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Stipend and Housing

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The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award is $6,000 for 10 weeks. From this stipend, students are responsible for their own travel, housing, and meals.



An abundance of apartment housing is available in Scottsdale and throughout the Phoenix area. Housing costs in Scottsdale are within the national average for cities of comparable size. Costs vary widely depending on the accommodations.

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will provide SURF students with a list of Mayo Clinic employees who offer rooms for rent. Additionally, SURF students will be given contact information for other SURF students in case they are interested in connecting to coordinate shared housing.


Housing information for the Florida campus will be sent to those who receive appointments.


Student housing is available starting at around $1,200 a month.

Housing options include:

Resident Property Management (formerly The Parker)

Residences of Old Town Hall

UMR Residential Housing