Donald A. Strauss Scholarship for Public Service

$10,000 award for a 1-year public service project (April 2017-April 2018)

Due: February 8, 2017


-current UC San Diego undergraduate “sophomore” or “junior” (has 1-2 years left before graduating)

-demonstrated interest in public service

-outstanding leadership potential

-GPA in upper 1/3 of his or her class

-innovative, original public service proposal


How to apply:

-Read the website to make sure you’re eligible:

-Speak with 3 letter of recommendation writers ASAP who can speak to your ability to carry out the project or are well acquainted with your academic work

-Make an appointment to speak with the University Nominator: Dr. David Artis through his assistant, Charity Kunold ( Please let her know you’re applying to the “Strauss Scholarship”


Application materials must include:

-official transcript from all colleges attended

-Three letters of recommendation

-application summary (see website:

-one-page resume

-one-page personal essay

-project proposal (up to 4 pages, double-spaced)

-signed acceptance agreement (see website:



Contact the National Competitive Scholarships coordinator– Dr. Sophia Tsai (, 858-534-9014)


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