Applications are now open for the 2021 Extension Scholars program.
Delaware Cooperative Extension connects the public with university knowledge, research and resources to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs. The goal of Cooperative Extension is to help individuals, families and communities make informed decisions that can enhance their lives. In so doing, the organization generates and disseminates research-based information, provides focused educational opportunities and builds relationships that create effective solutions. Our Extension Scholars program offers UD students a unique, hands-on 10-week summer experiential learning environment under the guidance of extension agents or specialists.
The Cooperative Extension Summer Scholar Program connects university knowledge, research and resources with the public to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs.
The Extension Scholars program is designed to follow the service learning model whereby scholars will have an opportunity to become fully engaged in organizational service experiences that:
- Are integrated into the academic curriculum
- Meet the needs of a community
- Provide structured time for reflection
- Help to foster civic responsibility
Current undergraduate (rising sophomore) or graduate students at the University of Delaware are encouraged to apply by February 13, 2020.
For more information and an application visit: https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/cooperative-extension/extension-scholar-program/
The Cooperative Extension Summer Scholar Program is for current University of Delaware undergraduate and graduate students. Selected scholars will be paired with Cooperative Extension personnel to work on a project in line with Cooperative Extension’s mission to connect university knowledge, research, and resources with the public to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs.
During the summer scholar session, students will follow Cooperative Extension’s service learning model, implemented through one of extension’s four program areas: 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, lawn and garden, and agriculture and natural resources. The summer scholar session will take place June 9 – August 14, 2019. Scholars will receive a stipend for their participation.
Interested students are encouraged to apply before the application deadline of February 8, 2019. Applicants will be invited to meet with the selection committee. Selected scholars will be notified of their acceptance into the program prior to spring break.
For information and the application link, visit the Cooperative Extension website: http://extension.udel.edu/ (Quick Link: Extension Scholar) or contact Alison Brayfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302.831.2504.