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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accepting applications for their eight-week summer Science Enrichment Preparation (S.E.P.) Program designed for talented and diverse undergraduates interested in pursuing the health professions.

The S.E.P. Program targets first-generation, underrepresented minority, rural, and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged undergraduate students. Scholars will receive educational supplies, lodging on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, limited travel expenses (contingent upon funding) and a competitive stipend.

During the program, S.E.P. Scholars will:

  • Engage in more than 150 hours of classroom instruction in physics, organic chemistry, human physiology, and quantitative skills/biostatistics.
  • Attend classes and seminars in reading speed and comprehension, test-taking strategies, essay writing, and interview techniques.
  • Visit local health facilities and network with health care professionals.
  • Shadow a working professional in their health field of interest.

Before you apply, please be sure you meet the required eligibility criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a college/university, community college or early college program.
  • Be classified as a rising sophomore or rising junior (current first-year or second-year) student at the time of application (or graduating senior in early college).
  • Identify as one or more of the following: first generation, financially disadvantaged, underrepresented minority, permanent resident in a rural county in NC.
  • Have completed a minimum of three college-level credit hours each in math, biology and chemistry by Summer 2018.
  • Hold a science/overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident (North Carolina residents receive preference).

For further information and how to apply, please visit their website.

Please note the application deadline is Monday, February 4.