Important Updates

  • The priority filing date for the 2024-25 FAFSA and CADAA has been extended to May 2, 2024. Visit Apply for Financial Aid for details.
  • The Department of Education has announced they will send information from the 2024-25 FAFSA to schools in mid-March. This may result in a delay in financial aid packaging and offers for the 2024-25 academic year. While awaiting your financial aid offer, we encourage you to utilize the UC Davis Financial Aid Estimator to estimate your potential aid.

Second Year

Andrew Magee, 2014 Goldwater Winner, in tree

Andrew Magee, 2014 Goldwater Winner

You’ve made it through your first year, and now you have a better understanding of your aspirations and goals. It's important to continue building on the work you began in your first year and begin clarifying your goals. Now is the time to:

  • Continue to build campus involvements and develop leadership through student clubs.
  • Plan to present research findings through the Undergraduate Research Center, other conferences, or through publications.
  • Continue to update and refine your resume.
  • Schedule an appointment with the prestigious scholarships advisor to discuss career goals, identify suitable scholarships, and develop a plan to strengthen your application. 
  • Explore the AmgenBeckmanPUF, and NSF REU programs to support your research.

Prestigious scholarships you can apply for:

Planning for next year:

Look at the Barry M. Goldwater, DAAD Rise, Udall, Donald A. Strauss scholarships and decide if you will apply as a third-year student. Goldwater scholars will have a demonstrated record of research involvement and will be working towards a solution for a problem in their field.