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Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships Office:
2128 Dutton Hall
530-752-2804; scholarships@ucdavis.edu; http://scholarships.ucdavis.edu/

Mailing address:
Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships Office
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8696

UC Davis recognizes outstanding students with scholarships awarded on the basis of academic excellence and exceptional promise. The Scholarship Office administers approximately 220 different undergraduate scholarships. Many more scholarships are handled through outside agencies.

Committees made up of faculty and staff determine scholarship eligibility. In addition to academic records (a minimum grade point average of 3.250 is required), selection may be based on letters of recommendation, test scores and a personal essay in which your university goals and objectives are stated. Some awards are limited to students in specific majors or colleges, residents of certain geographical areas, students of a particular class standing, or students with demonstrated financial need. Most scholarships are not renewable and you must reapply each year for scholarship aid.

Students applying to the university are considered for scholarships using the same forms completed for admission purposes. The undergraduate scholarship application for continuing students becomes available online in October and is due in early January. See the Scholarship Office website for instructions and the application. Scholarship recipients will be notified beginning in April and continue through late summer.

Regents Scholarships, among the highest honors that undergraduates at the university can receive, are granted to exceptionally promising freshmen or juniors enrolling in the fall quarter. Awards may be honorary (honorarium) or may be accompanied by a stipend (for students demonstrating financial need), which generally covers the difference between family resources and yearly educational costs. These scholarships are renewable as long as students maintain a 3.250 cumulative grade point average.

  • 2-year and 4-year renewable scholarships

Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships are highly competitive, merit-based awards open to all UC Davis students. These awards have an extensive application process, and our office is available to assist you. Please visit the Undergraduate or Graduate Prestigious Scholarships & Fellowships section of our website for more details.

Special Prizes at UC Davis recognize outstanding performance, achievement and promise in special programs or majors. The most prestigious prize is the University Medal, presented to the most outstanding graduating senior.

  • Plaques or certificates and cash awards
  • College and school medals to outstanding graduates

Alumni Scholarships provided by the Alumni Association in cooperation with the university, are based primarily upon leadership and scholastic achievement. Your financial need and extracurricular activities may also be considered. For more information, see http://alumni.ucdavis.edu/s/787/index.aspx?sid=787&gid=1&pgid=322.

  • $1,000 minimum
  • New undergraduates only
  • Selection by local alumni association chapters

Military Scholarships are awarded to outstanding high school seniors without regard to financial need, as well as to UC Davis students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and scholastic achievement during their freshman and/or sophomore years. Eligible high school seniors apply for the full 4-year scholarship and must file applications by November. UC Davis scholarship students participate in the Military Science (ROTC) Program. Information and applications are available from the Department of Military Science in 125 Hickey Gymnasium 530-752-5211.

  • Full fees, books and supplies
  • $1,000 per year for miscellaneous expenses
  • 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-year scholarships

Other Scholarships are made possible by individual donors,
private corporations and various agencies. Many organizations and groups conduct their own scholarship programs. In most cases, you apply directly to these sponsoring groups. Information on available outside scholarships and scholarship search services is available at http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu/scholarships/outside.html.

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Updated: November 21, 2017 12:17 PM