​PASA High School Summer Institute Camp

Program Dates: July 12 – 23, 2021 


Special Notice: Due to the on-going impact of COVID-19, our leadership team has decided for our AgDiscovery Program, PASA Middle School Summer Institute Day(s), PASA High School Summer Institute Camp, and PASA Teacher Summer Institute Workshop to be completely virtual in Summer 2021. To receive additional information about our 2021 virtual programs, please email us.

Applications OPEN on March 22nd and CLOSE on May 14th, 2021.

The Purdue Agribusiness Science Academy (PASA) Summer Institute 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. 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 2021 PASA High School Summer Institute Camp will be hosted virtually. The program will take place using Zoom Video Communications on weekdays only. 
  • The registration fee for the program is $50.00. Limited need-based scholarships are available. Please email us for additional details. 
  • Participants can choose to participate in one of three educational tracks:
    • Agribusiness and Communication
    • Biological Sciences and Engineering
    • Plant and Environmental Sciences

PASA High School Camp Includes:

  • PASA Care Pack (Purdue Gear, Program Materials, and Other Surprises)
    • Shipped directly to your home!
  • SAT Preparation
  • Virtual Tours with Agricultural Industry Partners
  • Engaging Workshops with Purdue Faculty and Staff
  • Live Panels with Purdue Ag Students

Application Materials:

Students interested in applying to 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. The registration fee will be due by June 7th after the application has been approved and the student notified of their acceptance.

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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