Students are strong candidates for the fellowship program if they are:
- undergraduate students who can identify with a group that is historically underrepresented in science and medicine.
- interested in one of the research areas mentioned on this site, or a career in the health sciences.
- in good academic standing with a strong GPA.
- currently attending a university or college local to the St. Louis metro area, including Southern Illinois.
Recent undergraduates who have obtained their baccalaureate within the last 6 months are also eligible to apply.