Program for College Students

College Science Enrichment Program

The College Science Enrichment Program (CSEP) is a six-week summer experience created for college students who are interested in pursuing a career as a behavioral health clinician, clinical laboratory scientist, dentist (pre-dent), exercise physiologist, physician (pre-med), occupational therapist, physical therapist, physician assistant (PA), or speech pathologist and audiologist. Our early acceptance date is March 1 of current school year. We will continue to accept applications until the program is full.

HCOP professional studies programs include:

Cost

The summer curriculum is free of cost and provides a stipend which helps to offset lost summer wages while also helping to cover room and board. Travel reimbursement for one round trip to Milwaukee may be granted for economic hardship cases.

Programming Includes:

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program you must:

  • Be educationally and financially disadvantaged (see CSEP eligibility details below)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.7

Educational Disadvantaged: You must meet at least one of the educational markers below:

  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Attended high school in Milwaukee Public Schools or Chicago Public Schools
  • Attended high school in a rural area (city population below 10,000)
  • Have below average academic performance needed (i.e. GPA, test scores) for admission into intended health profession program
  • Have an extreme personal, social, family, or environmental circumstance that you would like to explain in your personal statement

Financial Disadvantaged: Family Adjusted Gross income (AGI) must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline for a student’s family size to be admitted into HCOP programs.

2014 Federal Poverty Chart

Persons in Household
(Dependents reported on 1040 form)

200% of Poverty Guideline
(AGI reported on 1040 form)

1

$23,340

2

$31,460

3

$39,580

4

$47,700

5

$55,820

6

$63,940

7

$72,060

8

$80,180

For families greater than 8 persons, add $8,120 per person

 

Application Process

Complete CSEP application below:

  • Include a copy of your parents’ latest tax return (1040 or 1040A tax forms) and a copy of your latest tax return. Note: If you are at least 24 years old and have not been claimed as a dependent on your parents’ tax return for three years, then parent tax data and returns are not required
  • Send an official copy of your transcripts
  • Send two recommendation forms. One must be completed by your science professor (emailed directly to muhcop@mu.edu or mailed to the address indicated at the end of the application)
  • Write a personal statement explaining why you want to pursue a health care career. Also describe your volunteer and service work with disadvantaged populations.
  • If you do not meet one of the educationally disadvantaged markers, please provide a statement explaining what personal circumstances you believe we should consider in the review process.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen proof of residency is required (i.e. Permanent Resident Card/Green Card or passport)

Download CSEP Application

Download Recommendation Form

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Contact

For more information about Marquette's Health Careers Opportunity Program, please contact us at (414) 288-5505 or via email.

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