Summer Scholarship Contest 

Why do you want to attend Summer@CIP?

Each spring, CIP asks students interested in attending Summer@CIP to write a poem, sing a song, create a video game, or take us on a tour of their life - the possibilities are endless - telling us why they'd like to attend Summer@CIP and are entered to win one of three $1,000 scholarships to our 2024 Summer@CIP program.

Looking for some inspiration? Have a look at last year's winning entries!

Rules & Helpful Hints for 2024

1. You must produce your own original video using a digital video camera, phone, or laptop with a camera.

2. Create your video: in 1-3 minutes tell us why you want to attend our Summer Program!

  • Aim high and shoot for success!
  • Be energetic!
  • Be real!
  • Be creative!
  • Tell us why you want to attend Summer@CIP!

3. Upload your video to your YouTube or Vimeo account.

4. Fill out our submission form with your video link. 

5. CONTEST DEADLINE: Open for Submissions! The deadline has been extended to Friday, March 31!

Tips for Making a Good Video

  • Use a tripod or set your camera down – Stabilizing your camera or cell phone will drastically improve the quality of your video and remove shakiness.
  • Good lighting is important – Avoid standing in front of windows or other bright lights inside. Go outdoors during the day and you can pretty much guarantee good lighting.
  • Good audio – Avoid noisy places. Stay close enough to your camera so that the microphone picks up your voice.
  • Use the high-quality settings on your camera or phone – If your video is uploaded and the quality is very bad, you may not qualify to win.

Rules & Regulations

The selected winners must meet the Summer@CIP Program's admissions criteria, apply, interview, and be accepted into the program in order to claim their scholarship.


If you have any questions about the video contest or admissions process, please contact our National Admissions Office at or at 877-566-9247

Sponsored by

The scholarships are provided by College Internship Program (CIP) and Matters of Community, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the integration of special needs children into the mainstream community through the use of music, art, theater, and sports.

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