Scholarship Spotlight

  • Athena Scholarship 2023

    2023 Athena Scholarship
    The Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce is pleased to announce the availability of a
    $1,000 scholarship to each of our higher learning institutions, for any undergraduate or graduate
    college student. The deadline for this scholarship application is April 1, 2023.

    Applicants must be knowledgeable about their chosen field of study, have demonstrated academic
    achievement, have given back to their community through public service, and served as role
    models and mentors to others.

    Recipients must be available to attend the ATHENA Award presentation on May 25 at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa at 11:30 AM.

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  • Continuing Student Scholarship

    Continuing Student Scholarship

    The 2023-24 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 Sept. 8, 2023. 

    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
    • 2023-24 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 though Financial Aid Messages  in R’Web if you are selected as a scholarship winner.

    Continuing Student Scholarship Form >

  • Jeremy Robert Harrison Scholarship

    Jeremy Robert Harrison Scholarship

    Jeremy Harrison was a student at UC Riverside from 2000-2005. He was active in many areas of campus life. He was a Bear Facts Counselor for two years, an active member in the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, a Student Senator for College of Engineering with Associated Students UCR from 2003-2005, and participated in intramural bowling. He was a Student Representative on the College of Engineering Executive Committee in 2004-2005. Jeremy assisted his fellow students as a Math Study Group Leader in the Learning Center.

    Jeremy was known as a friendly, positive and fun-loving individual, who was a very bright and involved student. He passed away on October 20, 2005, due to complications of leukemia.  His father reached out to the Associated Students (ASUCR) after Jeremy's passing to help establish this scholarship in his honor.  
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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • Vincent Del Pizzo Senior Scholarship

    Vincent Del Pizzo Senior Scholarship

    Vincent Del Pizzo was UCR’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for many years.  He was responsible for bringing the fraternities and sororities to the campus, among other things.  He was a highly respected and much loved campus administrator who truly cared about student life and student success.  Because of his outstanding contributions to the campus, the elected ASUCR officers established this scholarship in his honor.  The scholarship was also the first Senior Class Gift established on campus in 1999.  It is awarded to a student each year who shows outstanding academic achievement, has leadership qualities and is involved with the surrounding community as well as campus organizations.

    Vincent Del Pizzo Senior Scholarship

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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