Eligibility

Eligibility

Every MARC U-STAR Scholar applicant must:

  • Be an undergraduate student and declared major at NEIU in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Psychology
  • Be a sophomore or junior at the time of application submission – freshman and senior students are not eligible
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Be a first-generation college student with income eligibility, and/or a member of a group underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral science programs at the post-graduate level
  • Have US citizenship or permanent residency
  • Intend to pursue a doctoral degree in biomedical and/or behavioral research