Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program


Selection Criteria:

  • Louisiana Resident
  • Classification: Freshman, Junior, Sophomore, or Senior
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or related Science Majors
  • GPA of 3.0 and Above
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript


  • Program Director
  • Pre-med Advisors
  • Medical and Basic Science, Faculty


The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (UGRAP) is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.  The program targets college students interested in Medicine, Biomedical Research or Allied Health Professions. The UGRAP will allow area college students the opportunity to participate in eight weeks of hands-on research activities mentored by faculty at LSUHSC-S.  The program will run from June 3, 2019 – July 26, 2019.


  1. Complete ALL sections of the application. Any space(s) left blank will render the application incomplete and delay processing.
  2. Transcript: OFFICIAL transcripts of all schools attended must be submitted as part of the application process. Transcripts can be mailed directly to the Office of Diversity Affairs, 1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932, Shreveport, Louisiana 71130-3932 or submitted electronically to: mrob38@lsuhsc.edu. You may obtain a transcript through the registrar’s office.
  3. Letter of Recommendation: Please submit a Letter of Recommendation by a science faculty member who is familiar with your academic performances and personal attributes: strengths, weaknesses, attitude, and character. Letters of Recommendations may be mailed directly or submitted electronically: to mrob38@lsuhsc.edu. Please submit Letters of Recommendations on official school letterhead stationary only. 
  4. Please check the application for an accurate social security number, birth date, mailing address, telephone number(s) and email address.
  5. Applications must be submitted electronically.

APPLICATION OPEN - January 14, 2019