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President's Academy

President's Academy 2021: June 14-17

A college preparatory program designed specifically for high-ability high school students to discover the science behind a pandemic

The President’s Academy is a four-day, non-residential college preparatory program held on the ULM campus designed to look at the science and law of pandemics. The academy simulates the outbreak of a pandemic and divides participants into teams of specialists that attempt to identify the problem, to develop a drug to solve the problem, to create technology to mitigate the problem and assist with problem containment, and to try a case that examines the legal rights of individuals.  

Participants will have the option to work in laboratories, virtual reality classrooms, and courtrooms with university faculty, medical professionals, computer experts, and lawyers. This camp prepares students for a collegiate major, offers a glimpse into career options, and equips them with the skills to flourish in a competitive and global world.  

An Academy like no other... 

The President’s Academy allows participants to select a collegiate and professional major in one of four areas: 

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Computer Science

Develop innovative and virtual technology in the Thomas J. Nicholson Virtual Reality Lab, learn from industry experts from the Lumen Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company headquartered in Monroe. See how technology changes the way we live, responds to crises, and assists in search and rescue operations, atmospheric science research, agriculture management, and 3-D mapping via our unique unmanned aerial systems (drone) program activities. 

Health Science

Find out what it takes to make it in the medical profession and see how medical professionals work together to treat different diseases; then try it yourself as you learn from faculty in the Kitty Degree School of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, and the School of Sciences. Learn from medical professionals from St. Francis Medical Center, LSU-E.A. Conway Medical Center, Glenwood Medical Center, P&S Surgical Hospital, Monroe Surgical Hospital, and the Ouachita Council on Aging.


Learn legal principles and procedures from the award-winning ULM Mock Trial team and local attorneys from the law firms of Cotton, Bolton, Hoychick & Doughty and Creed & Creed. Participants will try a case before a judge in the E. Orum Young Courtroom located on ULM’s campus. 

Physical Science

Work with faculty from the School of Sciences in state-of-the-art analytical laboratories and learn from industry experts from the Angus Chemical Company to learn about how drug synthetization, development, testing, and distribution. 


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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 scenarios.  

Applicants must meet the following: 

• Minimum ACT 24 or 3.5 GPA 

• Students who will be Freshman, Sophomores,
  Juniors, and Seniors in the Fall of 2022  


Academy Fee 

This college preparatory academy costs only $300. 

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Support the Academy, Sponsor a Student

Help ULM extend this opportunity to academically motivated high school students. If you want to designate a gift of $300 or more to fully scholarship a high-ability student unable to pay the camp tuition, then we can recognize you or your organization as a "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.