UCSC Faculty and Student grants

Undergraduate Blum Scholar Ines Galmiche and her team

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's competition.  Congratulations and good luck to each of these students! 

Projects will be conducted and completed this summer and final project presentations held on campus in the fall and winter quarters of 2017-18.

The next round of funding will happen at the end of Winter quarter 2018 for projects taking place in Summer 2018.  We are planning to hold a grant writing workshop for Blum Scholar applicants in Winter 2018.

Summer 2017 Blum Scholar awards

Graduate Student Projects

Eilin Francis, Economics
Repayment Contracts, and Savings Constraints: An Experiment in Malawi

Dahyeon (DJ) Jeong, Economics
Creating Labor Markets in Rural Tanzania: Information Frictions and Credit Constraints

Halie Kampman, Environmental Studies
Homegrown nutrition: exploring the potential for women's community gardens to reduce undernutrition in The Gambia

Yi-Chen Liu, Sociology
Read Our Stories, Understand Your Society: The Exhibit Project of (deferred 2016 award) 

Monica Mikhail, Anthropology
Belonging and Care: Faith-Based Humanitarian Aid in Postmulticultural Bolivia       

Uriel Serrano, Sociology
Empowering Black and Latino Young Men Though Transformative Programming: The Added Value of State Wide Coalition Building


Undergraduate Student Projects

Jessica Chuidian-Ingersoll, Merrill College
Community Studies Field Study 2017 - Tenants Together   
Aria Critchfield, College Ten
Initiating Justice During the New Jim Crow         

Evelyn Drake, College Ten
Nothing about us without us: Empowered student-centered research leading changes to the DRC       
Ines Galmiche, Rachel Carson College
Abuja Summer Institute  

Wilfrido Hernandez Flores, Rachel Carson College
The Digital NEST and Academic Achievement     

Noa Mills, Rachel Carson College                      
Amazon Crude Visibility Campaign                     

Jaleel Plummer, Merrill College                        
Resilience and Health of African American Women Living in East Oakland, California


Curious about past Blum Scholar awards?  See them here [2015] [2016]