Applicants should have completed at least one undergraduate academic year before entering the SPUR program. We accept applicants completing their freshman, sophomores, and junior years and students who will graduate in a term or semester after the summer experience. We occasionally accept post-baccalaureate students.
Applicants should be US citizens or permanent residents with green card; though we accept one international student each summer.
Applicants should be able to commit to a full 10 week experience within the program dates. Applicants should expect a rigorous and rich immersion into the life of a scientist. The program is quite intense and not by any means a summer job or summer vacation; however, it is extremely rewarding. Selected interns should come prepared.
We do not have a minimum gpa for consideration for admission. We strive to change the face of the next generation of scientists by providing opportunities for those who might not otherwise have them. We want to train curious students to become scientific explorers; so the most important feature of your application will be your letters of recommendation that address these issues.
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