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The EEGAP program seeks to provide Howard University undergraduates with experience that will prepare them for graduate study in ecology and evolutionary biology. The program
consists of three components:

  • ucop_hbcu_davis_2015-44_morgen_elenazhukovaacademic year preparation for Howard University sophomores and juniors;
  • summer research and mentoring for students selected as EEGAP Scholars;
  • follow-up mentoring for seniors who have completed the EEGAP program, with the goal of admission to a strong graduate program in evolution and ecology.

Students selected to participate as EEGAP Scholars will be mentored individually by faculty in evolution and ecology at UC Davis, home to one of the nation’s top-ranked graduate programs in ecology and evolutionary biology.

EEGAP scholars will receive a summer stipend of $4300, with housing, meals, and expenses of travel to Davis covered by the EEGAP program.

“…The faculty in the EVE department were excellent and I found myself surrounded by some of the most brilliant and interesting minds in my days at UC Davis…I gained a passion for science and I was able to explore my research interests.” – Angela Kaczymarczyk


"When I received the announcement, I almost couldn't even believe it. It's been an interesting week with the UCD PhD acceptance and midterms, but I am truly excited about finally being able to do what I love full-time."