About

FREE Summer Programs 2020

The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) is an innovative bridge program that serves middle and high school students from underrepresented backgrounds, which include lower income and/or first generation college students, with the aim of encouraging students to enroll and succeed in college through early exposure and exploration.

SAIL offers free one-week summer programs on the University of Oregon campus, where students learn about various subjects from distinguished University of Oregon faculty members through fun social and interactive activities. Each summer, returning students choose a new academic subject. SAIL programs include sessions on the college admissions process, scholarship availability, and the financial aid process.

During the school year, SAIL offers mentoring – administered by University of Oregon students – to eligible students who are navigating the college admissions process.  Mentor Video

What’s Great About SAIL:  SAIL Brochure 

  • Programs are FREE
  • Assortment of interactive programs
  • Amazing FREE FOOD
  • Great for Resumes, College and Scholarship Applications
  • Connect with University Professors, college students, and new friends
  • Scholarship opportunities

Meet our Staff and Faculty!       VIDEO: The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning on Vimeo

Student VIDEO:  2019 SAIL Summer Programs

Day programs : (Monday – Friday)  July 20 – 24  & July 27 – 31, 2020

Residential Programs: (Sunday – Friday)  July 19 – 24 & July 26 – 31

Preference for the Residential Program is given to students traveling 30 miles, or farther, who are rising high school juniors or seniors and meet application criteria.  Students will stay in our University of Oregon dormitories and enjoy evening activities both on campus, as well as experience an evening in Eugene.

We believe that higher education is a right, not a privilege.