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CURO Honors Scholars

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.

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CURO Honors Scholars receive $3,000 in funding each year; enjoy mentoring and community support; and attend special seminars, workshops, events, and activities.

CURO Honors Scholars pursue their own research agenda in their first semester at UGA, and they 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 fine and performing arts.

CURO Honors Scholars also form a community of diverse students committed to growing academically and individually. They receive regular contact with Morehead Honors College staff members who assist them in professional development.


Interested applicants must have completed their UGA application before they can complete the CURO Honors Scholarship application.

Click here to apply.

The application will open on September 1 and will be due on February 1. The submission portal will close and no further applications will be accepted beyond this date.

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 highly competitive selection process considers academic achievement, motivation to make research central to the undergraduate career, and demonstrated work ethic.

Previous research experience is not necessary but is desirable. CURO invites applicants from underrepresented groups, though all interested students should apply. The Morehead Honors College and CURO are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in both how we approach our work and how we interact with and value our students.

Twenty CURO Promising Scholars will be chosen from the applicants and will be invited to participate in the CURO Promising Scholars event at the beginning of April. The CURO Honors Scholarship recipients will be selected from the Promising Scholars in attendance.


CURO Scholars have gone on to prestigious professional and graduate programs, and have received major scholarship awards such as the Churchill Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholarship, Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the Merage American Dream Fellowship, and the Udall Scholarship.


CURO Contacts

Administrative Associate
Catherine Young

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