» Become A Student Scholar Ambassador

Student Scholar Ambassadors will be selected on the basis of their application and an interview. In addition to enthusiasm and strong communication skills, we are looking for a diversity of majors including the fine and performing arts, humanities, and social sciences. Once selected, ambassadors will receive training. Students from ALL MAJORS are encouraged to apply!

Accepting Applications

February 24-March 16th


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Application Deadline: Monday, March 16th at 11:59pm

Faculty Letter of Support Deadline: Thursday, March 19th at noon

Short answer questions (limit 650 characters, approximately 100 words):

  1. Why would you be a great Student Scholar Ambassador?
  2. What would you tell a student about your specific experience? 

Required document from Faculty Mentor - All Applicants:

Letter of Support from faculty mentor endorsing the student's experience in research/creative activity, enthusiasm for learning, work ethic, and leadership skills. Faculty will receive an email prompting submission of the letter of support. Faculty must upload required letter of support no later than Thursday, March 19th at noon 


All applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview upon receiving their application. 


  • Giving presentations to Freshman Interest Groups, classes, and student organizations about getting involved in undergraduate research and taking advantage of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence's funding and programming opportunities
  • Representing CU and the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at various campus functions, events, and panels
  • Represent and help in our events; e.g. Student Scholar Symposium, Faculty Research Expo, Workshop and Information Sessions, Lunch with a Professor
  • Complete volunteer service hours
  • Monthly meetings
  • Conduct peer mentoring office hours at the CUE Office


  • Make an impact on the educational experience of your peers and make a difference for future undergraduate researchers
  • Gain outreach and leadership experience for personal growth and résumé/CV building
  • Opportunity to interact and network with students, faculty, and academic professionals
  • An opportunity for a great recommendation letter


Applications are open to undergraduates in all disciplines.   

You must have at least one of the following requirements to participate in this program

  • Successfully completed at least one semester of a 291/491 Student/Faculty Research or Creative Activity Course
  • Participated in our SURF fellowship
  • Applied for or received a competitive fellowship or scholarship
  • Received a Scholarly/Creative Grant 
  • Performed independent research that can be supported by a faculty member
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking
  • Commit at least 10 hours a semester to the program

Contact Us

(714) 628-2852
415 East Orange Avenue 
Orange, CA 92867

Mailing Address:
Center for Undergraduate Excellence
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866