Apply to the SUPREMES

Eligibility | Application | Letters of Recommendation | Interview | Acceptees | Calendar

Students interested in participating in the SUPREMES are invited to review eligibility requirements and apply.  Application requirements, as outlined below, include completing the application, submitting your resume, personal statement, transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be invited for an interview. 


To qualify for the SUPREMES, students must meet and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Applicants must be of Junior or Senior standing and be a minimum of 16 years of age upon the start of the program, which for the SUPREMES Program Class of '23 is September 6, 2022. Unfortunately, as a result of safety regulations in our labs, no exceptions can be made to this requirement. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.5 or higher; however, exceptions will be considered for the GPA requirement if addressed in the personal statement or other application materials.
  • Students must have successfully completed or be currently enrolled in the following coursework: Biology, Chemistry, Algebra I & II, and two years of English/Composition.
  • Students must complete and submit all application materials on time, including all recommendation letters.

In addition, an Affiliation Agreement and Program Memorandum between MCW and the student’s academic institution must be in place before the first day of the program for the student to participate. If accepted into the program, the program administrators will work with your school to complete this requirement; no action is required on your part.



The SUPREMES Application is composed of 25 questions and will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Please be prepared to upload your resume, transcripts, and personal statement and answer questions regarding your scientific interests and current academic activities.


Complete Application


The Application window for the Class of '23 SUPREMES Program has closed. Institutional inquiries regarding support building student interest in the SUPREMES Program are accepted on an ongoing basis. 


Letters of Recommendation

Each applicant must submit two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be written by current and/or former professors/instructors or advisers and should convey your interest in the sciences and research.

*Letters submitted after close of the application window will not be considered.  It is recommended that all applicants follow up with their referees to ensure letters are submitted prior to the application due date.


Submit Letters of Recommendation



For the SUPREMES Program Class of '23, applicants will be notified via e-mail no later than April 11, 2022, if they are invited for an interview. Interviews will be held during the week of April 25, 2022. 

For the interview, be prepared to answer questions about your interests in science, as well as your current or recently completed science and maths courses.



Applicants chosen to participate will be sent an acceptance letter via email. Upon accepting the offer in writing via email, the applicant's participation in SUPREMES Program is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and having a Program Memorandum/Affiliation Agreement in place with the high school prior to the start of the first day of the program.

Please note, the SUPREMES is a competitive program, and the number of students accepted is contingent upon the number of laboratory workspaces available in a given academic year. However, applicants not accepted into the program during their Junior year are invited to apply again as Seniors. 



SUPREMES Program Class of '23 is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 6, 2022, and conclude with the Research Symposium on May 11, 2023. The format for the SUPREMES Program Calendar for the Class of '23 will be based on that of the SUPREMES Program calendar for the Class of '22, which can be accessed at the link below. The SUPREMES Program Calendar '23 will be made available to students accepted into the program.


SUPREMES Program Calendar '22