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ACCESS Scholarship

 The ACCESS Scholarship

COVID-19 Update:  ACCESS summer course will be online

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making changes to the summer program that will leverage remote learning tools to mirror the traditional ACCESS experience.

We will continue to update this page with new developments in regard to the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 ACCESS programming.

A Year of ACCESS

ACCESS provides freshmen and transfer students, from a variety of backgrounds, with a supportive path into STEM degrees and careers. The scholarship covers all educational expenses associated with ACCESS, including a summer residential experience (freshmen live on campus) and earning upper division course credits. The year culminates in a Spring semester research opportunity.

ACCESS welcomes all students who are committed to advancing gender equity in science and engineering. With a vision of greater inclusion, diversity, and accessibility across STEM fields, ACCESS works for students today and the workforce of tomorrow. Feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions.

ACCESS is a signature program of the University of Utah College of Science. Through partnerships with the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, the College of Engineering, and Medical Laboratory Sciences, ACCESS welcomes and supports students majoring in all STEM disciplines. The program receives support from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation, BioFire Diagnostics, Herbert I. and Elsa B. Michael Foundation, and many generous private donors.


ACCESS Application

ACCESS is seeking qualified applicants for June 2020.

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TreeTop Barbie

Nalini Nadkarni has created a "Canopy Researcher" version of the popular Barbie doll.

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A.A.U. Membership

Utah has joined the prestigious Association of American Universities.

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History of ACCESS

ACCESS was created in 1991 as a modern solution to an old problem.

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College Rankings

U.S. News & World Report University Rankings.

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ACCESS Brochure

Download a PDF of the ACCESS Brochure.

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