How to Apply
Please read the STEP-UP Application Instructions before starting the application. Applications will be accepted online beginning 11/15/2012. All online applications and supporting materials must be submitted by 2/15/2013.
Students applying to the High School STEP-UP must:
- Complete and successfully submit the Online Application.
- Complete and successfully submit a Personal Statement with no more than 600 words.
- Contact two Academic References with instructions on how to submit Online Letters of Recommendation. Past STEP-UP participants must have at least one letter from their most recent STEP-UP Research Mentor. Two complete Letters of Recommendation must be received by February 15, 2012 for program consideration.
- Order an official academic transcript which reflects all earned credits and grades through December 2011. Transcripts must be postmarked by 2/15/2013and mailed to:
High School STEP-UP
II Democracy Plaza
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 904
Bethesda, MD 20892
Only application materials submitted online (application, personal statements and letters of recommendation) using the STEP-UP Online Web Portal will be reviewed. Hard (paper) copies will not be accepted (with the exception of official transcripts).
Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted or considered.
Applications and supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on 2/15/2013. Transcripts must be postmarked by this date.
Applicants will not be able to submit an application after 11:59 p.m. EST on 2/15/2013.
NIDDK will begin notifying applicants of acceptance into STEP-UP by email on March 9, 2013, this will continue until all available spots are filled. Accepted applicants will be required to confirm their participation within one week of notification.
For answers to your questions or comments, please feel free to contact:
Mrs. Dolores E. Caffey-Fleming (CDU/NIDDK)
STEP-UP Program Coordinator
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
11705 Deputy Yamamoto Place, Suite B.
Lynwood, CA 90262
Tel: (323)249-5716 Fax: (323)357-3701