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Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

  • CHASS Dean’s Scholarship and Glen E. Josephson Endowed Student Award

    The CHASS Dean's Scholarship and Glen E. Josephson Endowed Student Award are intended to reward students who have excelled in their studies. Individual award amounts may vary, but may not exceed $1,500.

    To be eligible, you must:
    • Have sophomore or junior standing at the time of application.
    • Have a UCR grade point average of 3.50, or
      • if an applicant’s GPA is less than 3.5, he/she must secure one letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
    • Be in a CHASS major program (including undeclared).
    To apply, send the following to chassscholarships@ucr.edu:
    • A self-narrative or essay of 500-750 words that integrates your personal background with your UCR experiences in response to the prompt: Writing the Self: Tell the story you are living at UCR.
    • A cover sheet that includes: name, SID, GPA, major, and anticipated date of graduation.
    • Letter of recommendation (if applicable). Faculty member to send a letter via email directly to Associate Dean Alicia Arrizón at alicia.arrizon@ucr.edu.
    Deadline

    For disbursement during the 2021-2022 academic year: April 30, 2021

    Note: Award decisions are announced during the spring quarter for disbursement in the following academic year.

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

    "At Home in the World" awards are made annually to support international travel and related expenses for undergraduate CHASS majors for academic study relevant to their major and/or a service-learning opportunity.

    Individual award amounts will be determined based on the length and complexity of the planned international experience. This is a highly competitive award; up to two awards will be made annually.

    To be eligible, you 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 you do not meet this requirement, you must secure a letter of endorsement from a faculty member in your major, explaining the benefit of the international experience to the student’s major
    • Have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
    • Be enrolled in a program that will conclude by June 30 of your senior year.
    To apply, send the following to chassscholarships@ucr.edu:
    • An essay of 600-900 words describing the international experience you are pursuing and how it will inform your current area of study and future academic goals.
    • A completed application.
    • A cover sheet that includes: name, SID, GPA, major, and anticipated date of graduation.
    • Letter of endorsement (if applicable). Faculty member to send a letter via email directly to Associate Dean Alicia Arrizón at alicia.arrizon@ucr.edu.
    Deadline

    For travel in Winter 2021 and Spring 2021

    Priority review: October 23, 2020

    The final deadline for consideration: December 4, 2020

    For travel in Summer 2021 and Fall 2021

    March 12, 2021

    If you receive the award before you travel, you must demonstrate that you are:

    • Registered for academic credit via study abroad or independent study for a project related to an international experience.
    • If applicable, working with a faculty member on a plan for a research project, service-learning opportunity, or other international experience being funded through this award.
  • CHASS Student Assistance and Opportunity Fund

    This fund provides support to undergraduate 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, due to a lack of funds, they are unable to pursue an educational opportunity or are experiencing a financial obstacle that may interrupt their studies.

    Students may be nominated by faculty, staff, and academic advisors within CHASS.

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

    To be eligible, you 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 with a minimum grade point average of 3.30 or higher over any three consecutive quarters.
    To apply, send the following to chassscholarships@ucr.edu:
    • A personal statement of 500-800 words describing the financial limitations you are experiencing and how you will utilize the award.
    • A cover sheet that includes: name, SID, GPA, major, and anticipated date of graduation.
    Deadline

    None/ Students should apply as needs arise

  • Judith Stolpa Neveau International Studies Endowed Scholarship

    This fund provides support for undergraduate students with financial need studying in humanities major programs who are pursuing international educational experiences, including UC-sponsored education abroad and similar programs.

    Individual award amounts will be determined based upon the length and complexity of the financial need. This is a highly competitive award; up to two awards will be made annually.

    To be eligible, you must:
    • Be an undergraduate student with a financial need to pursue an international educational experience.
    • Be a declared major in a CHASS humanities discipline.
    • Be enrolled in a program that will conclude by June 30 of your senior year.
    To apply, send the following to chassscholarships@ucr.edu:
    • A single-page plan describing your international study plans.
    • A completed application.
    • A cover sheet that includes: name, SID, GPA, major, and anticipated date of graduation.
    Deadline

    For travel in Winter 2021 and Spring 2021

    Priority review: October 23, 2020

    The final deadline for consideration: December 4, 2020

    For travel in Summer 2021 and Fall 2021

    March 12, 2021

    If you receive the award before you travel, you must demonstrate that you are:

    • Registered for a UC Education Abroad or similar opportunities abroad program.

Scholarships for Transfer Students