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Evaluation Criteria

Applications will initially be reviewed for completeness. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. Completed applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Academic performance
  • Statement of Purpose and Objective Letter
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Involvement in extra-curricular (non-academic) activities
  • Preference will be shown to women studying a field in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) over those studying a STEM related topic
  • Applicants from rural areas are encouraged to apply

Once applications have been evaluated, the top candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Self-Presentation, confidence, professionalism
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to a career in STEM
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • English Proficiency (graduate students only)