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University of Texas System LSAMP – Bridge to the Doctorate

Please find below information about the University of Texas Bridge to the Doctorate Program currently seeking to fill their slots for the Fall.

It gives us great pleasure to inform you that the National Science Foundation has awarded the UT System LSAMP program a Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) cohort for academic years 2008-2010.  This award allows the host institution – UTEP – to support twelve (12) graduate students in STEM fields for two years during their graduate school experience.  Students who are selected as BD fellows will receive each year for two (2) years (2008-2010):

*         Full tuition and fees

*         A $30,000 stipend

*         A $1,000 lab supply allowance

*         A $1,000 textbook allowance

*         Full participation in the NSF Joint Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

*         Research conference participation and support

*         Developmental workshops and activities

A student who wishes to apply must meet the following requirements:

1)      U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

2)      Past LSAMP, FaST, SULI, REU, or NSF Scholar

3)      3.0/4.0 or higher undergraduate cumulative GPA

In addition, the student must have applied or have been accepted to a UTEP STEM graduate program for fall 2008 or spring 2009.  The applicant must be fully committed to pursuing a Ph.D. in a STEM field of choice.

Anyone meeting all requirements who is interested in applying must submit the following items as a packet:

1)      Letter of interest

2)      Personal statement describing how receiving the BD
fellowship will allow him or her to pursue a doctoral degree and a
career in Academia

3)      A proposed dissertation research topic, projected time line,
publication plans, and benefits to society

4)      Letter of support from two professors, including a potential mentor

5)      Resume

6)      Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts.

Applications are due in the UT LSAMP Office no later than Monday, July 28, 2008 at the following address:

UT LSAMP Office – UT El Paso
Attn: Ariana Arciero, Assistant Director
500 W. University Ave.
Engineering 301
El Paso, TX 79902

Applications will be processed as they come in.  Students with the most competitive applications will be contacted to schedule an interview.  Phone interviews can be arranged for students who do not live in El Paso.

We ask your assistance in identifying qualified students for our cohort.  Please feel free to disseminate this information to your students and contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Benjamin Flores, Principal Investigator

Helmut Knaust, co-Principal Investigator

Ariana Arciero, Assistant Director

Ari Arciero, M.P.H.
Assistant Director
University of Texas System
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
500 W. University Ave.
Engineering 301
El Paso, TX 79902
phone: 915.747.8725
fax: 915.747.5243

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