Established through a gift by the Chung family, this prize is given each year to an urban studies sophomore or junior in order to support a public service project or internship that he or she will undertake during the summer. It is required that the project/internship has a public service initiative.
March 1, 2023
Up to $7,000 per student
Please submit the following materials as a single PDF upload using the Online Registration and Eligibility Form by the due date:
- Scholarship Proposal. Write a short essay (1-2 pages) specifying the host public agency or nonprofit organization where the applicant seeks to gain the professional training or experience, provide a description of the project(s) that will be the focus of the award period, and share learning goals and expected outcomes from the experience.
- Offer Letter. Include the offer letter if you are working with a host public agency or nonprofit organization. If you have not yet been provided an offer, your scholarship will be contingent on providing a letter once it is available (if your project consists of independent study, an offer letter is not required.)
- Budget. Include travel, living expenses, etc.
- Resume. Detailed resume or curriculum vitae outlining relevant academic, co-curricular, and employment experiences.
- Unofficial Transcript. Cal Central printouts are acceptable; include other non-UC unofficial transcripts.
Award amount will be determined by applications received – up to $7,000 per student.
Please note: Federal financial aid regulations require that all awards received by a student cannot exceed their financial aid need as determined by a congressional formula. It is possible, therefore, that the cash award for a Prize could reduce some component of a needy student’s package of financial aid awards. In these cases, the Financial Aid Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants or scholarships are only reduced as a last resort. Regardless of your financial aid situation, the IRS views fellowships, grants or scholarships that are not directly applied to tuition or other educational expenses as taxable income.
The Chung Leadership Prize was established in 2006 to support the mission of the Urban Studies major to encourage global leadership and public service as urban citizens.