College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) for High School Students

NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2022

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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 program from 9 am – 4:30 pm, June 20 – July 1, 2022. Upon graduation from high school and enrollment at N.C. A&T in a CAES program, participants will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship will be distributed during the 1st and 2nd semesters of freshman year at NCA&T.

The program’s main objective is to stimulate interest in agriscence and human science careers, including but not limited to:

Through the program, students will:

  • Learn how to conduct research under the direction of CAES research scientists.
  • Learn about the college’s ongoing research, ranging from animal sciences, biological engineering, pesticide studies, biotechnology and horticulture, food and nutrition, air quality, aging in place and international trade.
  • Gain exposure to a number of structured activities, including workshops and laboratory demonstrations, and instruction in computer applications, technical and scientific writing and public speaking.

RAP OFFERS

  • Laboratory experiences focusing on research skills
  • Presentations from outstanding scientists with distinguished research records
  • Development of team work and critical thinking skills
  • Mentoring, career development and college counseling
  • Improvement of basic communication skills
  • Opportunities to develop 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 degree in any of the above mentioned areas.

RAP REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING

  • A completed application form with all REQUIRED documents
  • Official or unofficial high school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $25 non-refundable application fee (cash will not be accepted)

SCHOLARSHIP STIPEND ELIGIBILITY

AWARD:  Participants will receive a $1,000 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 2022 RAP
  • Graduate from high school
  • Be admitted to N.C. A&T and enrolled in a CAES degree program
  • 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 NC A&T in any of the abovementioned areas in CAES.

INTERVIEWS

All finalists will be interviewed via Zoom 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 recommended.

Application packets are to be emailed to aymccall@ncat.edu.  Only the $25 non-refundable application fee is to be mailed to:

Attn:  Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP), College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, C.H. Moore Agricultural Research Station, North Carolina A&T State University, 1601 E. Market St., Greensboro, NC  27411-1011

APPLY HERE!

CONTACT

Kishaa James, Student Services Manager, at (336) 285-4798.

To learn more, visit the RAP Facebook page.