Since the inception of the week-long summer Business Career Awareness Program, 45 of the gifted students who are exposed to business careers and opportunities at Mays have chosen to attend Texas A&M as business students.

That’s 30 percent of the students who are now college-aged and have attended BCAP since the first summer it was held in 2001. This is a competitive group of students, many of whom represent the top 10 percent of their classes when they come to campus before their senior year in high school. The majority are also from under-represented groups, including Hispanics and African-Americans.

The 24 high school students in this summer’s BCAP, held in June, had average Pre-SAT test scores a full 10 points above the national and state averages. They were, on average, in the top 9.7 percent of their class.

Learn more about the program, which brings 24 to 40 students to campus each June, at