The application period for the 2014-2015 is now CLOSED

We will have our new application for the 2015-2016 cohort posted on or before Dec. 1 2014.

Deadline for 2015-2016 Cohort: Feb. 7, 2015.

What you can do **NOW** to get ready for the application

You will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation.  Although we prefer that the letters come from faculty, we do realize that this won't be possible for everyone.  What you can do now is go to office hours regularly and get to know the professors who are teaching your fall courses. 

You will need to submit a CV.  For some of you, this will be the first time that you have had to prepare one of these.  Check with the Caree Center to see when the next CV workshop will be held.  The STEM Diversity office will hold a CV workshop in the beginning of the winter quarter.


What do our programs offer?

(Click here to get a copy of our Programs brochure) 

(Click here to get a copy of each Program Information brochure)

IMPORTANT: Only UCSC students or transferring UCSC students are eligible for this program.

You can apply to the MARC, IMSD, CAMP and UC LEADS Programs simultaneaously with one application.

The application components include: 

- Completed online Application (this includes essay questions)
- Resume or CV Career Center Resume Guide
- Copy of Your Unofficial Transcripts (just print them from your student portal) 
- Copy of Your Unofficial financial aid support (if you do not get financial aid, you ARE still eligible for the programs, please state in the online application)
- Two letters of recommendation from a faculty or senior staff member (These should be submitted separately. They may be emailed directly from recommender to ). Effectively obtaining a letter of recommendation

For questions and additional information about the application process, please contact our office at 831-459-4770 or send an email to



If you are unsure or not ready to apply to one of our MARC, IMSD, CAMP, or UC LEADS programs, please look into our RAD (Research Affliates for Diversity) program.

This program offers:

Bio 15: Seminar Course where students learn to present research and give feedback to their peers. 

Community Events: This includes a variety of workshops and events to promote self-growth and professional development

Study Groups & Tutoring Services: You are eligible to participate in facilitated study groups and private tutoring sesions offered each quarter by MARC, IMSD, CAMP, and UC LEADS.

Graduate School Application Support: You are eligible to receive assistance and guidance from the MARC, IMSD, CAMP, and UC LEADS Staff Director regarding Graduate School Application Process.

GRE Preparation Course, Graduate School Applications, Book Scholarships: You are eligible to apply for RAD Scholarships.

Journal Club: This is a 2 unit independent study seminar where students learn how to read, evaluate, and discuss scientific journal articles.




Effectively obtaining a letter of recommendation
Career Center Resume Guide
Helpful website about writing your Personal Statement


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