Summer 2020 JBMSHP recruitment presentation

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Summer 2020 JBMSHP brochure

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JBMSHP summer 2020

JBMSHP summer 2020

The summer 2020 application is now closed. 

The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program 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 live on the Arizona State University (ASU) Tempe campus while enrolled in a university level mathematics course for college credit. Participants attend class six hours per day. Homework is assigned daily, quizzes are given twice a week, tests are given weekly, and students will conduct research to present at a poster symposium. Tutoring and problem solving sessions are provided in the evenings. A variety of academic presentations and activities are scheduled during each session. Tuition, room and board, textbooks, and classroom expenses will be provided.

Dates and courses

Dates and courses

8-week session: May 25 - July 17, 2020

The following 4-credit university courses will be offered during the 8-week session:

  • MAT 270 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
  • MAT 271 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
6-week session: June 7 - July 17, 2020

The following 3-credit university courses will be offered during the 6-week session:

  • MAT 117: College Algebra
  • MAT 170: Pre-Calculus
  • MAT 343: Applied Linear Algebra (MAT 343 is only available to previous JBMSHP participants who demonstrate college or AP credit for MAT 271: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II by the application deadline).



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 2019-2020 academic year
  • Be a current high school sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • High school seniors who have accepted to ASU and plan to attend ASU during the fall 2020 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

The summer 2020 application is now closed. 


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

1.  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). 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 2019 semester and list of spring 2020 coursework)

4.  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.

Recommender is responsible for submitting your letter of recommendation on school letterhead to any of the following by the stated deadline, Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 11:59pm: 

                 Email: (preferred)

                 Mail:     Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program, Arizona State University 
                               P.O. Box 873901, Tempe, AZ 85287-3901
                 Fax:      (480) 965-0333