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RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (RAP) FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (SAES)

North Carolina A&T State University

THE PROGRAM

RAP is a four-week residential program for current high school juniors and seniors. Its main objective is to stimulate interest in careers in the food, agricultural, environmental, family and consumer sciences. Through the program, students will:

. gain first-hand experience in research conducted under the direction of the SAES research scientists;

. conduct research projects ranging from landscape architecture and pesticide studies, biotechnology, horticulture and animal sciences to air quality, food and nutrition and international trade;

. gain exposure to a number of structured activities including field trips, workshops and laboratory demonstrations, and instruction in computer applications, technical and scientific writing and public speaking.

SELECTION CRITERIA/ELIGIBILITY

To qualify for this academically rewarding program, students must:

. show an interest in the food, agricultural, environmental, family and consumer sciences, and in pursuing a college education in these areas;

. be a rising high school junior or senior with a cumulative (weighted) GPA of 2.5 or better and rank in the top 25th percentile of his/her class;

. be a citizen of the United States of America;

. agree to abide by University and Program rules and regulations.

BENEFITS

In addition to spending four weeks on North Carolina A&T's campus and the opportunity to engage in scholarly activities, students will receive a stipend in the amount of $250 per week. The program pays room, board, health and accident insurance, and activity fees.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINE

Interested students can download the electronic application or contact their high school counselors or agriculture teachers to download an application. You may also visit the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Web Site: http://www.ag.ncat.edu, click on prospective students and pre-college summer programs.

The applications with all required attachments must be received by Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Shirley Hymon-Parker, Associate Dean for Research or Angelia Williamson at (336) 285-4701. Return your complete application package to:

Research Apprenticeship Program

School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (SAES)

C. H. Moore Agricultural Research Station

North Carolina A&T State University

1601 E. Market Street

Greensboro , NC 27411

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