Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in biological research, science education, environmental science, or biotechnology. They must have completed one year of biology by the summer of 2015 and must be classified as an undergraduate student prior to and during program participation. Participants must be available full-time between May 10 - July 25, 2015. The National Science Foundation requires that all participants be United States citizens or a permanent resident of the U.S.
A statement indicating completion of the online application, a brief essay stating the reason(s) why you would like to participate in this program, and unofficial college transcript(s), needs to be uploaded to interfolio and received before 5:00PM (PST) on Monday, February 16, 2015.
One letter of recommendation (in pdf format) sent directly from a science faculty member who is familiar with your academic or research work also must be uploaded before 5:00PM (PST) on Monday, February 16, 2015.
Submission of a Complete Application
Full application to the program requires completion of steps 1-3.
STEP 1: Online General Application
- Submit general application form online.
- On receipt of email confirmation, print a copy of the general application.
This general application is a "place holder or reservation" and will not be considered complete without following the additional steps shown below.
STEP 2: Submission of a Complete Application File
Collect the following materials and upload them to interfolio.
Components are to include the following:
- Submission of Completed Application signature page
- A 1-2 page essay defining your career aspirations, your specific interests with regard to biological research, and your interest in the Pepperdine SURB program in particular; and
- Your current college transcript(s), which may be either official or unofficial
STEP 3: Letter of Recommendation
Each application file must include one letter of recommendation sent directly from
a science faculty member who is familiar with the academic or research work of the
candidate. A signed copy of this letter should be emailed from the faculty member,
not the applicant, as a PDF attachment and uploaded to your interfolio account.
If you have any problems submitting your materials in the requested format, please contact the Natural Science Division at 310-506-4321 for assistance.