CURO Honors Scholarship
The short answer is the best answer: engaging in faculty-mentored undergraduate research will make you a more successful student, especially if you get involved in your first two years. The CURO Honors Scholarship gives you the financial and organizational support to do that.
But here’s a long answer anyway: in addition to financial support, the CURO Honors Scholarship offers structure, professionalization, and community through a required four-semester seminar focused on building research skills.
Undergraduate research is already widely recognized as a high impact practice, producing increased self-confidence, gains in research and technical skills, and scientific understanding; it also increases retention rates and the likelihood of matriculation to graduate school. At UGA, CURO research has been linked to higher GPAs.
CURO scholars have gone on to prestigious professional and graduate programs, and have received major scholarship awards such as the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the Merage American Dream Fellowship, and the Udall Scholarship.
One recent CHS graduate had this to say about the CURO Honors Scholarship:
If this sounds like the kind of education you want, then apply today!