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University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Merced

University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruza

APPLY

CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO

CAL STATE CHICO
CAL STATE FULLERTON
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

APPLICATION PROCESS

Deadline to submit complete application:  February 14, 2024.

Applicants and Letter Writers MUST email applications and Letters of Recommendation to apply@straussfoundation.org.

From the Applicant​:

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  1. Application Summary

  2. One-Page Resume

  3. One-Page Personal Essay

  4. Project Proposal - Limited to 4 pages, including Budget & Timeline, typed with 1.2 spacing.

  5. Transcripts from all colleges attended; copies are acceptable.

  6. Signed copy of the Acceptance Agreement (Final page of Bulletin of Information)

From Letter Writers:
  1. (2) Letters of Recommendation - emailed directly with the name and school of applicant in subject line.

  2. Letter of Support - only if working with a partner organization.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

  • The applicant has completed at least one year of college and will not graduate before June 2025.​

  • The applicant has a GPA in the upper 1/3 of their class.​

  • The applicant has a desire to “make a difference” in local, regional, national, or international communities.

SELECTION CRITERIA

SCHOLAR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain satisfactory academic performance (upper 1/3 class).​

  • Carry out the public service project, emailing short bi-monthly updates, and a 2-page final assessment in April.

  • Attend a mandatory meeting of all Strauss Award recipients at UC Irvine in April and make a short presentation.

  • Serve as a Strauss Ambassador at respective campus.

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