrolled from grades 9-12


Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) »


Offers research-based gifted assessment to identify academic ability, measure growth and connect students to resources and opportunities for advanced students.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education


Peer Health Exchange


Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Education, Public Health

Contact Name: Andrea Bell

Contact Email: [email protected]


Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) »


Challenging and enriching courses offering gifted students the opportunity to focus their curiosity and passion on a specific interest area.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 8 weeks in Fall, Winter, and Spring


Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences


An academic club for minority persons to help them succeed within the STEM fields.

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Education, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Robert Fidis

Contact Email: [email protected]


Summer College Bridge Program »


Chicago Public School juniors can take college courses with Northwestern undergraduates to experience academic and social life on campus.

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Resource Types: College Preparation
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Education, Health

Contact Name: Office of Summer Session and Special Programs

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Chicago Public Health Student
Program Duration: Summer, 3-8 weeks depending on course
Stipend Amount: Cost of 1 undergraduate course, free tuition and textbook.
Students Funded: 25 CPS high school junior students
Application Due Date: Friday, April 8, 2022


Upward Bound Math and Science »


A program designed to strengthen the math and science skills of students in grades 8 through 12. We help students recognize and develop their potential in math and science and encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.

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Resource Types: Tutoring Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Education, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Aaron Cortes

Contact Email: [email protected]