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Students may not participate in REACH U2 more than once. Please note that no previous college coursework or previous research experience is required.

Deadline

The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 PM (Mountain Time) on Sunday, January 19, 2022. Your application is not considered complete until a letter of recommendation has been received. Accepted and waitlisted applicants will receive notification of the Selection Committee's decision via email in early February. Final notifications will be sent to remaining applicants at the beginning of April.

Application Procedures

      1. Complete the online application form by the deadline. The application form includes the following sections:
        • Your contact information
        • Optional demographic information
        • Academic information
        • Application conditions
        • Application certification
      2. Submit the following materials as separate documents in .pdf to REACH-U2@utah.edu by the deadline (please include your last name in the filename):
        • Personal statement: In approximately 500 words or less (3,500 characters), please describe your reason for applying to REACH 2U (for example, how your participation in REACH U2 would contribute to your educational/professional goals), what you hope to gain from this program, the research you are interested in conducting, any technical skills you possess, and any previous research experience (if applicable).
        • Resume/CV
        • Transcript (may be either official or unofficial. Make sure the institution name appears on the transcript. If you have not completed any college work, please upload your high school transcripts.)
        • One letter of recommendation submitted by a recommender by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time) on Sunday, January 09, to REACH-U2@utah.edu. Preferably, letters of recommendation are written by faculty members who can attest to your suitability for research, motivation, and classroom performance. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure the recommender submits their letter on time.
      3. After the application deadline, all applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee.
      4. Accepted and waitlisted applicants will receive notification of the Selection Committee's decision via email in early February. Final notifications will be sent to remaining applicants at the beginning of April.

Contact Information

If you would like additional information, please contact REACH-U2@utah.edu.