It is with great disappointment that we have decided to
cancel the Young Scholars Program for Summer, 2020. Due to the
unique nature and structure of the program, we do not feel that
we can provide students with the high quality experience they
deserve in light of the unknown trajectory of the COVID-19
Currently we plan to operate the UC Davis Young Scholars Program
next summer (June 21-July 31) and we anticipate applications for
Summer 2021 will open on December 1st.
The application period has closed.
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 emphasis on the biological,
environmental and agricultural sciences. To be eligible for the
summer of 2020, students must be currently enrolled as sophomores
or juniors in high school and be rising juniors or rising seniors
during the program summer. UC Davis Young Scholars
Program participation is not limited to California students.
Participants in the 2020 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 anticipated application period for the summer of 2021 will
open on December 1, 2020.