Studenski Memorial Award

Apps due April 20th, 2018 by 12:00 noon

Email applications to

The Studenski Memorial Award is a grant of up to $6,000 established in the memory of Paul Studenski, a Caltech student who was killed in an automobile accident while traveling across the United States in 1974.  It is awarded to a Caltech undergraduate who has reached a crossroads in life and would benefit from a period away from the academic community to obtain a better understanding of self and to explore possible directions for the future.

The following links provide an overview of proposal guidelines and the selection process and sample proposals from past recipients:


Proposal Guidelines and the Application and Selection Process

Sample Proposal 1                                     Sample Proposal 2



If you have additional questions about the award or application process, please contact either Athena Castro ( or Greg Fletcher ( at 626-395-6163 or visit the Caltech Y.