Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation

Current Opportunities

The Alliance maintains a listing of summer and academic year research, internship, and scholarships available to students and partner institutions. Please contact Ms. Kristin Morgan ( or (434) 243-6660) with questions or additions. A list of opportunities from previous years is also available.

New Opportunity!

February 1, 2018

The UVA Center for Wireless Health is seeking highly motivated applicants for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The goal of this program is to provide an intensive faculty-mentored, research experience over an eight week period of June 4 – July 27, 2018. Wireless Health is an emerging, interdisciplinary field that seeks to infuse wireless technologies in healthcare and medical research to improve patient care and quality of life while reducing health care costs. Benefits of the program include hands-on research experience, a faculty mentor, graduate school preparation, $4,000 stipend, on-campus living accommodations, and travel expenses up to $480.  Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident, current undergraduate student, and have a 3.0 minimum GPA.  In addition to completing the online application, applicants will also need to submit a personal statement, transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation.  Please contact Dr. Jasmine Crenshaw with questions.

New Scholarship!

March 12, 2018

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides renewable STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Bridge Scholarships of $1,000 to 2018-2019 sophomore students from any federally recognized minority group enrolled full-time in a program of STEM at one of the five Virginia Space Grant member universities.  The STEM Bridge Scholarship Program is a great entryway into the NASA pipeline and can lead to future VSGC scholarships and fellowships and NASA internship programs.  Must enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions (College of William and Mary, Hampton University , Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech).  For more information, and to complete the online application for 2018-2019, please contact Tysha Sanford at or visit:

New Scholarship!

February 5, 2018

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides undergraduate research scholarships of up to $8,500 to students majoring in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  Scholarships require students to participate in a faculty-mentored research experience that aligns with NASA’s mission.  Must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions: Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Old Dominion University, The College of William and Mary, or Hampton University.  For more information, and to complete the online application for 2018-2019, please contact Joyce Kuberek at or visit:

New Opportunity!

The Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) graduate program at Virginia Tech offers students the opportunity for PhD studies in four broad categories: Cellular Signaling and Cancer, Inflammation and Immunity, Microbology, and Neurobiology.  MCB provides career development opportunities, leadership skills, teaching opportunities, and grant writing workshops to complement rigorous scientific training, providing each student the opportunity for career placement and success. For more information and how to apply:

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New Opportunity!

MUNI is a NanoEarth signature initiative. With only 11% of underrepresented people working in science and engineering jobs, MUNI strives to provide an opportunity for inspiring those groups to pursue nanoscience degrees and careers. MUNI provides access to and training opportunities on state-of-the-art nanoscience-relevant instrumentation, as well as nano-synthesis and processing laboratories, for underrepresented professionals and students. For students, MUNI serves all academic levels, from K-12, to community college students, to students in four-year programs and even graduate school.   

Centrally located in the mid-Atlantic region, MUNI is able to accommodate nationwide. An easily manageable day’s drive (seven hours or less) to Blacksburg, Virginia includes cities such as Atlanta and Columbia to the south, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Columbus to the northwest, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to the north, and Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia to the northeast. An additional two hours of travel, includes northern Florida and New York. MUNI covers travel costs and usage fees to all its facilities. MUNI participants will also get a chance to interface with a variety of professors and gain valuable insight into the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, especially as it relates to Earth and environmental science.

New search tool!

Students, faculty and advisors can now search for opportunities in real-time using this database tool. There are two separate search tools - one for undergraduate and one for graduate students. Check it out!

Deadline: Ongoing

Spring, Summer, Fall in various locations
Complete a single application and make your data accessible to more than 100 companies simultaneously! Eligibility Requirements: at least 18 years of age; attending a Virginia university, college, or community college; Virginia residents attending accredited out-of-state colleges may also apply; should be taking at least six credit hours per semester and making demonstrated progress towards a STEM degree; completed at least 30 hours of post-secondary education credits; rising sophomore to graduated senior; STEM major; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 2.7 GPA. Download flyer here.