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Application to the RUSH Program

Interested students will be required to submit an application form and three letters of recommendation from their high school science or mathematics faculty. Online forms are available here. To download the application please make sure you have Adobe Acrobat (download free here). Program application: RUSH Program Application Form and Letter of reccommendation.

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RUSH Student Fellow Selection Criteria:

The RUSH Program Advisory Committee will evaluate the application of candidates and three letters of recommendation from their high school science or mathematics faculty.

Students must enroll in undergraduate majors at Cal State LA in disciplines useful in the biomedical sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, biology, microbiology, mathematics, or related fields). In addition, students must have:

  • demonstrated high academic ability in course work (a grade point average of 3.5 and good letters of recommendation are desirable).
  • completed college preparatory high school courses in biology, chemistry, physics and pre-calculus.
  • achieved a strong score on the SAT or ACT exam.
  • participated in science activities, such as science clubs, summer research, or in science fairs.
  • shown an interest in a career in the sciences or mathematics and a desire to do independent research.
  • demonstrated a determination to enter graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. in science or mathematics following completion of the Bachelor of Science degree.
  • either U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.

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Students considered to be qualified for the program will be interviewed by the MBRS-RUSH Scholars Advisory Committee. The Committee will then make the final determination on student admission to the program, and communicate their decision to the applicant.

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