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This fund supports students who are residents of Los Angeles to participate Undergraduate Research Center’s Summer Research Program.

About Mary S. Caldwell

Mary S. Caldwell (1847-1924) was an American educator and writer. She was founder of the Marlborough School in Los Angeles, currently the oldest independent girls’ school in Southern California. 

About the Fellowship

This fellowship supports students from the greater Los Angeles area to conduct 10-weeks of faculty-mentored research through the URC Summer Research Program. 

Fellows will receive:

  • Study award of $6000.
  • Subsidized on-campus housing and meal plan based on financial need. 
  • Up to $400 in consumable materials (itemized budget due with application).


Funding is restricted to Los Angeles residents, and funding priority will be given to students who are Pell-grant eligible. Please contact the URC at urc@oxy.edu for more information about eligibility. 

Interested students should apply using the Summer Research Program Fellowship process. 

Applications are due on February 1, 2023 .


Contact Undergraduate Research Center

2nd floor, Old Wing, Room 253A