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