Giving

Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

  • CHASS Dean’s Scholarship

    CHASS Dean's Scholarships are funded through the CHASS Undergraduate Student Scholarship Support Fund and are intended to reward students who have excelled in their studies. Individual award amounts will be determined based on the length and complexity of the financial need, but may not exceed $1,500.

    To be eligible, you must:
    • Be in your junior year at the beginning of fall quarter
    • Have a grade point average of 3.5 or above
    • Be in a CHASS major program (including undeclared)
    To apply, send the following to chassscholarships@ucr.edu:
    • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member, on UCR letterhead, in a sealed envelope signed on the back by the instructor
    • A self-narrative or essay of 500-750 words that integrates your personal background with UCR experiences in response to the prompt: Writing the Self: Tell the story you are living at UCR
    • A cover sheet with your name, student identification number, grade point average and major
    Deadline

    Deadline information to be announced

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

    “At Home in the World” awards are to be 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, but may not exceed $5,000. The associate dean for CHASS Undergraduate Academic Affairs administers this fund in cooperation with Financial Aid. The associate dean may appoint a faculty committee to review applications from the pool of eligible students and recommend awards.

    To be eligible, you must:
    • Be in a CHASS undergraduate major program and in good standing
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (if you don’t meet this requirement, you can also submit a letter of endorsement from a faculty member in your major, explaining how the international experience would benefit your major program)
    • Have demonstrated financial need as determined by Financial Aid
    • Be in an international program that will conclude by June 30 of your senior year
    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
    • Working with a faculty member on a plan for a research project, service learning opportunity or other international experience being funded through this award
    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
    Deadline

    For fall/winter programs: October 1
    For spring/summer programs: February 1 

  • 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. The associate dean for CHASS Undergraduate Academic Affairs administers the fund in cooperation with Financial Aid. 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. 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, but may not exceed $2,000.

    To be eligible, you must:
    • Be in a CHASS undergraduate major program and in good standing
    • 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
    Deadline

    None/Rolling  

  • 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. The associate dean for CHASS Undergraduate Academic Affairs administers the fund in cooperation with Financial Aid. 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. Funds will be awarded on the basis of financial need. 

    To be eligible, you must:
    • Be an undergraduate student with financial need studying humanities and pursuing international educational experiences
    To apply, send the following to chassscholarships@ucr.edu:
    • A single-page plan describing your international study plans
    Deadline

    For the 2020-2021 academic year: March 1, 2020

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