For over a decade, the Eureka! Scholars Program has been offering a highly competitive summer research experience for some of our most promising undergraduate biology students from diverse backgrounds. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, Eureka! Scholars conduct leading-edge research in life science labs. This impactful, hands-on experience greatly complements students’ academic learning and jumpstarts their role as future scientists.
As Eureka! Scholars, students learn how biological research translates into today’s critical challenges, like treating disease, safeguarding the global food supply, and creating a sustainable environment, while simultaneously developing their resumes and becoming contributing members of the scientific research community.
Eureka! Scholarships – which are possible only with generous donor support – now provide students, many who face obstacles to conducting research during the academic year, the opportunity to focus on game-changing research during the summer months. Now more than ever, we need your support to foster new diverse talent that will help us understand what is happening in the biological sciences community to uncover breakthrough discoveries.
Our goal is to fund 5 additional Eureka! Scholars in 2021 through your support. We greatly appreciate your consideration of a gift to support the success of our high-caliber biology students from all backgrounds. As UC San Diego strives to prepare the next generation of problem‐solving scientists, the real‐world research experience available through Eureka! Scholarships are vital to providing students with a springboard into a productive future. With your help today, we can grow the number of talented students who can access this essential opportunity, positioning them to make a pivotal difference tomorrow.