Scholarships are credit vouchers redeemable in center-supported core facilities. They are center and core specific, and are awarded by centers to member investigators at the beginning of each center’s grant year, and expire at the end of that year. 

The Office of Research has developed a scholarship module for CORES, which provides complete tracking of scholarship awards, including real-time usage data and billing functionality.



For more information on the Scholarship program, contact Susan Meyn in the Office of Research.

Scholarships Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use your scholarship in place of a cost center to pay for core services. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive an email displaying a barcoded voucher with a unique identifying number and summary information as follows:

    PI Name                               [your name]
    Scholarship Number           S000000xxx
    Scholarship Begin Date      7/10/2015
    Scholarship End Date         5/31/2016
    Scholarship Amount           $500.00

    A barcode will be displayed at the bottom of each voucher. You can present this voucher at the time you use a core service. The core manager will use the "S" number instead of a cost center number for billing. Alternatively, if you make an on-line reservation for equipment time with a core that uses the CORES system, you can select your scholarship number to secure your reservation instead of a cost center.

  • Your voucher will list the specific core where your scholarship may be used. A specific scholarship award may be used only for the core listed on the scholarship voucher. The scholarship credits are not transferrable.

  • All scholarship amounts are updated in real time, with each transaction in CORES. To view your credit balances:

    1. Log into CORES using your VUnet ID and epassword. 
    2. From the Main Menu, select Reports  Menu>>Scholarship Report
    3. Define the report limits using the dropdown menu, and click "Submit". At minimum, you must specify the contributing center (research center).
  • Each Research Center determines who will receive scholarships, and manages the awards to center members. Your voucher will list the name of the Research Center that awarded the scholarship, and contact information for the center administrator.

  • Scholarship vouchers are valid only during the supporting center grant year, and will expire by the end of that year. However, most research centers will award new vouchers each year. Contact your center administrator for details of the center-specific process for receiving new scholarships.