ENSURE Application Updated on: September 1, 2018 Enhancing New Student Success through Undergraduate Research Experiences Summer 2019 Application Form Priority Consideration Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. The 2019 ENSURE program is only open for incoming Austin College first year students (One guaranteed spot for a resident from Grayson County) who are first generation college students, from under-represented populations, or qualify for need-based financial aid. Incoming students selected for this experience will receive a small stipend ($1500) to spend 4 weeks this summer working in an Austin College research lab under the supervision of a faculty member alongside other students from Austin College. Participation in the program is contingent on depositing to attend Austin College in the fall of 2019. Name First Last Date of Birth Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY mm/dd/yyyyAddress Street Address City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code Email address PhoneHigh SchoolPlease include a list of high school science classes with grades. Will you be attending Austin College in the fall of 2019?YesNoAre you a First generation college student? (i.e., neither of your parents completed a bachelor’s degree)YesNoRace/EthnicityAre you applying for financial aid for College?YesNoHave you received need-based financial aid for College?YesNoWhy are you interested in doing research in Biology or Chemistry? Do you have any previous research experience?Please describe how a pre-enrollment research experience at Austin College would benefit your education and career goals.What do you hope to gain from this research experience? What approach do you typically take to making sure that you meet your goals in a limited amount of time (4 weeks in this case of this research experience)?Research doesn’t always go as planned and sometimes experiments can fail. Please tell us how you respond to adversity or disappointment.I understand that if I am selected to participate in the Austin College ENSURE program I must commit 40 hr/wk for 4 weeks (9-5) M-F for approximately the month of June. I also understand that I will be paid a stipend of $1500 and housing on campus will be provided for the duration of the program.Willing to meet these expectations?YesNo(Please be honest because there are other students who will be willing.)Would you like to take advantage of on-campus Apartment housing with other ENSURE participants at no cost to you?YesNoPlease enter your Student Name as verification that the above information is accurate.If under 18, please enter a Parent Name to verify approval to participate in this program.