This is just a taste of what you can expect as a participant in Missouri State University’s first-ever George Washington Carver Agricultural Academy July 21-25.
About the Academy
This five-day, four-night camp will focus on the contributions George Washington Carver had on the agricultural sciences. You will become informed of his research and work with 20th century farming practices that are the foundation to many of today’s agriculture industry. Activities will include an excursion to the George Washington Carver National Monument.
The academy is held on the Missouri State University campus and all expenses, including room and board, are defrayed by the program. View the academy’s brochure for more details.
To be eligible for participation in the academy, you must:
- Be entering you junior or senior year during the 2014-15 school year.
- Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.
- Have an interest in the broader sciences, but specifically agriculture related.
- Submit a completed application by April 18, 2014.
The application process is finalized with a face-to-face interview.
Your application must include:
- A completed application form
- A 500-word essay
- High school transcript
- Three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the student’s high school counselor
Applications are due April 18, 2014, to the William H. Darr School of Agriculture office.