College of Agriculture Pre-College Camps and Programs

Summer Programming

Pre-College Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute

June 26 – July 1, 2022 | current freshman, sophomores and juniors 

Pre-College Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute is a one-week residential program that allows participants to grow their interests in STEM areas and experience Purdue’s campus life. To demonstrate research, innovation and discovery in agriculture and science, Purdue Agriculture faculty serve as research mentors of hands-on experiments in their labs throughout the week. Previously, students were hosted in faculty laboratories in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology, and Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Students will spend approximately 20 hours in laboratories conducting research and present their findings at the end of the week.

In addition to time in the labs, students will connect with college leadership throughout the week, engage in fun team-building exercises, and enjoy a local social outing.

To apply for Pre-College Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute, please follow these instructions to submit the Summer College for High School Students application. The application deadline is June 1, 2022. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the admissions cycle.

Scholarships will be awarded to ten Indiana resident students in the amount of $500 each and two non-Indiana resident students in the amount of $1,000 each to go towards tuition and room and board for the students enrolled in the PC-MASI course.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria.

  • Grades in core academic coursework and strength of your school curriculum (in the context of courses available at your school).  This information will be gathered from your Purdue Summer College application and transcripts.
  • Answers to the scholarship application questions. (click here to get a list of the questions)

It is preferred for the application to be completed in one attempt.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for scholarship awarding. The scholarship application is due by April 1st at 11:59 pm EST. 

Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 15th via email.  

Scholarship Application

For questions regarding the PC MASI program or this scholarship application please contact Anna Williams at williaak@purdue.edu.

Other Programming

World Food Prize Youth Institute at Purdue University

May 6 | Free

Since 2011, Purdue Agriculture has welcomed Indiana high school students and teachers to become global hunger fighters through a free event.. After writing a research paper regarding global challenges in a foreign country, five students from each school are invited to present their research to Purdue University faculty and staff experts. The event allows students and teachers to network with each other, interact with Purdue Agriculture academic departments, and learn from experts in agriculture and other disciplines about global food security challenges and solutions.

For those wishing to participate in this program, please sign up for our email correspondance.

Learn More

Purdue Extension Camps and Conferences

Multiple Options

Many different camps and workshops are offered throughout the year to provide youth with additional positive youth development experiences. Some of these will take place in various counties near you, while others take place overnight on Purdue’s campus. 

Prospective Student Visits

Multiple Options

Purdue Admissions and the College of Agriculture have various programs to get you on campus and experience your academic options! Check out the Purdue College of Agriculture’s Visit Us page to register for a custom visit.