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The PABGAP program seeks to provide students from Fort Valley State University, Tuskegee University, and Florida A&M University with experience that will prepare them for graduate study in plant agricultural biology. Students selected to participate as PABGAP Scholars will be mentored individually by faculty at UC Davis, home to one of the nation’s top-ranked programs in agricultural, plant, and environmental sciences.

The program consists of three components:

Caylen and Diane Beckles at a poster
PABGAP Alumna Caylen Goldsberry at her conference poster with research mentor, Professor Diane Beckles. Photo courtesy of D. Beckles/UC Davis
  • academic year preparation;
  • summer research and mentoring for students selected as PABGAP Scholars;
  • follow-up mentoring for seniors and master’s students who have completed the PABGAP program, including a conference presentation, with the goal of admission to a strong doctoral program in plant agricultural biology.

PABGAP scholars will receive a summer stipend of $5000, with housing, meals, and expenses of travel to Davis covered by the PABGAP program.