For Teachers and Supporters

Do you know any students qualified to participate in the Girls’ Outdoor Adventure in Leadership and Science (GOALS) program at UC Davis?

Submit support form online here.

We are looking for students who are excited about science, the outdoors, and working on a team, especially if they have not had an opportunity to participate in these activities before. GPA is not considered in our selection process; we are not necessarily looking for the top students, but are looking for students with potential to succeed within our small-group, hands-on learning environment. No prior camping experience is necessary and GOALS will provide all needed equipment.

Eligibility: GOALS 2022 is intended to serve high school students who have just finished their 10th or 11th grade year (rising high school juniors and seniors). These students should identify with girlhood (GOALS welcomes all trans*, cis, genderqueer, and non-binary youth), and may also identify with other backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). This includes students of color, students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and students who identify as LGBTQIA+.

For student applicants we require (1) an application form and (2) a support form from a teacher, coach, spiritual leader, family friend, or other mentor not related to the applicant. The application and support form do not need to be submitted in any particular order, but both forms need to be received by June 5th. Applications will not be reviewed until both forms are submitted.

We invite you to support any student you know who would be a good fit to apply to GOALS. To support students, please complete the online support form here. If you cannot fill out the online support form, please email or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page to receive a downloadable support form. Printed forms should be sent via email to (subject GOALS Support Form – Student Name).

We can only evaluate applications for which we have received both a support form and a student application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 5th, 2022.

Please share the program information with the students you are supporting and encourage them to visit our website. Additionally, please feel free to share this program with any teachers who may also have interested students.