Petit Scholars Program

Application Deadline: September 18, 2018

Open to: Current students who will have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours as of January 2018
Award type: Academic/ research
Area(s) of study: Sciences and engineering
Award criteria:  Academic achievement
Award provides:  $7,500 stipend during the research term
Open to international students: Yes

 Eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum GPA of at least 3.3
  • Make a commitment to the program beginning in January 2019 and concluding at the end of December 2019 and to full time availability during the summer months (students may not enroll in summer classes)

The Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars program is a competitive scholarship program that serves to develop the next generation of leading bioengineering and bioscience researchers by providing a comprehensive research experience for a full year at Georgia Tech’s Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience.  The program allows undergraduates to conduct independent research in the state-of-the-art laboratories of the Petit Institute.  Scholars develop their own research project within the term of January to December each year, and spend the summer conducting research on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta.  Applicants must have an outstanding academic record with strong research experience and demonstrated interest in bioengineering and/or bioscience research.

This award does not require Emory endorsement. For more information and to apply, visit

NS&FP advisors are available to advise and provide feedback for Petit applicants. Make an appointment with a NS&FP advisor. We will help you determine your eligibility and, if you choose to apply, provide feedback on your application.