BUILDing SCHOLARS Summer Research Program

NOTE: Only students who have completed their freshman or sophomore year at El Paso Community College, SIPI, NNMC, WNMU, Texas Southern or an NM-INBRE network institution by May 2020 are eligible to become a BUILD Summer Scholar. The program is not open to students who will graduate with their BA or BS before May 2020.

Undergraduate Training Program

The University of Texas at El Paso

APPLICATION DEADLINE – February 28, 2020

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Background Information

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   U.S. citizen *
U.S. Permanent Resident
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* A notarized Affidavit of
U.S. Citizenship or
Permanent Residency Form (link)
is required to complete your application.

Answering questions about gender, race and ethnicity is optional and will not be used for selection purposes.  Information collected, however, will be used for important statistics relevant to the BUILDing SCHOLARS program.  Note that individual identities will not be revealed.  Your cooperation is highly appreciated. 
Racial Identity. Mark which racial group best represents you. Select all that apply:
Ethnicity (Please mark one):
Family Background Information:
Are either of your parents a veteran:
Please indicate your mother’s/legal guardian’s educational attainment
Please indicate your father’s/legal guardian’s educational attainment
Please indicate your yearly household earnings. *

Academic Information

The following information is required in the evaluation of your application. Please complete the following:

Are you a full-time student at your institution in Spring 2020? *
Which college admissions test have you taken? *
Enter the score you received on the test(s) you have taken. 
Undergraduate status (by number of credits completed and verifiable on your transcript toward your current major): *
What degree are you currently earning? *
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Please include the following:

Research Interests

Have you worked on research or volunteered in a research lab or on a research project with any faculty member? *
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Which of the following areas of research are you most interested in? You can select between 1 and 3 areas. *
What terminal degree do to you hope to pursue? *
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Please complete the following forms and upload them here. You also must upload proof of health insurance, which is required as part of the program. If you are currently uninsured, please upload a letter indicating that you will purchase health insurance if you are selected for our program.


This checklist is provided for your convenience.
You are responsible for providing all requested information by the deadline. To facilitate processing your application, submit in one packet. Late applications will not be accepted. Your application should include the following:
Note that late or incomplete applications or applications that fail to follow the instructions provided will not be considered.  Thank you for applying to the BUILDing SCHOLARS Program


Contact Information:


Email: buildingscholars@utep.edu

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