“I just love Grant as a whole! The way that everybody makes you feel… When I go to Grant I always feel welcome, they encourage me and help me grow.” – U.S. Grant Student, Summer 2020

Thank you for your interest in U.S. Grant. Applications for summer 2023 are closed.

Please consider applying next year!


The Ulysses S. Grant Foundation is a 6-week academic summer program for highly motivated middle school students who are enrolled in public and parochial schools in New Haven, CT.  Each summer a team of Yale undergraduate teachers, through courses in the humanities and investigations and through electives and group activities, help students acquire the academic preparation and skills they will need to excel in their current school environment and to enter and succeed in college.  The program is designed to support all students, including those who might have limited opportunities and resources, and to allow them to build a community of learners and participate in academic enrichment activities over the summer.

The dates for this year’s summer program are June 26-August 3, 2023. The program will run for five days a week, 9AM to 3PM. The program will again be held in Dwight Hall on Yale University’s campus in compliance with university, local, and state and federal health and safety guidelines. U.S. Grant upholds a strict attendance policy and only considers students who can commit to attending every day of the program.


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The program costs $75 to attend, and full scholarships are available.

More Information

  • Are you an applicant looking for information about acceptance for summer 2023? Visit our Students page, which will be updated shortly!
  • Want to be a Grant teacher?  Please click here to apply! All applications for teachers are due by Tuesday, February 21. Yale students wishing to join the U.S. Grant teacher team can learn more on our Teachers page.

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