Prospective Students

Do you see health inequities in your community?

Do you want to learn to solve health problems through research?

We face many challenges and opportunities in advancing the health and well-being of people in our own communities and around the world. For instance, we are confronted with many health-related disparities and inequities. In many cases, more information about the causes of these inequities is needed to determine solutions to move towards a just society. The world needs educated, passionate, and dedicated scientific researchers to ask difficult questions and commit themselves to find the answers.

BUILD EXITO is a program designed to support undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing research careers in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, health, and social sciences. We are looking for passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds to join the future generation of scientific researchers. We welcome students of color, those with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, and first-generation college students to apply.

You don’t need research experience—we help you prepare for a future research career. We are looking for people who want to make a difference by working on solutions to pressing health issues so that all people have the chance to lead healthy lives.

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When can I apply?

Applications have closed for 2021. If you would like to be notified when the Scholar Application opens again,

Am I eligible? 

Please read through our eligibility requirements before advancing to the application! And please feel free to reach out with any questions:

EXITO Scholars are:

  • Are either US Citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals
  • Are full-time undergraduate students
  • Are registered at one of the BUILD EXITO partner colleges or universities at the time of application (i.e., winter term, spring semester)
  • Have completed at least one term of undergraduate coursework (12 credits)
  • Have at least three years remaining in their degree program. (For students at colleges and universities that are on the quarter system, that means having a projected graduation date no earlier than winter 2023. For those on semester systems, no earlier than spring 2023)
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher

What is a health-related major?

Click here for more examples of health-related careers and disciplines.  In general, we are looking for students who are interested in science and research careers and are committed to graduate education following their bachelor’s degree.


Updated on 05/05/2021