Benefits

The University Scholar Program is an opportunity for motivated and academically talented students to get more from their last three undergraduate semesters.

Under the guidance of a faculty advisory committee, a University Scholar:

  • Engages in an intensive, focused University Scholar project, culminating in a high-level scholarly or creative accomplishment.
  • Selects curricula, outlined in a plan of study, that are interdisciplinary or more in-depth investigations into his/her disciplines and that support his/her University Scholar project and academic goals. This coursework may include graduate-level courses.

University Scholars enjoy

  • Award applied to the General University Fee for a maximum of 3 regular semesters (until graduation as a University Scholar)
  • Access to funds for course credit fee waivers, for summer or intersession courses
    • Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for a maximum of 9 credits per student.
    • Fee waivers are only available for charges labeled “tuition.”
    • After registering, email your fee waiver request to the University Scholar Coordinator, Monica van Beusekom, and include your name, admin#, course subject, course number, and # of credits
  • Removal of credit limits per semester
  • Waiver of maximum credits in special topics, variable topics and independent study courses
  • Permission to take graduate courses (5000-5999) (Permission must be requested from the instructor)
  • Access to courses outside the student’s school or college
  • Priority in housing (including guaranteed on-campus housing through to senior year)
  • Priority in registration for classes
  • Extended loan privileges at the University library
  • If accepted into a UConn graduate program, permission to enroll concurrently in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. See Advanced Degrees for more information.
  • Waiver of UConn Graduate School application fee, if applying for combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees. See Advanced Degrees for more information.