Research & Fellowships

  • Changes to University Scholar Application for 2020

    The University Scholar Program has adopted significant changes to the application process for the 2020 application cycle. The new application will require a more detailed overall statement of interests and learning plan, in addition to the project proposal. The new application will also require two faculty to complete a faculty evaluation form. Details of the changes can be found at the University Scholar website.

    Information sessions for students interested in applying to the program will be held on:

    • Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 5-6 pm in MCHU 201
    • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 5-6 pm in MCHU 201

    The Letter of intent will be due on Sept. 14, 2020

    The application will be due on Nov. 2, 2020


    About the University Scholar Program:

    The University Scholar Program is one of the most challenging and prestigious programs for undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. Open to students from all of the University's schools and colleges, the University Scholar Program allows students to design and pursue an in-depth research or creative project and to craft a learning plan that supports their interests and academic goals during their final three semesters. Each student is mentored by an advisory committee of three faculty.

    Admission is based on an application submitted during the first semester of a student’s junior year. Applications are reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of faculty members who may select up to 30 University Scholars in any given year. The strongest proposals will show exceptional breadth and/or depth and will bring together multiple fields of study, methodologies, and/or points of view. Graduation as a University Scholar recognizes a student's extraordinary engagement with self-reflective learning and research or creative endeavors.

    For more information, contact: Monica van Beusekom at

If you have any questions, please contact Honors Programming and Events at 860-486-1616.