Student Supporters

Support Forms now open and are due March 29th at 11:59PM!

Thank your for supporting a student applicant for GOALS 2019!

Please note that the student application requires two parts:

  1. Student application via Google docs using this link.
  2. Support form from an adult submitted using this link.


The GOALS program includes a two-week, immersive backpacking component as well as a year-long one-on-one mentoring component. The immersive program involves a combination of hiking, front country (access to a car) and backcountry camping, and staying in dorms at UC Davis. During two five-day backcountry excursions, participants engage in hands-on learning and will complete small scientific investigations of their own. Their trek culminates in the completion of a scientific experiment of each participant’s own design, which they present on the last day.

GOALS is an opportunity for people who have had that experience of walking into a classroom, a lab, or an outdoor space and finding that no one else looked like them. GOALS was created to increase opportunities for high school students who are from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). We particularly encourage people of color, trans, nonbinary, genderqueer, and LGBTQ+ people to apply.


The support form can be filled out and submitted by any adult that knows you the applicant well and is not related to the applicant. This can be a teacher, counselor, coach, spiritual leader, or any other adult not related to the applicant. It is the applicants responsibility to contact an adult support and make sure they submit the form by March 29th, 2019 at 11:59. This is the same due date for the student application.

The support form can be submitted using this link.