Scholarship and Award Opportunities

 

Deans' and Chancellor's Award

We invite you to apply for the 2021 Deans’ and Chancellor’s Awards. The awards honor undergraduate students whose projects or theses at UCSC demonstrate excellence in research and creativity. The application portal is open until March 24.

To apply for these awards, you will need to:
Go to https://dca.ue.ucsc.edu/
Upload a completed thesis, project, or performance (as an attachment or URL).
Identify a UCSC researcher (e.g., faculty member, lecturer, postdoc) who is willing to write you a letter of recommendation. Your recommender will receive a link for submitting their letter by March 31.

For additional information about how to apply, see https://dca.ue.ucsc.edu/. Here are lists of prior awardees: https://dca.ue.ucsc.edu/dca/winners. If you consider applying, we encourage you to reach out to your research mentor well in advance of the March 31 deadline.

Gabriel Zimmerman Scholarship

The Gabriel Zimmerman Scholarship is awarded based on a meritorious, ongoing, and demonstrated commitment to public service combined with academic excellence. In 2021 up to $4,000 is available to award to one or more outstanding undergraduate students majoring in any of the departments within the Division of Social Sciences. This is not solely a need-based award, but financial need is a consideration. The most important criteria is a meritorious, ongoing, and demonstrated commitment to public service combined with academic excellence. Candidates must be in good to excellent academic standing.

Undergraduate majors in the social sciences are invited to apply for this scholarship by submitting a resume, unofficial transcripts, and a short essay (max. 3 pages) about their passion for social issues and commitment to public service.

To apply go to https://forms.gle/fLn8i8aP2VCSMNAs7

Applications are due by April 9, 2020.

Please click here for more information.

Benjamin Quaye Memorial Endowment for Social Justice

The Benjamin Quaye Memorial Endowment for Social Justice award is an annual undergraduate scholarship for a student with significant financial need who is pursuing educational and career goals in social justice, with a strong preference for a student who is the first in his/her family to attend college. Students who, like Benjamin, volunteer to help the under-served, such as foster
youth, people with disabilities, and the homeless, are ideal recipients of this award. Students will be nominated by their departments, and do not need to put forward an application for this scholarship. The award amount is $1000.

Cognitive Science and Psychology Majors are invited to apply to be nominated by the Psychology Department. To be considered for the award, please submit your resume, unofficial transcript, and a short essay (max 3 pages) describing your financial need and your educational and career goals in social justice.

Applications are due by Friday April 9, 2021.

To apply, go to https://forms.gle/TjbvotbrsCmeznhu9