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CHASS Dean's Office Scholarship Funds


CHASS Dean’s Scholarship Fund

Criteria and Selection Process
CHASS Dean's Scholarships funded through the CHASS Undergraduate Student Scholarship Support fund are intended to reward students who have excelled in their studies.

Individual award amounts will be determined based upon the length and complexity of the financial need, but may not exceed $1,500. 

To be eligible for this award, a student must:

  • Be in their junior year at the beginning of Fall quarter annually and have a UCR grade point average of 3.5 or above. Students in all CHASS majors (including undeclared students) are eligible.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • Submit a self-narrative or essay of 500-750 words that integrates personal background with their experiences at UCR. 
    Prompt: Writing the Self: Tell the story you are living at UCR
  • Submit the following three items: A cover sheet indicating their name, Student Identification Number (SID), grade point average, and major. The letter of recommendation on UCR letterhead in a sealed envelope whose back is signed by the instructor. 

DEADLINE TO APPLY

For the 2018-2019 Academic Year, November 1
For the 2019-2018 Academic Year, April 15
To apply, send your application to chassscholarships@ucr.edu

 


CHASS “At Home in the World” Endowed Student Award Fund

Criteria and Selection Process
The CHASS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs will administer the Fund in cooperation with the Financial Aid Office. The Associate Dean may appoint a faculty committee to review application from the pool of eligible students and recommend awards. Awards are to be made annually to support international travel and related expenses for undergraduate CHASS majors for academic study relevant to the major and/or a service learning opportunity.

Individual award amounts will be determined based upon the length and complexity of the planned international experience, but may not exceed $5,000.

To be eligible for this award, a student must:

  • Be a declared major in good standing in a CHASS academic unit;
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or
    • if a student does not meet this GPA requirement he/she must submit a letter of endorsement from a faculty member in the major, explaining the benefit of the international experience to the student’s major.
    • Have demonstrated financial needs as determined by the Financial Aid Office;
    • Be enrolled in a program that will conclude by June 30 of their senior year;
    • Submit an application and an essay of 600 – 900 words describing the international experience being pursued and how it will augment and inform their current area of study and future academic goals.

Upon notification of the award and in advance of initiating travel, student must demonstrate that:

  • He/she is registered for academic credit via study abroad or independent study credits for a project related to an international experience;
  • He/she is working with a faculty member on a plan for the research project, service learning opportunity, or other international experience being funded through this award.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Fall/Winter Programs, October 1
Spring/Summer Programs, February 1
To apply, send your application to chassscholarships@ucr.edu

 


CHASS Student Assistance and Opportunity Fund

Criteria and Selection Process
This Fund shall be used to provide support to undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in studies within the humanities, arts, and social sciences, with specific focus on those students who have shown that owing to a lack of funds, they are unable to pursue an educational opportunity or are experiencing a financial obstacle that may interrupt their studies.

The CHASS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affair will administer the Fund in cooperation with the Financial Aid Office. Students may be nominated by faculty, staff, and academic advisors with the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. 

Individual award amounts will be determined based upon the length and complexity of the financial need, but may not exceed $2,000. 

To be eligible for this award, a student must:

  • Be an undergraduate student in a declared major in good standing in a CHASS academic unit;
  • Have completed at least three consecutive quarters of studies at a minimum grade point average of 3.30 or higher over any three consecutive quarters;
  • Submit a personal statement of 500-800 words describing the financial limitations he or she is experiencing and how he or she will utilize the award.

More than one award may be distributed each year. In years where no candidate meets the specified criteria, awards may be held until the following year.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: None/ Rolling; To apply, send your application to chassscholarships@ucr.edu

 


Judith Stolpa Neveau International Studies Endowed Scholarship Fund

Criteria and Selection Process
This Fund shall be used to provide support for undergraduate students with financial need studying in humanities majors who are pursuing international educational experiences including UC-sponsored Education Abroad and similar programs. 

The CHASS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affair will administer the Fund in cooperation with the Financial Aid Office. Applicants will submit a single-page plan describing their international study plans. Funds will be awarded on the basis of their financial need. 

Individual award amounts will be determined based upon the length and complexity of the financial need, but may not exceed $2,000. 

To be eligible for this award, a student must:

  • Be an undergraduate student with financial need studying humanities and pursuing international educational experiences;
  • Submit a single-page plan describing their international study plans. 

More than one award may be distributed each year. In years where no candidate meets the specified criteria, awards may be held until the following year.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

For the 2018-2019 Academic Year, November 1
For the 2019-2018 Academic Year, April 15
To apply, send your application to chassscholarships@ucr.edu

 


Katherine and Gilbert Mahaney Transfer Student Opportunity Fund

Criteria and Selection Process
This Fund shall be used to provide support to transfer students who have demonstrated academic excellence in studies within the humanities, arts, and social sciences, with a specific focus on those students who have shown that owing to lack of funds, they are unable to pursue an educational opportunity or are experiencing a financial obstacle that may interrupt their studies. 

The CHASS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affair will administer the Fund in cooperation with the Financial Aid Office. Students may be nominated by faculty, staff, and academic advisors with the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Individual award amounts will be determined based upon the length and complexity of the financial need, but may not exceed $2,000.

To be eligible for this award, a student must:

  • Be a transfer student in a declared major in a CHASS academic unit in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher);
  • Submit a personal statement of 500-800 words describing the financial limitations they are experiencing and how they will utilize the award.  

More than one award may be distributed each year. In years where no candidate meets the specified criteria, awards may be held until the following year.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: None/ Rolling; To apply, send your application to chassscholarships@ucr.edu


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