Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine

Apprenticeship Bridge to College (ABC) High School Program

The Apprenticeship Bridge to College (ABC) high school program offers a summer health disparities research internship for high school students. Students will participate in a full-time, eight-week summer program consisting of a hands-on biomedical research experience under the supervision of an expert scientist. Students will also participate in seminars on health disparities, and enrichment educational activities that will strengthen skills that are critical for a successful career in the biomedical sciences, such as math, English, analytical thinking, and scientific communication.

A key objective of the ABC program is to increase diversity in the biomedical workforce in our local community and nationwide. To achieve this goal we encourage applications from students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and students who belong to groups that are nationally underrepresented in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines.

Eligibility Requirements

The ABC program will consider applications from students who are in good academic standing in a high school in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. Admission standards include:

  • Rising high school junior or senior

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Evidence of academic excellence in high school

  • Evidence of completion of at least two science courses

  • USA citizen or permanent resident

  • Evidence of community service

Application Requirements

  • Complete and submit the ABC high school application.

  • Submit a 3000 - 4000 character personal statement that discusses your future college and career plans, how this program would help you in the pursuit of your plans, and your commitment to serve the community.

  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation preferebly from high school science and math teachers and high school counselors.

  • Submit most current high school transcripts.

  • Commitment to complete the eight-weeks of the summer program - full time hours.



Apply Application Login Deadlines

Application deadline is:

February 1, 2014


Applications are received on a rolling basis. Please, use the button above to submit your application online. Call (909) 558-8622 for additional questions.

APPLICATION process will be open starting January 1, 2014.


Recommendation: Download the documents below, fill them out and bring them on Orientation day.

ABC Flyer
ABC Manual
New Employee Form
W-4 Form
I-9 Form
Confidentiality Statement
Patent Agreement
Rules of Conduct
Opearting Policy 1
Operating Policy 2

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