College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) for High School Students

North Carolina A&T’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) invites students to participate in a four-week residential summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors. In addition to the benefits of these scholarly activities, students will receive a stipend of $200 upon completion of the summer program and $800 participation scholarship when they enroll at N.C. A&T in one of the many CAES programs.

Through the program, students will:

  • Gain first-hand experience in research conducted under the direction of the CAES research scientists.
  • Conduct research projects ranging from animal sciences, biological engineering, pesticide studies, biotechnology, and horticulture 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.

The program’s main objective is to stimulate interest in agriscence and human science professions, including:

RAP Offers:

  • Free housing and weekly meal plan.
  • Free health and accident insurance.
  • Program-paid activity fees.
  • Hands-on laboratory exercises focusing on research skills.
  • Interesting seminars and presentations from outstanding scientists in the CAES.
  • Field trips to gain a better understanding of the application of agriculture and environmental science programs.
  • Development of team work and critical thinking skills.
  • Mentoring, career development and college counseling.
  • Improvement of basic communication skills.
  • Opportunities to develop new life-long friendships and improve social skills.

Selection Criteria/Eligibility

To qualify for this academically rewarding program, successful students must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Be a rising high school junior or senior with a cumulative weighted GPA of 2.8 or better.
  • Rank in the top 25th percentile of his/her class.
  • Demonstrate a serious interest in learning more about the food, agricultural, environmental, and family and consumer sciences.
  • Plan to pursue a college education in any of the above-mentioned areas.

RAP Requires the Following

  • Completed Application Form with all REQUIRED documents
  • Official High School Transcript (Only official transcripts will be accepted)
  • Counselor Form
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • $25 Non-Refundable Application Fee (Cash will not be accepted)

Scholarship Stipend Eligibility

AWARD: In addition to the benefits of these scholarly activities, students will receive a stipend of $200 upon completion of the summer program and $800 participation scholarship when they enroll at N.C. A&T in one of the many CAES programs.

To qualify for this academic award, successful students must:

  • Successfully complete the 2020 RAP.
  • Be a high school graduate, either during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 academic terms.
  • Be successfully admitted to N.C. A&T and enrolled in any of the above-mentioned areas in CAES, either during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 academic terms.
  • Be registered for classes in the terms for which the aid will be awarded during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Fully complete freshman year fall and spring semesters at N.C. A&T in any of the above-mentioned areas in CAES, either during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 academic terms.

Interviews

All finalists will be interviewed to fill available positions.

Application Procedures and Deadline

Interested students can download the electronic application in fillable form. Contact your high school counselor or agriculture teacher to request assistance in downloading an application. Google Chrome or Firefox browsers recommended.

APPLY HERE!

 

Contact

Shirley Hymon-Parker, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, at 336-285-4701, or Kishaa James, Student Services Manager, at 336-285-4798.

To learn more, visit the RAP Facebook page: https://www.Facebook.com/CAESRapProgram

Completed application packages should be sent to:
Research Apprenticeship Program
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
C. H. Moore Agricultural Research Station
North Carolina A&T State University
1601 E. Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411-1011