Graduate Division is now accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 ARCS Foundation Scholar Awards. If you would like to be considered for this award, please send the following materials to Garrett Yoshitomi (email@example.com) by Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8am. (NOTE: This is different than the Graduate Division deadline.)
Students who are applying must be available to give a 10-15-minute Zoom presentation on their research at some time that is tentatively November 2 – 4 (students will be allowed to choose from a pool of presentation times). Students will be asked questions at the end of their presentation. The presentations will be given in front of individuals with a variety of educational levels ranging from no science experience to an expert in the student’s field of study. The challenge for the students giving the presentations will be explaining their research to all educational levels while remaining engaging.
$5,000 stipend per year for two years (second year contingent upon continued satisfactory academic progress).
Each school holds its own competition and makes the final selection of its scholars who meet the following minimum criteria:
- Must have achieved a graduate level UC GPA of 3.5 or better through the Spring 2019 quarter.
- Must have have completed at least two years of graduate study, with at least two years remaining before degree completion.
- Must be making satisfactory progress toward their degree goal.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must have identified their individual area of research interest and be willing to prepare a poster board of their research for display at the awards dinner.
- Must have exhibited excellent interpersonal and leadership abilities during their academic program.
- Please note this change: must have advanced to candidacy at the time of application/nomination
- A completed ARCS Student Biographical Profile with a 100-word student biography (attached)
- A current curriculum vitae
- A statement of no more than 2-3 pages in length describing your research project (in terms that are accessible to a general audience), progress to date, and plan for completion
- A confidential evaluation of the student by your faculty advisor (multiple letters are acceptable)
- PI can send directly to Garrett, if preferred