Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships

Important Notice: The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will be closed on Fridays beginning July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018. Front windows remain open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and department phone hours will remain open from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Additionally, the Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships Office closes at 2 p.m.  

The UC Davis Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships office provides prospective and enrolled students with information and access to internal and external financial resources. We believe in the critical need for student financial support and in the University’s guiding principal of providing equitable access to higher education. We assist students with the UC Davis Scholarship Application process and help students with private and prestigious scholarship searches and applications. 


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Undergraduate Scholarships

The Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarship office administers several hundred scholarship opportunities for undergraduates. Scholarship funds come from endowments and annual gifts from our generous donors.

Our online application process uses just one application for all scholarships offered through our office. Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are currently being reviewed. Keep an eye on your email! Award notifications will be sent during the summer.

Other UC Davis Scholarships

Academic departments and campus organizations offer various opportunities for scholarships, awards and prizes. This section highlights a few other campus-based resources.

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Prestigious Scholarships

Prestigious scholarships are external scholarships that are nationally and internationally recognized. They are highly competitive scholarships that can provide up to $10,000 for undergraduate education and $20,000 plus for graduate education.

Middle Class Scholarship

The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) program is for undergraduate students with family incomes up to $165,000 and assets up to $165,000. Although amounts will vary by student, the scholarships is designed to assist students, who are California residents, with systemwide tuition and fees. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application by March 2 to be considered.

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Scholarship Application Tips

Applying for scholarships but not sure how to make your application strong? Looking for scholarships but don’t know where to start? Check out our scholarship tips section.

Outside Scholarships

There are many external scholarship resources. Although not sponsored by UC Davis, we have provided a list of opportunities that were either researched or sent to us by outside agencies.