Summer Science Enrichment Program

The Summer Science Enrichment Program is designed for rising high school sophomores (SSEP I), juniors (SSEP II) and seniors (SSEP III) who are seriously considering a future in a medical career. Students attend classes and labs taught mostly by Marquette faculty on campus. Students who participate in the SSEP III program live on campus. The HCOP grant pays for instructional costs, and student stipends cover housing, meals, transportation and pocket money. Applications for the SSEP III program are accepted from high schools nationwide. Applications for the SSEP I and SSEP II programs are accepted from students in the Milwaukee metro area.

Programming includes:


  • ACT/SAT preparation
  • Advanced courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics

Professional development

  • Test-taking skills
  • Professional interactions

Extracurricular activities

  • Field trips
  • Experience university campus life


To be eligible for the program you must:

  • be a disadvantaged student (financially or educationally: e.g., qualify for the federal hot lunch program, be a first-generation college student or from an urban school setting, etc.)
  • be a rising high school sophomore, junior or senior
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • be a U.S. or legal resident

How to apply

The application process includes an interview with the HCOP adviser and submission of an essay, transcripts, recommendation letters, income information and a completed application form. Please mail everything together in one envelope.

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Program Staff

Dr. Lawrence Pan - Director
Kim Harris - Associate Director
Amber May - Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the School of Dentistry