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42nd Annual

Sheldon Institute

JULY 19 – JULY 30, 2021

The 42nd annual Sheldon Institute for Barbara Shineman Scholars addresses the academic and cultural needs of motivated, inquisitive and creative students. The program is comprised of two weeks during which students who will be entering grades two through ten will be instructed by college professors, public school teachers and experienced practitioners.  In addition, they will have the opportunity to interact with other students who have similar interests and abilities.

The program will operate for two weeks, from July 19 – July 30, 2021, 8:30am - 3:40pm, Monday through Friday, on the SUNY Oswego campus.

  • A box lunch will be available for all students. 
  • Complimentary post-program childcare will be provided through 5:30pm.
  • One Week Attendance: $160
  • Two Week Attendance: $320
sheldon institute for barbara shineman scholars 42nd anniversary

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Schedule and Courses

The Sheldon Institute offers four separate divisions - Novice, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Divisions.

Grades 2 & 3


The Novice Division welcomes children entering grades 2 and 3. The Novice teachers work together as a team to develop and teach the curriculum. 

Grades 4 & 5


The Intermediate Division is for 4th and 5th grade students and will provide a little more supervision than the upper two divisions. They will have classes that have been pre-selected for their age and abilities.

Grades 6 & 7


The Junior Division is comprised of students entering grades 6 & 7.

Grades 8 - 10


The Senior Division is geared towards students entering grades 8-10. 

Each day’s activities for the Junior and Senior Divisions are divided into four, 90 minute workshop periods that provide opportunities for each student to investigate and explore in depth their areas of interest.


The Sheldon Institute for Barbara Shineman Scholars is comprised of two weeks of programming. Program tuition includes a free water bottle and mask for each student and reflects the cost to cover program instruction and childcare.

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Please note the registration for Intermediate Level for Grades 4th and 5th is now closed

Student applications must be fully completed and all required forms and payment submitted to complete the registration process. One student per registration form. We appreciate your participation in the Sheldon Institute for Barbara Shineman Scholars program and look forward to another exciting year!


Tuition Payments can be made by credit card, check, or money order. Any checks should be made payable to:

Oswego College Foundation, Inc. – SIBSS 2021

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If a student needs to withdraw, a refund will be issued, less $30.00, provided we receive written notification of the cancellation one week prior to the start of the program. Refund requests received after this date will be for 50% of full tuition, through Friday, July 16th 2021. After July 16th, no refunds will be given.

Covid-19 Protocols

The Sheldon Institute for Barbara Shineman Scholars is excited that we will hold our 2021 program on campus while following CDC considerations to protect participants, families, and our community.

The health and safety of our faculty, staff, students, and volunteers remains our highest priority. Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible.

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For questions, please contact:  
[email protected]