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JBMSHP summer 2021

JBMSHP summer 2021

2021 JBMSHP Application is closed

The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program (JBMSHP) is intended for mature and motivated students who are interested in academic careers requiring mathematics, science, or engineering-based coursework and who are typically underrepresented in those fields of study. Selected participants include first-generation college bound students and students representing diverse backgrounds from high schools throughout the State of Arizona, including rural communities and the Navajo Nation.  

Participants are enrolled in a university level mathematics course for college credit. Participants attend class online daily and partake in homework, quizzes and exams. Online tutoring and problem solving sessions are provided along with a variety of academic presentations and activities. 

There is no cost to attend the JBMSHP. Tuition, textbooks, and classroom materials are provided for selected students. 

Laptops will be provided for students who demonstrate financial need. 


The JBMSHP will be held online for summer 2021. 

Dates and courses

Dates and courses

6-week session: June 13 - July 23, 2021

The following 3-credit university courses will be offered during the summer:

  • MAT 117: College Algebra
  • MAT 170: Pre-Calculus
  • MAT 265: Calculus for Engineers I
  • CSE 110: Principles of Programming with Java


The JBMSHP will be held online for summer 2021. 




The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program is intended for mature students with the academic potential to pursue careers that require a mathematics or science-based curriculum. Applicants must meet both of the following requirements:

Academic requirements:
  • Minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.25.
  • Minimum grade of "B" in all high school math and science courses taken to date.
  • Completed a minimum of 3 years of mathematics courses by the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Be a current high school sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • High school seniors must be accepted to ASU and plan to attend during the fall 2021 semester.
Arizona residency requirements:
  • Qualify for Arizona in-state tuition
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Reside in Arizona or the Navajo Nation for at least the last 2 years

A selection committee reviews all complete applications. Participants are selected on the basis of academic achievement, letter of recommendation, and personal/career statement.

Special consideration is given to students who are first generation college-bound. Statewide representation is also a consideration in student selection.

** The decisions of the selection committee are final.**

How to Apply

How to Apply

Student application (deadline is Sunday, February 28 by 11:59pm) .

We are no longer accepting student applications at this time.     

You will need the complete the following on the online application:

1.  Online application form (please note that you will need financial and residency information from your parent/ guardian). 

2.  Upload your personal/ career statement (formatting requirements: 1-page, single spaced, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point font) in word or pdf. Please include the following:

                 * Your first and last name in the heading  
                 * Personal history and family background
                 * Academic and personal achievements
                 * Educational, college, and career goal
                 * What you hope to gain by attending the JBMSHP

3.   Upload an unofficial high school transcript (include fall 2020 semester and list of spring 2021 coursework)



Letter of recommendation (deadline is Wednesday, March 3 by 11:59pm)

In addition to the online application, a recommender will need to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters of recommendation must be written on school letterhead. 

You will need ONE letter of recommendation from a mathematics or science teacher or school counselor who can address the following:

                 * Mathematics, science, and/or academic qualifications
                 * Personal attributes, including maturity and motivation
                 * College and career aspirations
                 * Other information relevant to the student's application.