Summer Workshop


June 18-23, 2017

Cottey’s Summer Workshop is a week-long summit on leadership, skill building and knowledge gathering for the girl bosses, the game changers and the barrier breakers. The workshop is dedicated to providing an environment where girls are encouraged to have fun while discovering how to succeed in today’s fast paced world.

The Summer Workshop has two pathways to gaining the skills needed to be a bold-girl girl boss: Exploring Careers in Science (ECS) and Bold Girls in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students will be able to select their pathway based on their personal preferences (this registration process will take place in May).

The workshop is being offered to ambitious high school girls who will be entering their junior or senior year the following fall after the Summer Workshop. In addition to receiving an edge over peers through interactive courses led by college professors and the opportunity to experience college life pre-graduation, all Summer Workshop attendees who enroll at Cottey College will be awarded a $12,000 scholarship for use at Cottey – that’s an automatic $3,000 annual scholarship!

Important Dates and Deadlines

January 1st, 2017 Registration open for 2017 Summer Workshop
May 31st Tuition and Registration deadline
June 1st Cancellation/Refund deadline

Parents and Guests

Parents and guests who may be traveling to/from campus will need to make their own accommodations for lodging in Nevada, if applicable. Please see the brochure for local lodging information.

Registration Process

Registration for the 2017 summer workshop will be open from January 1st through May 31st.

Tuition is $385 (due by May 31st) and will include workbook, T-shirt, labs, field trips, all meals, 5 overnight stays on campus, airport shuttle to campus (if applicable), and all materials for the week.

Step 1: Workshop Registration

Please click here to register.

Step 2: Tuition

Registrations are considered incomplete until the non-refundable $385 tuition payment has been submitted.

If you haven’t already, you may pay by credit card online or you may mail a check (payable to Cottey College) to:

Enrollment Management – Summer Workshop
Cottey College │1000 W Austin Blvd │Nevada, MO 64772

Step 3: Agreement & Release of Liability Form

All participants must submit their Agreement & Release of Liability form by June 1st.

Click here to fill out the Agreement & Release of Liability form

Step 4: Health Paperwork

Although this event does not require an examination form signed by a physician, please complete this form and return it by June 1st. This information will assist us if a trip to the doctor is required.

Click here to fill out the Student Health Inventory form

Step 5: Travel Information

All participants must submit their travel plans to the College by June 1st.

Click here to fill out the Travel form

Step 6: Select Your Focus

Cottey College’s Summer Workshop has two pathways to gaining the skills needed to be a bold-girl girl boss. Check out each pathway to see an example of courses offered. An email will be sent out to all Summer Workshop participants in early May, allowing individuals to select their desired pathway.

  1. Exploring Careers in Science
  2. Bold Girls in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

Questions? Many of the FAQs have been addressed here. Please print this form and keep on hand for quick reference. If you have additional questions, please contact:

Enrollment Management Office
(417) 667- 8181 ext. 2107

The leadership skills I learned will help me throughout my high school life, college life, and the rest of my life. Within this week, I learned so much. I did not just learn about leadership but learned about diagnosing diseases using a chemical assay, about the powers of sisterhood, and about forensic investigation. Everything I learned in a week will help me in not just some parts of my life but all parts of my life. I will forever be thankful for the people and friends I met doing my week at Cottey.

– Keosha, Summer Workshop Participant