Apply for MARC

Program Benefits 

The MARC Program provides financial support for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in the biomedical fields and who are interested in pursuing graduate school. Please visit the MARC Program Student Benefits Page to read more about the MARC program's benefits.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a full-time sophomore or junior undergraduate student at KU, including transferring to KU
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Intend to attend graduate school in a biomedical-related field
  • Meet one or more of the underrepresented groups in STEM fields as recognized by NIH Notice of Interest in Diversity.


The online application for MARC 2023-2024 is now closed. Please check back in May 2024 for information about the 2024-2025 application.


To apply for the MARC Program, you will need to submit an online MARC Program Application form. Before completing the MARC application, you need to have several documents ready. Please review the item list below before starting your application to facilitate the process.

Application Required Items

Your transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (since high school). Please just provide unofficial transcripts. If you send a screenshots of your transcript pages, or similar, that will be just fine.  At KU, you can request you unofficial transcript by visiting the Office of University Registrar website. A similar approach can be taken for other colleges/universities.

Your resume (limit 1 page) will need to be submitted with the application.

A statement of interest in the MARC program, not longer than 750 words.  We would like to learn more about you from your statement of interest.  Specifically, we are eager to understand your career goals and how your personal background has shape your decisions to attend college and pursue your chosen path.  We understand that at this early stage in your training, you may not have concrete plans, this is fine!  Let us know what excites you!  We also are aware that access to opportunities varies among students, so please feel free to share with us challenges you have experienced in achieving your goals.

When completing the application form, you will be required to provide the names, email addresses, and contact numbers of two people who can write letters of reference. If you would like advice on who might be appropriate references. please contact the MARC program coordinator at

Need Help?

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact the MARC Program Coordinator.
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