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APPLY

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE
POMONA COLLEGE
SCRIPPS COLLEGE
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
UC BERKELEY
UC DAVIS
UC IRVINE
UC LOS ANGELES
UC MERCED
UC RIVERSIDE
UC SAN DIEGO
UC SANTA BARBARA
UC SANTA CRUZ

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

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 

 

  • 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.

 

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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