Apply now! Become a Scholar in the Cultivate ACCESS program

What is the Cultivate ACCESS program?
This is an innovative program that can help connect current high school freshmen, sophomores and junior students with mentors (via distance) and help them discover and find a place for themselves within the agricultural industry. The program is designed to help Nebraska students from diverse backgrounds and who have a particular interest/aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and agriculture-related areas to discover career path possibilities and network with current industry professionals and university students.

Who should apply?
Ideal Scholars are any high school student who is open to learning more about careers in STEM. Scholars do not need to have a background or prior experience in STEM. This program is designed to target students who belong to groups of people that are underrepresented in the STEM-ag career fields, which includes women and cultural and/or ethnic minorities.

Call to Action

Cultivate ACCESS (Agriculture Career Communities to Empower Students in STEM)

We aim to increase participation of underrepresented groups from rural Nebraska in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)-related agricultural careers through this holistic mentoring and development program.

This project was supported by the Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant #2017-38503-27167.

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