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BMB Scholars Program Application

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have completed at least three semesters of coursework.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average above 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, as of Spring 2022.
  • Applicants must be proposing research under mentorship of BMB Scholar Mentor.
  • Applicants must submit intent to apply by indicated deadline. (Spring 2022 – January 28)


Required applications materials

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • An unofficial copy of student transcript from Lion Path.
  • A two-page research proposal written by the applying student.
  • A one-page statement of goals written by the applying student.
  • Two letters of recommendation provided by faculty members (emailed directly from faculty member to the Department's Undergraduate Studies Coordinator).
    • One of the two letters of recommendation must be provided by the proposed research mentor.


Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic excellence, including courses taken and grade point average.
  2. Research excellence, including importance and feasibility of the proposed research, and scholarship of the research proposal.
  3. Support from the proposed Mentor.
  4. Demonstration of potential for success in graduate or medical school and leadership in a scientific career.

Application Timeline

Students submit Intent to Apply

  • Friday, January 28, 2022

BMB Scholar Application Due

  • Friday, February 11, 2022

Notifications for students selected to participate in round 2 of selection process

  • To be determined

Applicant Interviews

  • Monday, February 28 – March 4, 2022
  • Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to give a 15-minute oral presentation about his or her research proposal to the selection committee. The presentation will be followed by a 15-minute discussion of the proposal, career goals, and other aspects of the application of interest to the selection committee.
  • Students will be evaluated on their ability to effectively communicate scientific information to a knowledgeable but not expert audience, their ability to answer scientific questions about their proposal, and their potential as future leaders in science.

Final Notifications

  • To be determined
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Submission Portals

Step 1: Submit your Intent to Apply

Step 2: Submit your Formal Application