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SURB Requirements

 

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 2021 and must be classified as an undergraduate student prior to and during program participation. Participants must be available full-time between May 24- July 31, 2021. The students will be working remotely at the end of May then on June 1st Students will travel to Pepperdine for on campus work.The National Science Foundation requires that all participants be United States citizens or a permanent resident of the U.S.

A copy 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 must be received before 12:00PM (PST) on , February 17, 2021

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 to Interfolio before 12:00PM (PST) on , February 17, 2021. Please note that your Interfolio account needs to be set up before these letters can be uploaded.

For all applicants to the 2021 SURB program, please note that this is a residential program that requires campus localization for program participation. Access to the Pepperdine campus is contingent upon improved COVID conditions and approval for campus access by Los Angeles county and by Pepperdine policy. This we currently cannot guarantee that the program will occur in 2021, but will maintain regular communication with accepted students.