Sanford PROMISE Scholars Program

PROMISE Scholars Program

Are you a high school junior looking for a unique summer experience? Do you have a passion for science and are thinking about pursuing a college degree in science?

This unique 10-week research internship offers highly motivated high school students with an aptitude for biomedical sciences, a total-immersion experience in laboratory research at Sanford. Work alongside scientists as part of the research team, connect with peers through scientific journal club, and present your work as a scientific poster at the Sanford Research Symposium.

PROMISE Scholars earn 3 undergraduate elective-credits at the University of South Dakota (BIOC192) and are awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Strong interest in a career in biomedical research
  • Entering senior year in the fall of the upcoming academic year (home-schooled students are eligible)
  • Must be at least 16 years old by June 1
  • Committed to participating in the entire 10-week summer program  (minimum of 35 hours/week)
  • Candidates are highly encouraged to participate in other Sanford PROMISE programming for an introduction to the research environment.  Opportunities include: the Research Shadowing Program, the Biomedical Research Investigations, and the Community Lecture Series.
  • Learn more about our various research groups here. Please note, not all labs are able to accept PROMISE Scholars each year.

Apply today to be a 2019 PROMISE Scholar.

  • Applications available: November 1
  • Application deadline: January 15
  • Applicants will be notified of their status in March

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