CSEI 2021 Application

CSEI 2021 Application Link

CSEI is finding that COVID-19 is complicating students’ abilities to plan for July 2021. To support the need for flexibility, CSEI will continue to accept applications through Mon., Feb. 15, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Students who apply as late as mid-February, assuming spots are still available, can expect notice of acceptance by early May.
While our hope is that CSEI 2021 will meet in person and on-sites throughout Richmond, we are prepared for in-person, blended or virtual learning with the use of technology tools.

All high school juniors living in the greater metro Richmond area including but not limited to the City of Richmond, the Town of Ashland, and the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan and New Kent are invited to apply.

A school teacher, coach or administrator recommendation is required with application. Learn more about the required recommendation here.

Finalists will be selected for a January interview with notification of acceptance by early March. Students must commit to participating in the entire 2021 CSEI  program runs for 4 weeks in July beginning the first Monday after July 4th.

Questions? Please email Trina Clemans at  trina_clemans@collegiate-va.org.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020 Applications posted (powelledfoundation.org) and open to all high school juniors.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 8:00 p.m. Applications close.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 Finalists selected for an interview notified.

JANUARY 2021 Virtual Finalists interviews over Zoom. Attendees meet applicants from area high schools, participate in a team-building activity, and learn more about CSEI. Candidates will be able to select from a range of dates and times to be announced at a later date.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Receive notification of acceptance to CSEI.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 CSEI 2021 commitment form due accepting full participation in the entire CSEI program.

SUNDAY, MAY 16, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. CSEI 2021 Student/Parent mandatory Virtual Zoom Meeting to review program expectations and structure.

MONDAY, JULY 6 – FRIDAY, JULY 31, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CSEI 2021. If CSEI 2021 is required to go virtual, the program will run from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.