Become a Summer Scholar

Save Money. Get Ahead.

Do something for your future and distinguish yourself on your college application by taking an online college course this summer:
  • Save hundreds of dollars on tuition and textbooks
  • Get a head start on college
  • Transfer credits to all UW schools and most private or out-of-state schools
​The Summer Scholars Program gives GEAR UP high school students the opportunity to take a 6-week ONLINE college course while saving money on tuition.  All course costs will be covered by GEAR UP funds and textbooks will be shipped directly to students' homes.  

Summer Scholars Course Options

Online Course Dates:  June 20 - July 31, 2022 (6 weeks)
Semester  Course Title Description Credits
Summer 2022  Water 201:  
Introduction to Water Science
Water Science is the interdisciplinary study of water and its interaction with solids, liquids, gases, and organisms in various Earth systems. Water is essential to life, and it plays a critical role in nearly every natural process in Earth’s lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and cryosphere. The world faces significant challenges regarding water quantity, quality, and ecological function that are expected to worsen during the 21st century. It is rare to find a real-world system in which water does not play a significant role.  Gen ed requirement at UWGB:  Sustainability Perspective 3
Summer 2022 POL SCI 100: 
Global Politics and Society
The course explores political power and human connections on a global scale. The course covers concepts and ideas on the interaction of governments, organizations, and peoples across regions, cultures, and communities. The course helps students develop a global outlook on their future prospects as citizens and professionals in a globalized world. Gen ed requirement at UWGB:  Global Culture or Social Science 3
Summer 2022 SOCIOL 101: 
Introduction to Sociology
Major sociological concepts and ideas and their application to contemporary societies.  Gen ed requirement at UWGB:  Social Science. 3
Summer 2022 FNS 226: 
Introduction to First Nation Studies:  Social Justice
This introductory course in First Nations Studies will examine the impact of European and American political, economic, and social systems upon American Indian nations in the U.S. Gen ed requirement at UWGB:  Ethnic Studies or Sustainability Perspective 3
Summer 2022 HISTORY 206:  History of the United States from 1865 to the Present This course explores the history of the United States since 1865, with attention to politics, society, economy, and culture. Likely topics to be considered include: the African-American freedom struggle during Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era; the conquest of the trans-Mississippi west; industrialization and labor conflict; immigration; the expansion of American military and economic power around the world, including participation in the First World War, the Second World War, and the global Cold War; the growth of state power; urbanization and suburbanization; feminism, women's rights, civil rights, and other social movements; and the rise of conservatism since the 1970s.  Gen ed requirement at UWGB:  Humanities 3

Deadline to Express Interest:  Wednesday, May 13, 2022

Step 1: Express Interest
Let us know you want to become a Summer Scholar and are ready to get ahead and save money on your college education. Once we receive your interest form, we will follow up with your next steps!
Registration Closed
Step 2: Email Your Unofficial Transcript
Email your unofficial transcript to Aubrey Schramm at  You may do so yourself OR request that your DPI Education Specialist or school counselor email it.  
Email Your Unofficial Transcript

Admission Requirements

Students must be:

  • Enrolled in the GEAR UP Program; AND
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher*; AND
  • Entering grade 10, 11, 12 or first year of college (in September 2022); AND
  • Serious about the commitment required to take a college course.
* Students who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on an exceptional basis if they are able to provide substantial or convincing letters of recommendation and/or data demonstrating high ability in a specific area within their preferred area of study. Please contact Aubrey Schramm, Executive Manager, K-12 & Community Relations, at for more information on what should be addressed in letters of recommendation. 
UW-Green Bay reserves the right to cancel any course or program due to low enrollment, conditions beyond reasonable control, including low enrollment.

For questions about the GEAR UP Summer Scholars Program, please contact Aubrey at or Call/Text (920) 412-6649.