University description (as per official university website)
Through a distinctive tradition of core-discipline excellence, interdisciplinary collaborations and productive partnerships, UC Davis teaches students to think critically, objectively and creatively and to be lifelong learners, engaged leaders and productive citizens; pursues research to advance knowledge and to address state, national and global challenges; and serves the public through the generation, broad dissemination and application of knowledge.
UC Davis, a land-grant university and leading international academic institution, achieves the highest level of intellectual excellence within a diverse, collaborative community whose members share a passion for teaching and learning, an abiding commitment to discovery through research and creative activity and a strong tradition of engagement and application of knowledge.
The University of California, Davis, touches everything that matters to us as human beings. From our health to the economy, to what we eat and drink, to how we experience and interpret life, UC Davis has impact through teaching, research and public service. For 100 years, we have prepared and inspired students and discovered solutions to some of society's most pressing problems. As we look to the future, we address those things that matter most to California in order to transform the world.
The application period for 2010 - 2011 undergraduate scholarships has closed. If you are a continuing student and you submitted an application and letter of recommendation, or a fall 2010 applicant, good luck! We will start awarding 2010-2011 scholarships in March, with most awards being finalized in July and August. All scholarships will be posted to students’ electronic Financial Aid awards page (MyAwards). If you missed this year’s deadline, we hope you’ll consider applying next fall for 2011-2012 scholarships.
The awarding process for 2009-2010 undergraduate scholarships is now complete! We’ve awarded all Regents Scholarships and freshmen, transfer and continuing recipients have been notified. All other campus-based scholarships have also been awarded. If you were an applicant to the University for fall 2009 or are a continuing UC Davis student who completed a 2009-2010 undergraduate scholarship application and are a recipient of a scholarship, you would have been notified by email. All scholarships will be posted to students’ MyAwards site.
Unfortunately, many highly eligible students were not awarded scholarships for the upcoming year as the applicant pool was very competitive. The University continues to raise money for scholarships, which means the funding available for next year will be even greater. If you will be a student in 2010-2011, we hope you will consider applying during the scholarship application period, October – January, 2010.
Scholarships at UC Davis
Undergraduate scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis for academic achievement and, in some cases, financial need. In order to be considered for need-based scholarships, you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 2. Scholarship criteria may also include participation in extracurricular activities; specific college or major; career interests; geographic origin; high school or community college attended; parentage; perseverance; and many other personal characteristics. The majority of UC Davis’ scholarships are not renewable; therefore, students must reapply to be considered for scholarships on an annual basis.