Application Process – Continuing BSI Scholars
Applications are collected online, through DocuSign.
- The student begins an online application and fills out their information, uploads research proposal, and signs.
- The designated mentor fills out their portion of the online application and signs.
- The mentor emails their confidential recommendation (available below) directly to BSI.
Review detailed application instructions below.
Mentors, email this completed form to BSI at email@example.com by 8am Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Detailed Application Instructions for Students
Prepare to complete the online DocuSign application by writing your project proposal and reviewing application questions. You CAN save your progress and return to your application to finish.
A. Prepare your responses
You will upload this proposal to the online DocuSign application.
B. Send your mentor their question prompt
Your project mentor will write a confidential recommendation and email it directly to BSI. Send them this document well in advance of the deadline. You will not see their responses to these questions.
Your application will not be considered complete until a) you and your mentor have completed and signed the DocuSign application, and b) your mentor has emailed BSI their recommendation. BSI will email you both when the application is complete.
C. Review other application questions
This is NOT the application itself. The application can ONLY be accessed via DocuSign.
Access the BSI Scholars application by clicking on the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of this page.
The email addresses you enter on this form determine who receives the form, so please ensure your mentor is an eligible person and the email you enter for them is correct.
Verify the information entered is correct, and click the "Submit" button. You will immediately receive an email from DocuSign to access your application. SAVE THIS EMAIL.
You will receive an email from DocuSign to access your application. This email will contain an access code. Save this email, as you'll need the link if you want to save progress and return to your application later.
If you do not complete your application in one sitting, you can save your progress and return later to finish and sign your application.
To save and return later:
A. Click "Other Actions" at the top right of the page:
B. Select "Finish Later" in the drop down menu.
C. You can use the button "Resume Signing" in the access code email you received to return to your application.
When you have completed your sections of the application, sign it and click "Finish." This will automatically send your application to the mentor you identified previously.
Your mentor will receive an email from DocuSign, and they can follow instructions in that email to access your application. The email may go to a junk or spam folder. If they do not yet see an email from DocuSign and you've already signed, have them check their junk/spam folder.
You will receive an email from DocuSign when your mentor has signed the application. They will then need to email the confidential recommendation directly to BSI.
BSI will email you and your mentor when your application is complete.