Dates, Application Information, Cost

The Summer Residency will be held June 24-July 2, 2017

To apply:

Applications are now available! Just click the APPLY tab on the left of the screen. Applicants must be current sophomores or juniors when they apply. Applicants should have a strong academic record, an interest in the relationship between faith and public issues, and a commitment to serving the public good through reflection and action. While students with an interest in professional ministry should apply, this program is for ANY student interested in exploring faith and public life, regardless of career interests.

The Residency is an intensive, residential, full-time commitment. It is not possible to participate in other programs (camps, mission trips, etc.) that are concurrent with the Residency.

We welcome youth formed in all Christian denominations, youth from other religious traditions, and youth who have no specific faith tradition.


SYA guarantees all participants financial support. The Academy and Simpson College generously pay $3,700 for tuition per student to run this year-long program. We ask only that participants themselves pay a $400 fee for housing and meals. Through additional scholarships, we work to ensure the program’s accessibility to all. Please see the application for more details.

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