Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the PALiISaDS program:

Admitted PALiISaDS scholars must:

*As defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), aliens admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Please note that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) individuals are ineligible for support from this solicitation unless they meet the requirements listed in the first sentence of this bullet by the time of application. 

**Please reach out to a site director if you face special circumstances that led to a GPA under this threshold and believe you still meet all other criteria. Admission rubrics de-emphasize GPA and focus on promise and motivation. 

**If selected, precise scholarship amount (up to $10,000/year) will be determined based on your financial need by the financial aid office at each institution and is the difference between estimated cost of attendance and the expected family contribution based on each student's FAFSA. 

Application Materials

The following materials are required for each applicant:

There are three mandatory prompts that address career goals, personal background, and prior experience related to statistics and/or data science:

Optional prompt: We acknowledge that every student has had unique life experiences that may not be captured in the above questions. The selection committee is interested in learning more about any extenuating circumstances you have encountered throughout your journey.

Information Sessions

Info sessions will resume in early 2024Please reach out to your campus liaison for information before then.

 Application Portals

If you are already enrolled in one of the PALiISaDS institutions, be sure to use the correct link for your school. If you're a community college student applying for transfer admission to one or more of PALiISaDS sites, please use the  "transfer students" link.