FAQ

Are the Banneker Institute and the Aztlán Institute separate programs?

No. The same application is used for each. The Institutes differ only in their targeted groups and in the perspectives brought from the Director of each program, professionally and personally.

Do I need particular documents to complete my application?

Yes. Look for a full list of documents in autumn 2017.

What perks do the program offer to students?

The program covers all major expenses. We offer generous support for students who are accepted. We cover the costs for housing, we offer a competitive stipend for food and personal expenses, we reimburse for travel to and from Boston, and more!

Are there any restrictions on who can apply?

The only restrictions are on foreign nationals and year of graduation. Applicants must be an undergraduate (1) US citizen (or person with work authorization, including those with DACA status) and (2) must on track to graduate after completing our program.