- Stipend: $2800 (UC Scholars) or $3500 (Genentech), plus housing support, GRE prep, workshops, seminars
- UC Scholars
- Supplemental Questions
UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars - Information about your letter of recommendation writerYour application will not be complete until a letter of recommendation is received (only one letter is needed). Please provide the name and contact information of your letter writer below. Once you save the UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars portion of the application, the letter writer will receive instructions about how to submit the letter of recommendation online (you can save your application without submitting it). *We strongly recommend that applicants contact potential letter writers in advance to confirm that they will be able to write a letter and complete the required form on the applicant's behalf.* Saving your application will automatically send the letter request to your letter writer, so be sure to contact him/her in advance. Letters from faculty are preferred. Letters from supervisors in research-focused industry or organizations are also acceptable. Applicants who have transferred to UC San Diego this year sometimes obtain a letter from a professor at their former institution.
Because letter writers will only receive information about the letter of recommendation *after* you have saved your UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars portion of the application, it is important that you do so as soon as possible so that your letter writer will have sufficient time to complete the letter by the deadline of February 1st, 2021.
- a. Recommender's name (first and last) and email address
- b. Recommender's department
- c. Recommender's institution/university
UC Program Participation
- a. Have you ever participated in any of the below-listed programs at the University of California? If 'None of the above' please so indicate.
- b. Other (please specify; if no other programs, please enter n/a)
UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars - Program InterestPlease indicate your interest in being considered for the UC Scholars Program and/or the Genentech Scholars Program.
UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars - Potential Research TopicsPlease briefly describe what research topic you would like to work on this summer. Applicants are not required to have a specific project in mind; having a specific project in mind will not impact the likelihood of being accepted into the program. If you don’t yet have a project in mind, please provide a general sense of the topic(s) that would be of interest to you. If you already have a good sense of a project you hope to do, please describe it. Include information about whether there are already resources (e.g., a mentor) in place to help facilitate work on this project. The description of the potential project should not be as detailed as a complete research proposal. (250 words maximum)
UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars - Personal StatementPlease enter a personal statement explaining your research interests and why you would like to participate in this program.
In 500 words or less state your purpose in applying to the UC Scholars Program and/or Genentech Scholars Program at UC San Diego. Describe your future educational and/or career goals. If you are unsure of your plans, please provide a general sense of the types of things you may wish to pursue. You may want to include any additional information that might aid the selection committee in evaluating your interest in, preparation for, and potential for doing research. This is also a good opportunity to explain how you overcame obstacles, achieved academic goals, and/or any conditions that may have adversely impacted your academic advancement in college.
UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars - Program Ranking
Below are a number of programs to which you might be applying. Please indicate your top three choices among these programs. If you are applying to fewer than three programs, you can select “Not applying to other programs.” Please ensure that you enter your ranking of top 3 choices in the same order for each application that you submit in this application portal.
Many students who apply to the UC Scholars Program and/or the Genentech Scholars Program also apply to other opportunities for the summer. Applicants are encouraged to explore a variety of options and to apply to multiple programs. Note that if you do get accepted into multiple programs, you will only be able to accept one.
Indicating your ranking here does NOT serve as an application to these programs; the programs listed below, other than Genentech and UC Scholars, have a separate application process. When you submit the current application, you will have applied to the Genentech Program and/or the UC Scholars Program (depending on your response to the Program Interest question above) and will need to submit separate applications to the other programs.
- First choice
- Second choice
- Third choice
Additional clarificationAre there any responses in your general application or in the program-specific application that you feel need clarification? For instance, if you indicated that one of your parents received a college degree, but that person was a non-custodial parent with whom you had few interactions, you could indicate that here.
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