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FAST Application


FAST is recruiting sophomores in 2017.

Click here to apply to the FAST program. Priority deadline is August 5, 2017.


The information provided below details the requirements for participation in the UTSA FAST Scholarship Program.

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Major in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, or Physics
  • Classified as economically disadvantaged according to the Department of Education rules for need-based federal financial aid

Competitive applicants will have the following attributes:

  • GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • SAT score of 1150 or higher
  • Advanced Placement (AP) coursework
  • One-page career goals statement
  • Interest in participating in the scientific workforce or doctoral studies after baccalaureate degree completion
  • Prior participation in San Antonio PREP is strongly encouraged but not required
Continuance Requirements
  • Make good progress toward completing undergraduate degree in four years
  • Maintain a 3.3 GPA in both science and non-science coursework
    • Scholars whose GPA falls between 3.3 and 3.0 will be counseled in the first instance, placed on probation in the second, and removed from the program on the third
    • Scholars whose GPA for the most recent semester falls below 3.0 will be placed on probation in the first instance and removed from the program on the second
    • Scholars whose GPA falls below 2.75 in any semester will be removed from the program
    • Scholars may be reinstated when their GPA in science and non-science coursework are both above 3.3