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Before you apply...

Minority/Underrepresented status is required for OPTIMUS participation. Applicants should identify with one or more of the following criteria:
  1. African American, Hispanic American, Native American/Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent.
  2. Socioeconomically disadvantaged/low-income background (e.g., participated in the National School Lunch Program).
  3. Neither parent/guardians graduated from a four-year US college or university.
Age requirement: students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are welcome to apply.
Eligible Schools: any high school within San Diego.


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