Follow the instructions below to ensure that your application is submitted on time and reviewed for consideration.
The deadline for the online application is January 31, 2021. See below regarding deadline for submission of supplemental materials.
It is highly recommended you print or reference this list when ranking your choice of mentor in the online application.
Step 2: Prepare personal statement question
Take time to review the personal statement question ahead of time in order to prepare your answers.
Step 3: Choose your references
In the online application, you will be asked to provide contact information for TWO references. These may be either a teacher, advisor or other individual who can assess your abilities in science. Be sure to notify this individual that you are using them as a reference and that they should expect an email from the program (email domain: @roswellpark.org) asking them to complete an online recommendation on your behalf.
Step 4: Complete the online application
Step 5: Application fee
The $35 non-refundable application fee can be paid online. Once the application is complete, applicants will be directed to a payment portal where they will be able to pay online using credit card or receive instructions to pay by check if they choose this method of payment.
Step 6: Complete and mail supplemental application materials
- Parental Consent form - Download and have your parent or guardian complete and sign the form.
- Guidance Counselor form - Download and have your high school counselor complete and sign the form.
Depending on the supplemental material type, it may be sent via "snail-mail" or scanned and emailed by DEADLINE date of February 5th, 2021.
The Guidance Counselor form should be sent by "snail-mail" using the address below. Guidance counselor should seal form in official school envelope:
Roswell Park Summer High School Research Program
c/o Adam Kisailus
Department of Educational Affairs
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, New York 14263
The Parental Consent Form can either be sent by "snail-mail" using the instructions above OR by email. If sending by email, be sure to attach scanned PDF versions of documents and have parent send from their email account. Documents sent from applicant's email address will not be accepted. Be sure to include the following in the subject line:
- Roswell Summer Research Program
- Student's Last Name
- Student's First Initial
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org