• The Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences will be hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences at the Penn State University Park Campus.


     The Pennsylvania  School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences will be a four-week summer residential program held on University Park campus for academically talented and gifted high school students (rising seniors) from throughout Pennsylvania.

    This program is free to participants and is sponsored by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.


    • Grade Level at Time of Application Deadline: Current junior only.
    • School Enrollment: Must currently attend a public, charter or non‐public secondary school or be home schooled.
    • Pennsylvania Residency: The primary full‐time residence of least one custodial parent or legal, court‐appointed guardian of the applicant must be in Pennsylvania. Military dependents based in Pennsylvania are eligible.
    • You must meet with your school counselor at least 2 weeks prior to your deadline (earlier is recommended) if you require a counselor letter of recommendation.