Passionate about health? Apply by March 15 to be a BUILD EXITO scholar

Passionate about health? Apply by March 15 to be a BUILD EXITO scholar

Passionate about health? Apply by March 15 to be a BUILD EXITO scholar


Students, are you curious about research and passionate about solving health issues? If you have three years left until you complete your degree, you can apply to join UOG's sixth cohort of the BUILD EXITO program, which will provide you with hands-on research mentoring and training throughout your undergraduate degree program.

The program is looking for undergraduate students who are interested in addressing health disparities and want to pursue a degree in the biomedical, social, behavioral, clinical, health, or bioengineering fields.

Based at Portland State University, BUILD EXITO offers UOG students a pathway to graduation and beyond with enhanced science education, dedicated advising, and opportunities for hands-on research experiences. Students who are accepted into the program will be trained, mentored, and supported as a community of scholars with the ultimate goal of preparing to solve important health issues through research in the social sciences and biomedical fields.

You don't need to have prior research experience or think of yourself as a scientist — BUILD EXITO will help you prepare for a future research career.

UOG’s fifth cohort of BUILD EXITO scholars during their orientation into the program in June 2020. (From left) Stephenie Santos, Britney Sison, Jacky Chen, Aisleabesh Maglaque, Sabrina Zhi, and Anesha Ignacio.

Will you be part of UOG's next cohort of BUILD EXITO scholars?

To be eligible for the program, students must:

  • Be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-citizen nationals
  • Have completed at least one year of undergraduate coursework at a community college or university by the end of Fañomnåkan 2021 or by Fanuchånan 2021
  • Have three years remaining in their undergraduate degree program by the end of Fañomnåkan 2021 (i.e., applicants will NOT graduate prior to Fañomnåkan 2023)
  • Be enrolled full-time (12 credits) in Fañomnåkan 2021 and Fanuchånan 2021
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 4:59 a.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021 (ChST)

Apply now to be a BUILD EXITO scholar!

Any questions?

Interested students can contact Dr. Angeline Ames at or Dr. Yvette Paulino at

Read about UOG's former BUILD EXITO scholars: