WUMI Summer Programs

In February of 2016, the CNMI Scholarship Office (CSO) and the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (WUSTL) began collaboration on a partnership for eligible CNMI Residents.  The Washington University and Mariana Islands (WUMI) Summer Program is now possible through this partnership.  We recognize the importance and need to increase the representation of Pacific Islander professionals and leaders in the sciences, medical sciences, and allied healthcare sciences.  This representation will help improve healthcare, reduce health disparities and solve many environmental challenges. 

CSO will begin vetting for candidates to apply for these programs beginning September 1st thru  November 30th every year.  During this process, CSO will work with interested applicants and our point of contact with WUSTL to prepare the students with application requirements for both institutions.  To participate, you must register with CSO first and complete our WUMI Summer Program application.  Please communicate with our program coordinator, Ms. Monica V. Manibusan, by e-mailing her or calling her at (670) 665-4752.

"WUMI allows you to train at one of the top leading medical schools in the Nation!"

WUSTL is looking for bright, innovative, and talented undergraduates from the Pacific Islands, particularly eligible students from the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI), to participate in the following 2020 summer programs: 

STEP 1:  Click on the links below for program details that meet your needs.

STEP 2:  Select a program you are interested in and e-mail our program coordinator no later than the established program deadlines.

Biology and BioMedical Sciences Programs

(1) Amgen Scholars Program
Eligibility requirements: Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors

(2) BioMedRAP

Eligibility requirements: Undergraduates

(3) Opportunities in Genomics Research

Eligibility requirements: Undergraduates

(4) Pediatrics Student Research Program (PSRP)
Eligibility requirements: Current FT undergraduates, grad students, and high school seniors

(5) Summer Research Program at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Eligibility requirements: Undergraduates and Medical Students

(6) WUSTL ENDURE Undergraduate summer research experience in neuroscience
Eligibility requirements: FT undergraduates from underrepresented groups

(7) SCC Leah Menshouse Springer Summer Opportunities Programs 

Eligibility requirements: Undergraduate, Graduates, Medical Students 


Environmental Biology Program

(1) Tyson Undergraduate Fellows Program
Eligibility requirements: Undergraduates


Engineering and Computer Science Programs

(1) Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Research Experience for Undergraduates
Eligibility requirements: Undergraduates

(2) Center for Engineering and MechanoBiology (CEMB) Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program
Eligibility requirements: Undergraduates


Plant Science Program

(1) Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Summer Internship Program
Eligibility requirements: Not Specified


Public Health Program

(1) Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program
Eligibility requirements: FT Undergraduates, Graduates, and Medical Students 



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WUMI Cohort 1

CNMI Scholarship Office administrator Rose Pangelinan (R) with first-ever WUMI participant Liezel Tiples at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine after Tiples’ research presentation. Tiples was the first student from the CNMI to participate in the WUMI Summer Program established between CSO and WUSTL School of Medicine. (August 2016)

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