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Muir offers many scholarships that provide supplemental funding for students pursuing specific academic opportunities.  For details, please contact the Muir Provost Office at

TRELS Scholarship

The Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS​) program is sponsored by the Council of Provosts of the Undergraduate Colleges at UC San Diego and the office of Undergraduate Research. TRELS empowers students to pursue intellectual opportunities beyond the classroom, by providing support in the form of funding and mentorship. There are four main initiatives supported through TRELS:
  1. TRELS quarterly awards 
  2. TRELS summer research program 
  3. TRELS study abroad scholarship
  4. TRELS conference funding

Visit the Undergraduate Research Hub - TRELS Program page to learn how to apply.

 Jim and Julie Lin Environmental Justice Award

 Picture of Jim & Julie LinWe are excited to announce the Jim & Julie Lin Environmental Justice in Underserved Communities Award! The scholarship will grant one $1,000 award to a student who is passionate about helping underserved communities in the area of environmental justice. 

James Lin is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and was Acting Provost of John Muir College in 2013. Julie Lin is an embodiment of Muir's commitment to environmental consciousness. Her love for the outdoors and the environment was nurtured by her early experiences working at Yosemite National Park for three summers. She believes that a healthy environment is a basic human right. A retired teacher, Julie currently spends her time volunteering, hiking, traveling and playing the cello.Jim and Julie established another scholarship in 2016: the Jim and Julie Lin Breaking Barriers Leadership and Scholarship Award through the Cross-Cultural Center.

Their award is intended for a student who is committed to helping underserved populations mobilize, sustain, and protect their communities in the face of our current climate crisis.

How to apply: