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.

Every high school in the Greater San Antonio Area will be given the opportunity to submit up to 3 potential candidates for VBRA Application. Information regarding instructions and website information will go out September 18th. Deadline for candidates from school selection is December 31, 2018 at 5:00pm.


Those candidates will then be provided access to an electronic application on January 15, 2019.  The application deadline will be February 15, 2019 at 11:59pm.


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


The final cohort determination will occur in early Spring 2019, for entry into the Voelcker Academy Research Academy Class of Summer 2019.