Food for Thought:
A summer program in ecology and sustainable agriculture
The program costs $2500. This includes tuition, food, field trips, and lodging. A limited amount of financial aid may be available. The program runs for 10 weeks, starting after graduation in mid May.
To apply for the program please send the following materials to Dr David Haskell, 735 University Ave, University of the South, Sewanee, TN 37375 by the application deadline (see homepage).
1. A short cover letter describing why you are interested in the program. If you would like to be considered for financial aid please also include a paragraph stating whether you qualify for financial aid during the regular academic year and, if so, what proportion of the costs of your tuition and board are covered by financial aid. Please describe your needs for aid for this program.
2. A copy of your transcript (unofficial is OK) and a copy of your resume.
3. Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a professor who has had you in a class). These letters may be either mailed (see address above) or emailed to email@example.com
Questions and answers about the administration of the Food for Thought program
How much will the program cost?
$2500 per participant.
What is the payment schedule and refund policy?
There is no application fee. A non-refundable $600 deposit is required by the end of February for acceptance into the program, the remainder ($1900) is due on or before May 1st. Students who drop out of the program after May 1st may have the portion of the fee that covers "per head" charges (e.g., food) refunded on a pro-rated basis. The remainder of the fee should be regarded as non-refundable after the program starts, although an effort may be made to refund a portion of this fee if the program's finances allow.
Will financial aid be offered?
Hopefully, if funds allow.
How will financial aid be allocated?
Those students who qualify for financial aid during the regular academic year will be eligible. Applicants will be asked to identify their needs for this program and funds, if any, will be allocated accordingly.
Can participants work while enrolled in the program?
Participation in the program will be time- and energy-consuming, therefore extra work is not advised, and extra work beyond 15 hours per week is not usually allowed. Any participant who chooses to take on a part-time job while enrolled in the program must discuss this with the program director to make sure that there are no scheduling conflicts.
Can participants enroll in summer school and in this program?
Can I take just one course out of the two, or live off campus and take both?
No, the program is designed as an integrated whole.
How will the admission of non-Sewanee ACS students work?
Non-Sewanee ACS will apply along with Sewanee students. It is the students' responsibility to petition their school to allow credits from the program to transfer. Enrollment will not be allowed until applicants provide evidence that such a petition has been approved, or (if their school does not allow pre-approval) that the students have made arrangements for petitioning on their return and that they understand that after-the-fact approval is not guaranteed. Please call the program director if you have questions about this process.
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