College Scholars Program Spring Start

2016-2017 College Scholars Program

Eligible first year frosh will receive an email invitation from to apply for the College Scholars Program after the fall of their first year.  In this case, students will join the program during the spring research colloquium. Spring Start students will be selected based on applications that will be reviewed by their college. 


  • Close interaction with dynamic faculty
  • GE-satisfying small seminar
  • Interactions with similarly-motivated peers
  • Priority enrollment while in the program
  • Opportunity to propose funding for a research project


  • Fall 2018 frosh
  • 3.3 minimum cumulative UCSC GPA after fall quarter

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Application opens: January 4, 2019

Application deadline: January 22, 2019

Eligible students have been provided an application link.  Please check your UCSC email.  Please note, the application form will require you to be signed into your UCSC google account before you can access the form.  Please log out of all personal accounts and then login to your UCSC account to view the google form.  You can confirm which account you are using by navigating to your google accounts page.

You will be required to provide the name and email address of a faculty member or instructor, familiar with your work in fall 2018, who supports your application for the College Scholars Program Spring Start. 

Inquiries regarding the College Scholars Program can be directed to