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Residential College Preparatory Program
President's Academy
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deadline extended
- apply by May 15
- notifications extended to May 15
- payment due by May 24




June 18-23, 2017

Preparatory program designed specifically for high-ability high school students

The President’s Academy is a five-day residential college preparatory program held on the ULM campus. This year we are partnering with CenturyLink, a Fortune 500 company, Escamilla and Poneck LLC, an international law firm, ANGUS Chemical Company, four local hospitals, St. Francis Medical Center, University Health Conway,, Monroe Surgical, and P&S Surgical, and the Ouachita Council on Aging to provide externships in the fields of Computer Sciences, Law, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones). Coupled with follow-up laboratory experiences with university faculty and college courses that equip scholars with the soft skills to flourish in a competitive job market, the President’s Academy offers high-ability high school student exclusive access to the global economy.

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An Academy like no other...

Experience exclusive externships developed by the College of Arts, Education and Sciences, College of Business and Social Sciences, and College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences and world-class businesses and medical centers:

What's an externship?

Externships are real world learning opportunities that take place at local businesses and hospitals with professionals in the field.

Computer Science

Get down to business and experience cutting-edge technology as you participate in mobile app development at CenturyLink, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the US.

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Health Science

Find out what it takes to make it in the medical profession as you shadow professionals while they treat patients at United Health Conway, St. Francis Medical Center, P&S Surgical Hospital, and the Ouachita Council on Aging.


Learn and argue the law as you try a case in the E. Orum Young Courtroom with the ULM Mock Trial team and lawyers from the international law firm of Escamilla & Poneck, LLP.

Physical Science

Work with chemical engineers as you see how drugs are synthesized, developed and tested for purity in state-of-the-art analytical laboratories at ANGUS Chemical Company.

Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)

NEW! badgeExplore innovative technology changing the way we live and conduct search and rescue operations, wildlife management, atmospheric science research, agriculture management, and 3-D mapping. 


Find out more: About the Externships

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Who can apply?

Participation is limited to 65 academically motivated high school students who have the aptitude to participate in challenging and intensive real-life work experiences with world-class businesses and organizations. If you would like to find out more about the academy, you can inquire online.

Apply Online

Applicants must meet the following:

• Academic Requirements -minimum ACT 24 or 3.5 GPA

• Academic Recommendations (2)

• Incoming Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in Fall 2017

Students completing the academy will receive 1-hr college course credit. The completion of online applications and two recommendations are due by May 1*. (* deadline extended to May 15)

Recommendation Form

Academy Fee

Academy costs cover room and board for five days on the ULM campus, instruction by faculty, all college course materials, transportation to externships, 1-hr college course credit, Welcome Reception and Awards Banquet for parents and are valued at $1,500 per student. Support from the university and President Nick Bruno have allowed us to offer the academy for a reduced fee of $600 per student.

Link to Online Payment Form

Academy fees may be paid online or by check. If paying by check, please send a $600 check made payable to the order of "The University of Louisiana at Monroe" with the memo of "Presidents Academy" and mail to Dr. Joshua Stockley, Director, ULM President's Academy, at 700 University Avenue, Monroe LA 71209.

If you are selected you will be notified by May 15 and will receive the scholarship rate of $600 due by May 24

Support the Academy, Sponsor a Student

pandemicHelp ULM extend and expand upon the enriching opportunities academically motivated high school students can experience by attending the President's Academy. If you want to designate your gift of $600 or more to fully scholarship a high-ability but low-opportunity teen, we can recognize you or your organization as a "Student Sponsor for the President's Academy."

Support the President's Academy by making your gift today. Any gift amount you are donating today will bring value to all future student participants.