Saint Peter’s College Summer Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications

Jersey City – High school sophomores and juniors may apply now to the Saint Peter’s College Summer Scholars Program and earn three college credits upon completion of the course of study. The program gives students an opportunity to learn from Saint Peter’s professors and to experience academic life at the collegiate level. Applications, which are due no later than Friday, April 11, 2008, can be found at The fee for the four-week program is $300.00. For further information, please contact Dr. Rachel Wifall at 201.761.6326 or

The Summer Scholars classes meet from July 7 thru August 7 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am until noon. The classes will be conducted on a colloquium model: A one-day general meeting each Monday where students will listen to lectures and performances covering a broad range of disciplines will be followed by two days of individual class meetings. Summer Scholars may choose from a diverse set of courses, including Civilization and Disease, Bearing Witness to War and Genocide through History and Literature, Shakespeare: from the Page to the Stage, and Psychology and Literature.

Scholars are selected based on a variety of criteria including high school grade point average, class rank, standardized test scores, involvement in extracurricular and community activities, letter(s) of recommendation and an essay.

Saint Peter’s College is the Jesuit College of New Jersey. Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The main campus is located in Jersey City. The College has a branch campus for adults in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and also offers courses at various corporate sites at the Jersey City waterfront and in South Amboy, NJ.