BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Applications are now open for Southern University Ag Center’s virtual, two-week BAYOU Program.

BAYOU stands for Beginning Agricultural Youth Opportunities Unlimited. The Ag Center says the program aims to educate high schoolers and incoming college freshmen about career opportunities in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, business or natural sciences.

The program is scheduled for June 5-17. Qualifications are as follows:

  • Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • Completed 9th grade
  • Graduating seniors must have either an ACT composite score of 20 or above or a 2.5 or greater GPA or rank in the top 50% of their graduating class

The deadline to apply is May 1. To fill out an application, click here.