The Culverhouse College of Commerce is offering two summer programs for minority high school students.

These programs are life-changing programs where students will be meeting top level executives, professionals, and faculty. The programs are free; students only need to get to campus. Students will compete for scholarships in both programs. Students attend dynamic and exciting workshops during the day and engage in unique social activities during the evenings.

Students can apply online or print out an application.

Culverhouse Majors Awareness Program (CMAP)

CMAP (Culverhouse Majors Awareness Program) is a residential summer institute for exceptional students who are typically under-represented in the ever-growing University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce. The program’s chief objective is to showcase the benefits of obtaining a business degree for those with communicative, strategic, or analytical talent.

CMAP exposes rising high school seniors to a world-renowned business faculty, leaders of widely-successful businesses, and the abundant amenities The University has to offer. Students will leave the program with a better understanding of the dynamic world of business and how Culverhouse can help them on their path to success.

Participants will interact on an individual basis with university professors and working professionals through a variety of presentations and experiences. The program provides an atmosphere that will challenge and stimulate the participants. Each of the business disciplines – accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, management science, and information systems – is explored in interactive formats designed for in-depth exploration of their interests in these fields.

Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

ACAP is a program of The National Association of Black Accountants, Center for Advancement of Minority Accountants. The primary objective of the ACAP is to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups that attend college and major in accounting. Through ACAP’s efforts, students receive educational enrichment experiences and the practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting.

ACAP began in 1980 when the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), recognized the need for a program that would direct African-Americans and other underrepresented ethnic groups towards the accounting profession. Realizing that preparation for a professional career begins in junior and senior high school, the Seattle Chapter of NABA designed a pilot program that could mark a turning point in the academic lives of secondary students, motivating them to pursue a higher education.

ACAP revolves around a one-week summer residency program for high school students. The program introduces students to career opportunities in accounting through a carefully tailored curriculum involving local university faculty and guest lecturers from business and government.