Let Our Community Lift You up!
UC Santa Cruz students are the drivers and owners of their experiences and success on our campus, but they aren’t alone. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to serving, guiding, advising and supporting students at every step along their journey. Responding to all varieties of needs and circumstances, the UCSC community is committed to the success of our students.
Academic Support Services
Including college advisers and preceptors, and program, major, and department advisers.
Advising and counseling, tutorial assistance, and community building for EOP-eligible students, including AB540 support.
Tutoring and study sessions designed to help students excel academically.
Workshops and advising, drop-in homework centers, and study groups for underrepresented minority students in math, science, and engineering.
An innovative academic learning community that promotes academic progress and success for a diverse population of students by leveraging a strong support system and engaging students' full participation in a variety of skills activities.
Including CAMP, MARC, IMSD, and UC Leads.
Financial Support Services
Student jobs, internships, careers and employment
Scholarships, loans, work-study
UC Santa Cruz’s financial literacy program
UC Santa Cruz offers a wide range of scholarships that help students along the way financially. You may be interested in some of the following scholarships – or feel free to go to the Financial Aid and Scholarship website to find more!
Irwin Scholarship (Art)
More Arts Scholarships and Fellowships
Baskin School of Engineering
Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (PREP)
Next Generation Scholars in Applied Mathematics
Jay Family Scholarship (Humanities)
Goldwater Scholarship (Science)
Kathryn Sullivan Scholarship (Earth Sciences)
Building Belonging Program
The CONCUR, Inc. Scholarship Award in Environmental Studies
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars
Federico and Rena Perlino Award (Psychology)
Walsh Family Scholarship (Social Sciences)
Undergraduate Honors Scholarships
Other Honors Scholarships
Residential College Scholarships
Sandra Fausto Study Abroad Scholarship (Merrill College)
Reyna Grande Scholarship (Kresge College)
John R. Lewis
Scholarships for American Indian Students
BSFO Annual Scholarship for African American Students
More Scholarships for African American Students (UNCF)
U.C.Native American Opportunity Plan for Members of Federally Recognized Tribes
Scholarships for Native American Students (Non-Federally Recognized Tribes)
Scholarships for High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Scholarships for Dreamers
Scholarships for Nonresidents
Scholarships for International Students
Scholarships for Middle Class Families
Scholarships for Military Veterans
Health & Safety Services
The safety and well being of our campus community are very important to us. That’s why we have an on-campus Student Health Center staffed with doctors and nurses, a wide-ranging Counseling and Psychological Services program supporting mental health, on-campus police and fire services, and many more dedicated staff and programs to help you thrive in a safe environment.