EEB Scholars Program

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EEB encourages students to apply to the 2018 EEB Scholars Program, in which exceptional students (EEB Scholars) will be selected from a competitive national applicant pool and invited to Princeton University for a weekend program focused on the graduate application process, connecting with EEB faculty and students, and highlighting Scholars’ academic achievements.

Our department is committed to increasing the presence and visibility of students with exceptional ability and promise who will bring a diversity of viewpoints and cultures to STEM fields generally, and who have demonstrated an interest in and passion for research in EEB specifically. Fostering a diverse, inclusive, and supportive community of scientists is critical to our mission.   

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Program Overview

The EEB Scholars Program will be held October 4-7, 2018.  Scholars will arrive on Thursday October 4 and depart Sunday October 7, with programming scheduled for October 5 and 6.  Scholars will stay with current EEB graduate students and all meals will be covered for the duration of the program.  Additionally, each scholar will receive up to $600 for travel and related costs. 

EEB Scholars will tour the University and attend workshops on the graduate school application and interview process, meet one-on-one with faculty members, and interact with current graduate students.  Scholars will also have the opportunity to present a poster on their prior research and to hear highlights from graduate students about their research. This program is an excellent way to preview Princeton and gain insights into the process of applying to graduate school.

Eligibility

This program is designed for students applying to graduate school this upcoming fall or in the near future (current juniors, seniors, and recent college graduates). We strongly encourage applicants from Minority Serving Institutions such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities or Hispanic Serving Institutions, as well as applicants inhabiting other axes of minority status.

Application Timeline

Application opens: April 5, 2018                
Application closes: July 15, 2018
Applicants notified: August 20, 2018

The application consists of a 1-page personal statement, CV/resumé, transcript, and two letters of recommendation (see instructions below). In your personal statement we would like you to share how your personal and academic experiences have motivated you to pursue a PhD in EEB, and to reflect on how you may bring a unique perspective to the scientific community.

Please note the online form does not allow you to save your information.  If you begin your application and close your browser, you will need to re-enter your information and upload your documents again.  APPLY HERE

Instructions for Recommenders

Letter writers should e-mail their letters directly to eeb.scholars@princeton.edu, with their student's last name in the subject line. Please include the student's last name in the document's file name as well.

FAQs

Q: Is this an interview for admission to the EEB Department at Princeton?
A: No, the EEB Scholars program is meant to provide talented potential graduate students an engaging, no-stakes preview of the opportunities at Princeton University and our EEB Department. Those who successfully apply and receive admission to the EEB Scholars Program will still need to apply separately to the PhD program later that fall if they wish to enroll as a graduate student here.

Q: Do I need to submit an official transcript with my application?
A: For the initial online application, an unofficial transcript is fine. Those applicants advancing to the final stages of the selection process will be asked to submit an official copy.

Q: How do I submit my letters of recommendation?
A: Instructions for submitting letters of recommendation can be found above: Letter writers should submit their letters of recommendation directly to eeb.scholars@princeton.edu. Please ask your letter writers to include your full name in the e-mail subject line.

Q: I am interested in applying to Princeton EEB for graduate school.  How do I apply?
A: Information is available on the Admission & Financial Support webpage. To apply to EEB you will need to apply through The Graduate School.    

Additional Questions?
Contact eeb.scholars@princeton.edu