2020 Awardees

UCOP's Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs Department is happy to announce the results of the 2020 review for the UC-HBCU Initiative.

Applications were reviewed and ranked by a committee consisting of faculty and administrators from the University of California and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney


Pathway to a Ph.D in Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Byron Ford

UC Riverside

UCR-HBCU Pathway to Biomedical Science and Neuroscience

Elisa Franco


UCLA-Howard University Summer Exchange - Engineering artificial biopolymers

Lorrie Frasure


Mark Q. Sawyer Summer Institute in Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Rachael King

UC Santa Barbara

Distant Reading in the Archives: The Ballitore Project

Ann Lazar


HU UCSF CAN DO Scholars program for Reducing Oral Health Disparities

Grace O'Connell

UC Berkeley

Berkeley–Howard — Mechanical Engineering Summer Research Program

Ben Olguin

UC Santa Barbara

The AfroLatinx Literary and Cultural Studies Project

Jie Zheng


Vision Science Summer Research Program