Gain the competitive edge with S.E.P.! Held each summer on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, the S.E.P. Program is an eight-week, honors-level academic enrichment program that targets first-generation, underrepresented minority, rural, and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged undergraduate students (rising sophomores and juniors) who seek admission into graduate/health professional programs. Additionally, Scholars will receive educational supplies, lodging on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, limited travel expenses (contingent upon funding) and a competitive stipend. During the program, S.E.P. Scholars:
- Engage in more than 150 hours of classroom instruction in physics, organic chemistry, human physiology and quantitative skills/biostatistics.
- Attend classes and seminars in reading speed and comprehension, test-taking strategies, essay writing, and interview techniques.
- Visit local health facilities and network with health care professionals.
- Shadow a working professional in their health field of interest.
Potential applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Have taken 3 college level credit hours in Math, Biology, and Chemistry
- Be first-generation, socioeconomically disadvantaged, classify as an underrepresented minority, and/or live in a rural area in NC.
- Be a rising sophomore or junior.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
The S.E.P. 2018 application cycle is now open. Visit the “Apply to S.E.P.” page to begin your application today!