COTA Application Deadline: 12:00 noon, Friday, February 21, 2020.
About the Program
The USP program will make approximately 200 awards, university-wide, each year. These are distributed across all of the colleges on campus.
To participate, you may not graduate before May 2021. The College of the Arts has an additional requirement for this award of a 3.25 GPA. If you plan to apply through another college, you must adhere to their requirements.
If you are eligible to apply, follow the steps below:
Student Scholar Responsibilities and Awards
Those students receiving a USP award MUST attend a mandatory orientation at the O'Connell Center for new awardees on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Scholars will be notified of the time of the orientation. Scholars are expected to complete their proposed creative/research project following all stated guidelines and requirements. Each scholar will receive a $1,750 stipend disbursed in two phases. The scholars will receive their first stipend of $750.00 in the fall (September, 2020) and their second stipend of $1,000.00 in the spring (April, 2021).
If you receive Financial Aid, your scholarship could be affected, so please check with the Student Financial Affairs office to determine your Financial Aid status before you apply.
Faculty mentors receive $500 to use as needed toward research and travel expenses related to the project.