The project goal is aimed at recruiting from underserved student population for careers in agricultural science and USDA agencies, and as a means of recruiting into M.S. graduate programs at TAMUK or other Universities. As proposed, the project addresses USDA Strategic Goals of FY2007-2012.
Goal 2: Enhance the Competitiveness and Sustainability of Rural and Farm Economies this project will recruit from a primarily Hispanic group of students, of which the majority represent first generation college students and mentor them to and through the educational process. This process will also connect potential students with “pre-education” mentors that can offer suggestions of major, assistant them in scholarship applications and support several students that are in undergraduate programs to complete M.S. degrees.
This project utilized activities such as:
- Summer educational camps held at Texas A&M Kingsville and recruited from secondary agricultural science program in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas (Activity 1)
- Undergraduate research scholarships, with selection criteria including their collaboration with faculty and interest in pursuing advanced degrees (Activity 2)
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