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Kim A. Wilcox and Diane Del Buono Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Fellowship Endowed Fund

Kim A. Wilcox and Diane Del Buono Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Fellowship Endowed Fund


Undergraduate Education D01272


Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose
Kim A. Wilcox was appointed the ninth chancellor of the University of California, Riverside in 2013. Chancellor Wilcox was raised in the Northern Michigan city of Sault Ste. Marie, and was a first-generation college student. He received a doctorate in speech and hearing science from Purdue University and held academic leadership positions at Michigan State University, the University of Kansas, the Kansas Board of Regents, and the University of Missouri.

Chancellor Wilcox's wife, Diane Del Buono, earned a master's degree in counseling and personnel services from Purdue University and a law degree from the University of Kansas where she also served as director of financial aid.

Chancellor Wilcox and Ms. Del Buono share a deep and abiding commitment to student success and, in particular the transformative effect of contact with ladder faculty in shaping the undergraduate experience and a commitment to access to higher education for first-generation college students and those with limited financial resources. Their desire in establishing this award is to expand campus efforts to create research opportunities for undergraduates that not only foster understanding of their academic discipline, but inform their personal and professional goals and aspirations.

This fund shall be used to provide scholarship assistance in any discipline for undergraduate students engaged in scholarly activity/research with a member of the UCR academic senate.

Criteria and Selection Process
Recipients will be selected through the Chancellor's Research Fellow program in the office of Undergraduate Education or, if that program ceases to operate, by a similar competitive process that requires students to submit proposals for research conducted under the mentorship of a ladder-rank faculty member. The selected student should be an undergraduate in good academic standing and the award will be made based on merit, financial need, and first-generation status.

In years when there is no candidate who meets all the criteria, consideration will be given to those who meet two, or one of the criteria, and/or awards may be held until the following year.

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