How to Apply

What qualifications do students need?

  • At least an 85% standing in each of Math 20-1 or 20-2, Bio 20, and one other grade 11 science (grade 12 courses will not be considered for eligibility to the HYRS Program)
  • An essay demonstrating an interest in biomedical and health research
  • Three letters in support of your application. Two letters must be reference forms completed by science teachers (or one science teacher and one math teacher) and another letter from a community member who is not related to you and who is outside of your high school
  • Successful applicants must give a presentation about their HYRS experiences to a grade 11 high school science class after their HYRS experience
  • A willingness to commit to a continuous six-week period in the summer; there will be no modification of the schedule to allow for student vacations, participation in competitions, or to collect awards

How much does HYRS cost?

There is no charge to HYRS students.

  • HYRS students will be paid by a $3,000 (approximate figure) award

All students will be responsible for meals, travel, and entertainment costs

How do you apply for HYRS?

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Ask your community referee to complete the online form
  3. Ask each of your teacher referees to complete the online form

Note: HYRS Applications are judged by a committee composed of science teachers/career practitioners and UofL researchers.

When is the deadline for applications?

The STUDENT application deadline for this summer’s program is Friday March 17, 2023, at 4:00pm MT.

The submission deadline for REFERENCES (Teachers (2) and Non-Academic/Community) is Friday, March 24, 2023, at 4:00pm MT.

Primary Contact:

Steph Elder
Interim Director, Youth Outreach
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive W
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4

Office: SA7336
Phone: (403) 382-7121