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The JMU Biology REU will not be available in the summer of 2024.

Who Can Apply
  • Applicants must have taken community college (including tribal and other 2-year junior colleges) courses and must be attending community college in Fall 2023.
  • Underrepresented minority and first-generation college students are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be willing to commit for the entire 10 weeks of this on campus program.
  • As per the NSF regulations, the applicants must be U.S. citizens, naturalized citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Application Requirements

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review the FAQ page before submitting an application. 

Before you open the application form, please make sure you have these documents ready:

  1. A personal statement describing your interest in pursuing a STEM career and how you think this REU program will benefit your educational and career interests (maximum 1 page).
  2. PDF copies of unofficial transcripts from high schools and community colleges you attended.
  3. Name and email address of one of your teachers who can provide a recommendation letter regarding your academic or research performance/potential. Please make sure you talk to your referee and get their consent before you put their name.

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