Announcing the MBRS - RISE Science Scholars Program

Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
For Juniors* and Seniors* in Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Applicant Profiles are being accepted for Academic Year 2012-2013

Application deadline is March 19, 2012

Program Starts: September 1, 2012

Purpose: The MBRS - RISE Scholars Program is designed to prepare students from underrepresented groups (African-American, Native American, Hispanic American and Pacific Islanders) for biomedical careers by providing academic support and a stimulating research experience.

Annual Financial Support: $8,400

Summer Research
Junior and Senior Year Honors Colloquia
Junior and Senior Year Independent Research
Minority Seminar Speaker Series
GRE workshops
Junior and Senior Year Graduate School Placement Activities
*Junior is defined as being 2 (two) years from graduation.
*Senior is defined as being 1 (one) year from graduation.


1. Complete the "Applicant Profile" form. ( Application Form )
2. Write a 1-2 page "Statement of Purpose" describing your career goals and interests.
3. Request at least 2 (no more than 3) letters of recommendation from science faculty that address:
your potential for graduate study
your potential for a career in biology, chemistry or biochemistry
4. Provide unofficial copies of your transcript(s)
5. Complete the "All Science Transcript Form"



Student Enrichment Opportunities (SEO) Science 200
Department of Biology (415)338-1305 ph
San Francisco State University (415)338-0927 fax
1600 Holloway Avenue seo@sfsu.edu
San Francisco, CA 94132 www.sfsu.edu/~seo

Go to RISE Junior/Senior Program Description

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Last updated September 22, 2011