Now Accepting Applications
Notification: April 29, 2020
2020 Program Dates
The Summer Residential Program is open to low-income and/or underrepresented minority high school sophomores and juniors who live in Northern and Central California. You qualify and are invited to apply if you:
- Are a current sophomore or junior high school student (at the time of your application) who lives and attends high school in one of the 20 Northern or Central California counties from which we recruit. Preference is given to students who are juniors at the time of their application.
- Are from a low-income family whose members have little or no history of attending college.
- Have demonstrated an interest in science and have received a B-average in some of your science classes.
- Have demonstrated an interest in medicine and/or health-related careers and show maturity, intelligence, initiative, and curiosity about the world around you.
- Contra Costa
- San Benito
- San Francisco
- San Joaquin
- San Luis Obispo
- San Mateo
- Santa Clara
- Santa Cruz
Students who don’t meet these basic eligibility requirements aren’t eligible to apply for this program. Exceptions cannot be made.
The program recognizes, however, that personal circumstances may prevent some students from demonstrating their full academic potential. Therefore, SMYSP doesn't only look for A-average student and will consider academically motivated students with a 2.5 or greater GPA. If you fall into such a category, we encourage you to apply. Please note that you must have taken adequate science and math courses to understand the lectures and labs. This program is tuition-free to all participants.
Step 1: Complete Preliminary Application
Step 2: Complete Online Application
Application Component: Request and Submit Teacher Recommendations
Application Component: Provide a Transcript & Most Recent Grade Report
Application Component: Submit Written Responses
A Note About Email
Email is our primary mode of communication and each applicant will receive a confirmation email from us after their application is received and processed. If SMYSP has any questions about your application, or if there is something missing, an email will be sent asking that the applicant contact us to resolve the situation. Please be sure to check your email regularly and respond to us when needed.