Burmese American Community Institute
Summer Programs

Upward College Summer Scholars Program

Upward College Summer Scholars Program is a highly interactive, fun, and intensive academic research 8-weeks project that focuses on college access, English training, critical thinking and leadership development. Participants will have opportunities to work in group research project with an emphasis to discuss and address social justice issues currently facing in our communities and societies. The students will each conduct a research project on the topic of his or her interests, in line with their future educational and career goals with a global perspective. They will then produce academically written paper and propose a project ready to be implemented at the end of the program. The program will use Participatory Action Research model, a process that has emerged in recent years as a methodology for society grass root changes, program development and evaluation.

The Program has been implemented since 2012 every summer and this year the program June 2nd July 28th, 2014.

This year’s Upward College Summer Scholar Application Form is available forĀ  download hereĀ Summer 2014 Scholars Application. The deadline for submission of the application is Monday, May 12, 2014.

Online Application can be submitted through this page – Summer 2014 Scholar Application.



At BACI, we maintain a high standard of accountability and transparency with the use of grants and gifts our donors entrust to us. We are always trying to keep our overhead rate low. In the past year, we used 95 percent of our total operating expenses towards programs that directly benefit students and community.

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