Student Benefits

By the time IBA students graduate, they are strong candidates for top graduate programs in the sciences. Those admitted to the IBA Scholar (link to “IBA Scholar” section – see below) program receive:

  • one-on-one mentoring from UI research faculty
  • preparation for a Ph.D. education through hands-on research experience, seminars and conferences
  • career counseling
  • tutoring resources
  • an insider's familiarity with the UI's highly ranked Ph.D. programs
  • financial support for travel to science conferences where students present their research
  • hourly wages for laboratory research (year-round) and on-campus room & board (summer)