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Scholarship Spotlight

  • Affiliates of UCR Scholarship

    Affiliates of UCR Scholarship
    The Affiliates of UCR is an organization whose membership supports the cultural and academic activities of the campus.  Each year they award scholarships to selected UCR students.

    Applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM on December 15, 2022.  Finalist will be called for an interview either in person or via Zoom.  Scholarship Recipients are encouraged to attend a sponsor event during the 2022-2023 academic year.

    This scholarship is only open to enrolled UCR students.

    Criteria for Selection:

    • Graduate of a Riverside or San Bernardino County High School
    • Current UCR Student
    • Junior or Senior standing in Fall 2022; enrolled in a minimum of 12 units per quarter
    • Grade point average of 2.5-3.5
    • Demonstrated financial need (FAFSA or DREAM Act application complete)
    • Pursuing bachelor's degree

    Apply Now

  • Citizens University Committee (CUC) Scholarship & Judge John G. Gabbert Scholarship

    Citizens University Committee (CUC) Scholarship & Judge John G. Gabbert Scholarship
    The Citizens University Committee (CUC) is a campus support group that creates awareness and fosters ties between UC Riverside and the inland community.  The CUC was founded in 1948 to bring a UC Campus to Riverside. Each year we award scholarships to selected UCR students.
    Applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM on December 15, 2022.  Finalists will be called in for an interview either in person or via Zoom.  Scholarship Recipients are encouraged to attend a sponsor event during the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Selection Criteria
    • Attendee or Graduate of a high school in Riverside or San Bernardino County
    • Current UCR Student
    • Junior or Senior status by Fall 2022 OR a UCR Graduate student
    • Minimum Grade point average of 2.50 
    • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 units per quarter (fall, winter, spring)
    • Demonstrated financial need – FAFSA or DREAM Act filed
    • Demonstrated Campus/Community Service/Volunteerism/Civic Involvement 

    Apply Now

  • Continuing Student Scholarship

    Continuing Student Scholarship

    The 2022-23 Continuing Student Scholarship is now available for you to apply for scholarship assistance. You may apply for multiple scholarships with one application and scholarship essay.

    • The deadline for the application is 11:59PM on Oct. 1, 2022.
    • When working on your essay be sure to keep the following in mind:
    • Describe your educational objectives and career goals
    • Include reasons for your choice of major and note academic accomplishments you have realized thus far
    • Indicate your involvement in extracurricular activities, and voluntary campus/community service or leadership activities
    • Include any unusual circumstances or hardships, either academic or personal, that may have influenced or affected your ability to attend college
    • 2022-23 scholarship selections will be made based on the criteria of the donors.  Award amounts may vary from $100 to $5,000. You will be notified by e-mail if you are selected as a scholarship winner.

    Continuing Student Scholarship Form >

  • Marigold Linton Endowed Scholarship

    Marigold Linton Endowed Scholarship
    Dr. Linton is Cahuilla-Cupeno and an enrolled member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. She was born and raised on the Morongo Reservation in Southern California. She is the first California reservation Indian to have ever left the reservation to go to a university. She is reportedly the 17th American Indian to have ever earned a Ph.D. in any discipline.

    Dr. Linton received her BA from the University of California, Riverside; did graduate work at the University of Iowa; and received her Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles. All degrees were in experimental psychology. Dr. Linton has taught at San Diego State University, the University of Utah, Arizona State University and the University of Kansas. Her accomplishment includes being a founder of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native American in Science (SACNAS) and the National Indian Education Association (NIEA).

    In addition to numerous significant national appointments, Dr. Linton received the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering Mentoring which was awarded in the Oval Office in January 2011. She was recognized as "One of 40 Alumni Who Make a Difference" during the University of California, Riverside 40th Anniversary. In 2012 she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the UCR Alumni Association.

    This fund shall be used to provide need-based financial assistance to an undergraduate student(s) with a major in the areas of science or social science.

    You must meet the following requirements to be eligible:
    Undergraduate Student
    3.00 Cumulative GPA or higher
    Major in Science or Social Science

    Apply Now

  • Re-Entry Scholarship

    The Re-Entry Scholarships provide scholarship aid to non-traditional students who meet the following criteria:

    • Student has experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years
    • Are an undergraduate and pursuing their first baccalaureate degree
    • Anticipate participation in the workforce for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation and are ideally between the ages of 25-50
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Show academic promise and a commitment to obtaining their degree

    Students can be either FT or PT. No single scholarship shall exceed $5,000. Scholarship is NOT available for graduate students. It is not intended for students who are exclusively enrolled in online courses or for international students who are visiting the U.S. with the intention of returning to their countries of origin after graduation. Scholarship awards must be applied to student tuition fees exclusively and NOT used for books, lab fees, child care services or transportation costs.

    Please note: Students receiving Cal Grant are not eligible for the Re-Entry Scholarship.

    Re-Entry Scholarship Form >

  • Scott and Jennifer Alden Father & Daughter Scholarship

    Scott and Jennifer Alden Father & Daughter Scholarship
    The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for the Scott and Jennifer Alden, Father and Daughter Scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year.

    Criteria:  This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman, transfer student, or currently enrolled UCR undergraduate, who graduated from Riverside Poly High School and maintained a 3.50 GPA in high school, community college, or as a current UCR student.  
    The recipient(s) must be enrolled at UCR for the 2022-23 academic year in order to receive the scholarship.

    To apply you must be a continuing student enrolled at UCR for the 2022-2023 academic year or a new student who has/will begin attendance in the 2022-2023 academic year.  
    This scholarship was made possible by Ann Alden in partnership with David & Nina Mitchell, in memory of Ann Alden's husband (Scott) and daughter (Jennifer), and David & Nina Mitchell's son and granddaughter

    Deadline to apply is December 15, 2022

    Apply Now

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Federal School Code: 001316


External Scholarship Checks

Outside Scholarship Check reminder:

Please have checks payable to UC Regents and mail to:

UCR Main Cashiers Office
900 University Ave. 
Student Services Bldg.  Room 1111
Riverside, CA 92521