YSP 2015 applications open October 15, 2014 and close January 31, 2015. Students will be notified of their selection by April 1, 2015. Please see the YSP Brochure for eligibility and application information. Housing and associated fees for the Athens residential option are independent of YSP acceptance.
2014 Young Scholars
The 2014 Young Scholars Internship Program concluded on July 11, 2014. The cohort consisted of 24 young scholars conducting research on the Athens campus, 27 on the Griffin campus, and 14 on the Tifton Campus totalling 65 in the 2014 UGA Young Scholars class. Among the three campuses, 16 participants will attend the University of Georgia in fall 2014, with 8 pursuing majors in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences.
The Young Scholars Program participants on the Athens campus conducted research in the Pharmacy, Poultry Science, Plant Pathology, Food Science, Environmental Science, Horticulture, Entomology, Crop and Soil Science, Animal and Dairy Science and USDA ARS laboratories.
Participants in Griffin traveled to the United States Department of Agriculture APHIS facility and to Dauset Trails for a tour about the importance of perpetuating native plants in the environment.
Participants in Tifton experienced the UGA Tifton Campus, NESPAL, and various work areas from farm fields to greenhouses. Tifton also hosted b rown bag lunches with guest speakers about ongoing research on campus. In addition, Tifton Scholars travled to a 20-acre alligator farm, the Sunbelt Expo, Ms. Becky Perry's bulldog breeding kennel and the Lane Southern Orchards.
The Young Scholars Pre-collegiate Research Conference will be held at the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on July 8-10, 2015 in Athens, GA.