Summer Apprenticeship Program

Program Dates:  june 23 - july 14, 2024

Application Deadline: May 25, 2024

SAP Brochure

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Click here to view 2024 Summer Apprenticeship Program Application

The Summer Apprenticeship Program is:

  • Offered to high school rising Juniors and Seniors (Focus is Rising Juniors)
  • Residential, three-week program

The Summer Apprenticeship Program is designed to prepare students for college life while exposing them to different career opportunities in STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—fields.  The program is modeled to introduce students (grades 10-12) to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) integrated into topics in agricultural sciences, environmental monitoring, and open-source technology.

Scheduled activities seek to empower the next generation of scientists, technology professionals, and industry leaders by providing “real world” experiences with real scientists and technical professionals at Kentucky State University.  The program includes a range of hands-on activities including mentor-based experiential research, travel to culturally significant and historic sites throughout Kentucky, and visits to STEM professional workplaces.

SAP offers students the following opportunities:

  • Students will have many opportunities for experimental research experiences through short projects focused on topics in Aquaculture, Agriculture and Food Sciences, Computer Science, Microbiology, Behavioral Sciences, GeoSpatial Sciences, Nutrition, and other areas.
  • Students will attend college preparatory courses in addition to receiving instruction for developmental classes in the areas of math, chemistry, and physics.
  • Students will participate in expert led talks with professional scientists and special guest speakers from government and corporate agencies and get visit STEM-based workplaces
  • Students will engage in team building and personal development activities for building comradery among participants and for building ongoing dialogue.

This program is supported by National Science Foundation Historically Black College and Universities-Undergraduate Program (NSF-HBCU-UP).

For additional information please contact,

Dr. Buddhi Gyawali


Please apply for SAP here. The deadline is May 25, 2024.

If you are unable to use the Qualtrics link, you can apply for SAP using this fillable PDF.