Due Date: 4/1/2023

About the Summer Fellows Program

Spend the summer working with leading biomedical scientists.

Established in 1978, The Lundquist Institute’s Summer Fellowship Program is designed to encourage graduating high school seniors and high school juniors to explore careers in the field of biomedical science. Students in the program will:

  • Spend eight weeks participating in a virtual curriculum, featuring lectures and presentations by our world-renowned faculty.
  • Participate in study groups in a mentored research project, culminating in the presentation at the end of the program to peers, family, and research community during the final week of the program, and receive Certificates of Achievement.

Students will participate in research areas such as:

Cancer Interventional Preventive Cardiology Neuroscience
Clinical and Outcomes Research Metabolic Disorders Psychiatric Disorders
COPD/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Neonatology Regenerative Medicine/Stem Cells
Genetics/Genomics/Personalized Medicine Nephrology Reproductive Health
Infectious Diseases Neurological Disorders Vascular Disease and Hypertension


Fellowship Period

Fellowships begin on Monday, June 12, 2023, and continue through Friday, August 4, 2023.


All student applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Current enrollment in a Los Angeles County or Orange County high school.
  2. Current enrollment as a high school senior graduating in 2023, or a high school junior graduating in 2024.
  3. Demonstrated outstanding general academic achievement with a particular focus on science coursework.
  4. Ability to participate in all program activities as required during the eight-week period (June 12, 2023, through August 4, 2023, generally from 8 AM to 5 PM). 
  5. No more than three absences total are permitted throughout the duration of the program. College tours/orientations and vacations should be scheduled so as to avoid any conflicts. If an absence from program participation is required, the student must contact the Office of Education at education@lundquist.org
  6. Certificates of completion will be awarded to all participants at the end of the program and upon the fulfillment of all program requirements. This includes attendance at all summer program lectures, lab participation if an "on-site" enrollee, completion and return of the annual program survey, and no more than three absences for the duration of the program. 

Please contact the Education Office at education@lundquist.org if you anticipate a conflict with any of the dates or program requirements listed above.

Application Requirements:

The following materials must be submitted by the application deadline of April 1, 2023:

  1. 2023 Summer Fellowship Program Student Online Application Form.
  2. Official high school transcript.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers, preferably science teachers.

Applications, transcripts, and letters of recommendation can be:

  1. Submitted online.
  2. Sent via email to education@lundquist.org
  3. Sent via mail to:

    The Lundquist Institute
    Office of Education
    1124 W. Carson St.
    Torrance, CA 90502-2064

Any consideration for application deadline extension must be submitted in the form of a request to the Office of Education at education@lundquist.org for review. 


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For more information, contact:
Office of Education
The Lundquist Institute
1124 West Carson Street, MRL Building
Torrance, CA 90502-2064
Email: education@lundquist.org