Sanford Bernstein, Ph.D.
SDSU Biology Department
Sheila E. Crowe, M.D.
UCSD Department of Medicine
Our Mission is to grow the next generation of underrepresented research scientists and health professionals devoted to solving cancer health disparities by nurturing the academic success of undergraduates underrepresented in a range of disciplines, through hands-on training, workshops, and mentorships from San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
The Partnership Scholars Program is designed to educate scholars about cancer biology as well as social determinants of cancer prevention and treatment follow-up and inspire them to apply their skills toward solving cancer health disparities.
What are the benefits?
The Partnership Scholars Program offers a paid 10-week summer internship with the possibility of a year-long mentoring program.
Who is eligible?
We are recruiting academically talented, undergraduate students from SDSU and UCSD who are from groups underrepresented in the bio-medical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences. This includes, according to the National Cancer Institute, individuals with disabilities, individuals from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation college students, and those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups such as African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
In addition, successful applicants will:
How do I apply?
Applications are accepted until Friday, February 24th 2017 at 11:59 pm.
An early application submission is highly recommended.
The Partnership Scholars Program dates for SDSU students will be from June 5th – August 11th.
The Partnership Scholars Program dates for UCSD students will be from June 19th – August 25th.
Click here for application instructions.
If you would like further information, please contact:
Partnership Scholars Coordinator