Giving

Scholarships and Fellowships

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:
    • Be in your junior year at the beginning of Fall quarter (2019)
    • 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:
    • 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
    • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you must submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member, on UCR letterhead, in a sealed envelope signed on the back by the instructor. This should be returned to Associate Dean Alicia Arrizón in HMNSS 3400.
    Deadline

    For the 2019-2020 academic year: December 6, 2019

    For the 2020-2021 academic year: April 17, 2020

  • 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. This is a highly competitive award and only one award will be given out. 

    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
    • A cover sheet with your name, student identification number, grade point average and major
    Deadline

    For travel in summer 2020 or during the 2020-2021 academic year: April 17, 2020

  • 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, 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. Individual award amounts will be determined based upon the length and complexity of the financial need. Up to two awards will be made annually.

    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
    • A cover sheet with your name, student identification number, grade point average and major
    Deadline

    For travel in summer 2020 or during the 2020-2021 academic year: April 17, 2020

Scholarships for Transfer Students