Eligibility Criteria for MARC:
The NIH MARC U-STAR Program is designed to increase the representation in biomedical research of the following groups:

  • African American
  • Hispanic American
  • American Indian
  • Alaska Natives and
  • Natives of US  Pacific Islands

MARC applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be US citizen or permanent resident
  • Have no previous bachelor’s degree
  • Have at least 60 credits by the end of the spring semester
  • Have a GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Be a declared major in chemistry, computer science, math, physics, biological sciences (including Medical Lab Sciences) or psychology
  • Plan to enter a PhD program (not medical school)

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