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UROC Scholars Program

The UROC Scholars program is a competitive two-year academic program that provides students with intensive research experience and graduate school preparation.

The McNair Scholars Program is embedded within the UROC Scholars program. McNair prepares academically-talented and motivated CSUMB undergraduates from all majors for doctoral level studies by engaging these students in research and other scholarly activities that support the successful transition to graduate programs. Interested students can apply to McNair by applying to the UROC Scholar program.

UROC 2019 Scholar Application now CLOSED.

Please check back next fall for the 2020 Scholar Application.

If you're interested, click the links below to learn how to apply!

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About the Scholars Program

UROC Scholars enroll in a four-semester Undergraduate Research Seminar Series and work closely with CSUMB faculty mentors on individual research projects. During the summer, Scholars typically conduct research outside of the region through established Summer Research Experience Programs. UROC Scholars are guaranteed two years of summer research funding, are eligible for continued academic year funding, and are awarded travel funds to present their work at conferences and for graduate school visits.

The nuts and bolts

  • Students complete four research courses and two summers of research or creative activities as part of a competitive two-year program.
  • UROC provides professional, academic, and financial support to students, builds educational ownership, scholarship identity, and community.
  • Students are paired with faculty and research mentors who work with UROC staff to help students achieve professional goals.
  • UROC supports students to develop professional goals, attend and present at national conferences, and identify and apply to graduate schools and fellowships.

Benefits:

  • Attend and present at national conferences, and identify and apply to graduate schools and fellowships.
  • Prepare for graduate-level study or a research job.
  • Explore interests and clarify career goals.
  • Contribute to creation of new knowledge.
  • Sharpen critical and analytical thinking skills.
  • Enhance confidence in abilities.
  • Receive guaranteed paid undergraduate research experience(s).
  • Prepare robust, well-written publications, scholarship, and fellowship applications.
  • Participate confidently within a scholarly community.
  • Work one-on-one with faculty mentors, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers.
Roadmap of the UROC Scholar's journey
Roadmap of the UROC Scholar's journey. For an accessible text version of this infographic, select the link below.
UROC Scholar Path -- text only
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Relevant Upcoming Events:

Scholars Program Deadline is October 31st! Be sure to contact UROC for specific questions and the CLC for SOP and CV reviews.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center

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