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Before Applying

Eligibility

Specific eligibility requirements for admission apply to some of the participating universities. Please check that you meet the eligibility requirement for your selected school before submitting your application.

Applicants selected to attend the AgDiscovery program must attend the program in its entirety. Please do not apply if you have any obligations (such as vacation plans, summer camps, etc.) that will keep you from attending the entire AgDiscovery program, which includes weekends and opening- and closing-day activities.

School Eligible Grades
(currently in)
Alcorn State University 7–10
California State University, Fresno 9–11
Coppin State University 9–11
Delaware State University 8–11
Florida A&M University 8–11
Fort Valley State University 9-11
Iowa State University 9–11
Kentucky State University 9–12
Lincoln University – Missouri 7–12
North Carolina State University 9–12
Prairie View A&M University 9–12
Purdue University 9–11
Tuskegee University 9–11
University of Arizona 9–11
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 8–11
University of Hawaii at Mānoa 9–11
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 9–11
University of Maryland at College Park 9–11
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 8–11
University of the Virgin Islands 7–12
Virginia State University 9–11

Deadline

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE AGDISCOVERY PROGRAM IS MARCH 25, 2021 BY MIDNIGHT EASTERN STANDARD TIME FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. MAILED APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 25, 2021. 

Selection

You will be notified the week of April 16, 2021 if you have been selected for this summer’s AgDiscovery program. Non-selected applicants will receive a letter in the mail at the end of May. 

Emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered applications will not be accepted for consideration under any circumstances. Incomplete applications and applications postmarked after the deadline also will not receive consideration.

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