Summer Enrichment Institute (SEI)

A photo of the participants in Summer Enrichment Institute 2019.

Program Starts at Orientation: June 6, 2019, and ends July 1, 2019.

A free summer program sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Diversity & Enrichment (CDE); designed to enhance the academic experience of local Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) secondary-level students of underrepresented populations.

Contact any of the below people:

Maria Martin
SEI, Program Coordinator 

Blanca Ramirez
Academic Coach

Katie Newcomb
Academic Coach

Program Goals

      • To engage students in the academic process while promoting awareness and learning of one’s history, culture, and language;
      • To recognize the diversity of cultures, experiences and backgrounds students and their families bring to the educational setting;
      • To develop a sense of belonging and level of comfort within a rigorous academic environment within higher education settings;
      • To empower students to take control of their academic development;
      • To develop students’ strengths, values, and skills; and,
      • To enhance each student’s sense of pride as a young leader and scholar.

*Earn up to 5 elective credits towards your high school transcript upon successful completion of the program.

**Transportation assistance available for accepted students; you must specify this need in your application or email SEI Coordinator at by May 15th.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Applicants should be students in good standing, currently in 8th through 11th grade enrolled in an Iowa City Community School District Junior High School or High School. 

How to Apply/Enroll

Apply online

Selected students will be informed by May 4, 2019.

Enrollment limited to 40 participants.