Summer Residential Research Program for High School Students


Results of the application review will be available after 6 PM PDT on Wednesday, March 28

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Welcome to the UC Davis Young Scholars Program

2018 Program Dates: June 24 - August 4, 2018


The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphases on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. To be eligible for the summer of 2018, students must be currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in high school. UC Davis Young Scholars Program participation is not limited to California students. Participants in the 2018 UC Davis Young Scholars Program will work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in state of the art laboratories for six weeks. Each student will work on an individual project and prepare a journal quality paper and symposium presentation about their work. In addition to scientific research, the UC Davis Young Scholars Program strives to introduce participants to the climate and culture of living and working on a university campus. Staff make every effort to model the experiences that participants will have during their first years of college.

The application period for the summer of 2018 opens on December 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 PM on March 16, 2018. Students will be able to create their user accounts when the application period opens.