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Donald Strauss Scholarship

Award: $15,000 for public service project & tuition, fees, books, room & board.

Number of awards: 10-15, up to 3 nominees from each university


UC San Diego Deadline to be considered for nomination: typically mid-February (next deadline: February 11, 2022)

Agency deadline for the Dean to submit campus nominations: typically early March (next deadline: March 2, 2022)


Apply as a sophomore or junior (or non-graduating senior)

Two letters of recommendation

Public service project proposal, up to 4 pages including budget and timeline

Future career, or volunteer, in public service

Plan for a community service project to be completed before April of the following year

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Apply to Donald Strauss Scholarship

The Donald Strauss Scholarship requires a nomination from the UC San Diego Campus Representative. It is recommended that applicants review the requirements and meet with the institutional advisor before applying. Please contact URH staff member, Dr. Sophia Tsai, for more information about applying to this scholarship (see contact info below).

Apply to be nominated for Strauss

Contact Information



Contact: Dr. Sophia Tsai
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