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JBMSHP summer 2023

JBMSHP summer 2023

Applications will go live mid-December.

The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program (JBMSHP) is intended for mature and motivated students who are interested in careers requiring mathematics, science, or engineering-based coursework and are typically underrepresented in those fields of study. Participants live on the Arizona State University (ASU) Tempe campus while enrolled in a university-level mathematics or computer science course worth three (3) college credits. Participants attend class daily, complete homework assignments and exams, and attend individual and group tutoring sessions. Students also learn valuable college and academic success information that will help them successfully transition to college. The JBMSHP is free to attend; this includes tuition, room and board, textbooks, and classroom materials.

Special consideration is given to students who are first-generation college-bound, typically underrepresented in STEM, and/or represent diverse backgrounds throughout the State of Arizona, including rural communities and Native Nations.

Housing requirement:
Students are required to reside on the ASU Tempe campus from Sunday night to Friday afternoon for the duration of the JBMSHP. Students who live outside of the Phoenix metropolitan area are welcome to stay on the weekends.

Attendance commitment
Please note that the JBMSHP is a six (6) week commitment and students are expected to attend all class sessions Monday - Friday. Students are NOT permitted to miss any days to attend another summer experience (ex: leadership conference, sports camp, or summer program).


Courses and dates

Courses and dates

Monday, May 29 to Friday, July 7, 2023

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



Eligibility Requirements:

  • Cumulative 3.25 GPA (unweighted)
  • Earned at least "B" grades in high school math and science courses
  • Completed a minimum of three years of mathematics by the end of the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Current high school sophomore, junior or senior
  • High school seniors: Must be accepted to ASU and plan to attend ASU during the fall 2023 semester
  • Qualify for Arizona in-state tuition (based on Arizona Board of Regents guidelines). 
  • Must have lived in Arizona for 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

Complete applications include all of the following:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Unofficial high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation

Student application deadline: Sunday, February 19, 2023

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

  1. Online application form (please note that you will need financial 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 goals
                     * What do you hope to gain by attending the JBMSHP
  3. Upload an unofficial high school transcript (include fall 2022 semester and list of spring 2023 coursework)


Letter of recommendation deadline: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

In addition to completing the online application, a recommender must submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

You will need ONE letter of recommendation from a mathematics or science teacher or school counselor. 

Recommenders can submit their letter of recommendation on the "Recommender" tab.



Important dates

Important dates

February 19, 2023Student application deadline
February 21, 2023Recommender deadline to submit letter of recommendation
Early March Students notified of initial acceptance
Mid-March Initially accepted students will take the required ALEKS placement exam to determine final placement
Mid-AprilStudents notified of final acceptance
May 29, 2023Students move into the residential hall
May 30, 2023Classes begin
July 7, 2023Final day of the JBMSHP



Letter of recommendation submission deadline: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Students will need a recommender to submit a letter of recommendation for their application to be complete. Letters of recommendation must be written on school letterhead. 

Please 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.