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Trudeau Scholars in Biomedical Sciences Program: How to apply.

The Trudeau Scholars in Biomedical Sciences Program is offered in both fall or spring semesters and students from any college or universities are invited to apply. It is typical for students to attend during their junior or senior year and as a general guideline we look for students majoring in the Sciences or Engineering fields. Students must be in good academic standing with their home institute and have preferably completed at least one course in biology and chemistry.

We accept applications on a rolling admission basis. We are now accepting applications for Spring 2018, and will continue to do so until all slots are filled.

For Clarkson University students:

  • Schedule an academic advising appointment to confirm that credits earned will support your academic goals.
  • Complete the on-line application.
  • The application is reviewed by the admissions panel and if you meet the basic criteria, you will be invited to interview.
  • Students will be notified of their status within 2 weeks after their submission.
  • Room selection in the residence in Saranac Lake is based upon application completion.

Applicants from other institutions:

  • You should discuss your plans to attend with your academic advisor and your study abroad or off-campus studies office.
  • Complete the on-line application.
  • If your college is an affiliated institute, you will receive credit directly through that institution.
  • If your college is not yet affiliated with Clarkson’s Trudeau Scholars in Biomedical Sciences Program, our office will work with your institute to ensure that you will receive full credit.
  • Students accepted from affiliated and non-affiliated institutions will pay Clarkson’s tuition rates and housing fees based on single occupancy.
  • If you receive financial aid or scholarship funds, we will work with your institution’s financial aid office to ascertain the transferability of your aid. Clarkson University may offer financial assistance through scholarships depending on need.
  • The application is reviewed by our admissions panel and if you meet the basic criteria a phone interview will be scheduled.
  • Students will be notified of their status within 2 weeks after the application deadline.

All applicants must have a tuberculin screening skin test prior to final admission. The reason for this is that the Trudeau Institute is a facility that actively conducts research on Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the microbe responsible for the disease tuberculosis. The test verifies if a student has been previously exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis or is at high risk of infection. More information on this test is available from the US Center for Disease Control. Please contact program coordinator Damien Samways (tel. 315-268-7851; for more information.

Trudeau Laboratory

On-line Application

Please follow the link below to start the admissions process. You will be prompted to complete all fields.