Prospective Students


The Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy commitment requires a considerable effort from each participant. This program is intended for current high school sophmore students. No other major activities should be planned for the duration of the summer program. At the conclusion of the summer program, students will present their work at an award reception and receive a monetary Voelcker Student Award. Students will also be invited to activities scheduled during the academic school year and are expected to make every effort to attend.


The process for application has been updated, as of November 1, 2016.


Every high school in the Greater San Antonio Area will be given the opportunity to submit up to 3 potential candidates for VBRA Application.


Those candidates will then be provided access to an electronic application.


Interviewees will be selected from the applicants who meet the requirements and time deadline.


The final cohort determination will occur by April 26, 2018, for entry into the Voelcker Academy Research Academy Class of Summer 2018.