Summer Transitions Program for Community College Students | UNT-HHMI Science Education Programs

Summer Transitions Program for Community College Students

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[The Transitions Summer Programs were discontinued after 2015 and are no longer accepting applications]

The UNT Summer Transitions Programs for Community College Students will provide opportunities for future transfer students to build skills that prepare them for succes in Biology or Biochemistry at the university level. With the grant from HHMI, UNT has partnered with Brookhaven college, Eastfield College, El Centro College, and Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District to recruit motivated community college students who intend to transfer to a university to major in Biology or Biochemistry. Students from other community colleges are also welcome to apply.

The Transitions Summer Workshop (TSW) targets 16 community college students at the end of their first year of college. During this workshop, participants will learn academic success skills and participate in an introduction to research methods at the university level. Transitions Summer Research Experience (TSRE), which provide a 10 community college students who are completing their second year of college science coursework with the opportunity to perform university level research under the mentorship of a UNT researcher. [Note: TSRE is not accepting applications for summer 2015]

The program will be held on the UNT campus in Denton. Students will receive a $1,500 stipend for their participation, . Particpants are responsible for their own living arrangements. The experience is 5 weeks long, and will begin in June each summer.

Transitions Summer Workshop Participants in 2014


  • Applications for the Transitions Summer Workshop are available for download as a Word file or as PDF file
  • Although priority deadline for TSW was April 10, 2015, seats are still available. We are continuing to accept applications until all spaces are filled. Please apply as soon as possible.

Contact the UNT-HHMI Program Office

Program Coordinator:


Phone: (940) 369-7261

Office: Life Sciences A223

Program Director: Dr. Lee Hughes

Office: Life Sciences A223

Mailing Address: University of North Texas

UNT-HHMI Program Office

Department of Biological Sciences

1155 Union circle #305220

Denton, TX 76201-5017

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