CURO Honors Scholarship
How much money is the award, and how is it distributed?
The award package totals $3000 per year. This funding takes the form of a monthly stipend for Fall and Spring semesters that totals $2000 per year and a $1000 CURO Research Assistantship, also paid monthly.
What are the ‘underrepresented’ groups encouraged to apply?
The University of Georgia is committed to achieving a campus environment representative of the world in which we live, and we therefore broadly understand campus diversity as including racial, ethnic, geographic, linguistic, and experiential elements. The UGA Faculty Statement on Diversity can be read here. We encourage all interested students to apply.
Could you explain the selection process for the scholarship?
Following the application deadline, 20 potential candidates or "Promising Scholars" will be invited for an interview experience during the CURO Research Symposium on Monday, April 3, 2017. Ten of those twenty students will be offered the scholarship. Recipients will be contacted after the CURO Symposium ends on April 4th.
Will I receive confirmation when my application is received?
We will confirm receipt of your application once it is processed by our front desk. Please give us 48 hours from the submission deadline to get in touch with you.
Will applicants be notified if they are not selected?
We will notify all applicants who are not invited to the CURO Symposium ASAP.
Do I need to fill out the First Years Honors Program Application?
No; completing the CURO Honors Scholarship application will be adequate.
Does the letter of recommendation have to be from a teacher?
The letter should be from someone who has worked with you in the classroom or in some other educational environment --- e.g., an internship or research experience. Your letter needs to come from someone who you feel can best convey to us your academic abilities and how you may contribute to the CURO Honors Scholars program.