The Horizons Scholarship
The Horizons Scholarship supports 5 outstanding high school students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving high school students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. The program is 7 weeks during the summer.
Our Horizons Speaker Series brings in successful founders, investors, and technologists into the classroom. You’ll hear from some of the industry’s foremost experts. We’ve had some amazing speakers like the founders of Zenefits, Coinbase, Digital Ocean, Andela, x.ai, Shapeways, and more.
The Horizons Mentor Network includes current/past employees of firms such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, and more. As a Horizons student/graduate, you will have permanent access to this exceptional group of mentors to help with career choices, general mentorship, and more.
Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We’ve welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.
- Currently enrolled in high school
- Submission of an online application
- Logic-based technical assessment
- Finalists will be required to submit an essay on their interest in technology
- Applications are due by March 15, 2017
Good luck to all those applying!