DIVISION of CONTINUING EDUCATION
RATLR HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM
"In Search of the Next George Washington Carver"
The Raising Agriculturally and Technologically Literate Rattlers (RATLR) High School Summer Youth Program, “In Search of the Next George Washington Carver”, is a new and innovative youth development program designed to identify and prepare students for the next generation of scientists, business men and women, entrepreneurs, professors, etc. This program is intended to motivate students who possess the desire and capability to reach the highest level of educational pursuits while fulfilling a life, like Dr. Carver, committed to the service of a global population. The RATLR Program will also stimulate high school students’ interests in the biological and earth sciences, with emphasis in agricultural and food sciences, natural resource management, and related disciplines. Eligible students will be provided an opportunity to gain “hands-on” experience in these disciplines and receive “first-hand” knowledge of rewarding career paths.
This 4-week campus-based program begins on Sunday, June 8, 2014 and ends on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Completed applications for the RATLR High School Summer Youth Program must be postmarked no later than May 9, 2014.
Current high school junior and senior students must have completed their junior or senior year by June 10th of the year of their application and participation. Students must also possess a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0, or higher, on a 4.0 scale in a college preparatory track. An official transcript must be submitted to verify all course work. Prior knowledge of, or participation in agriculture, food or related sciences is not required for admission. This is a competitive program and admission is not guaranteed, but the rewards are immense and lifelong.