SMARTS

            THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

NOTE: This program is no longer active.

This site is for archival purposes only.

Graduate Student Requirements

  • Need-based student
  • US citizenship or permanent US residency
  • 3.20 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Enrolled during the fall and spring semester
  • Submit a FAFSA for the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Have an area of study within the College of Science
  • Select a faculty mentor and an undergraduate student who would be willing to participate in SMARTS workshops, meetings, and activities
  • Must have at least one full year before graduation if applying to mentor a senior undergraduate and 2 years before graduation if applying to mentor a junior undergraduate
 

Undergraduate Student Requirements

  • Need-based student
  • US citizenship or permanent US residency
  • 3.20 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Full time enrollment (at least 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Rising Junior or Rising Senior Level
  • Submit a FAFSA for the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Have an area of study within the College of Science
  • Be recommended by a graduate student who is interested in becoming your mentor
  • Seniors must enroll for 3 credit hours in a capstone course (undergraduate research or independent studies)
  • *NOTE 1.0: Before you apply, contact your UTEP Financial Aid Officer in order to determine if you are considered a "need-based" student.
  • *NOTE 1.1: Graduate students must apply first to indicate on their application the undergraduate student they are interested in mentoring. 
  • *NOTE 1.2: This does not guarantee the recommended student's acceptance into the program, only the opportunity to apply. Since financial need is an important criterion for acceptance, only those students, both graduate and undergraduate, who have been determined to exhibit financial need based on federal guidelines will be considered for this program, see Financial Aid Policy.
  • *NOTE 1.3: Junior and Senior students can also seek a graduate student to team up with if they are interested in applying to the program.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DUE-1153832.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.