Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships & Fellowships: Changing Lives of Students and Donors

Funding a scholarship for an undergraduate or a fellowship for a graduate student in CHASS has a direct, personal impact. Generous donations that allow students to pursue a deep, diverse liberal arts education change the lives of all involved.
  • Approximately 75% of undergraduates at UCR need financial aid to complete their education. Scholarships often make the difference between a student choosing to pursue a college education and simply giving up.
  • Fellowships help CHASS to attract the best graduate students and give them the resources they need to complete their writing and research.

Scholarships and fellowships are needed in all CHASS departments.

Scholarships and fellowships can be created by:

  • Making a gift of cash or securities
  • Making a pledge payable over five years or less
  • Funding an endowment
  • Making an estate gift through a bequest or other planned giving instrument

Fellowships and scholarships?  What is the difference?

A fellowship is a financial reward given to graduate students based on academic and personal achievements. It can fund up to five years of study.

Scholarships are similar, but for undergraduate students. They can be granted on merit or need and may cover some or all costs of an undergraduate education.

For more information or to contribute to a scholarship, contact:

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

900 University Avenue

Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-4365


How Does Funding Scholarships and Fellowships Make a Difference?

People who make gifts to the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences are making the ultimate commitment towards education. CHASS is the largest and most diverse college at UC Riverside, and our graduates are among the top in their fields nationally and internationally.

Our donors believe in the value and importance of a liberal arts education.

Making a Personal Impact

Giving a scholarship or fellowship at UC Riverside has a direct, personal impact on another human being. Sometimes, a scholarship can be the deciding factor as to whether a young person will have the opportunity to fulfill the dream of higher education.

Nearly 65% of UCR students receive need-based aid and over 3,000 UCR students have an annual family income of less than $25,000.

Students who receive scholarships and fellowships often choose to show their gratitude by funding scholarships of their own so that future generations can fulfill their own educational dreams.


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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College Information

College Student Academic Affairs (All Student Inquiries)
3400 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-3683 | Fax: (951) 827-5836

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
3413 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.