How to Apply

What qualifications do I 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. 
  • 3 references in support of your application.
    • 2 references must be science teachers (or 1 science teacher and 1 math teacher)
    • 1 reference must be 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



Student applications are due by Friday March 22, 2024, at 4:00pm MT.

Deadline for references is one week later on March 29, 2024, at 4:00pm MT


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


Primary Contact:

Steph Elder
Interim Director, Youth Outreach
Office: SA7336
Phone: (403) 382-7121

Mailing Address:

University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive W
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4