About the Koret Scholarship

Koret Scholars presenting at the Research Slam 19Become a Koret Scholar! 
$2000 Scholarships for Undergraduate Research

Applications Open: September 24, 2018.
Applications Close: October 31, 2018. 

The Divisions of Undergraduate Education and Student Success, with funding from the Koret Foundation, will award 64 Undergraduate Research Scholarships of $2000 from any discipline.

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Scholarship Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be an enrolled UCSC undergraduate student in good academic standing. Applicants will be required to provide access to educational records for verification purposes.
  • The applicant must have a UCSC faculty (or, in some cases, graduate student) mentor for the project. Applicants will be required to submit a letter of support from the mentor.
  • The project must be completed prior to the student's graduation.

Koret Scholars are expected to work with their mentors in 2- or 5-credit independent studies. Koret Undergraduate Research Scholarships are intended to enable students to participate in a research project outside of their courses in collaboration with faculty and/or graduate students. As such, scholarships will not be awarded for assignments in regular courses but new research projects might be developed out of previous coursework. Projects can be a student or faculty-originated, by means of independent study, over 1 or 2 quarters.

Additional Student Requirements:

  • Submit a one-page final report on their project by May 30, 2019.
  • Participate in the "Koret Scholars Research Slam" during Student Achievement Week, June 7, 2019.  

Note to Financial Aid Recipients: 

If you are a financial aid applicant, this award would be incorporated into your aid offer to meet your budgeted cost of attendance. In most cases, it will reduce your loan obligation. Once factored into your aid offer, the award is paid through to your UCSC student account. If you owe the university any fees, the award will apply to those first and any remaining funds will be issued to you via direct deposit or by check, depending upon how you are signed up to receive refunds. If you have questions about how this award would affect your current aid, please contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office by visiting 201 Hahn Student Services Building or calling 831-459-2963. 

Information for Mentors

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Contact Don Bard, Coordinator of Undergraduate Honors and Research Opportunities at ur_hnrs@ucsc.edu, or call (831) 459-5386.