Strauss Scholarship

The Donald A. Strauss Scholarship Foundation awards $15,000 to 10-15 California college sophomores or juniors to fund student-generated public service projects.

2019-2020 Deadlines:

Internal deadline: January 20, 2020

National deadline: TBA (early March)

Purpose:

The Donald A. Strauss Scholarship Foundation awards $15,000 to 10-15 California college sophomores or juniors to fund student-generated public service projects.

Eligibility:

In order to be eligible, a student must:

- be currently enrolled at Oxy as a sophomore or junior

- have a GPA in the upper 1/3 of their class

- have the desire to "make a difference" in local, regional, national or international communities

Nomination Process:

Oxy may nominate up to three applications per year. In order to be considered for Oxy nomination, please email the following materials as individual PDFs to fellowships@oxy.edu by 11:59pm on January 20, 2020. Label each file with your name (e.g., lastname_firstname_resume).

- one-page resume listing current and past public service

- one-page personal essay describing your qualifications and goals

- four-page project proposal (1.2 spacing or greater), including budget and timline

- unofficial transcript (anything listing grades)

- list of two potential recommenders and name/contact information of representative from the organization with which you are partnering