Hollins offers a variety of awesome programs and educational experiences for high school-aged girls! Our summer experiences are designed specifically for girls interested in college, to help them explore their academic interests and test out life in the dorms. Push your creative limits, learn how to fight for your rights, or to discover the leader within you!

Hollinsummer 2022: social time


Pre-College program for high school girls

Looking for an adventure this summer? Join us for Hollinsummer, a pre-college summer program for young women with interests in everything from creative writing, STEM, and social justice to theatre and riding.

July 14 – 20, 2024

Knowledge for Freedom

Where empowerment meets possibility

This immersive, two-week liberal arts summer program allows young women to experience life as a college student. Sponsored by a grant from The Teagle Foundation, the program is provided at no cost to participants and gives them an opportunity to study and build connections with students and professors who are invested in their growth.

July 14 – 27, 2024

Environmental Science - Undergraduate Research - 2022

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest

2023 Entry Deadline: October 31

Sponsored by Hollins University, the 60th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest provides scholarships, prizes, and recognition for the best poems submitted by young women who are sophomores or juniors in high school or preparatory school.