CU Pre-Health Scholars Program - Participation Details
Must be a current eighth grade (rising freshmen), high school freshman, sophomore, or junior and
Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout the duration of the program, and
Must have a desire to pursue a career in healthcare or a related STEM profession after graduation, and
Must commit to active participation for the duration of their high school years (3.5 year commitment for freshman applicants, 2.5 year commitment for sophomore applicants) and
Must be a first-generation college-bound student (neither of whose natural or adoptive parent(s) received a baccalaureate degree in the U.S.) or
Must be a member of a one-parent family or
Must be a member of a historically underserved group (i.e. individuals from low-income backgrounds, rural communities, attend schools with limited educational opportunities (AP/extracurriculars), members of racial or ethnic minorities and LGBTQIA communities).
Submit monthly calendar
Participate in at least two classes (attend Zoom meeting and complete all work)
Participate in monthly community building workshops
Check in with mentor monthly
CUPS is committed to providing scholars with every opportunity to develop their academic skills, succeed in high school, and gain entrance into an institution of higher education. However, scholars will gain the benefit from their experiences and fulfill their educational potential only to the extent that they commit themselves to the goals of the Program and actively participate in its activities. Therefore, the Program will expect participants to:
Commit themselves to active participation in the Program for the duration of their high school years (3.5 year commitment for freshman applicants, 2.5 year commitment for sophomore applicants, 1.5 year commitment for junior applicants).
Attend and involve themselves fully in all program-sponsored activities on the Anschutz Medical Campus:
Freshmen CUPS scholars will attend monthly Saturday Academy meetings January - May, and a two-week program during the summer.
- Sophomore CUPS scholars will attend monthly Saturday Academy meetings January - May, and a three-week program during the summer.
- Junior CUPS scholars will attend monthly Saturday Academy meetings August - May, and a six-week program during the summer.
- Senior CUPS scholars will attend monthly Saturday Academy meetings August - May (no summer program).
3) Follow a college preparatory curriculum as prescribed by Program staff and high school counselor.
4) Cooperate with the Program staff in all program-related matters.
5) Maintain a 3.0 GPA or greater on CUPS semesterly academic assessments throughout high school years.
The CU Pre-Health Scholars Program will begin reviewing applications immediately (app opens Mid-December, 2021) through the deadline of January 31, 2022. Admissions is on a rolling basis, so apply early. Applicants will be notified by mid-February and new participant orientation will be mid-April. Participation in CUPS will start with Summer Program in June.