Young Scholars Program


Welcome to the UC Davis Young Scholars Program
2019 Program Dates: June 23 - August 3, 2019

Welcome to the UC Davis Young Scholars Program

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 2017, students must be currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in high school. UCD-YSP participation is not limited to California students. Participants in the 2017 UCD-YSP 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 UCD-YSP 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. Learn more about the program and how to apply on the YSP website.

General information

YSP 2017 Application

The application period for the 2017 UC Davis Young Scholars Program will open on December 1, 2016 and close on or about March 16, 2017. Students wishing to apply to the program for the summer of 2017 should be enrolled as sophomores or juniors in high school on March 16, 2017. Find the application at the YSP website.


Research Project Descriptions
November 2016

Visit to read abstracts of previous research projects

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