2018's program is now full and we are no longer accepting applications for this year. We will be accepting applications for next year's Colorado Advantage program beginning fall of 2019.
The Colorado Advantage Graduate Preview Weekend is sponsored annually by the Colorado Diversity Initiative, and is intended for college seniors, recent graduates and masters degree students interested in pursuing a STEM doctoral degree at the University of Colorado Boulder.
This program is intended to introduce college seniors interested in graduate school (PhD only) to the outstanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) doctoral programs at CU-Boulder.
Students will participate in tours and workshops that:
This program is open to students from groups severely underrepresented in STEM graduate education, as defined by the National Science Foundation. These groups include African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives that hold tribal membership, and Pacific Islanders (native peoples of Hawaii, Guam and Samoa). Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents to qualify. Individuals of any race or ethnicity who are first generation college students from low-income backgrounds and students with disabilities are also eligible to apply.
Colorado Advantage participants will be selected based on academic qualifications that would indicate their ability to be admitted into a CU-Boulder doctoral program. Applicants must be actively applying for admission to enter graduate school in fall 2019.
The application to the Colorado Advantage consists of five components:
Please submit Application via web page; all other materials should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify Colorado Advantage and your full name in subject line.
Write an essay that addresses the following questions (maximum 1500 words):
Curriculum Vita Guidelines
Your CV should include: Name, Contact Information, Educational History, Employment History, Honors & Awards, Affiliations, and Publications. For each of the sections, be sure to include the following information.
Letter of Recommendation
A letter of recommendation from one faculty member is required. Faculty are asked to include their name, title, address and phone number, and in the body of the letter, discuss the student's:
The letter must be filled out by the faculty member and either emailed directly to email@example.com, or mailed to:
Colorado Diversity Initiative
University of Colorado at Boulder
Campus Box UCB 347
Boulder, CO 80309-0347
Electronic Transcripts can be sent by your registrar’s office directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OR, you may have your official transcripts mailed to the Colorado Diversity Initiative (address above).
For more information, contact: Barbara.Kraus@colorado.edu