Applying to the Research and Mentoring Program
RAMP is designed to provide undergraduate students, who may be interested in pursuing graduate education, with research experience while working closely with a faculty mentor. In addition, the students participate in a variety of workshops designed to increase their awareness and knowledge of graduate school education. The aim of this program is to encourage more students from those populations who are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education to attend graduate school. Undergraduate students participating in this program can receive up to $2,800 each year. NOTE: The application has NO SAVE BUTTON. We encourage all applicants to save any essays/long answers in a word document and then copy/paste into the application.
Please familiarize yourself with the various components of the application and give yourself plenty of time to compile them. Applicants cannot input, save and then come back to the application. You must submit everything at once. Note the deadline is September 30, 2022. This deadline includes endorsement letter submissions.
This Application is Comprised of the Following:
A. Eligibility Requirements
B. Biographical Information
C. Contact Information
D. Demographic Information
E. Academic Information
F. Research Involvement at UCF
G. Faculty Endorsement
H. Supplementary Material
I. Future Plans
J. Family Information
K. Financial Information
L. Additional Information
M. Application Submission Agreement
N. AAP Release Form
Part A: Eligibility Requirements
Please ensure you meet all of the following criteria before applying.
Part B: Biographical Information
(PID without the letter)
Part C: Applicant Contact Information
Please provide your official knights email address (ie. email@example.com)
Part D: Demographic Information
Part E: Academic Information
(Includes UCF GPA and GPA from any previous institution(s).)
(minimum of 12 credit hrs per semester)
Part F: Research Involvement at UCF
In the following section outline your current involvement in a research project at UCF. If accepted into RAMP, this will be the research project for which you will receive funding.
Explain in as much detail as possible the research project you are developing, including the question(s) you pose, the methodology you employ and how this research will contribute to your field. Limit your statement to 350 words.
Briefly describe what your role is in the project and the contributions you have made thus far to the project's development. Limit your statement to 200 words.
Part G: Faculty Endorsement
You will be asked to provide contact information for the aforementioned faculty mentor in charge of your research project. This faculty member will be sent an endorsement form that they must complete by the application deadline. This is a short form that should take them no more than a few minutes to complete. Please note that the endorsement form will be used to best assess your ability for academic research and your motivation to attend graduate school. Only on-line endorsement forms will be accepted.
Waiver of Viewing Rights
Agreeing to this waiver is not required for admission to RAMP. All rights of access to this letter of endorsement conferred by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-380) as amended may be hereby voluntarily waived.
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This is the principal investigator under whose charge you are in for the project.
Part H: Supplementary Material
Describe your academic and career goals. Include your field of interest, why you are interested in studying it, and why you think that participating in the Research and Mentoring Program will help you reach these goals. Ensure that this statement is well written and free of grammatical and spelling errors.
(Note: this is optional.)
Part I: Future Plans
Part J: Family Information
Part K Financial Information
(check your financial aid award on myucf to see if you received any of these financial aid opportunities )
Part L: Additional Information
(Note: For more information about TRIO programs please visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/index.html)
Part M: Application Submission Agreement
By signing and submitting this form
I understand that the information I have provided in this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge; and I understand and agree that this application will not be valid if information is withheld or misinformation given, and that admission into any AAP Program through an invalid application may be cancelled or denied. I understand all credentials and documents submitted with this application will become the property of AAP and will not be returned to me.
I understand that I will be asked to provide documentation to verify some or all of the statements I have enclosed in this application. In particular, I will provide my resume or curriculum vitae and appropriate supplemental materials in order to complete the application process.
I authorize AAP to obtain academic, financial aid and other information pertinent to my prospective participation in the Research and Mentoring Program.
I acknowledge that only students whose applications are complete will be considered for participation in the Research and Mentoring Program at UCF.
I affirm that I have reviewed the eligibility criteria for the program and I believe I qualify based on those criteria.
Part N: AAP Release Form
This release form enables Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) at the University of Central Florida to obtain copies of all my academic and financial aid records, including transcripts, grade reports, financial aid eligibility, and other information pertaining to my possible enrollment in the Research and Mentoring Program. This information may be shared with other university personnel in accordance with federal regulations and university policy.
I understand that a copy of my application form will be kept on file at the AAP office and that the resulting information received from counselors, admission and financial aid officers, instructors, etc. will be kept confidential in compliance with the Family Rights and Privacy Act.
If I am accepted into the program, I grant permission for AAP to use photographs or likenesses of myself in various publications. I hereby certify to the best of my knowledge that all information submitted is complete and accurate. I understand that failure to disclose information or falsification of information are grounds for not being accepted to the UCF Research and Mentoring Program, or, if accepted into the program, grounds for immediate termination.
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