Are scholarships available?
Put simply, yes — and there are many of them.
Types of scholarships
Students with outstanding academic records and personal achievement are considered for Regents Scholarships, UC's most prestigious scholarship award. Regents Scholarships may be either honorary or need-based. Depending upon the campus, annual Regents Scholarship awards range from $1,000 honoraria to scholarships that cover full financial need for students who qualify for financial aid. Regents Scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen for up to four years.
Alumni associations at some campuses award scholarships to entering students who have demonstrated leadership, academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities. Awards range from $300 to $15,000 and, at some campuses, are renewable annually for qualified candidates. You do not need to be a relative of an alumnus (a graduate of the University of California) to qualify for an Alumni Scholarship.
Restricted scholarships are available only to students with specific backgrounds, academic interests, career objectives and other criteria. You apply for these when you apply for admission by checking off the characteristics that apply to you. It's that simple.