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Undergrad Scholarship


About the Scholarship

Marshall College Undergraduate Research Scholarships encourage outstanding Marshall students to engage in scholarly research, creative expression, or public service projects. These scholarships provide support of up to $1,000 to subsidize travel, supplies, equipment, and other costs associated with these endeavors. Marshall students from all majors are eligible to apply.  U.S. citizenship is not a requirement. Up to five scholarships will be awarded annually. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of Marshall College faculty from a variety of disciplines. A faculty sponsor must be secured by the applicant, and the sponsor must approve the overall project and budgetary request. All recipients will be required to submit an analytical paper (in addition to any physical project that might result). Students who successfully complete the project will be honored at the annual Marshall College Scholar and Citizen Celebration in Spring.


Applicant Criteria for Scholarship:  

  • Current Marshall student through 2022-2023 academic year
  • Minimum cumulative UC GPA of 3.0 
  • Upper division status: a minimum of 90 units completed at the time of application
  • Note: Marshall College transfer students are eligible to apply after completing 24 UCSD units with a cumulative UC GPA of 3.0

Applicants may submit only one research application per academic year.  

Project Prerequisite:  The project proposal must be independent research, creative expression, or service for work above and beyond the normal course of study, unless the project overlaps with research associated with a senior honors project or independent/special studies.  The subject matter of the research project does not have to be related to the student’s major, minor, or other coursework.  Before applying, applicants must secure a faculty sponsor who must approve the project and budget and will advise during the research process.

Term of Award:  The research project must be completed during the 2022-2023 academic year while the applicant is a UCSD undergraduate.  The final paper and financial report are due to the Office of the Provost and the faculty sponsor on in Spring 2023. Students may reapply for a scholarship the following year.

Amount: Applicants will submit a budget for their project, which is to be approved by their mentor. Budgets are to be submitted in a spreadsheet format (Google Sheets, Excel, etc.). Awards will be made for up to $1000.  Students on financial aid should contact the Marshall Provost to coordinate financial aid implications.

The Marshall Scholarship is currently being administered as part of the TRELS program.