2023 Participant Application

The 2023 Cancer Education Program (CEP) will begin Tuesday May 30 and will continue full time for 10 weeks ending Friday, August 4 .  The position requires your full-time effort and commitment. Students accepted into the CEP program will not be able to participate in another activity (e.g., enrollment in classes, pre-matriculation program, other summer employment, international internship, etc.) during the ten weeks of the program. Students may be permitted up to one week of vacation during the program provided it is approved by the program administration and faculty mentor. We plan to conduct the program as an in-person experience following the Government, CDC and University guidelines and recommendations to help mitigate the spread of COVID19.  If it becomes necessary due to the pandemic, the program may go to a hybrid format. Student subsistence allowance is provided up to $4750 for undergraduate students. Additional funds can be provided to non-local participants to defray housing and travel expenses to and from Louisville. The program has arranged with university-affiliated housing for students outside of the Louisville Metropolitan area, or students may arrange their own housing.

If accepted into the CEP program, I understand that:  Please affirm you agree to abide with program policies by checking each statement below
Ethnic category
Racial category please check all that apply to you
Expected Graduation Date  

Please indicate whether you meet the criteria in Category A and/or B. Note that for Category B, you must meet two or more of the numbered criteria.

A. Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. See NSF data for more information.

B. Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as those who meet two or more of the following criteria:

  1. Were or currently are homeless, as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Definition);
  2. Were or currently are in the foster care system, as defined by the Administration for Children and Families (Definition);
  3. Were eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program for two or more years (Definition);
  4. Have/had no parents or legal guardians who completed a bachelor's degree (see NCES);
  5. Were or currently are eligible for Federal Pell grants (Definition);
  6. Received support from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) as a parent or child (Definition).
  7. Grew up in one of the following areas:
    1. a U.S. rural area, as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer,
    2. a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-designated Low-Income and Health Professional Shortage Areas  (qualifying zipcodes are included in the file). Only one of the two possibilities in #7 can be used as a criterion for the disadvantaged background definition.

Letters of recommendation (preferred from faculty research supervisors) and/or student application video (limited to two minutes) are optional.  They also can be sent separately by email to .  Applications are due by February 15, 2023.