There are two rounds of program selection. The first round involves a selection committee of Banner Research and ASU-Biodesign faculty and staff. The committee evaluates each candidate's potential for success using factors such as academic ability, initiative, personal achievements, dependability, character and professionalism. Although the entire application is considered, the personal statement and recommendation letters are particularly useful for identifying the most exceptional scholars.
Applicants successful in the selection committee are notified of their "Finalist" status by e-mail and their applications are distributed to Banner Research and ASU-Biodesign scientists for interviews and final selection. Because these potential mentors choose their interviewees, not all Finalists will be contacted for interviews.
Unsuccessful applicants of either round will receive notification by email.
Applications from women and underrepresented minority students are strongly encouraged.