Applications for the Summer 2024 UC Davis Young Scholars Program
will open January 15, 2024 at our application
To be eligible to participate, applicants must be 16 years of age
by the first day of the program but not 18 years of age before
the last day of the program.
No exceptions will be granted. Requests for
exceptions will not receive a response.
2024 Program Dates: June 23 – August 3
Deadline: March 15, 2024
An online, nonrefundable application fee of $35 is required.
Students wishing to request a waiver of the application fee
should contact the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to
submitting the online application.
Online Application Components
The online Young Scholars Program application requires the
Student, parent and referring teacher contact information
School information, including weighted and unweighted GPAs
Two teacher recommendations submitted through the Young
Scholars Program teacher recommendation website. The online
recommendations will form the primary
reference, letters of recommendation are not
required and will not be reviewed
One recommendation MUST be from a science teacher
The other must be from another teacher
Recommendations from counselors or mentors from outside
of school are discouraged
Summary of school activities and other interests, activities
and research experiences
Optional: Students requesting a fee
reduction should mail a letter from the parents or guardians
explaining the family’s financial circumstances.
Requests for fee reductions should be received at the following
address by the close of business on March 15, 2024:
Megan Bettis, Program Director
UC Davis Young Scholars Program
School of Education
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8579