Graphic for Camp Cultivation from VSU, NCI, and the Wendell Scott Foundation

New College Institute & Wendell Scott Foundation Team Up to Provide Summer Experience at Virginia State University in June

New College Institute and the Wendell Scott Foundation continue to collaborate and provide regional students high-quality experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). NCI is currently recruiting rising 11th and 12th grade students for a summer program, Camp Cultivation.

Camp Cultivation will take place June 23–25 at Virginia State University (VSU). NCI is currently accepting applications for the program. All Camp Cultivation costs including housing, meals, materials, supplies, transportation to and from VSU, and snacks are free for accepted students. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Wendell Scott Foundation designed Camp Cultivation to provide students with relevant hands-on experiences in agriculture and STEM. The camp offers students learning and fun experiences while providing a chance to live on a college campus. Students who have an interest in future careers in STEM and agriculture should contact Steve Keyser at or 276–403–5610.

Eligible students should be prepared to complete registrations forms and must have a minimum 2.0-grade point average.

Camp Cultivation participants who are interested in continuing in the field of agriculture may continue a Technical Service Provider (TSP) training program to gain hands-on experiences in conservation and preservation that will qualify students to serve as paid interns in fields of agriculture and conservation for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).