The purpose of RISE Program is to increase the interest, skills, and competitiveness of undergraduate students for careers in biomedical research. Our program offers support for student development activities, which include seminars, critical skills thinking modules, on- and off-campus research experiences, and travel to scientific meetings.
The measurable goal of the Spelman College RISE program is to increase the numbers of graduates admitted to academic graduate programs leading to a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences.
You are eligible for support by the RISE program if you (1) are majoring a STEM dicipline or psychology, (2) intend to go on to Ph.D.-level graduate work, (3) have a grade-point-average of close to 3.0, or better, and (4) US citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident.
No. The financial benefits for RISE students are in the form of salary.