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The ACCESS Program for Women in Science & Mathematics

How To Help

The ACCESS Program offers a support package matched by few scholarships at the University of Utah or anywhere else. Like other awards, ACCESS provides financial support for students: but that's just the start. ACCESS features a specially-tailored introductory science course, freshman research experience, and an ever-growing community of mentors and peers located at one of the leading research universities in the United States.

ACCESS is all about strength in numbers: by increasing the number of women in science, we can affect real, long-term change which will create lasting opportunities for generations of students. ACCESS is sustained by a broad community of private donors, and a gift of as little as $10 can make the difference in the life of a young woman today.

The ACCESS Program costs about $260,000 each year. For each dollar you give...

72¢ goes directly to student scholarships, housing support, and tuition stipends...
14¢ pays professors for the summer science program...
4¢ pays for ACCESS student events like the research poster session and student barbecue...
3¢ helps us recruit the next year of ACCESS students...

Only 7 cents of each dollar pays for administrative staff ("overhead"). Your gift will support young women in the following ways:

Benefit Cost Per Student
Summer Science Course Stipend $1,500
Summer Housing $1,000
Fall and Spring Stipends $2,000

Want to show your support? Click here and make a difference today!

Still have questions? Call or e-mail us:

Phone: (801) 581-6958


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