Frequently Asked Questions

The list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) will be continuosly updated. If you have additional questions please contact Sara Sanchez, Coordinator of Undergraduate Honors and Research Opportunities at or (831) 459-5386.

How will this scholarship affect my financial aid?
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.

How will the scholarship funds be disbursed?
$1,400 will be disbursed as a grant to your financial aid account in Winter Quarter. The remaining $100 will come in the form of a gift card that you will receive upon submission of your final report.

What is the amount of funds available for research expenses?
There is a maximum of $500 available for research expenses for each project.

The application requires that I upload an unofficial transcript. I'm a freshman so I have no final grades as of now. What should I do for this section?
You must still upload a copy of your unofficial transcript as you will not be able to complete the application without it. Since you are a freshman we know that your transcript will be limited. That is why we also ask your permission to review your academic record. We can check your grades after fall quarter is officially over.

How is the mentor letter of support submitted?
The student applicant uploads the letter of suppor to their online application. 

What is the submission deadline?
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on November 30, 2017

When will scholarship recipients be determined?
Scholarship notifications will go out in early winter quarter. We will be notifying all students regarding the final status of their application.