iMASS Program

This program is intended to develop a community of mathematics and science scholars, provide them with meaningful research and/or internship opportunities, and give them the financial support necessary for them to succeed. Opportunities for specialized cohort classes, faculty and peer mentoring, and tailored assistance with applications for research experiences and graduate school help students achieve success.

Program participants must:
  1. Be a rising sophomore or, if transferring, a rising sophomore or junior.
  2. Be a science or math major.
  3. Be citizens of the United States, Nationals of the United States (as defined in Section 101 (a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), aliens admitted as refugees under Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
  4. Be enrolled full-time in a STEM degree program.
  5. Demonstrate academic potential or ability.
  6. Demonstrate financial need, defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal financial aid.
*Health science programs and STEM degree programs leading to teacher licensure are not eligible for this program.

Eligibility will be verified prior to admittance into the program. Students who are first-generation and/or from underrepresented groups (women, minorities, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.

iMASS Application

To apply for program participation, please complete and submit the application form as well as two short essays: one on your goals and what you want to do with your degree, and the second on how you think the program will benefit you. Please submit your application electronically no later than midnight on Monday, April 5th, 2021.

If you have problems submitting your application, please contact Sheila Daft at 

If you have further questions about the program, please contact Dr. Sherry Kasper at


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