Oakes Student Scholarships

Oakes College Student Project Funds

Oakes College has a modest fund to support Oakes students in the following four areas: (1) academic research; (2) creative initiatives; (3) artistic endeavors; (4) special events

Any registered Oakes undergraduate student is eligible to submit an application for funding. Funds can only be given to the specific Oakes student applicant for expenses which the Oakes student paid. All funding decisions will be based on the merit of the research/project, the extent to which the research/project will benefit the college and/or university community, and the available funds.  Here are some examples of projects that were funded in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Deadlines are as follows: 10/7 for Fall quarter; 1/20 for Winter quarter; 4/7 for Spring quarter. 

NOTE: Funding requests for events sponsored by registered student organizations should be directed to Core Council funding through Student Organization Advising and Resources (SOAR).

Please direct any questions about the proposal and award process to the College Academic Programs Coordinator <oakescapc@ucsc.edu>.

Nancy Pascal Field Study Scholarship (Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2017)

Nancy Pascal and her family established a scholarship fund to benefit UCSC students participating in any of the campus' numerous field study programs. The scholarship is established with the intent to encourage and support real-world experiences that complement formal academic requirements. Any UCSC undergraduate who is planning a field study through one of the campus field programs for one or more of the following quarters is eligible: Spring 17, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018. This includes students participating in UCDC. Click here for more information.

Josh Alpers Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017)

The Josh Alper Marines scholarship celebrates students who demonstrate the independent DIY spirit; inspire others by being inclusive and community minded; have done projects (large or small, creative or practical, funny or serious, elegant or mind blowing) and or share values that celebrate life and beauty in others, cross language and cultural barriers; rally people together for a cause, purpose or fun; and are humane to others. The award is given yearly in the Spring quarter to 2 Stevenson students and one undergraduate from any other college for $4,700 each. Awardees must be in good academic standing and have financial need. More information here. Contact Peter Reed <pmreed@ucsc.edu> for more information.

Cynthia Mathews Scholarship (Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2017)

The Cynthia Mathews scholarship fund is designed to benefit UCSC students pursuing studies and/or intern experience in fields related to her work, including reproductive rights and health, healthcare professions, public health or health policy. Any UCSC undergraduate who is pursuing a major, field study or internship in these areas is eligible. Evidence of demonstrated interest or commitment to advocacy in these fields will be considered a plus. Click here for more information.

Rick Hooper Scholarship (Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017)
The Rick Hooper Scholarship, $1200, administered through the Center for Emerging Worlds, will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Preference will be given to undergraduate students in any UC Santa Cruz department who have a demonstrated interest in or are pursuing studies in one or more of the areas in which Rick Hooper focused his life's work. The award is intended to fund travel expenses for the selected undergraduate student or students for any of the following purposes: increasing understanding of the Arabic language or the Arabic-speaking or Muslim world, study at a college or university in an Arabic-speaking or Muslim majority country, an internship in peace and conflict resolution or human rights study or work in Palestinian human rights issues.  Candidates must be UCSC undergraduate students in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.  To apply, please submit a 500- word proposal and a copy of your academic transcript via e-mail to sjetha@ucsc.edu.  The proposal must concisely explain your experience, preparation, and concrete goals related to the topics above.

DREAMer's RoadMap

This is a searchable database, available on smart phones as well as computers, for scholarships for undocumented students. Website: http://www.dreamersroadmap.com