​C-PASA High School Camp

Program Dates: July 10 – 23, 2022 

Special Notice: Our leadership team has decided for our AgDiscovery Program, C-PASA Middle School Day(s), C-PASA High School Camp, and C-PASA Teacher Workshop to return to in-person operations in Summer 2022. To receive additional information about our 2022  programs, please email us.

Applications will OPEN in February 2022 and CLOSE in May 2022.

The Cargill-Purdue Agribusiness Science Academy (C-PASA) High School Camp is for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students. The program is our signature high school program that exposes students to the interconnections of agriculture and the diversity of career opportunities within agribusiness and communication, biological sciences and engineering, and plant and environmental sciences.

The program was created to immerse students in agriculture with a series of presentations, projects, workshops, and industry yours facilitated by departments within the College of Agriculture, the College of Veterinary Medicine, various industry and governmental partners. C-PASA High School Summer Institute Camp is designed to provide real-life college experiences and help students see the benefit of a post-secondary education degree. All students, urban, rural, first-generation, underrepresented, and more are encouraged to apply.

  • The 2022 C-PASA High School Summer Institute Camp will be hosted in-person.
  • Participants can choose to participate in one of three educational tracks:
    • Agribusiness and Communication
    • Biological Sciences and Engineering
    • Plant and Environmental Sciences

C-PASA High School Camp Includes:

  • Two-week residential experience on Purdue University's campus
  • PASA Care Pack (Purdue Gear, Program Materials, and Other Surprises)
  • SAT Preparation
  • Tours with Agricultural Industry Partners
  • Engaging Workshops with Purdue Faculty and Staff
  • Panels with Purdue Ag Students

Application Materials:

  • Materials will be made available in February 2022.

Students interested in applying to C-PASA will be required to complete the full application process. The student application includes the student application form, a guidance counselor recommendation form, and a teacher or community member recommendation form. The student application form also includes two short essay responses. All application documents are due by May 14th.

All application documents should be mailed or emailed to omp@purdue.edu by May 14th at 11:59 PM (EST). If mailing documents, documents must be postmarked by May 14th and sent to the following address:

Office of Multicultural Programs

Agricultural Administration Building, Room 106
615 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Office of Multicultural Programs, 615 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053 USA, (765) 494-9586

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