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Apply to the CREST Scholars Program

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Eligible applicants must: 

  • Submit an admission essay describing their interest in applying culturally responsive practices to teach STEM in a high need school 
  • Participate in CREST events and activities 
  • CREST Seminar (MAT year) 
  • Interdisciplinary STEM Summer Institute (Post-graduation) 
  • CREST Connect (first years of teaching) 
  • Teach in a high-need school for at least two years 

Application Deadlines: 

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  • For study beginning in Summer 2024, applications submitted by February 15, 2024 will be given first priority. Applications will be reviewed after this date on a rolling basis if funding is available.

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National Science Foundation

Logo for the National Science FoundationThe CREST Program is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2243220.