COTA Application Deadline: 12:00 noon, Friday, February 12, 2021.
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 Spring 2022. 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 (time and date TBD). 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 and their second stipend of $1,000.00 upon completion of requirements.
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.