College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) for High School Students

RAP has a new format for 2020. North Carolina A&T’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) invites rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in a two-week day research internship program, June 15-26. The day program will operate 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Participants will be paid an hourly student wage and will receive an $800 participation scholarship when they enroll at N.C. A&T in one of the many CAES programs.

Room and board is available for $644.22 for RAP participants who wish to stay on campus during the two week program. Students accepted into the program will be provided with room and board details at the time of their acceptance. 

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.

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

 RAP Offers:

  • Free health and accident insurance.
  • 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 teamwork 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 their 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 (Onlyofficial transcripts will be accepted) 
  • Counselor Form
  • Two Letters of Recommendation speaking to the student’s interest in the food, agricultural, environmental, and family and consumer sciences
  • $25 Non-Refundable Application Fee (Cashwill not be accepted)

Scholarship Stipend Eligibility

AWARD: Participants will be paid an hourly student wage and will receive an $800 participation scholarship when they enroll at N.C. A&T in one of the many CAES programs

To qualify for this academic award, 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 the CAES, during the 2020-21 or 2021-22 academic terms.

Interviews

All finalists will be interviewed via online video conference to fill available positions.

Application Procedures and Deadline

Interested students are encouraged to download and complete the fillable application. High school counselors and agriculture teachers should be able to assist you. Google Chrome or Firefox browsers are 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