Any student in Colorado entering grades 6-12 interested in healthcare, research, and STEAM may apply to the CUPS program. Our program prioritizes admissions to first-generation college students and students with financial need in Aurora Public Schools (APS) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) designated Title 1. 

Our application is open from August 1 to December 1 annually. Students accepted into our program are notified by the end of January each year and are onboarded to our program by the end of February. Accepted students are inducted and become scholars in May, with the program starting at the beginning of June.

Scholars who remain active in the program will automatically matriculate the following year. Those who do not will need to reapply.

For CUPS questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with CUPS Staff.

Cohort Scope
See the table below for the learning goals and curriculum content by grade.

Additional Opportunities for K-12 Students

The Community Engagement Office offers additional opportunities for K-12 students to explore careers and learn about science.  If you are interested in opportunities outside of CUPS, please visit the Career Exploration and Science Exposure webpage. 

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Office for Educational Outreach and Pathway Initiatives

Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

Room 5223

Aurora, CO 80045



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