¡MIRA! Scholars 2024 Application

The ¡MIRA! Scholar application is now open! To apply to become a 2024 ¡MIRA! Scholar, please follow the directions and requirements below. For more information on the scholarship, please visit our ¡MIRA! Scholars page

The only qualifications you need are to be an undergraduate in a STEM department and have a desire to get into research! No experience required!

Application Requirements:

1. Your Resume

The application package should include a resume. No page limit. A resume presents your story by highlighting your:

  • Name/contact information
  • High school/town
  • NAU major (if known, if not indicate your interests)
  • Background and/or work experience
  • Any other important professional information

No two resumes are alike, you are not like other people. Format your resume in a way that works for you. If you need a place to start, use this great resume template and just fill in your info:

Scholars Resume Template

Have questions about your resume? Come visit us during office hours!  We can look at what you have started and suggest changes if needed. Let us help you!

Here is a example of student resume


2. A Personal Statement

The personal statement should be 1-page and cover the following points:

  • Your background, information about yourself
  • Address your interest in ¡MIRA! and how it fits into your future plan
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3. List of 3 ¡MIRA! Professors of Interest

In Google Form list 3 ¡MIRA! professors that you would be interested in working with in their labs as a Research Assistant.

Find list of ¡MIRA! professors here. 


4. Letter of Recommendation

Have a STEM mentor send an email to mira@nau.edu, with a letter of recommendation speaking to your attributes as a student/mentee. The letter can be written by any of your STEM mentors, professors, or instructors (including high school).

These letters of support are due by December 1st, 2023. It is advised you send your mentor your other application materials when you request the letter from them.


Final Step: Submit Your Application

Submit your completed application via Google Form by November 22nd, 2023 at 11:59PM.

You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.

Submit your application through the Google Form here.

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Questions about the Application Process? Come to our Office Hours!

If you have any questions about the application process or want to know how to make your application the most competitive, please visit our Office Hours!

  • Every Tuesday (starting 10/10/23) from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Science & Health Building, Room 331 with Joanna Stevens
  • Every Wednesday (starting 10/04/23) from 9:00-11:00 AM in the Science & Health Building, Room 327 with Dr. Gabe Montaño
You can also email any questions to us at mira@nau.edu.