To join the ESTEEMED MIRA program, a prospective undergraduate trainee must meet the eligibility requirements listed below and fill out a six section online application.
To qualify for an ESTEEMED MIRA program, applicants must:
- Be an incoming freshmen accepted to WSU Pullman.
- Apply and be accepted to be a member of the WSU Honors College.
- Have an interest in a biomedical research career after earning a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.
- Be an American citizen or permanent resident.
- As indicated by high school courseswork, plan to major in a science or engineering field (i.e. biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, genetics and cell biology, microbiology, neuroscience).
- Be available to take part in a six-week summer bridge program.
- Be from a group that is underrepresented in the sciences:
- Racial or ethnic groups: Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and other Pacific Islander.
- Individuals with disabilities: Those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as defined by legislation.
- Individuals from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds.
- Individuals from an educational environment, such as those found in certain rural or inner-city locations, that has demonstrably and directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.