CURO Honors scholars
“The CURO Honors Scholarship provides students the opportunity to be surrounded by peers and faculty who possess a love of knowledge and inquiry. They provide new and challenging perspectives, experiences, and insights, creating an ideal learning environment. And through that environment, CURO Honors Scholars pursue unique opportunities and achieve success.”
The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) promotes sustained, progressive, and faculty-mentored research opportunities for UGA’s undergraduates.
The premier opportunity offered by CURO to prospective Honors students is the CURO Honors Scholarship.
The CURO Honors Scholarship seeks to enrich the academic experience of undergraduate students by engaging them in mentor-guided research in order to gain insight into fields and disciplines that interest them. Recipients of this scholarship, the CURO Honors Scholars, can conduct research in any discipline at UGA, including (but not limited to) physical, biological, and social sciences; business; international affairs; engineering; humanities; and the arts.
Each year, CURO offers a limited number of incoming first-year students the CURO Honors Scholarship. CURO specially invites applicants from underrepresented groups to apply, though all prospective students may apply. The highly competitive selection process considers academic achievement, motivation to make research central to the undergraduate career, and demonstrated work ethic.
The CURO Honors Scholarship is only available to graduating high school seniors who intend to become first-year students at the University of Georgia. It is not available to current UGA undergraduates.
The Application for the CURO Honors Scholarship should be received by the Honors Program no later than February 1, 2013. Applications received after February 1 will not be considered. Early submission is preferable as applications for the ten first year spots become more competitive each year.
CURO HONORS SCHOLARSHIP: THE PROGRAM
The CURO Honors Scholarship emphasizes three foundational opportunities: research, mentoring, and community. These combine to prepare students for the highest levels of success.
CURO Honors Scholars have gone on to professional and graduate programs at:
CURO Honors Scholars have earned the following national scholarships: