Summer Seminar 2019

The student application for the Outer Coast Summer Seminar 2019 will go live on January 15, 2019. It will be available on our website and distributed through our newsletter.


The Outer Coast Summer Seminar 2019 offers a diverse cohort of up to 32 Alaskan and Lower 48 high school students (current sophomores and juniors) a transformative academic experience and the opportunity to engage with the world around them in multiple dimensions.

Over the course of five weeks, students immerse themselves in a fast-paced, college-level academic course; participate in a meaningful, work-based service program; and explore the powers and responsibilities of self-governance.

The goals for the Summer Seminar are threefold: to bring together curious and motivated high school students and create a community of learning; to offer a transformative, community-centered educational opportunity that inspires students to become forces for positive change within their own communities; and to increase the likelihood that Summer Seminar students matriculate at match and fit colleges by introducing them to college-level academic work and orienting them to the college admissions process.

The Outer Coast Summer Seminar does not have a fixed cost of attendance. Instead, we ask that the student and their parent(s)/guardian(s) complete the appropriate form to set their own cost of attendance based on their household’s financial means. This form will be sent to the student upon admission. Outer Coast will meet the financial need of all students. Cost will not be a barrier to attendance.

Interest and Nominations Forms

If you are a current high school sophomore or junior who is interested in the Outer Coast Summer Seminar, you can fill out this Google Form to receive more information about the seminar as soon as it arrives.

If you know a current high school sophomore or junior who would be a good fit for this program, you can nominate them here and we will get in touch with them and share more information.

Questions: please contact