University of California-Davis Undergraduate Scholarships

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Scholarship Description

More than $4 million in scholarships is available to benefit students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The scholarships can range from $100 to $14,000 per academic year. Undergraduate scholarships are all awarded on a merit basis.

Since merit is our primary basis for awarding scholarships, students do not have to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) to be considered. However, a small number of merit scholarships have a financial need for consideration.

Application and Awarding Timeline

Continuing students apply for scholarships in the fall of the academic year prior to awarding. For example, current scholarship recipients would need to have applied in the fall of the year prior to be considered. Applications would be reviewed and scored in the winter following application and notices would be sent out in the spring and throughout the following summer. The application process differs for prospective/entering students and continuing undergraduates.

Awarding Procedures

All UC Davis and outside agency/private scholarships are posted to the recipient’s UC Davis student account. When credited, the scholarship will first cover any unmet need; then, it will replace a student’s Self-Help expectation, followed by loans and Work-Study. Grants and other gift aid will be reduced last, if necessary. Scholarships will be divided and disbursed evenly over fall, winter, and spring quarters unless otherwise specified by the scholarship terms. Scholarship Search