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 www.panam.edu/dept/hcop; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or write to HCOP Program Office, The University of Texas Pan American, 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78539-2999.