# Eligibility

Participants must be
**U.S. citizens or permanent residents** in order to
receive the $3500 stipend, housing and travel support. Students who
are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents will be considered if
they have alternative funding sources for the duration of the
program.

Participants should have at least one more semester of schoolwork to complete after the end date of the REU (July 28). Ideally, applicants should be in their sophomore or junior years.

Ideal candidates will have completed a course in proofs and linear algebra. A completed course in probability is preferred for those wishing to work in the Survival Analysis group, while completed courses in abstract algebra and geometry would be a plus for those wishing to study Embeddings of Graphs.