Deadline nears for UTPA Health Careers Opportunity Program
Contact: Scott Maier, Senior Editor 381-3639
Posted: 03/09/2001
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High school seniors planning to major in the health or allied health fields are encouraged to participate in the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) at The University of Texas-Pan American.

The Pre-Freshman Summer Bridge Program at UTPA provides non-credit courses in chemistry, biology, math, writing and study skills. Classes are taught by University faculty and staff to prepare students for required freshman courses toward a health or allied health major.

The deadline to apply for the summer bridge program is March 31. Applicants should be graduating in the top third of the class, a U.S. resident from a disadvantaged background, taken the ACT and/or SAT, completed and mailed a 2001 Federal Student Financial Aid Form and be attending UTPA in fall 2001 with a major in a non-nursing health or allied health field.

Participants will receive a $40 stipend each day of full attendance during the program up to $1,200.

Part of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services, the UTPA HCOP is sponsored by a grant from the Division of Disadvantaged Assistance, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information or an application, contact the HCOP office at 956/381-2419; visit the web page at; e-mail to; or write to HCOP Program Office, The University of Texas Pan American, 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78539-2999.