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Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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Greetings Everyone, 

The Undergraduate Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences and the UCLA Scholarship Research Center are now coordinating the nomination of UCLA students for most major national scholarships and fellowships, including the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship.

The Foundation annually awards $10,000 scholarships to no fewer than 10 and no more than 15 California college sophomores and/or juniors who tend to have extensive records of community and public service. A central part of the application package is a proposal for a project to be carried out between the end of the sophomore or junior year and the spring of the following year; these proposals shall become a major focus of the selection process.

Fields of study which can lead to public service and a Strauss project include (but are not limited to) the sciences, both biological and physical, engineering, agriculture, environmental management, economics, political science, and the other social sciences, English, history, and the other liberal arts and humanities, fine arts, public health, public administration,  business, government and education.


To be eligible for a Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship, a student must:


  • Demonstrate an interest in public service.
  • Show outstanding leadership potential.
  • Have the desire to “make a difference” in local, regional, national or international communities.
  •  Be a Sophomore or Junior.
  • A GPA in the upper 1/3 of his or her class.
  • Submit an innovative, original, public service project proposal.

As part of our effort to inform and recruit students for these prestigious and lucrative scholarship opportunities, we are asking for your assistance in forwarding this email to your student list-serve and posting copies of the attached flyer in areas where students will see them.  We appreciate anything you can do to encourage exceptional students in your department to apply.  Attached please find  an electronic copy of a printable flyer for the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship. 


The UCLA campus deadline for the Donald Strauss Public Service Scholarship is:

February 2, 2016


For more information on this scholarship listed above and the UCLA nomination process, please refer students to the Undergraduate Research Center for Humanities and Social Science (310-825-2935 or urhass@college.ucla.edu) or the UCLA Scholarship Resource Center (310-206-2875 or src@college.ucla.edu). 


We encourage you to forward this email to faculty and others in your department who have contact with students.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Thank you very much for your assistance!


Whitney Arnold, Ph.D.

Director, Undergraduate Research Center–Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

A334 Murphy Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90095


310.267.5515 (fax)


Francesca Marx, Ph.D.
Student Affairs Officer
UCLA Scholarship Resource Center
233 Covel Commons

310-206-6937 (fax)