This award provides a $10,000 scholarship to juniors who will pursue a self-initiated public service project during their senior year. The project may be a new undertaking or an extension of an existing project.
Deadline To Register---- FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Due to Office of Undergraduate Honors and Awards/ 200 Kerr Hall
For Application Click HERE
The public service project proposal is a major focus of the selection process. The project must be realistic in scope, and the foundation prefers projects that are designed to continue after initial implementation. Selectors look for candidates who are passionate about their project and who have a demonstrated interest in public service, outstanding leadership potential, effective communication skills, and who "wish to make a difference" in local, regional, or national communities.
*must have one full year remaining until graduation
*are in the top 1/3 of his/her class
*must have demonstrated an interest in public service
*must have outstanding leadership potential
*can demonstrate effective communication skillsThe Foundation defines public service as work, whether paid or as a volunteer, in government at any level; in organizations serving the public interest; in national, regional or local health organizations; and in service-oriented non-profit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help disadvantaged persons or protect the environment. Fields of study which can lead to public service include (but are not limited to) the sciences, both biological and physical, engineering, agriculture, environmental management, economics, political science and the other social sciences, English, history and the other liberal arts and humanities, public health, public administration, government and education.
Scholarship information and application are available at the Donald A. Strauss Foundation website. The deadline to submit completed applications along with all required supplemental materials is no later than February 1, 2013 to the Office of Undergraduate Honors and Awards/200 Kerr Hall. UCSC will put forward up to 3 nominations to the Strauss Foundation for their consideration of this prestigious award.
Please forward this message to your departments, faculty, and any other programs who can assist in spreading the word about this amazing opportunity to current juniors or seniors with one full year remaining until graduation.