URS Program Overview

Undergraduate Research Scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admissions to prospective freshman. URS provide awardees with funding for a research project while being mentored by a faculty member. Projects can either be based on your idea or can be centered around a faculty mentor’s already existing project. You do not have to work with a faculty member in your major or even in your college.

In a URS project, you:

  • Explore academic interests beyond the classroom
  • Get hands-on experience with research or creative production
  • Develop student-faculty relationships for professional references
  • Acquire academic and professional skills and credentials
  • Refine your academic and career goals

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