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Student Eligibility

Citizenship Requirements

The program is open to United States citizens and U.S. permanent residents only. Applicants are required to include proof of U.S. citizenship (copy of unexpired passport (book or card) or birth certificate) or U.S. permanent residency (i.e. unexpired green card) in their application submission. Note: Driver's license and social security cards are not proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful residency.

Note: International students are not eligible to apply to the SURF Program.

Classification Requirements

Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at an accredited 2-year or 4-year U.S. college/university prior to the application deadline. A current transcript (unofficial preferred) is required to be submitted as a component of the application package to verify record of enrollment.

Note: Students who are U.S. citizens and enrolled in universities outside the United States, are not eligible to apply to the SURF Program.

Academic Requirements

Students must have a G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better (recommended), and are considering pursuing a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.). Students with physics, material science, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are always encouraged to apply. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors.

Created May 26, 2010, Updated November 20, 2020