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Opportunity Grants

Extraordinary Students—Exceptional Opportunities

Opportunity Grants of up to $3,000, available exclusively to Presidential Scholars, enable successful applicants to design their own academic, research, internship, or service experience during the summer of their sophomore or junior year, or during a January term. These experiences beyond the normal curriculum can involve foreign study or travel. This support is in addition to other forms of funding (e.g., from the Dean of Faculty’s office, the Career Center, the Goldfarb Center, or the student’s major department or program).

Presidential Scholars can receive funds for:

Recent Presidential Scholars projects have included:

Applications are submitted via DavisConnects. Applications are due in early October (for Jan Plan opportunities), early December (for spring opportunities), mid March (for summer opportunities), and early August (for fall opportunities). For dates and application details, see the DavisConnects website. Information sessions will be held twice a year. For more information, contact Martha Arterberry.