Minority/Underrepresented status is required for OPTIMUS participation. Applicants should identify with one or more of the following criteria:
- African American, Hispanic American, Native American/Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent.
- Socioeconomically disadvantaged/low-income background (e.g., participated in the National School Lunch Program).
- Neither parent/guardians graduated from a four-year US college or university.
Age requirement: students in grades 10, and 11 are welcome to apply.
Eligible Schools: the program is open to students from the following high schools: Crawford, Morse, Hoover, and Lincoln.
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The application is due by Friday, April 16th, 2021. We will notify accepted applicants by the first week in May.