Scholarship Deadline April 1 for UNL Crop Science Camp - UNL CropWatch, March 27, 2013

Scholarship Deadline April 1 for UNL Crop Science Camp - UNL CropWatch, March 27, 2013

March 27, 2013

Youths interested in science, agriculture, plants, crops, insects, or diseases will appreciate the Crop Science Investigation (CSI) Big Red Camp to be held June 9-12 at UNL.

Students in grades 10-12 will work with agricultural professionals from across Nebraska to conduct experiments in nutrient management, disease management, insect and weed problems, water management, and crop production. They will practice science, problem-solving, and crop science investigative skills while learning about plants and bioscience.

Participants will also learn about the variety of agricultural careers available to them, including being an agricultural communicators, agronomist, crop consultant, crop insurance adjuster, educator, co-op manager, farmer, rancher, farm credit banker, field or lab researcher, plant breeder, soil or water conservationist, and seed, fertilizer, or chemical sales person.

Scholarship Applications

The cost for the camp is $400, but scholarships are available to help defray costs. To apply complete the 2013 Big Red Summer Academic Camp Scholarship Application and submit it along with your completed registration materials, two short essays (below), and a check for the full registration fee, postmarked by April 1, 2013. (See scholarship application details.) Winners will be notified by April 19 and will receive a refund when they arrive at camp. Scholarships are for camp registration fees only and do not cover the cost of transportation or other expenses.  

Registration

The camp is limited to 15 participants to provide hands-on learning experiences and small group interactions with ag professionals. Registrations postmarked by April 1 are $400, from April 1-May 1, $450, and May 1-15, $500. Registrations will not be accepted after May 15.

To register or download a camp brochure, visit BigRedCamps.unl.edu. If you have questions about the camp or the required essays, please feel free to contact Brandy VanDeWalle at brandy.vandewalle@unl.edu or 402-759-3712.