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The ACCESS Program for Women in Science & Mathematics

Your ACCESS application will need to include**:

  • Personal essay (500 word maximum)
    Offer insight into your character and motivation to study science. Highlight scientific interests as well as life and educational experiences that demonstrate a strong work ethic, maturity, resilience and responsibility

  • 2 letters of recommendation
    High school students- At least one letter must be from a science teacher
    Transfer students- At least one letter must be from a professor (when possible, from a science professor)
  • Resume
    Information on work experience and volunteering, awards, and extracurricular activities
  • Official transcript
    We are especially interested in students who have taken rigorous science courses (high school and/or college level)
    High school students - High school transcript
    Transfer students - Transcript from collegiate institutions you have attended

**In person or Skype/Facetime interviews may be requested.


More Information

ACCESS Program Brochure (PDF)


Tanya Vickers
ACCESS Program Director
(801) 581-6958

Casey Ames
ACCESS Program Manager
(801) 581-6958

Daureen Nesdill MS, MLIS
ACCESS Librarian
Marriott Library
(801) 585-5975


College of Science
University of Utah
1430 East Presidents Circle, 220 JTB
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone: (801) 581-3374


Last Updated: 9/24/18