Extension Scholars 2018

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is excited to announce the 2018 Extension Scholars summer internship.  There are 12 internship positions available this summer for students in the areas of Nutrition/Education, 4-H Youth Development, and Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Students may access information on the Cooperative Extension home page and scroll down to click on the Extension Scholars quick link.  Or visit the direct link here: http://extension.udel.edu/blog/student-internship-with-university-of-delaware-ud-cooperative-extension/ .

The deadline for applications is December 20, 2017.  Internships will be announced on February 15, 2017.

Scholarship Opportunity

NCGA Offers Valuable College Scholarships: December 1st Deadline

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation are now accepting applications for five $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2018-19 school year. While these scholarships are open to any NCGA members and their children or legal guardians, all submissions must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2017 for consideration.

“Building the leaders of tomorrow is essential to NCGA’s work to build a productive, sustainable and profitable corn industry,” said John Linder, chair of the Engaging Members Committee. “Our partnership with BASF helps ease the financial pressures these students face in pursuing their degree and, in doing so, helps ensure the brightest minds remain engaged in agriculture.”

Applicants for the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program must be entering at least their second undergraduate year or any year of graduate study, and they or a parent or legal guardian must be an NCGA member. Students may apply for membership in order to participate. Scholarship applications must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2017.

Scholarship recipients will be selected in early 2018. Recipients and a parent or guardian will enjoy travel and lodging to attend the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California, to be recognized at the NCGA Banquet and have the opportunity to learn more about modern agriculture.

This is the eleventh year for the partnership between BASF and NCGA. The complete rules and application can be found on our website at http://www.ncga.com/scholarships.

Animal Science TA Positions

Looking for a TA position this spring in either ANFS 240: Functional Anatomy or      ANFS 310: Animal and Plant Genetics?
Use the form: Animal and Food Science Undergraduate Teaching Assistant that can be found here on our Department’s Course Information page. Download the word document, fill it in and return in to Mrs. Laura Hougentogler at Nemeclm@udel.edu no later than Monday November 20th! Please remember to write down what lab SECTION and TIME you are available for.

Winter Term Job Shadow Program

Participate in UD’s Winter Term Job Shadow Program to gain invaluable experience over winter session!

The job shadowing program allows students to learn more about various professions, receive career-related advice, and reflect on the ways in which your education can prepare you for life after college. Job shadowing may include workplace tours, meeting with key members of an organization, and involvement in daily workplace activities. The job shadowing experience will last for a minimum of six hours during one business day and can be extended to two business days if mutually agreed upon. Shadowing experiences are not paid.

Shadow these Agriculture Professionals Over Winter Session: 

Sustainability – University of Delaware | Newark, DE | Apply here by 11/8: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1060425/share_preview

Energy Trading – Constellation | Baltimore, MD | Apply here by 11/8: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1080859/share_preview

Food Science R & D – Lassonde Pappas | Carneys Point, NJ | Apply here by 11/8: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1090092/share_preview

Students must submit resumes and letters of interest between Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – Wednesday, November 8, 2017 through Handshake. Students will be notified of matches and provided with the contact information of their hosts by Wednesday, November 16, 2017.

Any questions can be directed to Ryan Fuller at Rfuller@udel.edu

Plastino Scholar Awards

The Plastino Scholar awards were established in 2007 by a generous gift from David A. Plastino, a UD alumnus.  The awards support self-designed, off-campus learning experiences that enrich the lives of the student recipients and others who are impacted by their projects.  Plastino awards are competitive, and Plastino Scholars are among UD’s most talented, promising, and imaginative students.  For the current academic year, Plastino Scholar applications are due on December 8, 2017.

Interest meetings will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM in Room 308 Gore Hall and on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM in Room 222 Gore Hall.

Interested students should be encouraged to visit the Plastino Scholars website (https://www.cas.udel.edu/plastino-scholars).