The MARC program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is administered by program director Dr. Teresa Turner. ECS scholars supported by MARC are interested in a career in biomedical research, work closely with faculty mentors on research projects, and have specific responsibilities. The MARC program supports 8 UVI students per year, four juniors and four seniors. Each year, during the call for ECS applications, 4 new junior MARC Trainees are selected from the applicant pool.
To be a MARC scholar, a student must have a UVI GPA of 3.0 or above. Students must also be a US citizen or permanent resident, must graduate in 2 years, and be a full time student pursuing a BS degree with a major in mathematics, chemistry, biology, marine biology, computer science, or psychology. MARC is an honors program and scholars follow a strict curriculum.
Teresa Turner, Ph.D.
University of the Virgin Islands
2 John Brewer’s Bay
St. Thomas, VI 00802-9990