LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
UC LOS ANGELES
UC SAN DIEGO
UC SANTA BARBARA
UC SANTA CRUZ
Applicants and letter writers MUST submit applications and letters of recommendation to the appropriate campus representatives.
Deadlines are specific to each campus.
Internal deadlines and campus representatives can be found HERE.
Complete the Application Summary along with:
One-page Resume - With current and past public service
One-page Personal Essay
A Project Proposal - Limited to 4 pages, including Budget and Timeline, using, at least 1.2 spacing.
2 Recommendations - If working with a partner organization, also submit their Letter of Support.
Transcript - A photocopy is okay.
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.
Demonstrated interest in public service.
Outstanding leadership potential.
Submitted an innovative public service project proposal.
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.