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:
Fall quarter: October 13, 2017
Winter quarter: January 26, 2018
Spring quarter: April 13, 2018

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>.

Other Scholarships

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

Scholarships for DACA renewal fees The Mission Asset Fund and Weingart Foundation will provide $495 grants to cover the renewal application fee for students whose DACA permits expire on or before March 5, 2018 and who are applying for a renewal. Grants will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so students should submit applications as soon as possible — even if they have not yet completed the DACA renewal application — so that funds can be made available to them before the Oct. 5, 2017 renewal deadline. The online application requires only that students answer a short questionnaire and provide proof of their DACA work permit. The application can be found here: http://lc4daca.org/

Rick Hooper Scholarship (Deadline: April 20, 2018)
The Rick Hooper Scholarship ($1250), 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.