SURF/REU Admission Guidelines


The following materials must be received in order for your application to be considered complete; incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

  • Submit an application online.
  • Request transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • Address the following topics in short essays. What area of scientific research most interests you? Please include any Scripps Research faculty that is working in your area of interest. What benefits do you hope to gain from your research internship? Describe your extracurricular interests and hobbies.
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation from faculty who can assess your potential for research. Recommenders can submit letters of recommendation one of three ways: submit through the online application system, e-mail or mail letters directly to the Office of Educational Outreach.

If you have questions regarding your application, please contact the Office of Educational Outreach.