Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Any student (4-year institution) majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) major is eligible to apply. The National Science Foundation (NSF) sets the preference for participants of the URS program who have been historically underrepresented in STEM: Hispanic or Latinos, African Americans or Blacks, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
Further qualifications also include:
- U.S. citizenship or status as a national, refugee alien, or permanent resident per NSF guidelines
- Full-time enrollment in a STEM discipline
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the beginning of each semester of URS support
- A strong interest in and potential for graduate studies is also considered
Have questions about the program or how to apply?
Contact the institutional coordinator of your institution.