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Student Eligibility

Citizenship Requirement

The program is open to United States citizens and permanent residents.

School Requirement

Applicants must be undergraduates at a U.S. university or college with a technical major.

Health Coverage Requirement

Applicants must be covered by health insurance through their school or family.

Academic Requirements

A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or better is recommended. Students with physics, materials science, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are encouraged to apply. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors.

Classification Requirements

New applicants must be enrolled to continue their undergraduate education for fall 2014. Previous SURF NIST Boulder participants who will graduate in spring 2014 are also eligible.


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