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The goal of the Summer Scholars program…

is to expose bilingual high school students to the healthcare field by offering meaningful opportunities to work with JHU School of Medicine faculty in clinical settings that serve Latino patients with limited-English proficiency.

Former Summer Scholar, Jose Dominguez, giving his acceptance speech for the MAEC Up and Coming Award.

Photo credit: maec.org

Centro SOL Summer Program Application 2019

The 2019 Application is now closed. Applications were accepted from December 10, 2018 to February 10, 2019!

In order to apply, be sure to read the instructions before completing the application! They are found on the first page of the application. The instructions include the teacher recommendation letters and parent consent form! You may also find more details in English and Spanish in our blog post. Applications for the 2020 summer will be available in December 2019.



  1. Students must be enrolled in a public high school in Baltimore

  2. Students must be between 14-17 years of age

  3. Students must be fluent in Spanish and English (this will be assessed through written essays in the application process and in the interview)


Program details

  1. Duration: 5 weeks

  2. Dates: July 1 – August 2, 2019

  3. Benefits: up to $1,500 stipend + lunch voucher + MTA bus pass

Applications through the years



The Summer Scholars application pool has more than doubled the last few years. Every year, we host 6 new students and starting in 2016, we began hosting up to 6 returning students in addition to the new participants. Returning students are involved in more focused projects with the purpose to gain a greater experience in a specific field of healthcare.


Help us continue to grow!

If you would like to become involved or have the opportunity to host or speak with our students this coming summer, please consider filling out our interest form:



Any questions, comments or suggestions can be sent directly to the Youth Pipeline coordinator at centrosolpipelines@jhmi.edu