Application Process and Interview

Ochieng, SamwelYou will be asked to write a personal statement as a part of the application. Please be sure to include the reasons you want to participate in the EHS-TRUE Program. A good resource for general information regarding environmental health science is the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (


Download an EHS-TRUE Application Worksheet and follow the directions to submit your final application online via Qualtrics. Your final online application is due by 5:00 p.m. Arizona Time on February 1, 2022. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

A letter of recommendation is only required if you have prior independent research experience. The letter of recommendation must be from a member of the research group, preferably the primary scientist. Please direct your recommender to e-mail the letter to Jennifer Cubeta, UBRP Director, at Letters must be received by 5:00 p.m. Arizona Time on February 1, 2022 to be considered.

EHS-TRUE applicants will be screened and finalists will be interviewed the during February. Those selected for the program will be notified by March 1 and will have the month of March to interview with prospective mentors. Mentor/mentee pairings will be finalized by April 1 and the mentor will complete a commitment form indicating who the student’s immediate supervisor and time approver are. Applicants selected to participate must attend a payroll meeting (during the spring semester), UBRP summer orientation (May 16, 2022), and the UBRP Ethics Retreat (Summer 2022).

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Cubeta, UBRP Director, at