Alan Pattee Scholarship

 

In 1970, Assembly Bill 338, or the Alan Pattee Scholarship Act, was passed by the California Legislature. Under this act, an eligible University of California student who is a surviving spouse or surviving child of a deceased person who meets all of the following requirements may be eligible for an exemption towards mandatory systemwide tuition and fees.

Tuition fee waiver

In order to meet the eligibility requirement of the Alan Pattee Scholarship, the applicant must be a University of California student and the surviving child or spouse of a deceased person who meets all the following requirements: 

  • Was a resident of California.
  • Was employed by a public agency, or was a contractor, or an employee of a contractor, performing services for a public agency.
  • Had principal duties consisting of active law enforcement service or active fire suppression and prevention.
  • Passed away in the performance of active law enforcement, or active fire suppression and prevention duties, or died as a result of an accident or injury incurred in the performance of those duties.

The surviving spouse or child of the contractor, or an employee of a contractor, performing services for a public agency must also: 

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a UC campus.
  • Based on the student's current year FAFSA or California Dream Act, have an annual income, including the value of support received from the parent, that does not exceed the maximum household income and asset level for a Cal Grant B applicant.

Students who think they may qualify for the scholarship may be asked to submit a copy of the death certificate and letter of support from the deceased parent's former employer. Please contact the campus financial aid office for additional information.