The Horticultural Science Summer Institute will be July 7-12th, 2019 and is sponsored by North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Program with the Department of Horticultural Science. High school-aged youth (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are invited to apply to a weeklong, residential horticultural experience on the campus of NC State University.
Youth will have hands-on opportunities to explore a broad range of horticultural possibilities from breeding better fruits and vegetables, growing a diverse selection of woody ornamentals, lengthening the life of cut flowers, learning sustainable production practices and delving into practical tools that enhance our understanding of plant processes. Participants will visit a variety of horticultural businesses. Youth will also be introduced to career possibilities, college-making decisions and leadership development and enjoy evening entertainment and team-building activities.
The cost of the institute will be $600 with a $150 deposit due upon application acceptance. All lodging, workshop materials and field trips and most meals are provided. Scholarships may be available. Application window is Jan 15-April 15 and application acceptances will be made on a rolling basis.
Please contact Liz Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.513.7346/ 919.886.3424 with any questions or comments. For more details about the program, visit: https://growforit.ces.ncsu.edu/growforit-programs/hssi/
If you would like to preview the application before filling it out, you can download it: http://go.ncsu.edu/hssi_app