Status: Developing this program for future years! The academy is not being held in 2019.

About BPLA

BioPharma Leadership Academy (BPLA) is a one-week summer day camp program for underrepresented minority high school students from Southern California interested in medical device and pharmaceutical development. BPLA introduces students to biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences, project management, and leadership skills through a focused program taught by graduate students and professionals in the biotech industry. During the week, students will have the opportunity to attend classes on careers in the industry, personal and professional development, college preparation, and college campus tours.


  • Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the 2018-2019 academic school year
  • Applicants must have a current unweighted cumulative high school G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher.

Program Fees

The program is of no cost to the students.